The best fabrics of 2021 with the power to transform your home

Whether you want to reupholster tired furniture or update a room with new curtains, these are the textiles to try now…

coconino fabric larsen

Textiles are clothing for your home: an easy to update representation of your personal style. And we all get tired of our wardrobe from time to time. If your home needs a refresh, you need look no further than these hand-picked on-trend fabrics.

Contemporary velvets, linens, sheers and more… they all have the power to add punch to your interior – whether you’re upholstering a whole sofa, investing in curtains, or simply adding a cushion.

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1 ‘Luna’ fabric, Jane Churchill
luna fabric by jane churchill
Jane Churchill

Beautiful hand-blocked prints and embroideries make up the ‘Kingswood’ collection from Jane Churchill, with this striking modern geometric in bold colours creating an invigorating, almost 3D effect. The aqua blue diamonds of ‘Luna’ are surrounded by a concentric fretwork that alternates simple outlines with vibrant accents, making it a cheerful choice for summer. £65 per m,

2 ‘Nakino’ linen, Romo
nakino linen romo
Damian Russell

Multicoloured embroidery in an artistic 1970s-style ikat design gives this soft linen fabric an energetic and modern look. A perfect abstract splash of complementary hues for curtains or accessories, it is available in three colourways – ‘Sorbet’ (pictured), ‘Moroccan Blue’ and ‘Lagoon’. £115 per m,

3 ‘Amphora’ fabric, Osborne & Little
amphora linen osborne and little
Osborne & Little

Classical yet cooly contemporary, this charming appliqué embroidered design of coloured vessels filled with fronds would work well as a wallhanging – giving the artistry of it a chance to truly shine. It is also suitable to be used as a curtain or to create small accessories if a more functional use is preferred. £165 per m,

4 ‘Leyla Velours’ fabric, Manuel Canovas
leyla velours fabric by manuel canovas
Manuel Canovas

Inspired by boukhara, a traditional style of miniature paintings native to Uzbekistan, this heavily detailed, hand-drawn design has been realised in sumptuous velvet. Suitable for curtains or upholstery, its vibrant use of colour makes it a decorative choice with a contemporary edge. £135 per m,

5 ‘Charm’ velvet, Kirkby Design
charm velvet kirkby design
Peer Lindgreen

This plush decorative velvet is covered with a sprinkling of small, lustrous daisies which are painstakingly created on the loom. A modern take on a very classic, decorative motif it is whimsical in an understated way. Its colour options – which include ‘Bluegrass’, ‘Flax’, ‘Harvest Gold’, ‘Olive’ (pictured) and ‘Vintage Rose’ – are just subdued enough to keep the fabric incredibly useable. £140 per m,

6 ‘Sisu’ fabric, Kvadrat
sisu fabric by kvadrat

Based on an original design by iconic Danish designer Nanna Ditzel in the 1960s, this vibrant check has been reimagined by artist Danh Vo who found it in the brand’s extensive archives and fell in love with its vibrancy. In 16 colours, its durable wool composition makes it suitable for almost all interior uses. £205 per m,

7 ‘Timbuktu’ fabric, Soane
timbuktu fabric by soane

This collaboration between lawyer-turned-fashion designer Duro Olowu and the British textile brand has been an incredibly successful one. ‘Timbuktu’, a woven design taking its inspiration from an architectural technique called toron, used on the facades of mosques in Mali, is just one of the fabrics to have earned the range an ELLE Decoration British Design Award. From £150 per m,

8 ‘Matupi’ satin, Harlequin
matupi satin by harlequin

The perfect combination of monochrome and natural motifs, this bold cotton satin is named after Asia’s tropical grasslands. Its layered look will bring an exotic feel to any room and is a more lightweight, sleek option for curtains and accessories, such as cushions. £59 per m,

9 ‘Altronde’ fabric, Dedar
altronde fabric by dedar
Giuseppe Dinnella

Mayumi Otero and Raphael Urwiller, the two halves of artistic duo Icinori, created this intricate architectural dreamscape of houses, courtyards and cobbled lanes for Milanese brand Dedar. Painstakingly screen-printed by artisans, the linen is intended for use as a wallcovering and is available in four evocative shades: ‘Bianco’, ‘Ebano’, ‘Blue Notte’ and ‘Terracotta’ (pictured). £316.50 per m,

10 ‘Coconino’ fabric, Larsen
coconino fabric larsen

In this ‘Saffron’ shade, Larsen’s geometric jacquard weave is an easy way to add a dash of sunshine to more neutral rooms. The heavier weight of the cotton-blend makes it an ideal choice for curtains or upholstery. For staunch minimalist’s, the graphic pattern is also available in white. £75 per m,

11 ‘Petworth’ fabric, Zinc Textile
petworth weave by zinc textile
Zinc Textile

Interior design studio MHD’s first fabric collection is a favourite and includes this stunning oversized flame stitch weave. A chunky textile with an almost tapestry-like feel, it is suitable for both upholstery and accessories that require a more hardwearing approach. £180 per m,

12 ‘Madhya’ fabric, Designers Guild
madhya fabric designers guild
Designers Guild

No-one does contemporary botanicals better than Designers Guild and this profusion of verdant leaves and blooms doesn’t break with that tradition. The digitally printed cotton-rich velvet is suitable for curtains, upholstery and accessories, offering an easy way to bring add some all-round greenery to any interior. £140 per m,

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