Textiles, in decoration, are used in different ways: both to dress furniture (upholstery) and to cover surfaces (fabrics). Both options can be used to give a new life to a space or to renovate a room. Therefore, it is essential to know what trends are in force, in order to create a project with elegance, warmth and, of course, with a personal touch.
In Pau we are aware of this, that’s why we create furniture with textiles that, in addition to respecting the environment and being made with 100% natural materials, follow the current trend.
Tips for choosing the best design
When choosing home textiles, it is not only appropriate to be guided by the latest fabric trends, but also to take into account certain aspects such as, for example:
- The fabric chosen for curtains, sofas and cushions is the basis of any living room decoration project.
- The best way to combine the different sustainable living room furniture or bedroom is to opt for a base of soft and neutral tones. In this way, we can incorporate from colors of the same palette to decorative elements of other colors that give a different touch to each corner.
- The curtains should match the rest of the fabrics or can even be the same color as the walls to blend in with the environment. If you want them to be the protagonists of the room, choose different and contrasting tones.
- In the case of the sofa upholstery it is very important that it is resistant to use and, at least, easy to clean and remove the covers. Keep in mind that the sofa is one of the most used elements of any living room.
- For the bedroom, the best are soft and relaxing tones, which invite to be calm and quiet at bedtime. To add a touch of color and break the monotony, it is best to do it in the cushions or carpets.
- To define a personalized style, it is necessary to take into account the tastes, personality and even the character of each person.
- It is essential to prioritize a green interior design.
Types of textiles in interior design
When it comes to using textiles to manufacture eco-friendly furniture, at Pau we give priority to organic and natural fabrics that respect the environment and do not use any type of chemical products during their production.
- Cotton. Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber in textile manufacturing due to its price, softness, versatility, comfort and easy maintenance.
- Linen. Linen is also of vegetable origin although it is somewhat stiffer and shinier than cotton. It is one of nature’s strongest vegetable fibers and has been used for centuries for clothing and fashion accessories. In addition, thanks to its excellent quality, it is also one of the most widely used textiles in the manufacture of household linen and furniture upholstery.
- Silk. Silk is produced by the silkworm and is a lustrous, soft and light fiber. It is made up of very fine threads that are also very resistant and stands out for its luster, natural drape and softness to the touch.
- Wool. Wool is a material of animal origin, specifically from the sheep’s coat, and offers great elasticity, resistance and, above all, stands out for its thermal properties.
Interior design textiles trends
Due to the crisis produced by the COVID-19, textile trends are betting on being at home in a comfortable way, hence the search for natural and ecological fabrics, pleasant textures and colors that evoke nature.
Next let’s take a look at what some of the textile trends in interior design are this year:
Sustainable fashion is gaining ground and this can be seen every day in the number of decoration ideas based on the circular economy and that use natural fabrics as the basis of their projects. Most of the furniture we manufacture in Pau is upholstered with 100% natural linen and cotton, making it easy to wash and highly resistant to abrasion and impact from other external agents.
Warm and neutral tones
This year, natural colors such as earth, beige or sand predominate, which can be mixed with greens or blues to give a touch of color to the room. Grays or whites also help to give a feeling of warmth to the home, creating intimate and cozy atmospheres.
Textures reminiscent of nature
Following the line of creating rooms to relax and be at peace, we can opt for embroidered textures and floral prints, as they perfectly recreate nature. This special touch can be applied to elements such as cushions and curtains, which will remind us of spring.
The idea of creating spaces of relaxation and comfort, also called “slow”, is possible with curtains, upholstery or recycled cotton cushions with neutral colors and smooth textures. Sometimes it is also recommended to put some striped elements or geometric shapes, but without overdoing it.
In Pau, as a sustainable furniture company and inhouse manufacturing, we are very aware of the respect for the environment and, therefore, when manufacturing our furniture, we not only follow the trends of the sector but we also use natural and ecological materials for the upholstery and textiles of our furniture.