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Elevate Your Home Decor with the Best Cushion Fabrics: A Simple Guide

Elevate Your Home Decor with the Best Cushion Fabrics: A Simple Guide

Revamping a space takes a lot of elements to realize a homeowner’s dream and bring about a space that really leaves an impact. It's not just about throwing in fabrics, splashing colors, and hoping for the best – it's an art, a careful curation of magic. 

The fabrics in interior design, the intelligent use of colors, and the playfulness that different colors bring in – what do you think contributes more and works like magic in designing a space? 

Actually, all of them. However, cushion fabrics are indeed significant. The journey to revitalize your home begins with choosing the right fabric for your cushions. 

The Significance of Fabric in Interior Design 


It is important to make a wise choice of fabrics that evoke a sense of emotion and make you feel connected to a space. Cushions will have to go almost everywhere, like sofas, window seats, chairs, and beds. The fabrics help define the character of your space. Just like a carefully selected outfit enhances your personality, the right fabric sets the mood for your room. 

Picking the right fabrics is not only about the aesthetic considerations that need your attention; there are many other factors. Cushions need not only fit the space but also the need. And picking fabrics can either be a fun task or sometimes can be challenging without any knowledge. 

If you also want to breathe a new life into your tired and boring space but feel overwhelmed, don't fret.

Join us as we explore the art of fabric selection because to know is to be wise. The wrong choice can cost dearly and be annoying. So, take a moment, read through, and let us help you make an informed decision. 

When diving into the world of indoor fabrics, there are essential factors to consider, ensuring your custom cushions not only look great initially but stand the test of time. Here's a closer look at what to keep in mind;

Durability Matters 

It's not just about appearances; longevity is key. Opt for fabrics that boast durability, ensuring your cushions maintain their quality and comfort for years. Longevity in fabric preserves the initial charm of cushions and also makes them last long so that you do not need to embark on the renovation journey sooner than anticipated. So, prioritize durability. 

The Martindale rating is one of the measures of fabric durability and wear resistance, and it can be used as a measure to check the longevity and suitability of fabrics for different levels of use. The higher the Martindale rating, the more durable the fabric is likely to be.

Martindale Abrasion Resistance

Recommended Uses

A score of 10,000 or less, double rubs

Delicate, Suitable for Decorative Purposes, Good for Occasional Use

10,000 - 15,000, double rubs

Light Residential Use

15,000 - 25,000, double rubs

Residential Use, Moderate traffic areas

25,000 - 30,000, double rubs

Heavy Residential Use

30,000 and above, double rubs

Heavy Residential and Commercial Use


Material Composition and Density

Understanding material composition and density is crucial when selecting fabrics. The material composition or blend contributes a unique character to the fabric, influencing factors such as texture, breathability, and overall comfort. Different fibers, whether natural (cotton, linen, wool) or synthetic (polyester, nylon), bring distinct qualities to the fabric. For instance, cotton offers breathability and a soft feel, while polyester provides durability and resistance to wrinkles.

The material composition or blend of fibers also impacts its performance; it can enhance specific characteristics, such as adding strength, stretch, or moisture-wicking properties. Common fabric blends include cotton-polyester blends, known for a balance of comfort and durability, or wool-silk blends, combining the warmth of wool with the luxurious feel of silk.

Density, on the other hand, defines the thickness and resilience of the fabric - usually denoted by GSM – grams per square meter. Fabrics with higher density often feel more substantial and can withstand greater wear and tear. The interplay between material composition and density ensures both visual appeal and lasting durability, making it essential to consider these factors when choosing a fabric. 

Color Psychology 


Colors have the incredible power to influence mood and atmosphere. Know the ambiance you wish to create in your space. Calming neutrals, for instance, can transform a room into a serene retreat, fostering a sense of tranquility and relaxation. On the other hand, if you wish to add vibrancy, bold and bright hues inject energy and liveliness, creating an atmosphere that exudes dynamism and positivity. 

Your choice of colors is a personalized expression of your taste and style, and it sets the tone for the entire space. So choose wisely. 

Patterns and Textures Add Personality 


Patterns aren't just visual embellishments; they're the storytellers. Patterns offer a versatile means of self-expression in your decor. They can be the focal point of a room or seamlessly complement other design elements. From classic herringbone and chevron patterns to the timeless elegance of damask, each choice brings a unique character to your decor. 

