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FABRIC STYLES

The importance of interior soft decoration lies in the fact that it endows a space with certain qualities and tastes. If we take hard decorations as skeletons of our body, then soft decorations are the clothes we wear. As the charm of a person is shown through the clothes he or she wears, a space stands out with soft decorations revealing its taste. Soft decorations “dress” interior spaces with different effects, modest, luxurious, or noble. All styles could be realised by soft decorations.

FABRIC STYLES Edited by Darren Du Translated by Katy Lee

Edited by Darren Du Translated by Katy Lee DESIGN MEDIA PUBLISHING LIMITED

DESIGN MEDIA PUBLISHING LIMITED

FABRIC STYLES Edited by Darren Du Translated by Katy Lee

DESIGN MEDIA PUBLISHING LIMITED

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Contents Soft Decoration: A New Direction of Interior Design A space is not only a place where we live, but also a harbour for our souls. A bit of wisdom is indispensable to interior design in that a good design could vitalise life by integrating itself into it. It even goes beyond that to approach our souls and become an integral part of our spiritual pursuit. Interior soft decoration is an important way to show wisdom in interior design. Fabrics are not only adopted for the elegance of an interior space; more importantly, they are to reveal details in our life, that would enhance the quality of the space, characterise it and create certain taste for it. The importance of interior soft decoration lies in the fact that it endows a space with certain qualities and tastes. If we take hard decorations as skeletons of our body, then soft decorations are the clothes we wear. As the charm of a person is shown through the clothes he or she wears, a space stands out with soft decorations revealing its taste. Soft decorations “dress” interior spaces with different effects, modest, luxurious, or noble. All styles could be realised by soft decorations. Furthermore, soft decoration plays a key role in an interior space by making it sense emotional with a particular spirit. With soft decorations, a cold space becomes warm. No matter for residences, hotels, or other public spaces, interior design should emphasise the creation of particular atmospheres, which would pull inhabitants or customers closer to the spaces. We ind soft decorations quite helpful in achieving this goal. Soft decorations make spaces organic and live, instead of cold and dead. A live space is to communicate with people in it, not to enclose them only. The application of soft decorations can be various, with which, you can make a space light and soft, or colourful and fervent. Different people like different atmospheres; thus they require different ways of applying soft decorations. Besides, what is important is that soft decorations are quite lexible. You can change them at will.

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Textile Window curtains Curtains Carpets Cushions Tablecloths

134 Furniture Fabrics 136 Sofas 190 Beds

238 Index

Interior soft decorations include window curtains, curtains, carpets, tablecloths, cushions, as well as beds and sofas.Textile is the most commonly used soft decoration. From a visual or tactile perception, textiles make us feel soft and warm. Particularly in the modern context where hard and cold reinforced concrete dominates our spaces, appropriate adoption of textiles could soften the hardness and warm the coldness. In interior spaces, the amount of textile used has become an important aspect to measure the quality of interior soft decoration. Furniture is also important in interior spaces, which has gone beyond its basic functions; more importantly, it is a kind of decoration itself. Nowadays people are becoming increasingly aware of the decorative effect of furniture. Especially sofas and beds, as the main components in interior spaces, have become an integral part of soft decoration. This book covers two categories: Textile and Furniture Fabrics. The latest decoration design concepts are included here with abundant exquisite pictures. The book introduces to its readers the designs of soft decorations and their inluence in interior design.

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Textile As concepts like “decoration” and “cloth art” appear, interior textile decoration is becoming a materialised culture. “Textile conquers space” has become a convincing principle in interior soft decoration. Textile has some distinctive charm. On the one hand, it shows the softness of a space; on the other hand, it expresses our emotions. Textile in an interior space has become the emotional link between people and the spaces in modern architecture. Textile helps create certain atmospheres for spaces. Textile in different forms, colours, and produced with different crafts would bring to a space different visual experiences and atmospheres. Textile exists in interior spaces in various forms, including window curtains, curtains, carpets, tablecloths, etc. Pieces of textile could be hung or spread, adopted for a large area or just for a corner of a table. Whatever way, if used properly, a piece of textile could positively influence our visual and psychological perception. Furthermore, textile in the interior would even be our way of life, or something special for sentiment. The creation of space atmosphere, and the psychological impact it brings depend on the choices of the textile in terms of colour, craft, pattern, etc. Colour is the most direct way to influence our perception. According to one’s habits, we could choose different colour palettes, with different colours consistent with each other or in sharp contrast. Different styles suit different ways of thinking and living. In interior soft decoration design, the use of textile could create a uniied, harmonious visual experience. For example, if you tend to highlight the sense of luxury in a space, you could have exquisitely-designed patterns on the textile. Pattern is also a key element in interior textile decoration. Various patterns combined with different ways of decoration would create the space atmosphere we desire.

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Window Curtains Window curtains are most frequently used for interior decoration. In interior spaces, window curtains not only function as sun-shading, dustproof, sound-proof tools, etc., they also serve as a kind of decoration. To some extent, window curtains decide the “expression” of a room, and relect the owner's life style and taste. The decorative function of window curtains is realised through the choice of colours, patterns, texture, and decorative styles. Colour is the most direct way to create certain effects. Different colours have different connotations with them, and thus would have different impacts on people. Pattern is an effective way of connecting window curtains to our minds. Simple or exquisite, different patterns suit different needs of mind. The choice of texture of window curtains could also inluence our perception. Gauze curtains would feel soft, while heavy cloth curtains would feel warm and digniied.

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Minimalist window curtains could add a modern sense to a space. Here, without any traditional decoration element, the colour and the fabric of the window curtain are highlighted. The space is illed with an apparent sense of simplicity and purity. In this interior design, the colour palette is harmonious and coherent, with the colour of the window curtain in accordance with that of the furniture and the fabric. The ambience of the space is hence created.

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The colour palette of a window curtain plays an important role in the creation of the ambience of a space. Usually in interior decoration design, the colour of the window curtain should go with the colour palette of the space, in order not to cause any “jump” in the tone. Consistent in the colour palette, the window curtain would naturally become an integral part in the interior design.

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In interiors of European classical style, colour palette is often highlighted in order to create the sense of luxury in a space. Pattern and other additional ways of decoration are also important. Here, rich and bright colours are adopted to bring a strong visual effect and delicate patterns and tassels are also extensively used.

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In practice, when designing a window curtain, the size and the type of the window (whether it is a French window) should be taken into consideration. Large loor-to-ceiling windows would match heavy and giant curtains. When window curtains are withdrawn, spaces would become bright and open; when they are closed, the interior spaces would be isolated from the outside, offering a sense of privacy.

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In order to achieve an elegant ambience in the space, the window curtains in this project are particularly designed with hollowed-out patterns, making the curtains more delicate and offering the space more permeability. A flimsy sheer curtain is adopted here, bringing out a sense of obscurity and elegance. Here, baby blue, as the primary tone, brings a cool feeling in a hot summer.

Here is the design for the window curtain in a children’s room. To match the nature and age of children, the colour palette of the soft decoration is not very intense. The same textured cloth is adopted for the window curtain and the bedspread. They echo each other and jointly create the clean and simple style of the space.

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Pattern is an important element in curtain design. With patterns, window curtains would be more decorative. In this project, to match the elegance of the space, the window curtain is designed to be off-white, and the circle patterns are adopted. With such soft decorations, the entire space feels pure and elegant, and an ambience is thus created.

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The creation of an atmosphere is the aim of the design of decorative curtains. In this project, for the design of the window curtain, a sheer curtain is adopted as the main part of soft decoration, adding certain mystery to the space, unconsciously endowing the room with ininite diversity and style.

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For the decoration design in this project, the colour palette of the window curtain is orange, with black and brown framing blocks going well with it. In addition, the window curtain is not traditionally withdrawn from the middle but from one side. When it is slightly pulled open, warm sunshine would cast soft light into the room, producing a leisurely air, just suitable for those who have been busy all day long. It would be pleasant to sit in such a room to enjoy the warm afternoon sunshine.

For some window curtain designs, maybe the feature of the curtain is not distinct, or even the colour palette is quite simple, as shown in the picture. In such an interior space, the window curtain is just like a listener, keeping a low proile. Maybe you have never noticed its presence, but it is always there, silently helping you relax both your body and mind.

