There has been a revival in the choices people make when it comes to home furnishings. More people are looking to ensure they have the best feeling material in their houses. They now must be in attractive colors, designs and textures. Textile manufacturers are thus stepping up to the challenge and producing the right materials for making these items.
Home textiles are usually those that are used in the manufacture of these home furnishing and accessories. This range covers a wide range of the functional and decorative items you see in a house. There are natural as well as synthetic materials in use in making them. Home furnishings and the accompanying accessories are commonly made from fabrics such as silk, cotton, jute rayon, wool, nylon, polyester, satin, organza, organdy, and such.
Upholstery fabrics are for cushioning and covering furniture. There are permanent and loose coverings. The fixed can either be glued or sewed on. Acrylic and velvet seem to be the most popular in this category. They have proven to be the most reliable and durable.
As for the windows, they are accessorized using curtains, drapes, blinds, among others. There is a wide range of fabrics that can be used to make them. Most commonly, cotton, flax, wool, silk, and acrylic are used. There is now the use of flame retardant materials like modacrylic fiber, viscose, PVC when these pieces are being made. Blinds are mostly the kind that does not let light in, although some have been designed to allow a bit of light in. You will get total darkness when you use those made of cotton.
Bed linen and bed textiles deals with products such as excess bed sheets and pillowcases, bedspreads, quilt covers, duvet covers, cushions, blankets, mattresses, bed throws, sofa throws, and the like. For the bed choices, acrylic, viscose, silk, and blends are the most preferred fabrics. Quilted textiles rely on PET fiber as the base. Blankets are commonly made of wool, acrylic fiber, as well as acrylic polyester fiber blends.
Bathroom textiles consists of the shower curtains, bathrobes, bath mats, bath rugs, towels, among others. When you buy the shower curtains, ensure they are waterproof. It is better when they are made from plastic coated textiles of either woven or non-woven fabric.
Table linen and other forms of tablecloths are mainly the table mats, napkins, placemats, chair covers, chair mats, pads, table runners, coasters, to name a few. Coasters are normally made from jute, leather, plastic, and silk satin.
Rugs and carpets are the preferred coverings for most of our floors. Wool and silk form the most common materials used. Some other categories are coming up, such as coir carpets, hand knotted and jute carpets.