Remote work, distance learning – we spend more and more time at home. Therefore, comfort, coziness and functionality become the fundamental points for the design of our living space.
Curtains, decorative pillows and bedspreads in skilful hands turn from an additional decoration into a full-fledged design tool. Textiles set the tone for the interior, make it cozy and lively, and add additional colours to the overall palette.
Don’t try to follow trends – fashion is so fleeting! Let you have your own understanding of comfort and aesthetics. Let the style of your home matches and reflects YOUR preferences, YOUR taste, and YOUR personality.
7 Main trends in contemporary textile decor
(but it doesn’t mean you have to follow them)
1. 3D photo printed textiles
3D printed curtains, area rugs, posters, blankets, bedspreads or wallpapers are another fashionable trend textiles decor. Such fabrics are in vogue with curtain manufacturers – starting from optical illusions in the interior and complex multidimensional weaves and ending with innovative tailoring technologies.
2. Ethnic motifs
The pandemic has made its own adjustments even in interior trends. Many people lack freedom of movement and travel. This is probably why you want to bring a touch of colourful ethnic style to the interior of your home.
There are many collections of textiles with oriental motifs, with authentic patterns – bedspreads, pillows made of oriental velvet, woven mats, and bright woollen carpets with ethnic patterns. The main thing is not to overdo it – you need to use such decor in a metered dose, as bright accents in the interior.
Natural materials, pleasant natural tones, uncomplicated patterns – these elements of ethnic style radiate home warmth.
3. More nature
Life in megalopolises forms an increasing desire for natural purity and perfection. First of all, preference is given to organic textiles that clearly demonstrate their natural origin. Textures with various flaws and imperfections are in fashion. Environmental innovations showcase collections of fabrics made from algae, mulberry and other natural materials.
4. Durability and off-seasonality
Practical, wrinkle-free and easy-care fabrics are on trend. As well as pleasant to the touch – velvet or velour upholstery on furniture, velvet pillows, bedspreads and blankets made of merino wool. They give the surrounding interior not only comfort and additional coziness, but also luxury.
The main idea in window treatments is to move away from seasonal textiles to more durable textiles. The key principles are functionality and versatility inherent in the Scandinavian style, but not without an artistic component. The priority is on minimalistic materials with a durable weave that do not require additional lining.
Crypton fabrics are made from several different kinds of materials like cotton, polyester, and rayon. With no heavy metals, toxic chemicals, or carcinogens, crypton fabric is a naturally resistant fabric that is made possible through its weaving and barrier design. Crypton guarantees beautiful, easy-to-clean, odour-free fabric for the way we live, work, heal and play. Simply put, crypton makes life easier, safer, and cleaner
This textile innovation deserves special attention. Feels like velvet but performs like vinyl. The main advantages of the fabric are:
- Incredible stain resistance
- Wear resistance and water resistance
- Does not contain harmful substances
- Has an antibacterial effect
- Air permeable
- No special cleaning required
5. Mix of textures and patterns
Sweeping lines and geometric shapes, silk and velvet, deep shades and light colours combined can create a deliciously warm and cocooning interior, with contrasting textures and a touch of glamour. Introduce black and white or celebrate exuberant floral prints in lush colour combinations. Mix pillow patterns and textures.
6. Metallized textiles
Another latest trend is textiles with metallic reflections. The fabrics seem to be permeated with the radiance of silver, gold, or copper. Innovative materials, luminous fabrics, imitation of iron wire and metallic sheen are at their pinnacle. The shades are dense and rich: caramel, velvet with metallic accents, bronze, copper, and silver. Typically, the metallization effect is achieved by weaving a metal thread or lurex. But some manufacturers have gone further by using foil printing (on foil), which allows you to create a patina effect and keep the fabric soft.
7. Mix of colours
Healthy optimism has become a key factor when choosing a colour palette. It implies the choice of calm matte tones, or, conversely, bright cheerful shades.
30 Sneaky ways to colour up your room and mood with textile
1. Traditional curtains
Curtains are a room’s most versatile accessory. They have a commanding position at eye level and can transform any room in your home. The design choices are overwhelming, so be sure you love the fabric you choose.
Especially in favour, plain curtains can perfectly fit into many design styles and give the rooms a finished look. Designers prefer natural materials as well as natural prints. In addition to flax occupying the top positions, bamboo curtains are also in trend. Prints – floristic ornaments, imitation of natural textures or hand embroidery, favourite geometry – do not give up their positions.
