Weaving Wellness

The Simple Elements At The Center Of Your Healing Home Design Vibe

Let’s set the scene in terms of the key players in your healthful home design scheme. They won’t be unfamiliar to you: texture, tone, and light. 


We’ll look at fabrics specifically in a moment, but first, let’s talk about textures in general. Feeling at ease and uplifted needs something firm to root in, however figuratively. So homes embracing the wellness power of design are using grounding textures like natural elements, wood, stone, natural fibers, and more. The idea is to emphasize textures that feel solid and soulful.


Here we’re talking about colors. And colors can vary from room to room in a healing home. The key is choosing them consciously and with intentionality. Yes, generally you’ll see a lot of earthy and warm tones. But in any given room just consider what the best experience of that space might be, eg., sleeping, exercising, socializing, etc. Let colors that foster that feeling for you be your guide.


One through-line we found in exploring healing design was light. It may be a living room you’d like to feel open and as if the space can breathe, flooded with natural light. In other spaces, it may be about warm, adjustable lighting that fosters coziness, rest, or intimate connection. And, like color, it’s the intentional use of light that’s the thing. Healing design builds your space — and its lighting — around your life, not the other way around.


We’ll round out our key elements with a fourth we didn’t mention up front: wellness decor leans heavily on harmony. Harsh and jarring are not for us today. Spaces that feel balanced and yet lived-in are what’s for us. So it’s like pulling together a recipe seasoned to taste — your taste. Using the textures, tones, and light to whatever proportion hits the most harmoniously healthy flavor for you and your life. Calming? Enlivening? Creative? What’s your flavor?

Health, Wellness, And The Fabrics For More Of Both In Your Home

Now a spin through our neck of the woods. Because upholstery fabrics can play a huge, yet delightfully simple, role in supporting the wellness you weave into your home’s style. So let’s break it down into five ways they do just that. Homes designed with wellness in mind have fabrics that are…

1. Powered By Color

When choosing furniture upholstery fabrics for your healing home vibe, focus on feeling. (Noticing a theme?) In a bedroom, for instance, think of calming, soothing, softening tones. Better yet, feel what you find to be calming, soothing, or softening tones. Designers tend to look to blues, greens, and neutral tones — like chambray blue, patina green, and latte brown. Colors are rich with the capacity to shift a space.

2. Rich With Texture

And speaking of rich, textures for spaces in your home that you want to feel welcoming and restorative call for textures that evoke that feeling. Like a primary bedroom headboard in ocean teal velvet with a bedroom slipper chair or chaise in textured abstract bisque tone fabric, an office sofa in ruby red jacquard, or a family room sectional oxford gray tweed. Using textures to ground, center, and call one to a different, deeper kind of breath.

3. Offering A Breath

And speaking of breathing, we spoke earlier of the healing power of opening spaces up and letting them breathe. One way to achieve — or just accentuate — that effect is with fabrics that breathe. Here we’re speaking of light, or sheer (or even silk) fabrics for things like curtains. Perhaps cloud white or warm ivory beige, both lightly patterned. There’s a certain comfort in the airy coziness of otherwise translucent materials offering privacy without blocking the light.

4. Curvy With Comfort

And speaking of comfort, time for a comforting curveball. There’s been a trend in recent years toward curvier furniture. It’s a softening of the lines visually and literally, creating pieces not simply comforting to use but that also gently encourage connection and conversation, subtly softening even the barriers of angles. Made all the more so with comforting fabrics like boucle, jacquard, and chenille.

5. Here To Perform

And speaking of performance… okay so we weren’t really, but as we so often share here, the time has long since passed what you need to choose between elegance and performance, snuggly or durable. Fabrics are built to last and to support another layer of your mental health: your budget. Who doesn’t love that kind of wellness assist?

One Last Simple Tip To Make Your Home More Healthy And More You

As we wrap up our foray into the healing power of our homes for now (because we’ll definitely be returning to this delicious topic), there’s one crucial bit that finds its way onto nearly any list of tips and tricks for using interior design to cultivate a home that heals. And it’s simple. No, really. It’s to keep things simple. 

Declutter. Not with an eye towards the spartan or stark. More Marie Kondo, what brings you joy? What no longer serves you? Free yourself to free yourself from those things. There’s a healing to be found in the process. And there’s a healing to be enjoyed over and again in coming home to such a space. Simply paring down to what serves, delights, inspires, and comforts you, results in a space that feels more like you. More like home. What could be healthier than feeling at home in your home?

So give that a try. And then lean on the tips we’ve talked about today — in baby steps or giant leaps. There’s healing power in texture, tone, light, and harmony. And we joyfully offer all of the above here at the largest furniture upholstery fabric store online. As well as a helping hand for your healthy home design journey. Give us a call today.

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