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Curtains Curtains are a kind of very practical textile in interior decoration. They divide big spaces into pleasant small ones; they demarcate as well as highlight certain sub-spaces. Apart from dividing spaces, curtains could enhance the privacy of a space. Therefore, in a space enclosed by curtains, people would feel closer and safer. Consequently, it would be easier to establish certain atmosphere and sentiment for the space. As soft decoration is attracting more and more attention, the decorative function of curtains is increasingly highlighted. On the one hand, curtains with their own textures, patterns and colours, as carefully designed, could be visually pleasant themselves; in this sense, they are pieces of decoration naturally hanging there. On the other hand, curtains are decorative for their function of “covering”, for the elegance of a space. Curtains could be used to cover some unsatisfactory corners or to conceal something not very pleasing for the eye. That’s a more important aspect for the decorative function of curtains. Usually there are two kinds of curtains in the interior. One is the curtain hung around a bed, which is separated from the rest of the space when the curtain is closed; inside there would be a closed, private space. When the curtain is pulled, it becomes a kind of decoration for the bed, revealing a sense of intimacy and romance. The other is used as soft partition to demarcate certain spaces. A comparatively big space could be divided into two or more parts. In this way, we could make use of space more effectively without breaking the elegance of it.

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To create a soft and comfortable space with curtains, a bedroom would be the best setting. With curtains placed at bedside, you would feel not only visually warm, but more importantly, a sense of safety. It would be more appealing when there are your favourite patterns on the curtains.

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When the curtain is restricted around the headboard, it is more purely decorative, rather than of a practical sheltering function. As shown in the picture, the curtain is designed to be warm and elegant, being an integral part of the interior soft decoration of the room.

The decorative function of curtains in interior spaces is self-evident, while its practical function should not yet be neglected. Shown in the picture is an open space, in which the curtain is designed to separate the bed from other furnishings in the room. It is not a traditional bedroom; when the curtain is closed, an independent, private sleeping area is created.

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Curtains are not necessarily restricted at bedside; rather, they could appear in any place as you like. As shown in the picture, the curtain is used between the bed area and another functional area. It acts, to some extent, as a door, but apparently with a more decorative effect.

The curtain here looks like a window curtain, but actually, hiding behind is not a window but a Chinese-style carved wooden partition. The illusion to be conceived as a window curtain is just to surprise you.

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In this project, the role of the bed is highlighted with the curtains around. Meanwhile, the curtains are helpful in creating a sense of luxury in the space, endowing it with the European classical style of decoration, offering noble and elegant visual experiences.

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With the curtains around the bed, it becomes an integral but independent part of the room. When the curtains are withdrawn, the bed acts as a furnishing element for the room; when they are closed, it becomes an independent private space.

In terms of interior decoration style, what if the classical encounters the modern? What kind of visual effects would they produce? You would ind the answers in this project with curtains.

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Nowadays as we begin to pursue a simple life, modern style interior designs are more and more preferred. In interior decoration, we would expect the comfort achieved with simple forms. The curtain in the space, as shown in the picture, well exempliies this idea. Such a simple form of decoration successfully offers the space the theme of romance.

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Curtains could be adopted purely as internal partitions. Compared with other types of partitions, curtains are more effective in creating a soft and comfortable space. Particularly, as shown here, the spaces with translucent sheer curtains appear lovely, charming and enchanting.

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Carpets Carpets in interior spaces could offer a bit of warmth, especially when you are tired, and could give the simple loor under your feet a surprise. As people become more and more interested in the personalisation of life styles, carpets, as an integral part of fashion furnishings, are becoming a key element in interior textile decoration. Carpets in the interior are both functional and decorative. The functionality of carpets refers to the comfort it brings to a room. Compared with cold tiles, soft and textured carpets could offer a warm experience. With the improvement of our living conditions, such basic function of carpets is gradually fading, while the decorative function is more and more highlighted. In interior decoration design, a piece of carpet would be decorative in two aspects: pattern and colour. Pattern is the language of carpets in the interior in that it is through patterns that the carpet communicates with and integrates into the interior, for the creation of a certain atmosphere in the space. On the carpet, there could be complicated contents of drawing, or, there could be simple igures only. In either way, a certain atmosphere in the space would be created. Likewise, the choice of colour could enhance the decorative function of carpets. Simple, elegant, or fervent, different colours would bring us different visual and psychological experiences. This is especially true with a coloured loor; it would make the space feel more decorated. Besides, different textures would achieve different effects. Velvet, silk, linen, cotton, wool, etc., different textures not only differ in visual effects, but also help create different atmospheres.

