Headed to a fabric store in NYC, or in any city for that matter?
Here are 6 things to ask yourself or consider before heading to the store:
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1. Where will the fabric you’re buying be used?
Will the fabric be used indoors? Outdoors? Or both? It matters, so know the answer! And guess what? It’s usually an easy answer to come up with. For example, unless lightning strikes a tree nearby, your living room is probably going to remain inside. =)
2. Will the fabric be exposed to a lot of natural light?
Now, the answer to this seems related to the one above. After all, if it’s outdoors, it must mean there’s a lot of natural sunlight. But what if the fabric is to be used indoors? Does that mean there isn’t a lot of natural sunlight? NO!! Because chances are you don’t live in a cave, and you have windows, which means you might get a lot of natural sunlight inside.
If you don’t have windows, check this post out for ideas that might help brighten up the room.
3. What colors are you interested in for the project you’re about to start?
It doesn’t take long. Think of the colors you love. There are basically an infinite number of fabric possibilities out there, so be creative and have fun!
4. What textures of fabric are you interested in?
Just like fabric colors, the texture options are many. Smooth, brushed, tweed, satin, etc. If you’re unsure, that’s okay too! But if possible, start recognizing fabric textures you like, and ask whoever it belongs to what type of texture it is.
5. What room or area will the fabric be used in?
This seems like a pretty obvious question, but you might be surprised… Fabric is an awesome way to tie rooms together.
6. What else is in the room that you might want to compliment?
“You look great, honey!” Not that kind of compliment, ya goof! Is there a piece of furniture you want to accentuate, Jazz up, completely hide (think slipcovers)?
We hope this post about 6 helpful things to remember when buying fabric was helpful. What are some of your tricks to making fabric buying more efficient and enjoyable? Leave a comment below!
Plus, we have a free download for you!! Here’s your free printable checklist, so you are prepared!! Click here to open the fabric buying checklist.