Edmund Bell talks translucent trends

When it comes to sourcing sheer and voile fabrics for a hospitality or hotel project, the quality and selection offered by Edmund Bell Fabrics stand out – offering a wide range of materials that cater to the latest design trends along with a brand commitment to innovation and sustainability…

wire frame chair in front of a window with floor to ceiling voile curtains in mixed tones of grey

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, one thing remains constant – the pursuit of elegance and sophistication. Hospitality and hotel spaces, in particular, demand an atmosphere that exudes luxury and comfort, setting the stage for unforgettable guest experiences. The considered use of sheer and voile fabrics, which play a key role in the Edmund Bell portfolio, can add the delicate layers that help to achieve these objectives.

bedroom with bed in front of window with sheer curtains and red chair and headboard

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Sheer and voile fabrics can add an element of the ethereal to a design scheme. These fabrics allow just the right amount of light to filter through, creating a luminous and airy ambiance. For the hospitality industry, they offer a unique opportunity to craft spaces that are both inviting and visually stunning.
One of the key benefits of using sheer and voile fabrics in hotel design is the ability to maintain privacy without sacrificing natural light, adding an element of translucent privacy. These materials diffuse light beautifully, creating a soft glow that bathes the room in warmth. Guests can enjoy both the view outside and a sense of seclusion within, striking a perfect balance between openness and privacy.

cream and grey chairs in a seating area divided off from a table and meeting space with sheer curtains as a room divider

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Beyond their traditional use in window treatments and drapery, sheer and voile fabrics have found a new role as versatile room dividers in modern hotel interior design. These lightweight fabrics offer a seamless and stylish way to create private nooks or partition larger spaces without compromising on the flow of natural light. Whether employed in open-concept lobbies, restaurant dining areas, or within the guest suites themselves, sheer and voile room dividers add an element of sophistication and flexibility, allowing designers to transform spaces on a whim to meet the ever-changing needs of guests and events. Their translucent nature maintains an airy feel while defining distinct zones, enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of the hotel’s interior layout.

Sustainability is no longer an afterthought but a guiding principle in interior design. Hoteliers are increasingly seeking eco-friendly materials and sheer and voile fabrics fit the bill. Many options are made from sustainable materials, such as organic cotton or recycled fibres, aligning seamlessly with the sustainability movement. Edmund Bell’s two latest sheers LINK and SWAY are made from 100 per cent recycled content using Repreve yarns, meaning they can be traced back to source and verified for being made from recycled plastic bottles.

grey and yellow voile in front of window with chaise lounge and studio light

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In recent years, there has been a shift towards natural and earthy colour palettes in hospitality design. Sheer and voile fabrics beautifully complement this trend. Soft greens, sandy neutrals, and tranquil blues create a harmonious backdrop for these materials, evoking a sense of serenity reminiscent of nature. Mixing and layering textures is another trend that’s gaining momentum. These fabrics can be used in conjunction with heavier drapery or blinds to create depth and visual interest.

This layering effect adds a touch of opulence to guest rooms and common areas alike. In some instances, sheer and voile fabrics take centre stage as statement pieces. Large, flowing panels or intricate patterns can become focal points in the room, providing a touch of drama and elegance that leaves a lasting impression. Using a sheer fabric as a print base for one of Edmund Bell’s PrintLab prints can be one such way to make a stunning focal point within a room.

grey voile next to solid grey curtain in floor to ceiling window with cream chair in front

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In a world where interior design constantly evolves, sheer and voile fabrics remain a timeless choice for creating spaces that are both inviting and chic. As the hospitality industry continues to embrace these materials, the possibilities for crafting unforgettable guest experiences are limitless. Edmund Bell Fabrics is proud to be at the forefront of this design movement, helping you transform your vision into reality, one exquisite fabric at a time.

Sheer and voile fabrics are making a triumphant return to the forefront of hospitality and hotel interior design. Their ability to infuse spaces with elegance, tranquillity, and natural light makes them indispensable in the pursuit of luxurious and inviting atmospheres. By staying attuned to the latest design trends and harnessing the versatility of these materials, designers and hoteliers can create memorable experiences for their guests that stand the test of time.

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