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Carpets would not only impress people as being warm and soft, but also, with decoration elements such as colour and pattern, create visual and psychological effects. Therefore, carpets are indispensible in interior soft decoration.

In this project, the carpet spreads on such a large area and thus plays the leading role in the soft decoration. In terms of colour, the carpet goes well with the colour palette of the space. Brown is used to produce a soothing and calm atmosphere.

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Public spaces are comparatively more open and spacious. Carpets in large areas would help create the magniicence and nobleness of the space. A wide carpet would be more decorative and impressive when there are giant patterns and rich colours on it.

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In the picture above, the pattern on the carpet well corresponds the furnishings in the space. Here the pattern is not merely a decoration element; it becomes the focal point of the space.

In this interior decoration, the colour palette of the carpet is more highlighted than its pattern. Rich colours are adopted in the room, in which you would unconsciously be enchanted by the irresistible appeal.

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Colour is an eternal theme in interior design. In this project, blue and orange are combined for the colour palette of the carpet, to match the stripes on the sofa. The cool style would visually leave an impression of transparency, subtly affecting your mood.

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In this project, the pattern design of the carpet corresponds with that of the ceiling, making the ceiling and the loor in concert with each other. In this way, one feels the space as a whole with an intense visual impact.

This is the design of a carpet in a bedroom. Light tones are adopted, without producing too strong a visual impact. The space feels warm and fragrant, just it for bedrooms.

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Here is a public corridor where the carpet is adopted as an element of soft decoration. A dark and delicate pattern is used to create the solemnness of the space. One would naturally feel serious when stepping into such a space.

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In this project, the carpet is not designed with traditional patterns; rather, colourful stripes are adopted innovatively, enhancing the clarity and coolness of the space. Such a design is sure to bring pleasant visual and psychological experiences to visitors.

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In this space, brown is the colour palette of the carpet with delicate patterns. Such a combination successfully creates a sense of luxury in the space. The classical European lifestyle is further enhanced with other luxurious furnishings in the room.

In this interior design, bright red is adopted for the carpet. With the orange sofas and the red wall picture, the space is illed of a fervent atmosphere. One would easily be captured by the vigour and vitality prevailing in the space.

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Plain colours could produce a kind of “calm romance”. For carpets, plain colours tend to create peaceful spaces where people could take a good rest, away from their busy life.

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Cushions Cushions are a kind of decorative textile that has been conceived comparatively more practical. In interior spaces, cushions appropriately designed could serve their basic functions; more importantly, they could be perceived as strongly decorative and thus reveal the owner's taste and help create an intimate and elegant atmosphere. Cushions are practical because they are very useful on sofas and beds to make us feel soft and comfortable. With cushions, we sit or lie more comfortably to ease fatigue effectively. Besides, it is easy to use cushions in various places due to their lexibility. Compared with practicality, the decorative function of cushions is getting more and more important for us. Cushions are decorative also for the two aspects mentioned above: pattern and colour. Different types of patterns on cushions would offer different visual effects. For example, cushions with dark patterns would give a noble sense, which is suitable for luxurious interiors. Cushions with brightly-coloured patterns would be appropriate for spaces with a modern style. Warm-colour patterns suit elderly people, while cold-colour patterns are preferred by the young and cartoon patterns by children. The use of colours on cushions could accommodate different atmospheres. For example, when the colour palette in a space seems monotonous, we could use bright-colour cushions to liven it up. On the contrary, when there are already diverse colours in a space, light-colour cushions are preferred to temper the colour palette in order to reach a balance.

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The design for this space is quite simple and clear. The white sofas, the aqua window curtain and the cushions, and the coffee table and the wooden wall picture with a kind of antique beauty perfectly illustrate the combination of traditional and modern styles. In particular, the cushions add some softness to the room, being the key element in this space.

