By Charlene Taylor
If you find yourself scrutinizing every nook and cranny of your home these days, thinking it might be time to do a little sprucing? Visit Parade Fabrics. We have something for everyone’s taste and desires. Our soft furnishing fabrics are ideal for those that want to make cushions, blinds, curtains, and recover small furnishings. Our lightweight fabrics come in a large range of prints, textures and designs to inject a new mood into your home. Do not underestimate what a bit of colour, texture or luxury can do to uplift your mood when seen on a cushion or accent chair. How you feel in your home is priceless.
How do you make your space look its best whilst reflecting your own personal sense of style?
Here are a couple of ideas
- Wave curtains are a cool, contemporary way of dressing windows, ideal if you want a look that is simple, modern, and elegant. They provide softness, texture and movement and allow for effortless opening and closing of the curtains, as they have no bunching across the top, just a sinuous curve, falling in fluid folds directly below the tracks and the curtains stack back neatly. We offer the full range of Rufflette stock consisting of wave tracks, curtain rods, wave/eyelet/triple tape, blind accessories etc.
2. Sheer curtains are wonderful transition pieces between indoor and outdoor living spaces. They can enhance a room’s ambience through the softening of incoming light, and creating an impression that your rooms have more height. Sheer curtains allow a room to breathe as they allow a flow of air giving a soft, outdoorsy feeling whilst maintaining that much-needed privacy and protection against insects and dust. Most sheer curtains are made of polyester and are very durable.
3. Neutral walls give you the greatest decorating flexibility, allowing you to easily switch up your accessories. A new headboard with a couple of cushions will make a room brand new. Headboards are an easy solution, creating a fashionable focal point that elevates your bed-scape. Look for a timeless headboard in classic colours like grey, taupe, tan or navy. Rather than choosing a hard or industrial material like wood, opt for an upholstered piece that will feel more inviting and cosy. It will withstand the test of time if you choose a classic material such as cotton, linen or velvet.
4. Accent chairs or “side” chairs are single-seat chairs added to spaces to provide additional seating and to create eye-catching focal points in a room. Colourful accent chairs are making waves in décor. If you find yourself boxed into a too-neutral colour palette but you are not ready to make a huge change to the room, add an accent chair, they are an easy way to update and invigorate your space.
What material makes sense? To help choose the material of your accent chair, think about how you would like to use the chair, (high versus light use) and what type of feeling you would like to create. Natural and synthetic leather is much more durable for everyday wear than more delicate materials such as velvet upholstery. One or two new accent pieces can turn your colour palette around instantly giving you that elusive put together look. They are available in every decorating style and colour making it easy to find the perfect match for your home.
At Parade Fabrics, we specialize in upholstery fabric and have a diverse range perfect for adding colour, print and depth to your interiors. Knowing how much fabric you need before you start a project is essential and our experienced staff are on hand to help you with this as well as matching colours to suit your home. Shapes, colours, textures are all taken into account when blending tones. Shop for fabric by the metre or by the roll and create a stunning living space or create your dream room. We carry a range of foam sheets from 6mm up to 6” high-density foam and related accessories for upholstery. Pay us a visit. We will give you the best advice and leave you feeling uplifted about your home.
Images by Wilbroad Mbofana
Originally published in the 119th Issue of Ndeipi