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Useful Tips for Cleaning Upholstery Fabrics

If you have kids and pets, then you must have reluctantly taken the role of a strict warden quite a few times. In fact, many people shy away from furnishing fabrics like velvet and silk because of the maintenance required by these fabrics.However, by being vigilant and following some simple steps, you can keep your upholstery fabric fairly new for many years. In this blog we'll discuss some of the ways to maintain faux leather and velvet.

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Different Ways of Using Silk as a Furnishing Fabric

Silk has always been the most revered & desired furnishing fabric due to its luxurious feel and look. There are many synthetic fabrics that could replicate the fine lustre of silk, but none of them can come close to its smooth texture. Even with its characteristic shimmer, silk is not a slippery fabric (fibre) and thus is preferred as an upholstery fabric. Rather than going overboard with silk in your living room, try to be selective in its use. Use it on a specific piece such as curtains, sofas, ottomans or chairs.Not only will this help your home décor budget, but will also divert all attention to a particular space.

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Things to Know About Different Varieties of Velvet

Velvet is a type of woven fabric which is known for its lustre and smoothness. The only other fabric that has similar characteristics is silk, but it is quite expensive and requires a lot of maintenance. Hence,velvet has became an indispensable part of many high-end, luxurious,home décor styles. Though velvet is widely termed as a fabric, it actually refers to a weaving style where an additional warp yarn is used.This additional warp yarn is responsible for giving the characteristic pile-effect to the end fabric. Today, a large number of natural & synthetic fibres are used to create velvet fabrics for furnishing works such as silk, linen, cotton, wool, mohair, viscose, polyester, rayon, etc. Below we have discussed three varieties of velvet that are commonly used today as furnishing fabrics.

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Brighten Your Living Room with Jacquard Furnishing Fabrics

In the olden days, patterned fabrics were only reserved for royalty & aristocracy as they would take months to get manufactured.But, with the advent of Jacquard weaving, creating awe-inspiring patterns within the fabric itself became quite easy. Today, popular patterned upholstery fabrics such as brocade and damask are made using Jacquard weaving,and can easily be found at most home décor stores. When it comes to fibres, this weaving style could work with a gamut of natural and synthetic threads. Hence, you’ll get those mesmerising floral, damask & scroll patterns on any fabric of your choice.

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Can Printed Fabrics Replace Plain Fabrics in Sofas?

When it comes to sofas, most people like to play it safe and go with the commonly used plain fabrics. Though, you’ll see different types of colours being used in plain fabrics that range from traditional neutrals to vibrant reds & greens, it’s difficult to find many décor styles using printed fabrics for sofas. Ironically, many people prefer printed fabrics over plain ones for curtains. So, is it possible to reverse the existing pattern without hurting the aesthetics of a room? The answer to it is a resounding yes. In fact, you can make the same space more interesting and captivating with the use of printed furnishing fabrics.

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Plain & Textured Furnishing Fabrics: Going Beyond the Traditional Light Colours

There is no doubt that textured fabrics in light colours such as ivory, beige, grey, white, olive green, mauve, etc. look great on sofas & ottomans. The obvious reason behind this is that you can easily recognize the texture from a distance without the need of even touching the fabric. Hence, a rugged or a crushed velvet sofa in beige can standout effortlessly in a room. In fact, to give a living room a luxurious and vintage look, textured furnishing fabrics in light colours could be the best option.

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Enhance Your Living Room Décor with Embroidered Furnishing Fabrics

Embroidery has the unique power of adding grace to even the simplest of fabrics. Irrespective of the furnishing fabric used, embroidered patterns can effortlessly add beauty and substance to a fabric. It’s important to resist going overboard with the embroidery and be selective about where to use it. The primary purpose of using an embroidered furnishing fabric is to add a subtle charm to a living space and let the furniture(curtain, chair, cushions, ottomans, etc.)swimmingly fuse with other objects in the room.

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Give Your House a Unique Character with Riveting Upholstery Prints

Solid colours provide an organized & soothing look to a room. These colours for upholstery fabrics are perfect when you are looking for a traditional look or want the room to appear more spacious. On the other hand, printed upholstery seamlessly enlivens the room and adds a vintage subtleness to it. In fact, in the old days, prints were an integral part of most home décor schemes and the appreciation for printed fabrics has only grown ever since.

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Ideas for Making Use of Sheer Curtains in the House

Sheer curtains are different from other types of curtains as they are not opaque,this being the primary reason why they are used in various home décor schemes. They are essentially used to create an illusion of a pseudo boundary, along with letting sunlight and air to pass through the curtains. Due to this reason, the fabric used should have characteristics of being lightweight, transparent and shiny. These fabrics however are different from common furnishing fabrics such as cotton, polyester, silk, etc. Organza and voile are the two most used fabrics for making sheer curtains.

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Plush Velvets - A Subtle Way of Adding Aristocratic Touches to a Home

It's amazing how a small piece of furniture could drastically transform the mood of an entire home décor. Over the years, we have been asked many times to recommend a furnishing fabric that can go well with a Victorian style décor, and we instantly ask our customers, 'Have you tried using velvet for upholstery?’ Apart from pure silk (which is exorbitantly priced), there is no other fabric that can give a royal sheen like velvet. Also, the softness that comes from the short dense pile makes it the epitome of comfort and style.

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