Porter & Stone Isabelle Heather Fabric Get price here Porter & Stone Nicole Heather Fabric Get price here Porter & Stone Constance Heather Fabric Get price here Flower Power First published on 18th March 2014 by Alice (Updated 30th May 2019) Bring the outside in with floral curtain fabric. FreshWhen it comes to re-doing a room, giving your home a lift or even a full home renovation, there’s no better time than the Spring; the weather’s better, the days are getting longer and the best part – there are tons of new designs and collections being launched that will definitely inspire you! FloralsOne pattern that is continuously popular and constantly being reinvented and modernised across all interior design sectors are florals. From the high end designers to the high street, flowers are everywhere, and will continue to be. So how do you narrow it down and choose a design from the huge choice available? Shop for upholstery fabric Money MattersBudget – This should always be the first question. There is nothing worse than falling in love with something only to find out that it is hugely expensive and out of your reach! If choosing a fabric for curtains or upholstery, then shopping on a budget doesn’t have to mean poor quality. Look for cotton prints, which are often washable, and will not break the bank. Mood and StyleStyle – What period is your home? And what kind of mood do you want to create when you walk into each room? For example if you want your bedroom to be a relaxing retreat, then don’t choose bold designs with strong colours and shapes. Also note that if your home is traditional, or has period features, then don’t feel you have to choose an old fashioned style. Many designers are taking vintage patterns and modernising them with contemporary colours or by enlarging the designs. PatternWhen choosing a floral fabric for curtains or blinds, you do have to think about the size of the pattern on the fabric. If you are having full length curtains, then you should have quite a large design, so that the pattern doesn’t get lost in the mass of fabric. However if your windows are small, then keep the pattern size to a minimum; some fabrics have such large pattern repeats that you may not even get the full pattern on your curtains or blinds! Shop Vintage Style Rose Fabric RosesRoses are particularly on trend this year, especially the larger designs. If you’re feeling really brave then try a large floral pattern for curtains, with smaller patterned designs on the accessories – cushions for a living room, or crockery in a kitchen. Mismatching designs are still very much in, so you don’t even need to worry about choosing coordinating patterns!