How to make your fabric choice

Research & Inspiration & Mood Bag

Flick through magazines & copy the picture that reflects what you are after achieving.
Access up to date magazines free at your local library.
Magazine Apps like Mansion Homes, Home Interior Design Ideas, have pictures to browse. Houzz is another fabulous app to find inspiration.
Restaurants, hotels, coffee shops can offer colour themes or styles
Create a mood board that can be carried around in your bag. Ziploc bags are perfect in size for decorative buttons, braid, sample fabric squares, paint colour swatches

Try before you buy

Pop in to our showroom to borrow our fabric swatches for a day or two. It is so important to check how the light in your home changes the fabric effects at different times of the day & evening.
Ask Padgham staff to order manufacturers swatches free of charge so you can feel the fabric, compare the colour & pattern against your curtains, cushions, rugs & how it blends or stands out within your room setting.

Overall cost & Practicality

Have a small hand held notepad to write down absolutely everything you may possibly need to remember
Measurements of furniture & how much fabric is required for your project
Names of fabric choices, time length for ordering & cost per metre,
Number of Martindale rubs for durability, clean-ability, practicality
Know your budget & try your best to stick to it!