Guest Picks: 20 Showstopping Fabrics for Knockout Rooms
Go wild with your upholstery, headboards and bedding — these fabrics are worthy of designing an entire room around
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Juana de Arco Fabric - $17.50
Patterned after an abstract painting by artist Jenny Vorwaller, Juana de Arco is begging to adorn your next accent pillow. A large 20-by-20-inch square would be the perfect size to showcase this print.
Tangerine Lotus Fabric - $50
While the term "lotus" certainly alludes to Asia, this pattern is not just for exotic spaces. Mix it with crisp, clean linens for a modern look. This shade of orange is perfection.
P.S. I have this in my own home and love it!
P.S. I have this in my own home and love it!
I love the look of crisp, white linens with colorful accents, like this art by Katherine Sandoz and pillow fabric from Caitlin Wilson Textiles.
Khanjali Glacier Fabric by Renee's Fabrics - $21.50
This ikat is woven with beautiful shades of pool blue, taupe and chartreuse accents all on a soft ivory background. It's one of the prettiest ikats I've seen in some time, and it's even more beautiful in person.
Here is the beautiful Khanjali Glacier ikat fabric in a real life setting.
Orchid Kuba Fabric - $50
I once read that if you want to make your space look like it was designed by a professional, add a touch of purple somewhere. Consider this your solution.
Maye Multi-Woven Fabric - $40
Cheerful and whimsical, this pretty pattern airs a bit of sophistication as well. I envision pillows on a teenage girl's bed or dining room chairs upholstered in this fabric. Small doses of this pattern could have a powerful effect.
Organic Linen by the Yard by Nancy Straughan - $40
First spotted on a petite pouch in Nancy's Etsy shop, this fabric made me fall in love at first sight. The pattern would be perfect for a little pillow or an upholstered chair. It packs a punch, so $40 would go a long way.
Stamped Circle Flowers Fabric, Red
Inspired by hand-block printing, this Japanese fabric is about as sweet as a modern pattern can be. I love the Scandinavian-inspired flowers, and I long to build a little girl's room around this design.
Liberty Wiltshire Classic Tana Lawn Fabric - $37
Bursting with the hues of red and pink, this punchy Liberty fabric will easily brighten any space. It will look best in small doses, like as an accent on a stool, bench or small pillow.
Octopus Fabric - $17.50
Part whimsical and part traditional, this sophisticated fabric would be appropriate in a sunroom, living room, dining room or even a girl's bedroom. Who knew octopi could be so versatile?
Japanese Cotton Print Fabric, 'La Fleur d'Arles,' Mint by Japan Lovely Crafts - $13.50
Printed on Japanese cotton, this gorgeous country French blue fabric is trés jolie. Tiny flowers atop the perfect shade of French blue (similar to the hues you see on shutters and doors all across France) come together to create an incredibly sweet pattern.
Brunschwig & Fils Samarkand Fabric, Aqua/Blue by Marley Material - $153.60
Brunschwig and Fils brings three of this year's most popular Pantone colors together in this beautiful pattern. It is just bursting with sophistication.
Bloom Fabric - $38
I am not normally a fan of florals, but this pattern is floral perfection with its white background and uncluttered appeal. I love the painstaking details and fluid lines of this design.
Plus One Linen Fabric, Yellow - $17.50
Decorating a boy's space can be incredibly challenging, particularly when you need a design that will grow with him for a few years. I lit up when I discovered this "Plus One" print.
Journey Ikat Fabric, Pink/Orange - $24.98
Vibrant and warm, this unique ikat balances the perfect amount of masculinity and femininity. In fact, I just ordered a swatch — it's that perfect.
Charleston Farmhouse Bloomsbury Fabric - $10.50
This stunning, eye-catching pattern will break up the solids in your space. Consider small patches of it on things like throw pillows, stools, etc.
Joel Dewberry Tulips Fabric, Canary - $9.25
Cheerful and bright, this whimsical pattern with a charming vintage feel truly packs a punch.
Sulu American Beauty Fabric - $33.25
I've always been a fan of John Robshaw's textiles, and this handsome pattern would appeal to both men and women alike. I'm keen on a few throw pillows for my sunroom.
Seaside Fabric, Coral and Ivory - $76.25
Craving a modern print for your coastal hangout? I think you've met your match.