Spruce up Your Space With Wallpaper and Upholstery
Did you know Speedwell Design Center has an expansive wallpaper and fabric section? We carry numerous choices of materials that will transform your space.
Wallpaper has made a huge comeback in recent years. Gone are the days of drab, tired patterns and colors. Now, there are many options which include paper with texture, sheen, and fresh, bold patterns. Removable (peel off) wallpaper is also available. It is a really great option to liven up rentals, a dorm room, or to embellish a child’s room.
Whether you are reupholstering cushions, making custom drapery, or giving a room a more finished look with custom bedding, we carry an extensive range of materials from the latest trends and outdoor fabrics to contemporary and traditional prints. Some of the most recent trends include using fabrics with grays, bold geometric prints, embroidery, large florals, and textured fabric. When choosing material, consider its placement. For example, if using fabric for upholstery in a child's room, you may need a more durable (washable) material. Cotton and wool blends work well with any decor and bring a clean, crisp feel to a room. Some of the other fabric choices available include solids, velvet, linens, chenille, and sheers. Our selections include fabrics from Maxwell, Coco, Michaels, Kravet, Robert Allen, Duralee, Schumacher, and Beacon Hill.
When choosing wallpaper to give an updated look to a room, you might want to try a feature wall with a statement print, or a timeless folksy print for a child's room. Current trends in wallpaper include grays, metallics, peel-off paper, geometric patterns, and large floral prints. Other paper choices include solids, florals, foil paper, leaf, Asian, and European-influenced prints, stripes, texturized fabric, and various fun patterns. There is a range of classic, contemporary designs, novelty, and children-themed paper from which to choose. The wallpaper designers that we carry include Kenneth James, York, Thibaut, Brewster, Arcadia, Ashford House, and Kismet.
Bring in your ideas and one of our experienced Sales Design Team members will help guide you. Some tips for helping you choose: consider the mood that you want to create in the room (casual, formal, relaxing). With color, decide if you want it to blend in with the décor for a subtle look or if you prefer it to pop with a bolder look.
Have Fun With It!
Whether it’s to liven up a tired chair, add a touch of professionalism to an office, or make some custom accent pillows, come in, sit at our table, have a cup of coffee, and one of our Sales Design Staff will guide you through the wallpaper or fabric selection process.
Get Over Your Fear of Choosing Color
“Painters use red like spice.” — Derek Jarman
Choosing color for your home can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to make the interior design process painful. Here at Speedwell Design Center, we think color is fun! Color is one of the most powerful and effective tools for changing the appearance of a room. It can also help set the mood or create a distinct atmosphere.
Colors such as green and blue, which are next to each other on the color wheel, are more relaxing. Grey has the ability to make other colors appear either warm or cool. It also pairs nicely with pastels or brighter colors such as hot pink. Also, bright and light colors have a tendency to make a room feel larger.
Tip: Start with thinking about the mood you want to create in the room you’re decorating. It is helpful to be familiar with how color can affect our mood and the interior design. - Blue – Evokes calmness, tranquility, spiritual, and meditative feelings. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure. - Green – Mimics nature resulting in a soothing, relaxing effect that reduces anxiety and promotes comfort. - Orange and Red – These are stimulating, confident, and fun colors. Pops of these colors encourage laughter and celebration. They are often used in kitchens as they are thought to increase appetite. - White – Creates a clean, fresh, pure, and airy atmosphere. - Brown – A natural and rustic color that gives a feeling of comfort. - Yellow – This color is seen as cheerful and happy. - Purple – Evokes a serene mood or a sense of mystery. - Gray and Black – Promotes a feeling of elegance.
Tip: Let nature be your guide. Interior design decorators sometimes suggest using your interior space to reflect the outside world as a way to create an oasis. Generally, as with the environment, darks are below our feet (earth), medium tones are as you look straight ahead (trees) and lighter colors upwards (sky)—the ceiling.
Tip: Draw inspiration from famous paintings. Do you have a favorite painting? Borrow the colors from a work of art. In the Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflower painting, he uses browns, golden yellows, hints of dark green, and aquablue. These colors can be used as a source of inspiration.
Everyone perceives color differently. For this reason, it’s important to feel good about your home. Your interior design should reflect your personality and provide you comfort. Our experienced Sales Design Team offers a number of great services to help you conceive your room color by color. We use your personal taste to develop a concept to create a welcoming and fun environment. Hope to see you soon!