2. Flax linen curtains
Flax linen curtains look unusual and stylish in any interior, modest or luxury. Once in ancient Egypt, up to 250 m of the finest linen fabric were obtained from only 1 kg of raw materials, and the canvas itself was incredibly delicate, flexible and light. You would be surprised how homely and warm it becomes in a room with a window covered with natural linen, how softly the sunlight flows through this natural fabric, and how cozy it is in the evening with a floor lamp near a window with linen curtains …
3. Golden curtains
Golden curtains are an easy way to add luxury, beauty and comfort to the interior of any room and they are super modern now. And this luxury is absolutely affordable. Deep folds of highly reflective curtains visually make the room more spacious, add light and air. They look very original, but fabrics with a metallic sheen of gold are simply gorgeous! The variety of metallized textiles is amazing. Fans of a shocking fusion style will find bright flashy colours, fans of calm harmony will select materials of soft shades.
4. 3D photo printed curtains
3D printed curtains appeared quite recently, but managed to gain popularity very fast. With them, even the most modest interior is amazingly and easily transformed in the way you want.
A black-and-white 3d image of the panorama of the evening city will visually expand and suit any style of any room. Images of the starry sky or sunset contribute to relaxation and preparation for sleep. Still life images are the best for the kitchen. The variety of images is limited only by your imagination. Make your home interior unique and stylish!
Thanks to 3D printed curtains, it became possible to admire various views in your own room.
5. Traditional area rugs
The easiest and simplest way ever! An area rug visually separates the open floor plan. Boho? Rustic? Traditional? The rug you choose can instantly change the whole aesthetic of your room.
The use of area rugs of colour can help you to “colour-code” zones in a room. It’s another powerful way to define separate spaces in your open-concept living space. You may not have to move your furniture or even buy anything new. Consider the power of textile colours and how a different colour can make a big difference in separating the two spaces. Due to such a zoning solution, it is possible to give each functional area a certain characteristic shade.
6. 3D photo printed area rugs
3D printed rugs come in the crazy variety of colours and patterns. Their easy-care nature and durability make them ideal for high traffic areas of the home. Printed rugs are often refreshed seasonally, thanks to their affordability. While printed rugs feature a low-pile, they are supremely soft underfoot.
A bright, patterned 3D rug makes a big statement in any space. You never realize just how much an area rug can make or break a room until you see how wonderfully a gorgeous rug can brighten your room and mood.
So, don’t wait! Hit the carpet jackpot and get it oh-so-right.
Kilim rugs have long been at the front of design trends, and for good reason. Originating from Turkey, North Africa, and the Balkans, and known for its rich history and even richer colours, these flatweave rugs are bold, beautiful and timeless. A gorgeous kilim such is a great way to add colour to any living space or to just to brighten up your mood.
8. One rug over the other
Can’t decide on a pattern or texture? Have an heirloom rug that’s just a little too small for your living room? Why not use one rug over the other? The layered rug look has become very popular in the last few years, and it’s a great way to have fun with textures and styles. The solution seems non-standard, but it will definitely allow you to create an unusual composition and make an effective accent in the interior. It’s easy – one rug on top of another and even a few rugs in one room: big or small, or an old carpet plus a new one.
9. Leather area rugs
A leather carpet is an unusual element of modern design, a worthy replacement for woollen, cotton and synthetic products. It creates coziness, brings a little luxury to the home interior, and performs a decorative function.
Leather rugs are exclusive products. They are handmade, often customized, which allows you to pre-select the desired size, shape, colour, and pattern. Coverings are created from one type of leather or in one product they combine several types of material and even complement natural artificial leather.
One of the main disadvantages of such carpets is their high cost and there are some others that you have to consider before going for a leather area rug.
10. Sofa coverings, bedspreads, throws and blankets
Textile sofa coverings, bedspreads and blankets s are the easiest, fastest, simplest, and most affordable (in one word – the best) way to quickly change the interior of your home or the style of room decor. There is no need to buy new furniture or look for an upholstery service. For any budget, for any room … there is no limit for your imagination. If you want to dramatically transform your living space, this is the perfect option.
A beautiful textile cover on the sofa can emphasize the style of the interior and create coziness in the house. Neutral textile tones are a versatile option for an interior in any style. Sofa coverings of neutral tones will fit into the interior with motley bright colours. Are the walls a solid colour? Bright coloured textiles are your option! Make your home brighter and more comfortable by covering the sofas with beautiful silk, faux fur, or linen bedspreads!
