For some people, there is nothing quite like the look and feel of a well-designed pattern. Whether you choose pavers, bricks or other materials, the beauty of pattern design can add both an artistic flair and real useful functionality to any home. But when it comes to pavers, bricks or stones, what are the options for you? What are the best materials for your pattern designer?
Patterns can be described using one or more of the many available terms that describe the basic construction of patterns. There is the traditional term “stair-stepping,” which refers to repeated vertical (or horizontal) patterns on a floor or other flat surface. “Hanging” patterns are those that are built up vertically from base to apex. And “running” patterns are those that start at an apex but spiral downward over a series of level plates and so on.
When it comes to material choice for your pattern designs, there is no wrong answer. In fact, choosing the right material depends more on your taste for fine fabrics than on the specific applications of any given fabric. In this article, we’ll focus on patterns that will be used on a floor, on a carpet or on a couch. Let’s get started!
Floor: Wool or cotton can make beautiful floor patterns. They are durable and lend themselves to a variety of decorating applications. However, wool takes several years to gain its full pattern strength, while cotton is easier to work with immediately. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Remember that whatever you choose, you will spend quite a bit of time maintaining and cleaning your floor designs so go with a fabric that suits your taste and your needs.
Carpet: A wool or cotton pattern for a carpet can be completed in one or two washings, depending on the degree of “bounce” or “dazzle” given off by the fabric. The bounce factor is the amount of “twinkle” that a fabric gives when you run your hand over it. Most carpets can be treated with a surface pattern designer to minimize or altogether eliminate “bounce”. You can also decide to complete your carpet with a repeating border if you so desire.
Couch: A wool or cotton piece of carpet in your living or dining room can look wonderful, but if you do not have a pattern design to work with, it will still look great. The same goes for a couch that has been decorated with tapestries or wall tapestries. Simply decide on the type of tapestry you would like to see on your couch, and then choose a fabric that will complement the design. This is the easiest way to get started in pattern design. If you are not sure about how the fabric should look or feel when finished, you can ask a friend to help. A professional interior decorator will know how to achieve the effect you want in your home.
Furniture: If you cannot locate a pattern that suits your taste or preferences, you can always use a surface pattern designer. Many furniture manufacturers sell products with fabric-covered cushions attached. These cushions are easy to remove and replace when the cushion becomes worn or stained. A good surface pattern designer can create the perfect new look for any type of furniture. If you do not feel creative but simply want to buy a sofa that is plain and basic, a surface pattern designer is your best option.
A pattern can be a great investment for your home. Once you have decided what type of pattern you would like to purchase, you can contact a reputable manufacturer and they can help you choose the right type of fabric, pattern, and colors. A designer can also help you make decisions about how your furniture should look. If you are looking to find a new way to improve your decor, think about using textile designer services. This might be just the thing you need to bring your living room to the next level.