Fabric may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a room or home design, but maybe it should be. Creating welcoming spaces that impart stillness, and carving out special spots for cozy comfort have taken on new importance as we spend more time in our homes. Here, the experts from Crypton, a leading maker of indoor performance fabrics, weigh in on the upholstery trends that will make your latest project or room refresh both beautiful and easy to care for over time.
“Connection to our interior surroundings is stronger now, more than ever,” says Crypton’s marketing director Elise Gabrielson. “People are seeking products that can transform their home into a serene sanctuary, that serve them well and support the need to be productive at home.”
Six key feel-good fabric textures that do just that: velvet, linen, bouclé, chenille, fur looks and corduroy. Whether you stick to one or opt for a mix, Crypton’s elegant and sumptuous textures now come with permanent performance technology built into every fiber. They resist stains and odor, and repel spills, all, says Gabrielson, “so you end up enveloped in clean, beautiful surroundings.”
Which fabrics you choose depends on your style. The idea is to add layers of texture, extra softness and of course, ease. If you like glamour and rich, lively color, then explore the world of velvet and chenille. For classic or coastal decor, choose from linen looks ranging from sleek, white and tailored to breezy, lived-in linens in tones of beach, sea and sky. Fashionistas may dress sofas, chairs and pillows in beautiful bouclés and fur looks. For a more casual take, there are cool new corduroys. The cheerful bonus? All Crypton fabrics are sustainable and endowed with GEENGUARD Gold certification.
Make It Personal
It’s simple to incorporate these looks into your home in whatever way works for you. Select the fabric alone, or a piece of furniture upholstered in Crypton, or a mix. Shop Crypton’s collection online from esteemed retailers such as Maiden Home, One Kings Lane, CB2, Ethan Allen, Calico Corners, Studio McGee and Arhaus. And for those who like to support local businesses, Crypton’s site can point you to a retailer nearby.
“We love supporting local stores. They’re part of a community, plus they provide access to great, quality makers like Universal and Vanguard,” Gabrielson says. If working with a designer, Crypton fabrics are available at trade-only showrooms as well, such as Anna Elisabeth, Fabricut, Kravet, Stroheim, Thibaut, United and more. Whatever your style, Crypton brings chic and cozy home.