How to incorporate silk into interiors
Constantly searching for new and interesting ways to breathe life into our interior spaces, the task of staying up to date with design trends is always an exciting one. For creative-minded individuals in particular, tweaking, changing and even completely redesigning our homes can provide a boost of inspiration and creativity that continues to build long after the design is completed.
If you count yourself among the growing community of interior design enthusiasts and are on your way to creating a unique and dynamic interior space in which to live, then we can be of help. With expert insights from the silk specialists at Gingerlily, we’re delving into the increasingly popular area of silk interior design. Suitable for bedrooms, living spaces and creative study rooms, or even all throughout the home, silk interiors are perfect for those who enjoy a level of luxury which can’t be achieved with other fabrics.
Join us as we share what makes this miraculous material so perfect for inclusion in interior design, and provide some useful tips on how you can get the most out of your own silk decor when devising your own personalised design plans.
Richly-coloured silk interiors
When it comes to creating a brand new interior design scheme, one of the first things to consider is colour. Many people opt to include on-trend colour schemes in their homes, while others rely on neutrals which can be enhanced with pops of colour included across the space. Whichever method you choose, however, the most important element of a colour scheme is that the colours are of the highest quality.
All too often, the overall effect of colour schemes, even well-chosen ones, is diminished over time. Whether the originally bold colours on a poorly-crafted piece of furniture become increasingly lacklustre, or the vivid tones of soft furnishings begin to fade after being cleaned, these elements can pull apart any well put together colour scheme.
This concern is significantly lessened when it comes to silk decor and upholstery as the material is known for its ability to take dyes well. This, coupled with the smooth, reflective surface of silk which prevents colour-ruining impurities such as ‘bobbled’ or ‘pilled’ fabric, ensures a stunning and long-lasting colour. Provided you care for any silk used in your interiors by avoiding spillages and keeping it out of direct sunlight, this beautiful colour can last for years, the fabric retaining its bold colour, intricate design and delicate sheen.
Look of luxury
The home should be a place of self-indulgence. A space dedicated to winding down, relaxing and spending time on yourself. Even in a busy household overrun with children, regular visitors and everyone in-between, achieving a look and feel you’re comfortable in should remain a priority. This is especially true in the bedroom, the one space in the home entirely dedicated to the self, and creating that luxurious, self-indulgent aura is best achieved with an equally indulgent fabric.
Historically one of the most sought-after and expensive fabrics available, silk has long-since earned its reputation for luxury. Even now, silk accents in a home instantly bring an air of elegance to an interior, whether that be through the addition of a delicately draped silk throw or a room-defining silk rug. However you choose to bring silk into your home, that undeniable feeling of luxury is sure to follow.
Luxury complements luxury
While the classic interior design rule of too much of any one thing can be overwhelming remains true, when it comes to adding luxury to a space, there are plenty of ways to avoid going overboard. The most effective way of achieving this is by pairing one type of luxury with another, and silk effortlessly complements a wide range of stunning signature pieces in any space, in particular, bespoke furniture.
Perfect for pairing with eye-catching, high-quality pieces, silk decorative accents can bring out the best of statement furniture, without stealing the focus of attention. Pieces with dramatic patterns and bold colour schemes work especially well when paired with muted silk decor, the smooth texture and light sheen of the fabric easily offsetting and complementing craftsmanship and quality.
Whether you choose to layer on the luxury through the addition of silk decor to an already elegant piece of furniture, or instead search for a truly space-defining silk upholstered cabinet or decorative item such as a occasional table silk interior design in this form is an excellent way to upgrade your home.
Experiment with the uses of silk in interior design
As with every interior design practice, working with silk decor is an experimental process that naturally differs from person to person. Heavily influenced by personal preferences, experiences and current inspirations, silk interior design never looks the same in one home as it does in another.
Start your own silk experimentations and create a space that represents you by taking some inspiration from the silk specialists at Gingerlily and from our collection of decorative pieces. Experts in designing, crafting and styling stunning silk pieces that can transform any space, Gingerlily’s collection of silk bedding sets, throw blankets and silk scatter cushions pair beautifully with our own bespoke furniture pieces.
Discover their wide range of silk bedding and decor online at Gingerlily.co.uk.
Contact us to discuss any custom furniture or pattern requirements.