As technology keeps moving us forward, there are some fantastic innovations in fabrics these days. Just because you have kids, entertain, or just want to eat popcorn on your sofa, you don’t need to be afraid of ruining it anymore! All of our upholstery manufacturers at Terra Firma Home are offering fabrics that are kid-proof these days, and in Oregon, I think it means that your dog is included too in this scenario! In terms of what is trending, we are seeing color and rich texture really coming back into play for upholstered furniture. Velvets, and Belgian linens are now available with stain-resistant coatings giving you the option of having a home that has a refreshing, design-driven point of view, instead of those crummy, brown, micro-fiber sofas we remember!
I highly recommend visiting the Crypton website to learn more about the fabric innovations and see some great designs featuring these new fabrics. Sustainability is also important in considering what we buy for our homes and how it relates to the environment.
The following is the technical specifications for Crypton fabric:
- Crypton technology is third-party GREENGUARD Gold Certified, helping to create healthier, more sustainable indoor environments.
- Crypton uses Silver Ion technology; it does not utilize leaching antimicrobials.
- Crypton is free of potentially harmful levels of PFOS, PFOA, formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, and odor and skin sensitizers.
- Crypton has no halogenated flame retardants (e.g., PBDE).
The ability to design, create an individual color palette, and have your upholstery be tough as nails, is such a game-changer when it comes to producing a smart, timeless interior. Here are some examples of what we are seeing in interior design fabrics today:
Velvets: Beautiful color, soft hand, and a vintage feel that is comfortable and cozy
Belgian Linen: Originally used for slipcovers or in more formal settings, these linens can provide a soft, organic feel to any room, and be stain-resistant.
Chenille’s and textures: Many clients with kids and/or dogs want a little texture so that the overall feeling is more casual, more forgiving to daily wear and tear. These new chenille’s are soft to the touch and once again give the “cozy” feeling that is hand’s down the most used adjective when it comes to asking clients how they want their home!