Silk in interior design: elegance and functionality

With unparalleled lustre and softness, and boasting excellent chemical and physical properties, silk is a resistant, durable and safe material for the interior design sector, too.
More than just an aesthetic choice, silk also offers some practical advantages that make it ideal for a variety of uses in home decoration.

Iconic fashion brands such as Armani and Versace use silk both for their haute couture clothing and in their luxury home collections, displayed and sold in dedicated shops around the world.

Adding silk cushions or accessories is a simple but effective way to dress up a room and add a touch of class. Silk pairs perfectly with other fabrics and materials: placing silk cushions on a leather armchair can really make a difference.

100% silk cushion by Versace Casa – Source:

There are other silk accessories that are also perfect for decorating your home. With naturally lustrous fibres, silk curtains reflect the light, creating a bright, inviting feel. While silk covers and bedspreads not only add a decorative touch to a bed or sofa, they also naturally regulate body temperature.

Chamonix silk runner by Poltrona Frau – Source:

Silk rugs are also a popular choice with interior designers: they infuse a eal sense of pure comfort underfoot and add warmth to any room. Plus, silk is known for its durability, preserving the beauty and integrity of the rug over time.

100% silk HEM rug by Patricia Urquiola for Molteni&C. – Source:

Silk is also an innovative choice for decorating walls: hand-painted silk panels, wall hangings or wallpaper add an artistic touch to any space. Vibrantly absorbing colour, silk creates true works of art, creating a visual focus in the room.
Armani/Casa’s Precious Fibers collection was specially created to dress and clad walls with precious materials such as silk, lurex and velvet.

Silk and lurex warp and weft wall fabric by Armani/Casa – Source:

In addition to being a luxury fabric, silk is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and heat-regulating, offering comfort and wellbeing. With a natural lustre and plenty of practical pluses, silk is a versatile choice for any living space. Adding silk to your interior design is about more than just aesthetics: it is a tangible way of expressing appreciation for the beauty and quality of this material.

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