Texture refers to the surface characteristics of the fabric and plays a crucial role in enhancing the tactile appeal of your cushions. Velvet, with its luxurious feel, adds a touch of opulence, while a basketweave pattern in which groups of warp and weft threads are arranged in a simple criss-cross pattern creates an interlaced structure that introduces a subtle, three-dimensional texture. Consider incorporating popular textures like chenille for warmth or linen for a breezy, natural feel. 

Mix and match patterns, plains, and textures in your seat cushions and throw pillows to create a more ornate look. Experiment with combinations like a solid color velvet cushion paired with a geometric patterned throw pillow to strike a balance between elegance and visual interest. However, there are rules of thumb; keep in mind to look for patterns that underline the geometry of your furniture. Cushions with large patterns do not do well on a small piece of furniture and vice versa.  


When selecting cushion fabrics, maintenance is a crucial factor that shouldn't be overlooked. Your lifestyle and the amount of time you're willing to dedicate to upkeep play a significant role in fabric selection. 

There are certain materials that might demand more attention to maintain their appearance over time, while there are some fabrics that are low-maintenance, easy to clean, or machine washable and need minimal care. The convenience of quick and efficient cleaning ensures your cushions remain fresh and inviting, making your daily upkeep a breeze. 

For example, materials like linen and silk demand more attention to maintain their appearance over time. On the other hand, fabrics like polyester, velvet, and chenille are designed for low-maintenance living. Polyester is highly durable, resistant to wrinkles, and easy to clean, making it an excellent choice for busy households. Velvet, with its luxurious feel, often requires gentle care to maintain its pile and avoid crushing; however, it's generally more stain-resistant than perceived. Chenille, known for its soft and plush texture, benefits from regular vacuuming and spot cleaning to keep it looking fresh and inviting. Performance blends, incorporating materials like olefin, are also worth considering for their low-maintenance features. These blends are often machine washable, ensuring quick and efficient cleaning for your cushions. 

Opt for fabrics that align with your preferred level of care, ensuring your cushions stay in top condition without adding unnecessary upkeep to your routine. 

Here are some of our popular fabric selections; 

Cocoon Boucle 


Cocoon Boucle is an upholstery fabric adorned with interwoven loops for added visual appeal. With a composition of 61% Polyester Fiberfill and 39% Polyester Spun, this fabric strikes a perfect balance between lightweight comfort and lasting durability. 

Featuring a diverse palette of 35 shades, a robust Martindale rating of 50,000, and resistance to water, stains, UV rays, and more, Cocoon Boucle stands as a high-performance, stylish, and versatile option for your space. Indulge in the sumptuous softness of Cocoon Boucle and explore more. 

Chenille Soft 


Luxurious Chenille Soft, a blend of polyester filament and spun fibers, offers a soft and fluffy texture, making it ideal for indoor cushions, curtains, and more. With 25 shades to choose from, Chenille Soft infuses vibrancy and elegance into any space.

Beyond its visual appeal, it holds a Martindale rating of 100,000, ensuring durability for intensive use. Resistant to weather, water, spills, UV rays, stains, mold, mildew, and chemicals, Chenille Soft is a testimony to enduring quality, also having an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for human and eco-friendliness. 

Comfort II 


Elevate your decor with the range of Comfort II fabrics, which is a perfect choice for a stylish, sophisticated, and modern décor. The collection, made from 82% Polyester and 18% Polyester Spun, contains two types of more sturdy chenille fabrics, Cascina and Mode. Cascina has a subtle mottled texture, and Mode features dry textured plains; these fabrics provide a soft feel and impressive durability. 

Comfort II, with a variety of textures and weaves, provides a tactile experience that enhances the overall sensory appeal of your decor. With Martindale ratings of 50,000 and 100,000, they are versatile, water-resistant, UV-resistant, and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified for safety. 

Comfort III 


Immerse yourself in the elegance of Comfort III, showcasing 'Script' and 'Etched' chenille fabrics. These stain-resistant and water-repellent fabrics, with a Martindale rating of 75,000, are ideal for effortless maintenance and outdoor cushions. 

The warm palette adds a touch of sophistication, while Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification ensures both charm and eco-friendly functionality. Explore Comfort III for a seamless blend of style and practicality. 

In the end, in the realm of indoor fabrics, our goal is to empower you with choices that not only align with your aesthetic vision but also enhance the functionality and longevity of your custom cushions. Explore our curated selection here and find your best fit. 

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