11. Faux fur
It’s so cozy. It’s so rich. It’s welcoming. And today, it has become a toasty hot interior design trend. The appeal of faux fur is in its blend of opulence and coziness, and its ability to make a room more engaging.
Interior designers typically add faux fur to a neat and tidy space when they want it to be just a tad cozier or more inviting. This texture can come in the form of a simple faux fur pillow, rug or throw. Faux fur is especially adept at making a cool, modern space cozier.
If you’re looking for light-coloured faux fur, creamy hues will always look more natural than stark white. Lighter colours also blend with a wider variety of colour palette.
12. Silk scarves
If you love collecting silk scarves and there are quite a few in your wardrobe, do not rush to throw them away. One of the options for using a scarf that is no longer needed is interior design. Incidentally, this is one of the most common options that are offered by many designers.
The first thing a scarf can be used for is curtains. The curtains that you already have or the new one are simply tied with a scarf, while making a beautiful bow. After such simple manipulations, the interior of the room will be significantly transformed; it becomes more attractive, even fabulous.
13. Hermes scarves in interior decor
Hermes scarf certainly isn’t a small investment, but considering the skilled craftsmanship, artistry, and quality that goes into each of these scarves – it is worth every penny. The next time you happen to be near a Hermes boutique, stop by and check out their silk scarves selection. Maybe you find a piece of art to make a statement in your living room.
Are tablecloths old fashioned? If the question of whether tablecloths are all old fashioned needs to be answered, then we can tell you straight away – no, they are not. You just need to find the type and style, which will suit your needs best.
15. Table runners
Table runners performed many different tasks in well decorated homes – they were used on the bare table or on tablecloths to protect or add a bit of style, especially for that special occasion or holiday. They were also used to create visual balance for full place settings.
Silk headscarves or pieces of fabric can be used to update the floor or table lamp. Since lampshades are usually made in solid colours, with the help of scarves they can not only transform the interior of your room, but also make it unique, personal and stylish. With the help of scarves or headscarves, your lamp can be “dressed” in a tuxedo or skirt that will perfectly fit into the modern interior of a bedroom or living room.
17. Surprising use of pillows
Decorative pillows have become an integral part of the modern interior. Beautiful, colourful, unusual shape or traditional – decorative pillows in the household are simply irreplaceable. Firstly, with their help, you can comfortably place yourself in any recreation area of your home. Secondly, with these inexpensive and easy-to-make home furnishings, you can easily change the style of any room.
Simply changing the pillowcases, you can make a look of any room completely different.
18. Folded screens with textile
A folded screen with textile is an excellent and useful piece of furniture that can serve many functions. It has excellent aesthetic qualities, thanks to which it serves as a real decoration of the interior, emphasizing the style and elegance of the design. The screen can be easily positioned in the desired place and can be moved if necessary. By moving the screen, you can change the location of functional zones without construction or renovation. When folded, the screen occupies little space and can be easily stored in a closet.
A quilt on a bed provides beauty and character to the bedroom but today quilts do much more than that:
- A combination of quilted pillows in different sizes can enhance the look, adding a warm, homey feel to a living space.
- Some quilts are so beautiful that you want to put them on the wall to admire and enjoy.
- You may lay a skinny table runner on a side table so it hangs down. It allows a peek at the quilt without overwhelming the decor of the room.
- Use a multicolour quilt as a headboard. You can easily change your bedding to a matching colour for a quick update!
- A large throw can be draped over a couch and used as fake upholstery.
The colour combinations, the pattern, and any decorative touches all add a unique value to personalize a room. There are a variety of quilting styles today, and you are sure to find many quilts that fit your tastes perfectly.
20. Textile wall decor
Decorating your home with textile is the easiest, fastest, and the most affordable way to give your living space absolutely new look. With design inspiration more accessible than ever before, we’re seeing homeowner’s tastes evolve and become braver. There is an abundance of colours and textures to choose from. See what you can do:
- Simply nail an area rug to the wall.
- Hang a giant tapestry to create an accent wall.
- Staple wood beams to colorful fabric to create hanging fabric custom art.
- Hang some pretty fabric, like a scarf on the wall for instant and cheap wall art. …
21. Textile art and craft
Muted tones are gone and expressionist trends that feature flower and graphic prints and rich colour palette are on the rise. Sweeping lines, tactile surfaces, deep shades of copper and red create a deliciously warm and cocooning interior with contrasting textures and a touch of glamour. Loose brushstrokes, playful daubs and block prints on fabric in a strong monochrome palette bring sophistication and simplicity to interiors.
