How to use textiles to transform your home

If you’re looking to easily transform a room, textiles are your best friend. Rugs, curtains and other fabrics not only create a cozy, inviting atmosphere, but are also an easy and budget-friendly way to change the look of a space.

Whether it’s a vibrant area rug, elegant curtains, or cozy throw pillows, textiles have the ability to add warmth, depth, and personality to any room.

In this blog post, we will explore the incredible power of textiles and provide you with tips and inspiration on how to use them effectively to create a stunning and inviting home.

From choosing the right fabrics to incorporating them into your space, I’ll help you create a beautiful and comfortable home.

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How to use textiles to transform your home

Hi, I’m Nadine

Interior design expert, globetrotter and the creative mind behind this blog and NH.DESIGN.

I’m originally from Germany but have been living abroad for over 10 years, from Canada and the UK to Sweden.

So I ask myself the question what “home” means every day.
I have made it my mission to help as many people as possible to find their own answer to this.

Join my creative world on Instagram @nhdotdesign or find out more about me

Set the foundation with area rugs

Area rugs are not just functional by regulating temperature and noise, they’re also a fantastic way to define and anchor a space.
Whether you prefer bold patterns, soft neutrals or intricate textures, rugs can instantly add warmth and visual interest to any room.

But it’s important that you choose the right rug size for your space.

In larger areas like living rooms, especially open concept ones, choose a rug that extends beyond the furniture to create a cohesive look.
In smaller spaces like entryways, opt for smaller area rugs to add a touch of luxury without overwhelming the room.

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Pro Tip:

Imagine that your room is an ocean, and all your furniture is floating on it. Area rugs are the island that binds them all together.

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    Elevate the look with curtains

    Curtains are often considered as just window coverings, but they can do so much more. These versatile textiles can add drama, elegance, and coziness to your home.

    Choose curtains that complement your existing colour palette and experiment with different lengths and fabrics.

    Floor-to-ceiling curtains can make a room appear taller, while sheer curtains can filter light and create a soft, ethereal look.

    Don’t be afraid to play with patterns and textures to add depth and interest to your space.

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    Pro Tip:

    The right height for hanging your curtains is key to transform the look of your home. Go as high and wide as possible!

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    Layer cushions and throws

    One of the easiest and most affordable ways to introduce textiles into your home is through decorative cushions and throws. These small accents can instantly transform the look and feel of a room.

    Mix and match different sizes, colours and patterns to create a visually appealing arrangement.

    Consider the overall style of your home and choose cushions and throws that either complement or provide a striking contrast to your existing furniture and decor.

    Make sure to read my Styling Guides for all my tips and tricks for styling your sofa and bed!

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    The White Guide by NH.DESIGN is a helpful resource to choose the right white paint colour.

    The White Guide

    Every white is not the same, and choosing the right one isn’t easy.

    Learn everything about undertones and how to pick the perfect white paint colour for any room in your home with my White Guide.

    Bring texture to life

    Texture is a key element in interior design, and textiles are a fantastic way to introduce it into your home.

    Experiment with different fabrics like velvet, linen, wool, or even faux fur to create a tactile experience.

    Layering different textures, such as a chunky knit throw on a smooth leather sofa or a sisal rug on a hardwood floor, adds dimension and visual interest to your space.

    Don’t shy away from mixing materials to create a rich and inviting atmosphere.

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    Pro Tip:

    If you’re going for a monochrome colour scheme, make sure to work with textures so the room doesn’t end up looking flat and boring.

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    I got you!

    Book a free Discovery Call with me today and get my expert help designing a home you love.

    Create focal points with textiles

    Textiles can also be used to create focal points in your home.

    Consider using a vibrant, patterned wallpaper as a statement piece on a blank wall or a colourful rug to draw attention to a specific area.

    By strategically placing textiles, you can guide the eye and create a sense of balance and harmony in your space.

    You see, never underestimate the power of textiles.
    Rugs, curtains, decorative cushions and throws can completely transform your home, adding warmth, personality, and a touch of luxury.

    So go ahead, embrace the power of textiles and let them work their magic in your home!

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    Take care, Nadine

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