Have you been looking to refresh the upholstery in your bedroom but have no clue where to start? There are endless uses of fabric in bedroom interior design.
Sorting through lists and materials can be overwhelming and cause decision-making fatigue. We know the importance of making your bedroom a calm and cozy space so we’re highlighting which textiles we recommend for your upholstery project.
Different types of fabric perform best in other areas of the bedroom. We have broken down which kinds of fabric and uses are important to consider when selecting bedding, headboard, seating, window coverings, and pillows.
Suppose you’re creating custom bedding for your next DIY, kudos to you! Taking the time to select the suitable material and finish will elevate your overall design.
Two things to consider when selecting bedding are the climate of the project and which design style you’re more drawn to. For example, if you live in a warmer climate we would recommend linen or silk textiles. If you select bedding for a cooler climate, we would point you toward faux wool (polyester) or mixed materials.
Whether you’re looking to create a quilt, duvet, or pillow, you’re sure to find a few ideas below to help kickstart your project.
We combined our headboard and seating categories because they are similar in application. These projects require a strong material that can withstand stretch and pull in order to adequately cover the frame.
We find that while many of our fellow design lovers find DIY-ing curtains to be simpler than furniture, they seem to have a more difficult time selecting a textile for their project.
Choosing a material that will hang vertically on your wall is intimidating. You never know what might pique your interest! We’ve highlighted some of our favorite materials to flank or cover your bedroom windows. While we encourage you to source your material based on climate and light, we hope you check out all of the options below.
We’re taking a similar approach to when we specified upholstery for bedding and focusing on climate—choosing a material that can keep cold air out or let warm light stream in makes all the difference in your bedroom.
When it comes to uses of fabric for pillows, there’s a lot of room to think outside the box. Maybe you found a high-end textile that doesn’t fit your entire bedding budget? Specify a smaller amount to use as an accent pillow!
The best part about decorating with different pillows is that they are easy to switch out seasonally or with your changing design taste.
It’s helpful to visualize layers as you build pillows into your design project. Consider how many pillows you will be adding to the room? Would you like one for the chair in the corner as well?
When it comes to mixing materials, we like to follow the rule of three. There’s always room to add additional layers over time, but starting with a foundation of three will create a curated look.
Question: Are there hard and fast rules when it comes to where I use each type of fabric?
Answer: While we love when our fellow design enthusiasts think outside the box, we encourage you to read the Recommended Use of each textile under Product Details.
Question: What’s trending for bedroom interior design?
Answer: We’ve been seeing a lot of layering with different materials in the last few years. Many people are drawn to a neutral color palette and use a variety of textiles to create interest.
Question: What colors are good to use in bedroom interior design?
Answer: If you find that you’re someone who loves the color yellow, we say go for it! Keep in mind what you plan to use the space for when specifying textiles. Your bedroom is often a retreat for relaxation, so we recommend you specify colors that make you feel calm. You’re more likely to get a good night’s rest surrounded by soothing blue tones than traffic-cone oranges. Keep in mind what you plan to use the space for when specifying textiles.
Question: How often should I change the fabric in my bedroom design?
Answer: This is entirely up to you! We love design trends and understand the excitement to try new styles. Of course, if you find that the materials you have are no longer working for you, now’s the time!
With endless choices in the textile world, we hope this helped explain the many uses of fabric in bedroom design. We can’t wait to see how you apply these tips to your next design project!