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Soft Contract: Redefining Comfort in Contract Fabrics

June 19, 2023

The world of interior design is witnessing an exciting shift with the emergence of the ‘Soft Contract’ trend. A departure from traditional, functional contract fabrics, this style introduces comfort, warmth, and a homely feel into commercial spaces like offices, hotels, and hospitals. Blurring the lines between work and home, ‘Soft Contract’ brings residential comfort into professional environments, echoing the increased focus on wellness and productivity in modern workspaces. It emphasizes fabric as a crucial element in crafting an inviting ambiance, incorporating softer, warmer, and aesthetically pleasing materials that elicit positive emotional responses.

This innovation demands a rethink of the entire design process, considering fabric’s texture, color, and emotional impact. The ‘Soft Contract’ trend propels the use of tactilely pleasing, durable materials like plush velvets, cozy wools, and textured linens, thus broadening the scope of contract fabrics. As we continue to prioritize wellness in workspaces and seek a homely feel in commercial environments, the ‘Soft Contract’ trend is poised to shape the future of contract fabrics, offering a unique blend of comfort, durability, and aesthetics.

Regal Fabrics has long been providing contract grade fabric to the industry, even with a design focus that has always skewed towards residential.  As Soft Contract is asked for more and more, there are many patterns in our library and most importantly on our shelves ready to help you stay on trend.

See below for a few examples.  Everything shown exceeds 100k double rubs while providing residential aesthetic inspired colors and designs:

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