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In this project, black is the original colour palette of the space. A vase with green plants is placed, together with two green cushions, to add some green colour to the dark and somewhat depressing space. More importantly, it injects the room with a bit of vitality.

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For the design of this bedroom, light cream colour is the highlight. With the faint yellow light, the space feels casual and warm. The design of the colour of the cushions goes unnoticed, matching the style of the entire space – warmth and romance.

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In spaces where colour is the primary decoration element, the colour of cushions, as well as their patterns, should also be a focus. In this way, the entire space would be in a consistent style.

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White colour palette prevails in this space with furnishings, bringing a soft and pure visual effect. However, the cushions and the partitions are in bright colours, in sharp contrast, offering an intense visual stimulus.

On the wall, baby blue is adopted as the colour palette for the entire room with an elegant atmosphere. The furnishings in the room are almost all in the similar colour. Particularly the cushions in baby blue, with lovely patterns, become the focal point in the room.

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For numerous interior decoration designs, cushions are the focal points, as a lexible element in interior spaces.

Simplicity expresses a mood of calmness. When you are sitting on a sofa beside your bed enjoying the afternoon warm sunshine, or lying on the bed just feeling the pleasure in a simple life, cushions would be an extra effective soothing element.

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Tablecloths Tablecloths are usually used on tables for cleanness and elegance of the space. In the interior, a tablecloth is both practical and decorative. Its practicality lies in its basic and natural function – to keep a table clean and tidy. Meanwhile, its mild texture would make us feel soft and warm. In restaurants, particularly, tablecloths are indispensible. They would soften the atmosphere of the space, and reduce the possibility of abrasion between the dinnerware and the table. In living spaces, tablecloths are more decorative than practical. Thus in interior design, designers are attaching more importance to the adoption of tablecloth. Tablecloths, with different colours and produced through different crafts, could help create different visual effects and living atmospheres.

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On the wooden dinning table, the tablecloth is more decorative than functional. The tablecloth looks like bamboo chips linked together as in ancient China, thus bringing a sense of antiquity.

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In this interior design with a typical European style, the white tablecloth is most eye-catching in the dark room where brown is the colour palette. The bright colour becomes the focal point.

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In most restaurants, tablecloths are more functional than decorative. However, they also act as a visual softening element for a space, adding a bit of warmth and peace to a noisy environment.

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In this interior design, the colour of the tablecloth goes with that of the entire space. Beige is adopted so as to make guests feel warm psychologically.

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With the faint yellow of the sunset, the space feels romantic, while the clean and tidy white tablecloths further add a bit of softness.

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Furniture Fabrics Furniture is a main part of interior decoration. Apart from basic functions, furniture serves with important decorative functions as well, creating certain relationship between human and space. When choosing furniture for a space, in addition to caring about its practicality, more importantly, you should take into account the overall atmosphere of the given space and accordingly choose appropriate furniture, bearing in mind the style, form and colour you desire for the ultimate best decorative effect. Furniture could express our attitudes towards life. In this sense, it is a symbol of life in interior spaces. A piece of furniture itself doesn’t possess any sentiment. However, when used in a space and linked to human being, it becomes a tool of expressing sentiments. In an interior space, furniture should be designed not only to meet our basic needs in daily life, but more importantly to embody the overall ambiences, and even to reveal the owner’s taste, interests, education background, and even his profession. Two factors should be considered for furniture design. Firstly, the overall atmosphere and layout of the space. Spaces with different conditions would require different choices of furniture. Secondly, the creation of decorative effects of furniture. Proper furniture decorations could form a strong sense of spatial rhythm. The special language of decoration could express certain tastes and sentiments. Furniture is decorative in interior spaces in two aspects: colour and texture. Furniture in different colours brings different visual and psychological experiences. For instance, tint-colour furniture would feel light and soft, natural colours intimate and elegant, and cold colours fashionable and modern. We should choose the colours of furniture according to the colour palette of a given space. The colours should be consistent and harmonious. The texture of furniture is another key factor that affects its decorative effect. Wooden, metallic, glass, textile, etc., different kinds of texture would bring out different styles and ambiences for spaces. Of course, you could choose according to your personal preferences. Among all kinds of furniture that serve their decorative functions in interior spaces, sofas and beds are the most representative. Sofas and beds are the dominating part of furniture in terms of decoration. They are the main bodies in interior spaces. Any interior decoration design starts with the design of sofas and beds.

