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performance fabric – because I choose to relax in my home

Our guest room needed some love. It was fine enough looking, but it didn’t flow with the rest of our home we were transforming into a beautiful glow of blues and grays. I wanted a soothing bedroom for guests, with furniture durable enough to withstand my crazy nieces and nephews spending the night! Custom headboards are stunning, but I worried it would get ruined. I turned to Calico to have an upholstered headboard made. I chose a performance fabric so that I didn’t have to fret over spilled milk – and I mean that literally!

Bedroom decorated in ivory and pale lavender.

benefits of indoor-outdoor fabric used inside your home

  1. Easy to clean – just mild soap and water!
  2. Color resists fading so you don’t have to worry about a window seat or a lot of sun.
  3. Resists stains, germs and moisture.
  4. Super durable for heavy use (kids! pets! me!)
  5. Available in huge variety of colors, patterns. Performance fabric even come in chenilles, velvet, faux suede and leather!

In our home we always have a ton of kids over. Usually when something spills, their parents will freak out until I tell them. Then they can’t believe it when I use dish soap and water and it comes right out! What’s the sense of having a pretty home if no one can relax and enjoy it?

custom headboards

benefits of custom headboards

Your design. Your style. Your fabric. Buying at retail stores is easy but you’re using standard fabric that lacks “oomph.” Calico fabric choices are endless. So endless they have over 800 performance fabric options! Holy cow! Everything from gorgeous prints to linen, to velvet that can be easily cleaned! Hello, you’re talking my language with easily cleaned that looks expensive!

I was able to choose this soft, ivory color fabric without the stress of it getting destroyed. To make it look more custom, I added a beautiful gray contrast welt around it.

custom headboards

performance fabric

why choose calico fabric

Calico is an industry leader in home furnishings.  Indoor-outdoor upholstery fabrics aren’t boring. I actually have used indoor-outdoor fabric all over my home. My bar stools are covered in them, chairs in my basement and my window seat! No one ever knows! 

the before

finished upholstered headboard

Sherwin Williams Unique Gray

it doesn’t end with custom king size headboards

I use indoor-outdoor furniture for table cloths, my bar stools and in areas where the kids play. Calico has over 70+ stores nationwide and you can find them online at

The brands they carry are Crypton Home®, Sunbrella®, Bella- Dura®, Fortress® and Sensued®. I highly recommend going to this store and having your furniture done in their performance fabric. You’ll thank me later when you relax in your home and the inevitable “whoopsies” happen and your stomach doesn’t turn from anxiety!

Dusty Rose velvet drapes from West Elm.

Bleached wood nightstands and white table lamps.

Silk flowers with neutral white and cream pillow with Anthropologie mug.

 paint color SW Unique Gray 6260

Kelly Page, bluegraygal, Atlanta lifestyle blogger.

this post brought to you by Calico.






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What do you think?

  • Carolyn
    November 3, 2017

    I️ love what you have done with the durable fabric it is stunning. Use calico all the time, love their work.

    • Kelly
      November 6, 2017

      Thank you, Carolyn! Calico is awesome – great people and very knowledgeable. And isn’t durable fabric amazing? I feel like I need my white jeans made out of it – ha!

      • Carolyn
        November 11, 2017

        I know what you mean. What name brand of durable fabrics did you use? Tried to find swatches on Calico But was unsure if I choose right. ( name of color of fabrics and what company or designer) . Really appreciate your help. They say camping Is the greatest form of flattery .

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