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10 Gorgeous Fabric Picks for Modern Drapery

Whether it’s because sleek, minimalist furnishings take up less room in small spaces, or hip, contemporary style is a natural fit for cosmopolitan high-rises or industrial loft spaces, cities tend to be are natural hotbeds for modern decor–and New York is no exception. Many of our customers at The Shade Company have contemporary tastes that extend from their furnishings to their finishes, and they’re in the market for stylish drapery that’ll complement the look.

Because of-the-moment decor is so popular among our clientele, we’ve gotten to see the gamut of options manufacturers offer for modern drapery. If you’re in the market for contemporary-looking drapes or curtains, consider the below fabrics — one could be the perfect fit for your room.

1. Ethan Allen Remi Fabric* – This geometric print is small-scale and linear, making it a natural fit for streamlined decor.

ethan allen remi slate fabric

2. Schumacher Kandira Fabric: Incorporating organic prints like Ikat can help prevent a modern room from feeling cold.

Schumachar Kandira

3. Fabricut Bolani Alloy Fabric. On-trend cross prints are minimalist take on jauntier geometrics that have been popular in recent years.  

FabricutBolani Alloy Fabric

4. Duralee Urban Oasis, Style No. SE72111 – 159. It doesn’t get more contemporary than an abstract pattern in cool neutral tones.

Duralee Urban Oasis - SE72111 - 159

5. Ethan Allen Ollie Sunflower Fabric. For a bright, bohemian twist, try a fun yellow triangle print.

Ethan Allen Ollie SUnflower fabric

6. Fabricut Entangle Indigo Fabric. This hand-dyed indigo print would add just the right amount of eclectic flair to a midcentury room.

Fabricut - Entangle Indigo

7. Ethan Allen Turner Gray Fabric. A masculine herringbone in a charcoal gray is simple and sleek.

ethan allen turner gray fabric

8. Fabricut Ability Chevron. Keep chevron chic with 70s-inspired weaving, exaggerated angles, and neutral hues.

Fabricut ability chevron

9. Duralee Lulu DK Chant Reverse LD Fabric. Tribal-inspired geometric prints are one of the hottest trends in contemporary decor. We especially love this high-contrast black and white combo.

Lulu DK Chant Reverse LD

10. Duralee Lulu DK Fabric. For a bright pop of color, try a wave pattern with midcentury roots.

Duralee lulu DK fabric

(*Note, most of these fabrics come in additional color ways — contact us or set up a free in home consultation to see full collections and all available colors.)

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