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Sofas Sofas are the most important and most frequently-seen pieces of furniture in interior spaces. Beds are usually conined to bedrooms, while sofas can be placed in any space except toilets. Sofas could be the main part of furniture in sitting rooms, and could also be in bedrooms as something complementary. Sofas appear in homes as well as in ofices. In fact, in any place where human being would have any kind of activity, there could be sofas. Among all kinds of furniture, sofa is the one that provides us with a comfortable rest and the one we touch most. The practicality and decorative effect of sofas can be combined perfectly. As the tempo of life becomes more and more fast, we are facing increasing pressures from all aspects. Consequently, what we ask from sofas is not only the comfort they bring, but more importantly their decorative effects, which are created in terms of two aspects: texture and colour. Sofas with different kinds of texture could effectively create different decorative effects. Fabric sofas, leather sofas, etc. would bring different visual and tactile experience. As for colour, we define it as an important aesthetic element. Colours could reveal senses of weight, time, density, etc., thus creating different effects.

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Sofas in peculiar configurations can be quite stunning. With unique colours, they would be more eye-catching.

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Here is a silent marine world. Various images of conch are adopted on the single-seat sofas, and elegant stripes on the settee. You would feel a bit of softness in such a serene space.

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Here is a small space with a window. As you could feel, the space is deliberately designed to be elegant. Grey is adopted to express the mood of reminiscence, while the sofas keep a low proile, as if softly telling visitors the traces of the past.

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The sofas in the picture above, with simple shapes, a simple colour, and a simple material, seem too ordinary. However, that’s just life, isn’t it? The ordinary sofas correspond with the nature of our ordinary life. There’s something more – the colourful cushions – to modify the mood. The wisdom revealed here is that an ordinary life can become interesting with some proper modiiers.

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Wood is the primary material in this project. The sofas are no exception, on which the pink colour palette is adopted with delicate patterns. Such a design of the sofas highlights the warm and intimate atmosphere.

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The sense of luxury is the most important in the decoration design of this project, most apparently revealed from the sofas. The faint colour, combined with the old-fashioned pattern, brings out a cultural and historical air, reminiscent of the middle ages.

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Sofas in bedrooms could help create cozy spaces, relaxing for both body and mind. Designers usually attach more importance to their decorative effects. As shown in the picture, the images of red lower on the sofa, as a decoration element, contribute to a fervent atmosphere of the space.

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Bedrooms can be in cold tones. In the picture, the blue sofa dominates the decoration of the space, effectively creating a calm, cool atmosphere.

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Soft decoration is a highlight in this interior space. The colour palette and the patterns are purposefully adopted. The light blue is used to emphasise the purity of the atmosphere. Meanwhile, a comfortable sofa is placed at the end of the bed, which is thus no longer the sole leading piece of furniture in the bedroom. Besides, more opportunities are offered for entertainments.

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Usually sofas in bedrooms would be placed with their backs facing the beds, in order to create two independent areas. However, have you ever thought of the opposite way? What if we place a sofa facing the bed? In the picture below you would ind the answer.

Here is the decoration design for a children’s bedroom. The pink small sofas are just suitable for the nature of children, making the room feel lively. They go well with the colour palette of the entire space, producing a warm and fragrant ambience.

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A single sofa, more often than not, would play the supporting role in an interior design. However, with ingenious design and different ways of positioning, a single sofa could be transformed to take the leading role in a space.

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Sofas can be extremely decorative, just as shown on this page. The bright colours are combined with eye-catching patterns. Such sofas are very attractive as an interior decoration element.

Apart from elements like colour and pattern, sofas can be decorative for their positions.

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Sofas can appear in any place in the interior, not only restricted to living rooms or bedrooms. As shown in the picture, the bathroom feels extremely digniied with the sofa placed there.

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Big soft sofas are visually comfortable and tender. We would easily feel relaxed in a room with such sofas. Particularly, when delicate patterns are added, the sofas become more decorative.

