Forget spring. For many of us, January is the best and only time for change, a good month to detoxify from what had become boring and staid all through the previous year.
FORGET SPRING. For many of us, January is the best and only time for change, a good month to detoxify from what had become boring and staid all through the previous year. After taking down the Christmas lights and putting away the tree, our interiors seem slightly lacklustre, and somehow this gives us the impetus to start off the year with something new. For all its cold and bleak weather, January can be an excellent excuse for us to transform our interiors into the kind of cosy haven we look forward to returning to, at the end of the day.
Fabric can work single-handedly in the transformation of an interior space. Whether the fabric belongs to a curtain, the throw on a sofa, pillows, rugs or a wall hanging, its colour, design, weave and texture will all come together to tangibly change not just the look, but also the feel of the room.
Make full use of the most textured of fabrics. Browse around to select home textiles not just with your eyes but also with your hands. Feel the cloth – is it smooth, flowing to the touch? Or perhaps you prefer something more rustic, rough and crisp? It all depends on your personal preference, what feels good to you and to your hands. Observe how the textile is structured. Winter fabrics are created to add tactile pleasure and give a sense of robustness, durability and warmth.
Even where you would prefer a minimalist look, one simple set of heavily woven or sturdily woven curtains can totally recreate the feel of your room if their fabric has an interesting weave, plus a thick and heavy quality. Combine all these characteristics to warming colours, that speak of plush and substantial - think of the hot colour of red peppers, aubergines, port and fat cigars, for instance.
Pattern will continue to add character to your room. This is the fourth pillar of fabrics and you may desire to have a solid colour patterned with its own weave or go for a big fat design that is loud enough to ignite a fire of excitement. Whether you prefer simplicity or would rather be surrounded by opulent richness, your choice can be consistently fabulous and interesting enough to take your interior environment through winter in elegance.
About Tanti Interiors
At Tanti Interiors, we offer professional interior design in Malta and overseas and pride ourselves in having worked on some of the most exclusive homes and commercial properties. Backed up by almost twenty years of experience we have built up a name on trust and knowledge on how to get it right.