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How to Choose A Decorating Theme For Your Home

Mar 23rd 2011 at 7:38 PM

An important detail of home or interior decorating is choosing the right home decorating fabric.
When choosing a theme such as Victorian, Modern or Oriental, the choice of fabric makes a difference to the overall theme.
There are different types of decorating fabric.
If you wish to look for fabric that compliments a particular theme,
then maybe doing a little research regarding such a type of theme would be useful.
This sort of information can be found in different types of home decorating magazines, books,
and online. You may want to "Google" the topic and do research on home decorating websites.

If you decide to use a victorian theme for your decorating project, whether you chose to do one room or multiple rooms,
it is essential to remember that victorian decorating is quite elaborate, and tends to be more feminine.

A)Fabric for a Victorian Theme:
You should strive to use the type that were used during the victorian period.
The fabric for bedding and curtains should be made from heavy materials.
For example, velvet and brocade are popular for victorian decorating fabric.
To accessorize, add a special touch to the fabric, such as ribbons, bows and lace and beadsĀ  for use as trim.

B)Choosing a Modern Theme:
Choosing a modern theme would suggest the use of decorating fabric which is bold and vibrant.
Modern decorating is based usually on an open concept with big spacious rooms.
the huge space is intended to draw your focal point to the various details in the room,
which include decorative fabric.
The bold and vibrant fabrics, used in curtains, slip covers or throw pillows,
will definitely stand out in a modern , spacious room with light to cool colors, used on the walls.
In this situation, the fabric would most definitely be noticed and appreciated.

C)Oriental Decor:
Oriental home decorating seems to be quite popular these days.
It's unique design with accessories such as chinese dragons, elephants, fans and screens,
make a room interesting and a fine conversation piece.
An oriental theme usually includes coral, red, ivory and jade colors.
The most popular fabric used in oriental decorating is silk.
Using silk in colors such as coral or red would tend to make it stand out and compliment the rich dark wood furniture recommended for oriental decor.
Home decorating fabric is like adding icing on a cake.
You add great pieces of furniture to a space with walls painted in beautiful and bodacious colors.
Then, accent the furniture or window with your favorite style of fabric.
The window provides access to the view outside, which is always a focal point in any room.
Using fabrics made from materials , suited to the theme of your choice, draws attention to the window.
If you are curious to know where to find to these different types of fabric, there are several places to shop.
You may want to purchase slip covers, cushions or curtains that are already made.
Department stores have a great selection.
There are also specialty shops in home decor, such as Bed, Bath and Beyond.
If you are a crafty individual, you may choose to design your own decorative items for your home.
However, most department stores provide a huge variety of fabrics for either type of theme you decide to use.

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