The moment we set foot in any house, we get a positive, negative or neutral vibe about that household. Most of us overlook many important facts that constitutes towards making the spirit of the home bright and lively. The size of the house is immaterial in making it look good or bad, what matters most is the way it is furnished. Believe it or not but soft furnishings have a great role to play in the overall appearance of the home.

Curtains are available in various fabrics and styles these days. They are available in crochets, plaids, cottons, voiles, rich tapestry and silks. You can go in for a style that suits your budget and lifestyle. Though silk is a rich furnishing fabric but with intelligent mix and match one can create an elegant effect with less costing fabrics as well. One doesn’t need to have embroidered silk or silk brocade for a rich appearance; using the right colours and style of the soft furnishings can give a totally new and warm feel to a room.

Rugs and carpets equally add to the personality of the home. For different spaces rugs can be used accordingly. For living room one can go in for brightly coloured rug and watch the room liven up. For smaller spaces where you have more traffic there one can go in for printed cotton rugs or ones with camel or nutty shades. In the bedroom one can go in for carpets with heavy plush pile which can give a luxurious feel when one sinks its feet into it. Children room can be adorned with carpet or rugs based on various themes like animals or sports etc. Again the rugs and carpets comes in various textures and fabrics like wool, synthetic yarns, cotton, tufted yarn, twisted yarn and printed rugs. They are either machine made or hand tufted. Depending upon one’s budget one can go in for the kind of rugs that suits them most.

Decorative cushions and floor cushions cannot be ignored either. They should be in tune with the colour and fabric of the curtains and rugs. For a finer feel one can go in for silk cushions, but with children around there is more chances of the spills in that case the cotton covers would be the best. One can customize the complete range of soft furnishings by choosing the fabric of their own choice. Be innovative, mix and match plain cushions in different shades to create an interesting style of your own.

Bed linen is something used personally and should be chosen carefully. It must be inviting, cool and comfortable. Bed linen range from bed sheets, pillow cases, bedspreads and comforters to duvet and duvet covers. There is no dearth of choice regarding the style and fabric of bed linen but again one should decide according to one’s personal requirement and life style.

Some key factors that must be kept in mind before getting on the home furnishing spree is that never overlook the architecture of the house. One should be clear about the theme whether one wants a traditional style or wants to have a contemporary feel of the home. The geographical parameters of the place where you are living should be kept in mind as well. The patterns of the fabrics whether small or large should be in accordance with the space they will be used for and last but not the least never go against the colours of the wall!