Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Decorating Your Nursery

Choosing Fabrics for your Room

I get asked all the time, "How do I put together fabrics when decorating a nursery?"

Starting with a fabric collection narrows your choices and makes decorating your nursery easy. 

A fabric collection is an assortment of fabrics that share similarities in color, and design.  The collection will usually contain solids and small, medium, and large scale prints all supporting a common theme. Most people are happiest decorating the nursery in a style compatible with the rest of their home. Whether your style is modern, traditional, shabby chic, country, or eclectic, you can find a fabric collection you will love.

You can use the following tips when deciding how to put the various fabrics together.
  • Once you’ve chosen the fabric collection, choose 2-3 of your favorite prints in differing scales and design types. So, you may choose a large floral, a medium stripe and a small abstract.  
  • Next choose 2-3 coordinating solids; all together you should have 4-5 fabrics in your mini collection.
Now it's time to decide which fabric goes where.  Here are some of the tricks I use when placing prints next to each other.
  • Choose no more than 4 prints and a total of 5 fabrics when you add in the solids.
  • Place prints of differing scale, differing design, or differing color next to each other.
  • Repeat the use of prints around the nursery to create a coherent look.
For example...
  • Place a large scale floral next to a small floral
  • Place a large floral next to a large scale stripe
  • Place the same print in 2 different colors adjacent to each other

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