Know Your Fabrics For Home Decor

Fabric shopping is extremely interesting and very satisfying to the individual who loves the touch, smell and visual stimulation provided by various materials. The textures, the patterns, and the color combination is a treat to the buyer. While the browsing is exciting, decision time can be daunting and even intimidating because of the sheer choice.

Therefore, if you are on the lookout for the best range of fabrics yet it is mandatory that you know the various types of fabrics used commonly in home décor.

Natural yarn like cotton and linen are susceptible to fading even though they are very comfortable and are well suited for upholstery. Silk is no different, it gets damaged in sunlight.

Synthetic yarn like nylon, olefin, polyester, on the other hand,are more resilient, durable and long lasting. They are resistant to fading even. The only drawback here is that pilling is common in these fabrics.

The next important factor to consider is the fabric itself. The most common fabric used for upholstery is of the woven kind where it is possible to weave patterns and designs with multiple color yarns. This fabric is stiff and not stretchy making it ideal for all your house hold projects.

On the other hand, knitted fabrics are not normally used for upholstery because of their stretchy nature. The only time they are used is when there is a need for additional stability for some fabrics.

Fabrics like micro suedes are immensely popular too.This is basically the polyester fabric made from fibers that are finer than the human hair. This fabric displays the qualities of suedeleather but doesn’t cost as much and is way easier to maintain. It is durable, stain and dirt resistant and can withstand wear and tear better. They are wrinkle resistant too making them the preferred choice for curtains.

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