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Choosing fabric for decorating is an important part of home decorating. When selecting a theme like Oriental, Modern or Victorian, fabric choice plays an important role in the overall look and feel.

There are so many different types of materials and fabrics when it comes to decorating. To make sure your fabric complements your chosen theme, take the time to do a bit of research. There are plenty of books, magazines and of course the internet that you can use.

Victorian Fabrics

For a Victorian theme, the design is usually quite feminine and very elaborate with lots of detail. Keep this in mind, even if you are only doing one room. Using material that closely resembles the designs used during the Victorian periods is important when choosing a fabric for this theme.

Bedding and curtains are best made using heavy fabric and materials. Classic choices for Victorian home decorating are velvet and brocade. Using beads, ribbons and bows is an easy way to accessorize Victorian designs.

Modern Fabrics

For a modern theme, the best fabric choices are those that stand out and are bold and vibrant. Modern home decorating is usually based on an open concept with big spacious rooms. Using a large space puts the focus on smaller details, such as the fabrics and materials used in decoration.

With a background of cool colors on the walls, striking colors for throw pillows, cushions and curtains will stand out. Used properly in a Modern theme, the decorating fabrics will stand out and get noticed.

Oriental Fabrics

Oriental themes are also very popular in home decorating. An Oriental theme brings many unique accessories with it including fans, screens and Chinese ornaments to make a room interesting. An Oriental theme features a lot of red, ivory, coral and jade colors in the fabric. Silk is the most popular fabric for Oriental home decorating. Silks in the vibrant colors of red and coral are a perfect complement to the dark wood furniture of Oriental themes.

Home decorating fabric is sort of like icing on the cake – they come in on top of everything else and finish things off. Rooms that have been painted in gorgeous colors are filled with furniture pieces. Then to accent the furniture or a window, you choose the fabric.

As a gateway to the outside, windows are a feature point in any room. With fabrics chosen according to your theme, the windows become even more of a focus point.

Finding the right fabrics and materials for your theme is easy if you are wondering where to shop. You may want to buy slip covers, cushions or curtains that are already made. Check out department stores for a wide variety of choices.

Of course, there are specialty stores that stock home decor items of all types. These would certainly provide a wide and often unique selection of home decorating fabrics.

Choosing to make your own home decor is definitely an option if you are crafty and keen to try. Department stores again are a great source for big ranges of fabrics and specialty fabric stores are also common in most areas too. There is always the internet too to provide lots of links, ideas and options when it comes to home decorating fabrics.

Use the above ideas and tips when choosing a fabric for your home decoration.  It is an important piece to the overall look and feel you want to achieve.