Changing up the scenery is a great way to get images from ho-hum to awesome! I am a big outdoors-y gal when it comes to portraits, but every once in a while, I get a hankering for the backdrop set up. I still use all natural light, so I have to situate my backdrop in a room near a window for that optimal light. There are some beautiful fabrics out there, and I see many photographers using just that–fabric for a backdrop. Because fabric is more narrow, it may only be used well for headshots or babies.
But quilts, sheets, duvets, even shower curtains offer the width you will need for a child or even an adult. I recently purchased 2 fabric shower curtains at Target for $10 each and used them here: