Soft Touch

In Inspiration, NI Homes & Lifestyle by Claire Craig

In addition to being fit for purpose your fabric choice should also appeal to the senses.
When it comes to bigger purchases carefully consider how they’ll be used – and by who – and then have some fun with seasonal pieces and accessories.
The following fabrics look set to dominate this season:

Velvet
Sumptuous and luxurious velvet is great for adding some drama to the home. It works equally well in darker, jewell tones or powdery pastels.

Sweetpea & Willow, £1,415

Sweetpea & Willow, £1,415

Debenhams, £1,220

Debenhams, £1,220

Shearling

Warm and cosy; create an ambient look that’s perfect for this time of year with shearling throws, rugs or cushions.

From a selection at House of Fraser

From a selection at House of Fraser

Throws and cushions, Harvey Norman

Throws and cushions, Harvey Norman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leather
Forget any ideas about leather being cold and uncomfortable, the right choice should be buttery soft and welcoming. Invest wisely and with the right care it’ll last a lifetime.

Furniture Village

Furniture Village

Denim
It’s long been a favourite in our wardrobes and this year it’s crept into our homes. Leave the bleached, distressed look for the jeans and stick to deeper tones for a contemporary look.

Sofa, French Connection, £1,299

Sofa, French Connection, £1,299

Suede
Sophisticated and so on-trend right now this fabric works on everything from curtains, to bed frames and accessories.

Chair, Laura Ashley, £600

Chair, Laura Ashley, £600

Bed frame, Harvey Norman, £599

Bed frame, Harvey Norman, £599

Wool
Chunky knits in bold colours are the perfect way to add some seasonal colour and warmth to any scheme.

From a selection at Dunelm

From a selection at Dunelm