Today’s Fabrics Set the Tone for the Outdoor Room

Whether their taste is upscale or more laid back, today’s shoppers know that fabrics play a significant role in creating the mood and expanding the functionality of their outdoor room. There is a myriad of color, style and performance choices available. Outdoor fabric allows you to move beyond the four walls of your home and decorate your outdoor living spaces with the same level of sophistication as the indoors.

Bellini_Blog2Today’s outdoor fabrics are awash in color, texture and pattern. Long gone are the days when your only choices were a handful of neutral solids and stripes. Blue in all its many shades, remains a popular color choice outdoors, and perfect to create a relaxing sanctuary to unplug – at least for a while. Brighter tones, whether for cushions or as accents, can evoke more of a party atmosphere, and is the perfect recipe for creating an entertaining space for family and friends. Another strong color choice is gray, which blends particularly well with bright oranges and yellows. Aquas and greens are finding their way onto porches and patios as well, with stunning results. Along with color, beautiful patterns and appealing textures, including jacquards, twills and chenille, now have starring roles in the outdoors as well.

Today’s outdoor fabrics are awash in color, texture and pattern. Long gone are the days when your only choices were a handful of neutral solids and stripes.

Luna_Blog2In recent years, fabric manufacturers have revolutionized the outdoor fabric category with durable textiles that are as weather resistant as they are vivid and tactile. The most popular in this exciting, new generation of materials is solution-dyed acrylic, or SDA, thanks to its high level of durability and low maintenance. SDA yarn is dyed with a liquid acrylic solution before the fibers are woven together, making it fade and water-resistant while still being soft and breathable. Because the color goes all the way through the yarns, SDA is bleach cleanable, allowing you to remove stubborn stains without damaging the fabric. Sunbrella provides the number one solution-dyed acrylic fabric in the country, and offers more than 100 beautifully woven solid and patterned fabrics, allowing you to achieve whatever look you fancy. More info on care and cleaning of Sunbrella fabrics are available at http://www.owlee.com/customer-care/