Designing Your Space: How to Build a Room Around Textile Selection

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The first steps of designing a room can often feel challenging, knowing where to start. One practical starting point is to center the vision around the selection of textiles, as they can profoundly shape the ambiance and functionality of a space. From colors to textures and patterns, honing in on these elements can be the foundation for crafting a cohesive and inviting space. To assist you in this process, we’ve outlined some practical tips to guide you through the art of textile selection and room design.

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Consider the Space’s Size and Natural Light Orientation

The size and orientation of a room in relation to natural light sources play critical roles in guiding our textile selection process. Opting for lighter hues in smaller spaces can create an illusion of openness and airiness, particularly when paired with abundant natural light. Conversely, darker tones can infuse a sense of intimacy and sophistication in larger spaces or those with limited sunlight, adding depth and character to the room. By understanding how light interacts with space, we strategically choose colors that enhance the room’s ambiance and maximize its visual appeal.

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Embrace Texture Diversity in Design

Diversifying textures within a space can add layers of visual interest and tactile allure. We carefully select textiles with varying textures that complement each other harmoniously, creating a cohesive yet dynamic atmosphere. For instance, pairing a plush, velvet sofa with a chunky knit throw adds depth and warmth to the room. Alternatively, juxtaposing smooth leather upholstery with a nubby, woven rug creates an intriguing contrast that highlights the unique characteristics of each texture. By thoughtfully combining different textures, we elevate the design scheme, infusing it with richness and sophistication while ensuring a visually captivating space that beckons to be explored.

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Prioritize Durability

When selecting textiles, particularly for high-traffic areas or households with children and pets, durability becomes paramount. Opting for performance fabrics ensures longevity and resilience against everyday wear and tear. Investing in durable textiles prolongs furniture’s lifespan and minimizes the need for frequent replacements, making it a prudent choice in the long run.

Navigating the world of textile selection may seem daunting at first glance, but with careful consideration and guidance, one can curate a space that encapsulates their unique style and preferences. At Atelier Roux, we take pride in assisting clients in visualizing their ideal spaces through thoughtful textile selections, empowering them to transform their vision into reality seamlessly. Whether seeking to evoke a cozy retreat or a contemporary haven, let us accompany you on your design journey, where every fabric tells a story of style and sophistication.

About Atelier Roux

Atelier Roux is a full-service design firm run by Manon Roux. We’re dedicated to crafting bespoke interiors that harmonize with the rhythm of our clients’ lives, seamlessly merging sophistication with purpose in every narrative we create.

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