While you are one a shop selecting curtain fabrics look at the curtain fabric samples with light behind them rather than viewing it from the front, this will help in identifying how the curtain material will appear when hung at your home or office windows.
Designs that are created for different fabrics or wallpapers the designers/craftsmen spend large amount of time to make their skill into perfection. Their endless creative efforts have bought into life various perfect color combination for us to choose from.
When selecting a particular fabric for your interiors, try selecting different color schemes of various fabrics and assemble the sample you have selected to bring out a new color scheme, if you are trying this i am sure that you will be amazed by the result of combining various samples you have selected.
Most of the decorators use only one color scheme of fabrics for creating indoor designs. Unlike using same color pattern for interiors, use different patterns in one room. When using different color patterns in one room you will find that it works best when linked perhaps with colours, themes, motifs or textures in common. When creatively selecting two different color pattern for your room you will find that how two different color patterns tries to dominate each other for securing your attention inside the room. You can begin your interior design by choosing one main large color pattern, then find medium or comparatively small ones to complement this and fill the open spaces with secondary colors.
One more thing which has to be considered while selecting curtain fabrics for your interiors, always look at fabrics from the distance at which they will be usually viewed while hanging indoors. One more thing to be considered is that small fabric patterns will show as it is merged together and appear plain when viewed from a distance. Once you are making these selections we should also remember that pattern will make a room smaller no matter how it is sized. When thinking about the above mentioned concept, one will feel that the room will appear much smaller, remember there are no hard and swift rules in choosing fabric patterns for your indoors. While selecting fabric patterns do keep in mind that, your effort in creating a unique interior design is all about the balancing the visual weight of the patterns and the overall style that you are trying to create.
Texture of the fabric interior you are selecting can have influences how colour is perceived in the eyes of viewers, if you are using materials like velvet fabric, it tends to absorb light, giving the feel that it is darker, while materials which render shiny surface will reflect the light and make the colour appear brighter and more intense. Smooth textured walls can act as a good background for contrast colour furniture or artifacts in any interior space and your rough-textured walls can help you to visually shorten a large area.