What are Soft Furnishings?

When refurbishing your home, made-to-measure interior finishings add a unique stamp to every room. One key way to achieve the ideal look is through soft furnishings.

It’s a term used often in interior design, but what are soft furnishings and why are they integral for turning a house into a home? We answer these key questions below while exploring the best way to select the right finishing touches.

What are Soft Furnishings?

Soft furnishings are decorative home items often made from fabric materials. They’re perfect for adding an extra element of style to a room without taking anything away from the main focal points.

Some key examples of soft furnishings include:

  • Curtains
  • Blinds
  • Cushions
  • Blankets / throws
  • Rugs

Not only are they an easy choice for quickly redecorating, they’re also a highly cost-effective alternative to a full refurbishment. A new set of curtains can take a room in a completely different direction, and the right cushions will bring additional comfort and style to any sofa.

How to Choose the Right Soft Furnishings

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to selecting soft furnishings, as everyone has different tastes. If you prefer bold colours to pale shades or intricate patterns over simple designs, you can choose your ideal combination with our designer made-to-measure curtains, blinds and cushions

But to improve the flow of your home, it helps to pick soft furnishings that bring something to each room. As an example, wave curtains work very well in modern-style living rooms as they complement contemporary interiors. For a minimalist approach, simplistic patterns may be a better option than striking designs.

It also helps to keep in mind the practical uses of soft furnishings. Blackout curtains are perfect for the bedroom, as they’ll keep the early morning sun at bay so you can enjoy a lie-in over the weekend.

And of course, cushions aren’t just for decoration. If you enjoy having a nap on the sofa or your favourite place to read is on the window seat, then bespoke cushions with feather inners will make your best-loved spots much more comfortable.

Where to Find the Best Soft Furnishings

Finding the best soft furnishings for your home used to involve a great deal of searching across shops and the internet, but our made-to-measure services allow you to create your own ideal interior finishes.

Thread & Dandy specialise in crafting bespoke soft furnishings. We provide an array of options for your curtains, blinds, cushions, and even curtain tracks and poles. Simply let us know which colours and styles you would like, and we’ll take care of the rest.


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