There are so many sneaky ways for decorating your home with textile art:
- Wrap canvases in fabric to brighten up the room.
- Stencil two flat sheets to create one-of-a-kind curtains.
- Hang fabric straight from the wall for an indoor canopy.
- Use a sweater to make a cute ottoman.
- Hang fabric from a rod on the ceiling to achieve this Moroccan-style look.
- Make a floor pillow from an old blanket or sweater.
- Dress your lampshade.
- Tie scarves around your couch pillows for a boho-chic look.
- Use a quilt as a headboard in your bedroom.
- Create a piece of art by framing a scarf.
- Knit your own tapestry.
22. Asian silk art
Being sophisticated and exotic, Asian culture is so unusual that it excites the mind of Europeans with its mystery. Its unique national flavour allows you to create an unrealistically calm and very cozy atmosphere in the house. Sometimes it seems that time here flows according to some kind of its own special and smooth schedule that does not obey the laws of nature.
The best way to brighten up your room and mood is silk art.
Asian people believe that red colour attracts good luck. Rarely does a house do without fragments of cinnabar shade: it can be a lampshade, folded screen, upholstery, fan, or carpet on the floor. And the most popular colour triad is a combination of red, black and gold.
23. Asian Fans
Large fans made of fabric are a traditional decoration of a Asian home. These fans depict hieroglyphs, scenes from myths or the nature.
24. Asian folded screens
Folded screens with Chinese silk are one of the most popular home items. It has a dual role. The screen both decorates the interior and serves as its functional detail. A screen painted with national landscapes enlivens the decor and allows you to feel alone with nature.
25. Textile in Moroccan style interiors
Moroccan style looks equally luxurious in a mansion and a small room. Due too various bright fabrics, Moroccan style acquires its special flavour. You will have to use rich colourful fabrics, patterns, Persian rugs, bedspreads, tapestries, and a variety of pillows of any imaginable shape. Use draperies from the ceiling in the style of Bedouin awnings. The whole composition will look sensual and luxurious. Also try wrought iron screens as room dividers, which are very typical of Moroccan interior design.
The Moroccan style is characterized by a peculiar interweaving of Arab, Mediterranean and African motifs. If you are passionate about the aesthetics of the East, love oriental items and souvenirs, then you can safely bring the motives of the Moroccan style to the interior of your home.
Velvet is associated with comfort, softness, delicacy, and luxury. This material is ideal for creating furniture in which the visual component has the same high value as well as a pleasant tactile sensation. Chairs and sofas upholstered in this fabric help to create the most comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. In such a room, you want to linger in order to enjoy the pleasant sensations as long as possible.
This process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials, is becoming more and more popular.
From small kitchen accents to oversize living room throws, knit accessories make homes extra stylish and a lot cozier.
29. Jacquard with metallic thread
It can be unmistakably recognized right away – rich, voluminous patterns, relief texture, dense and durable material. All this is jacquard – royal, gorgeous, and beautiful fabric. Luxurious interiors have been created by using this fabric. Jacquard has a rich, more than 200-year history, while it does not lose its immense popularity today. With a modern twist, such as metallic threads, jacquard can make any room glamorous. Jacquard curtains with rich ornaments do not require additional decorative elements. Don’t be confused: jacquard is not a type of material like silk or cotton. It’s a method of producing fabric: a beautiful pattern on a shiny background is obtained as a result of a special interweaving of various threads.
Thanks to the curtains made from jacquarded organza with metallic threads, the most boring design can be turned into a real masterpiece. They are really super-duper.
30. Taffeta with metallic effect
Golden taffeta drapes. Need we say more? Well, we will anyway. Because they can decorate a window better, than most other window treatments and give your space a spark. They are seen through homes with taste and class for decade. You gonna love them!
Taffeta is a fine, crisp, “noisy” fabric with a lustrous sheen. The word “taffeta” derives from the Persian word tafta, which means “glossy twist” and originally the fabric was woven with highly twisted silk fibres.
The correct selection of textile in terms of texture, quality and colour is a guarantee of the unusual decoration of your home. However, in the kitchen textile will be exposed to significant negative effects and will soon lose their attractiveness. In addition to choosing suitable fabrics, we advise you to pay special attention to the available options for attaching the canvases. Most of the textile decor projects can be carried out without the skills or any experience in renovation work.
Enjoy our photo gallery on Pinterest
And good luck with your textile decor project!