Home owners seem to have found a new fondness for the home furnishings they put in their houses. More people wish to have the best when it comes to these materials. They will not settle for anything less than the best colors, designs, and textures. Textile manufacturers are thus stepping up to the challenge and producing the right materials for making these items.
Home textiles is the branch in the textile industry dedicated to the items used at home. There is a wide range of these functional and decorative pieces to be covered under this category. 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. They can be permanently fixed or loose coverings. You can have the fixed ones as glued or sewed upon the furnishings. There is a wide application of acrylic and velvet. They are known for their durability and great appearance.
For the windows, they have curtains, drapes, blinds, and others. There is a wide range of fabrics that can be used to make them. The most common ones are cotton, flax, wool, silk, and acrylic. 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. Those are usually the ones made of cotton.
Bed linen and bed textiles consist of excess bed sheets and pillowcases, bedspreads, quilt covers, duvet covers, cushions, blankets, mattresses, bed throws, sofa throws, among others. The bed selection is usually made from acrylic, viscose, silk, and blends. For the quilted textiles, PET fiber is the most commonly used. 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. Plastic coated textiles made of woven and non-woven fabrics are ideal for this.
Table linen and other examples of tablecloths consist of table mats, napkins, placemats, chair covers, chair mats, pads, table runners, coasters, and others. You will find most coasters 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. You will also find coir, hand knotted, as well as jute carpets.