Gotten your keys to your new place? Thinking of redecorating your home in conjunction with the New Year? Longing to add some spunk and freshness to your house? Well, the best way to do it is by starting with some furniture and probably some new curtains. Curtains and sofas are practically some of the few accessories which make or break a room and it is with these two items that you are able to set the overall mood in your home. However, choosing the right fabric for your sofa and curtain is important as well because it is part of how well you are going to achieve your desired outcome.

Let’s start with premium fabrics, depending on your budget, you may choose to get more budget friendly fabrics too. But in this article, we are going to highlight fabrics which are more “high end” and suited for those who wish to transform their home in to a luxurious mansion. As mentioned earlier, choosing the right fabric is dependent on your needs as each fabric possesses their own individual traits and characteristics.

Linen

If you are a person which is in love with natural lighting, linen is the perfect choice for you! It is a great fabric for your dining room or living room, making it a great fabric for your curtains and sofas. The fabric is a real eye pleaser with is natural sheens, making it one of the few reasons for it being a popular choice for people to incorporate it in their homes. That being said, its unique texture enhances its aesthetics under natural light. Not only is it soft, it is cool to the touch as well even in hotter climates, rest assured you will be comfortable as possible with linen. As far as maintaining the fabric goes, rest assured that it keeps dirt at bay due to its compact weaves, not to mention being extremely durable as well.

Velvet

Another premium fabric you can consider is velvet, as it looks incredible when upholstered with its sumptuous feel make its perfect for those who are looking for a feel of royalty in their homes. It is a perfect match for dining rooms, traditionally styled living rooms and master bedrooms. A misconception about velvet is that many people think that it is not as durable as compared to other fabrics due to its ‘glamour’. However, you would be surprised on the sheer strength and durability it has, even though being one of the softest fabrics in the market. If you are a pet person or prone to having scratches in your furniture and curtains, velvet is the way to go.

Chenille

If you are someone who loves luxurious fabrics that can add the “wow” factor to your room, chenille is the way to go! Made from cotton, silk, rayon or wool, chenille fabric possesses and exceptionally soft and thick texture. Originating from a French word which means caterpillar, it relates to the texture of the fabric for having a caterpillar like appearance. It is a very versatile and can be used for curtains and sofas, whichever you prefer while being able to create a luxurious scheme. Chenille fabric is also exceptionally durable, making it an ideal cover for sofas and chairs while providing you a peace of mind when it comes to maintenance. With its many colours and abundance in designs, it fits perfectly in most rooms in your home. However, it is advisable not to use them in your bathroom or kitchen.