Patterns at skate: patterned fabrics that enliven interiors

17 Oct 2023

Patterns at skate: patterned fabrics that enliven interiors

How to choose the right patterns for home decoration

When it comes to furnishing fabrics, it is not only important to choose the best materials and the colours or patterns we love most. It is also very important to mix and match them in the right way. This is especially true of patterned fabrics: if used in the right doses, they can give our rooms a unique touch, making them deep, personal, 'three-dimensional'. But we have to choose carefully.

Furnishing fabrics are essential in defining the spaces we inhabit, giving them a recognisable style and conveying pleasant feelings.

And let's face it: they unleash… our imagination! Upholstery fabrics with prints, colours, materials and embossments are able to tickle our imagination and allow us to express all our personality and taste. Although it must be said that designs and patterns are often beautiful and original, they are not always easy to match.

How to choose and match fabrics: where to start

There are many factors that determine the interior design of a home. The choice of furniture, its arrangement, style, materials... and of course fabrics, patterns, colours and their combinations.

Each style has certain characteristics that lend themselves better or worse to different choices of colours and shapes, finishes, materials and fabrics. Patterns and prints add dynamism and vibrancy to a home. Let's think about it: a completely monochrome environment - especially one colour, but also a few different shades - risks becoming monotonous and flat.

By introducing different fabrics, colours and patterns into your interior design, you can revolutionise the room without making drastic changes. Printed fabrics, with their patterns, motifs, designs and colours, bring the room to life, making it seem deeper and more alive.

Colours, along with patterns, are the most defining elements of any room, so much so that they visually influence its volumes and shapes. For example, light tones give the impression of more space, while dark tones give the opposite impression of more enclosure. However, this does not necessarily mean that light tones should always be favoured in small rooms, let alone monochrome solutions. Often a mix of patterns and light colours, even in contrast, can give these rooms great personality, liveliness and breath.

How to choose the right pattern?

Combining different fabrics and their patterns is a real art. Soft furnishing consists precisely in furnishing with fabrics: an element that must be carefully considered and chosen so as not to spoil the work and style created with the other furnishing elements.

Here are a few tips on what to consider when choosing patterned fabrics for your interior.

  1. The first rule is certainly to maintain a certain consistency. The furniture cladding must match the existing finishes and colours.
  2. A main fabric must therefore be chosen: as with the colour palette, there must be a 'main fabric', which is almost always present and to which the other fabrics are matched, either by continuity or by contrast. This can be a multi-coloured fabric with a main pattern (floral, geometric, patterned...). It acts as a guide for the other matching fabrics.
  3. An 'extra tip' is to simplify the number of colours you can work with. You can easily choose different fantasies, prints and fabrics, but it is always useful to stick to the same shades and create variations on the theme.
  4. The same goes for textures: if we mix different patterns, for example, but all ethnic, geometric or floral, the result will certainly be more linear and homogeneous.
  5. We then choose the second pattern: it is useful to start with a neutral base or a simple coloured accent that takes up one of the colours of the main fabric. The pattern should be opposite the first, so that it remains homogeneous but still stands out; for example, a large pattern on the first fabric and a small one on the second.
  6. More patterns: if very different (or even opposite) prints are to be juxtaposed, they should have at least one colour in common.
  7. As we often hear, three is the perfect number. Even in interior design, we prefer to choose triads of colours and materials: one main, one complementary secondary and a third as a contrasting accent. This also applies to patterns in home textiles: two patterned fabrics can be combined with a third plain one.
  8. What furnishings can we experiment with without too much effort? Cushions are often the easiest, as we only need to change the cover to try and change the look of the living room. Then we can move on to more challenging interventions, such as upholstering sofas and armchairs, or new curtains.


Imaginative and colourful: Eurotessuti's proposals

When it comes to patterned fabrics, variety is important. That is why Eurotessuti offers a wide range of patterned fabrics for upholstery. There are solutions of high quality and resistance, with different patterns, colours, textures and reliefs.

With their variety, different colours and many available options, they are the perfect solution for bringing modern, vibrant and colourful styles and environments to life. The collection is constantly being updated with new prints, patterns and designs. New additions include:

  • Intrigo, perfect for upholstery, a modern geometric pattern in different colour variations.
  • Leida, which, as the name suggests, refers to traditional Dutch houses, with a pattern reminiscent of long, narrow buildings, in 'day' or 'night' versions.
  • Blume, a floral print in elegant tones, perfect for a sophisticated, vibrant and truly spring-like look.

The suggestions are many, varied and suitable for different styles. Now there is no excuse not to let your imagination run wild!