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Beds The bed is the most important furniture in a bedroom, and also the closest to us. We spend a rather big part of our life in bed. Moreover, we conceive it as a harbour for our soul. We have been attaching great importance to the design of bed in the interior. In ancient China, for example, beds could be extremely exquisite; there would be delicate engravings and curtains around, making it seem like a little pretty house. In the classical interior design in Europe, beds are also emphasised. Similar to the ancient Chinese design, designers devoted to European classical style also pursue ineness, revealed not only in the choice of texture and colour, but also in details. With the rise of modernist decoration, we become longing for a rather simple and modern decoration effect. This could be felt in the design of beds, where elements such as colour, line and lighting are enormously employed to inluence interior ambiences.

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The fast pace of contemporary life has driven us to the preference for a simple and modern decoration style. In bedrooms, correspondingly, beds with a modern style are adopted more often than not. As for the colour palette, comparatively bright tones would be preferred.

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In this interior design, the bed plays the leading role. To stress warmth, elegance and modernity at the same time, white is adopted as the colour palette of the room. As for material, plush is used, revealing nobleness and warmth.

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The bedroom shown in the picture is filled with a modern air. The coniguration of the bed is modern with a simple and clear European style. One easily feels the clarity in it. As for the colour, white is adopted to cater for the requirement of the young, for whom, less is more.

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In soft decoration designs for bedrooms, beds are not decorative for their own sake; rather, they contribute effectively to the improvement of the taste of the whole bedroom.

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Colour is the eternal theme in interior design. For beds, the application of colours would usually produce surprising effects. In this space, the red bedspread, headboard and wall paper make the room extremely fervent.

Here the pink bedspread is adopted as the decorative element for the bed, and a romantic mood is easily achieved. Pink is reminiscent of the maid, enchanting and intangible.

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Brown is the colour palette for the bed, to feel warm and offer a comfortable visual effect. In addition, several cushions with light-colour patterns are placed on the head of the bed, adding a bit of softness to the elegant style.

In this bedroom, dark blue and white are put in sharp contrast on the bed, offering an intense visual impact.

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Openness and broadness are what blue always brings us. In interior design, especially for beds, blue would be a soothing element.

The space is deliberately designed to feel warm. Here warm tones are adopted, such as brown and yellow, as decoration elements for the bed. With such colours, you would feel the bed particularly comfortable and softly fragrant.

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Grey is a calm colour. When it is adopted in the interior, spaces would feel somewhat solemn and serious, catering for those with a relatively high social status and a good taste.

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In hotel bedrooms, beds, as a primary furnishing element, are more functional than decorative. Decoration effects here are usually achieved more directly. In this project, extra decorations are adopted to directly offer decorative effects to guests.

A bit of green in the bedroom, with patterns of lower, brings the outdoor natural scenery into the interior. The space appears clear and fresh.

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This bedroom is designed to be classical. The wooden bed well expresses a strong sense of antiquity. Meanwhile, a completely modern thick mattress is combined, perfectly integrating the modern and the classical. Thus a “mix and match” style is presented.

Classical decoration not only brings a bit of nostalgia, but also soothes the rashness. Meanwhile, it helps establish a luxurious atmosphere. In this bedroom, the bed is designed in a classical style, with delicate carved patterns on the headboard and the end of the bed. With the Chinese traditional red colour, an intense Eastern taste is spreading…

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In this interior design, colour is the key element for the bed. In order to match the colour palette of the wall paper, the bedding is in a warm tone. It helps to create the warm ambience of the room; meanwhile, as a decorative element in the space, it also offers an intense visual impact.

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Here the bed is the key element in the interior decoration. The bed is simple and clear, so is the style of the whole room. Decoration keeps a low proile to highlight the neatness of the space.

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In this bedroom, wood is massively adopted in the interior design as a key material. The dark colour palette is used in accordance to enhance the antique lavour. In order to offer some colour contrast, the designer adopted white and aqua on the bed. The dark colours of the wooden material and the light colours on the bed produce an impressive “mix and match” effect.

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In this interior design, bright colours are totally abandoned. Instead, the decorative headboard with exquisite carving is adopted. In addition, the design of the bedspread features the pattern on it. In this way, the room is visually delicate and reined.

