The Best & Worst Fall Fabrics of 2021

The Best & Worst Fall Fabrics of 2021

The Best & Worst Fall Fabrics of 2021

Rating Fall Fabrics from our Most to Least Favorite

The transition from summer to fall is the perfect time to change up your decorating aesthetic. While summer decorating styles typically integrate whimsical flowing fabrics, pops of bright colors, and nautical design elements—autumn brings leafy foliage, warm tones, and the addition of chunky knit fabrics.

Here are some of the best fall fabrics for 2021.

Best Fall Fabrics


As a densely woven cotton fabric, chenille will be an excellent addition to your cozy fall décor. This beautiful fabric features tufted threads woven together to create a perfectly soft texture for the cooler months.


Boucle, known as a thick and heavy textile, is comprised of extremely soft looped yarn. The woven wool fabric brings dimension into any space due to its soft textured feel—another exceptional fabric for fall.


As another woven, tufted fabric, velvet, is constructed with evenly distributed threads, giving it a distinctively smooth and sleek feel. Velvet can fit almost any decorating style, dress it up with extravagant and ornate furniture pieces or dress it down with distressed wood or another raw finish.

Fall Fabrics to Steer Away From


Made from very fine fibers, linen is carefully spun into yarn and then woven into long, lightweight fabric panels. While linen is a gorgeous fabric, it’s best suited for the warmer months in the spring and summer due to its breathability.


As a soft, sheer fabric typically made from a cotton and linen blend, voile is another lightweight fabric perfect for the spring and summer months or year-round in tropical climates. Window treatments made from voile are whimsical but not the best fit for your autumn décor.


Seersucker, also known as railroad stripe, is a thin, all-cotton fabric, known for its puckered striped or checkered pattern. This preppy fabric is favored in southern interior design and is best fit for warmer climates.

Choose Metropolitan Window Fashions

If you’re looking to switch up your window treatments for fall, contact the experts at Metropolitan Window Fashions. When you come in for a consultation or use our shop-at-home service, we will show you the best options for your room based on your style and budget. Give us a call or stop by any of our locations to see the Hunter Douglas collection for yourself!