There have been a lot of new ideas about how to make your home look more elegant and luxurious. Between the quiet luxury and coastal cowgirl aesthetic, it seems like the world of interior design has fully embraced incorporating lavish home decor. However, to fully embrace a luxe feel to your home, experts are leaning into the moire textile trend for the ultimate lavish decor appeal.
The History of This Luxe Textile
What exactly is moire? Moire is a type of fabric that features a swirling pattern that looks similar to water patterns on silk. It is a stylish and understated design element that is widely used for interior decoration. The swirling effect of the pattern adds depth and dimension to any room, which makes it a versatile choice that suits both traditional and modern interior styles.
Despite being repacked as a new edition to the luxury home decor moment, moire textiles have been around since the Middle Ages. Aristocrats and royals used to wear moire materials and accents on their clothes. Dior brought moire to the runways in the 1950s and in 1972, interior designer Maison Jansen used moire to decorate President Kennedy’s saloon in the White House according to Architectural Digest.
“I appreciate how a technique several centuries old works so well in a modern context, in both interiors and fashion,” explained New York-based interior designer Tara McCauley to Architectural Digest. “It creates a sense of depth and movement without adding too loud a color contrast.”
Adding Moire to Your Home
Using moire has an incredible lasting impact that can transform your living space into a work of art. However, to maximize this trend, you must be aware of how the lighting is structured in a room. “The moire effect is really only legible in a space that has adequate lighting,” McCauley added. “That’s not to say that it would look flat in a darker room since it does reflect light to a degree, but the variation won’t be quite the same.”
In the right space, adding moire textiles to your home decor can give it an instant touch of elegance. There are many ways to incorporate this trend into your home, from using moire curtains and bedding to adding moire accent pillows and throws. You can also use moire wallpaper to create a statement wall or use it on smaller decorative items like lampshades and picture frames.
Moire can help add texture and visual interest to a room without being too dominant. Additionally, it’s a durable material that is perfect for high-traffic areas like hallways and living rooms. You can also mix and match moire patterns with other textures and prints to create a layered look.
Overall, moire textiles are a timeless and sophisticated addition to any home. With the right lighting and decor choices, they can transform your living space into a luxurious and stylish retreat.
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by Erika Hardison | March 13, 2023
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