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Index 1. Project: ALSEA Designer: SPACE Completion: 2007 Location: Mexico City, Mexico Photographer: Santiago Barreiro, Pim Schalkwijk 2. Project: Bar Lobo Designer: Francesc Rifé Completion: 2006 Location: Barcelona, Spain Photographer: Eugeni Pons 3. Project: Bergman Beauty Clinics MediSpa Designer: Concrete Architectural Associates Location: The Netherlands 4. Project: Celebrity Solstice – AquaSpa Designer: RTKL Associates Inc. Completion: 2008 Location: Miami, USA Photographer: Patricia Parinejad 5. Project: Citizen M Hotel Designer: concrete Completion: 2008 Location: The Netherlands Photographer: Ewout Huibers 6. Project: City Year Headquarters for Idealism Designer: Elkus manfredi Architects Completion: 2007 Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Photographer: Adrian Wilson 7. Project: Continentale Hotel Designer: Michele Bönan Completion: 2006 Location: Florence, Italy Photographer: Michele Bönan 8. Project: Dos Caminos Designer: Rockwell Group Completion: 2008 Location: Las Vegas, USA Photographer: Eric Laignel

9. Project: Elite Plaza Hotel Designer: Lars Helling/Aavik & Helling Arkitekter Completion: 2006 Location: Gothenburg, Sweden Photographer: Lars Helling 10. Project: Espacio C Mixcoac Designer: ROW Studio Completion: 2009 Location: Mexico City, Mexico Photographer: Juan Marcos Castañeda (Copyright ROW Studio) 11. Project: Habita Hotel Designer: TEN arquitectos Completion: 2006 Location: Mexico Photographer: TEN arquitectos 12. Project: Hotel Metrópoli Designer: DIN interiorismo, Aurelio Vázquez Durán Completion: 2008 Location: Ecatepec, State of Mexico, Mexico Photographer: Arturo Chávez 13. Project: Kuoni Booth Designer: 3meta design devision Completion: 2008 Location: Montreux, Swiss Photographer: Brechenmacher & Baumann 14. Project: Laga Ofice Designer: D-ash design Location: New York, USA Photographer: Daniel Aubry 15. Project: Market City Ofice Designer: Sanjay Puri Completion: 2008 Location: Mumbai, India Photographer: Vinesh Gandhi 16. Project: Mauboussin Designer: Rockwell Group Completion: 2008 Location: New York, USA Photography: Rockwell Group

17. Project: Meinl Bank Designer: ISA STEIN Studio Completion: 2007 Location: Linz, Austria Photographer: ISA STEIN Studio

25. Project: Southbay Designer: Design Hirayama + Quesada Completion: 2006 Location: Metro Manila, The Philippines Photographer: Erik Liongoren

18. Project: Motus Wellness Club Bodrum Designer: Design & Application Completion: 2006 Location: Göltürkbükü, Bodrum, Turkey

26. Project: UMA PARO Designer: Cheong Yew Kwan/Kathryn Kng Completion: 2006 Location: Paro, Kingdom of Bhutan Photographer: Kathryn Kng

19. Project: Multikino Złote Tarasy Designer: Robert Majrut Completion: 2007 Location: Warsaw, Poland Photographer: Olo Studio 20. Project: New Majestic Hotel Designer: Colin Seah Completion: 2006 Location: Singapore City, Singapore Photographer: Rory Daniels, Mori-san 21. Project: Residence Li Designer: Urania Studio Completion: 2008 Location: Beijing, China Photographer: Steven Lin, Anli 22. Project: Sagaponac Designer: Tsao & McKown Architects Completion: 2006 Location: NewYork, USA 23. Project: SAKAE - Busan Paradise Hotel Japanese Restaurant Designer: Studio GAIA, Inc. Completion: 2007 Location: Korea 24. Project: Scissor’s Hands Designer: Design & Application Project Application. Completion: 2006 Location: Akatlar, Istanbul, Turkey

27. Project: Uniteks Ois & Showroom Designer: Design & Application Completion: 2006 Location: Ikitelli, Istanbul, Turkey 28. Project: Van Cleef & Arpels Store Designer: Patrick Jouin Completion: 2007 Location: Paris, France Photographer: Eric Laignel