Fabrics with a soft, comfortable, and cozy feeling are my favorite. Geometrics or a very natural looking print on linen make beautiful accent pieces or pillows. Pattern, color, and texture aside, different types of fabrics are best in certain areas. Rooms that receive a lot of natural sunlight work best with a fade-resistant material such as Sunbrella, Crypton, or other UV-protected fabrics. Fabrics with a polyester content are easy to clean, durable, and retain color well. These high performance fabrics are great for family rooms with children and pets. The number of choices available make selecting fabric a bit more challenging than it used to be, but the end effect is worth the extra effort.