In January we find ourselves still in the depths of winter, where everything can seem a little more depressing, and you always feel cold! However, despite the January blues, there are lots of different ways to brighten up your indoor life, including creating a cosy home interior by using warm and soft furnishing fabrics. On chilly days, having a cosy space to relax can make your home more of a sanctuary – read on to find out how to create a cosy home interior using furnishing fabrics you may not have thought of before.
Cushions and throws
One of the key aspects of creating a cosy home interior is by adding wonderful textures and colours within the space. Cushions and throws can easily introduce texture and colour, even allowing you to mix and match patterns and styles. With a throw, this can be elegantly draped over the back of a sofa or chair, ready to use when the night draws in and cushions can be scattered wherever you like! Both cushion covers and throws can easily be handcrafted with home furnishing fabrics, giving you the opportunity to really personalise the space. Wool is the ideal fabric for this project, as it truly is the ultimate cosy fabric, adding both texture and warmth.
Curtains have always been a decoration staple, and they are especially useful in the colder winter months. When it gets dark and rainy outside, drawing your curtains can make your living space much warmer and cosier, so why not experiment with some new designs using your favourite curtain furnishing fabrics? Similar to the cushions and throws, you can easily choose a curtain design yourself and here at Fabrics Galore, we have a wide range of suitable curtain fabrics for you to choose from. Just remember, the look you decide upon for your curtains should work for all seasons - and many people choose to mix and match blind fabrics and curtain fabrics, leaving the curtains open in the summer months and ensuring the blind fabric suits the interior look all year round.
Bouclé as an interiors’ fabric
Creating a cosy interior is all about experimenting with different textures, fabrics and designs for maximum cosy impact. Why not try using bouclé coating fabric for a new home furnishing interiors project? This is a huge trend from last year which is still popular into 2021 as seen on many interior influencer Instagram pages! (See Mishkashoe’s DIY bouclé stool video).The super-soft and thick material is normally used to design teddy bear coats but is now being used to give home furnishings a soft and cosy twist. Throws, cushions and blankets can also be made from bouclé - giving them a wonderfully inviting feel, and the perfect soft surface to relax on. Surrounding yourself with soft furnishings which remind you of childhood toys is guaranteed to make your home feel super snug, injecting a little more comfort into your life.
Tapestries and wall decorations
This may seem like a more unusual suggestion, but it’s becoming increasingly commonplace to start integrating fabric patterns on the walls of your home. Tapestries have become a huge trend in recent months, allowing you to design your very own feature wall with a warming, characterful style. It’s almost a throwback to more dramatic textural elements from the 70s, but with a modern 2021 twist. Wall panel fabrics are a low-cost way to bring warmth to a wall, and can easily be handcrafted at home, allowing you to make your very own personal statement in your interior.
Creating a cosy home interior
As you can see, there are so many different ways to create your very own cosy space that will keep you feeling warm and happy in your home for the winter months. If you want to find out more about our range of furnishing fabrics we supply at Fabrics Galore, you can contact us today and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.