There has been a revival in the choices people make when it comes to home furnishings. More people wish to have the best when it comes to these materials. They want them in attractive colors, designs, and textures. Textile manufacturers are realizing this increased demand and are now providing them with more options than before.
Home textiles are primarily concerned with the production of fabrics to be used for all the house needs. This category entails all the functions as well as decorative pieces that are found in a residence. There is the use of both natural and synthetic fabrics in their manufacture. 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. You will find them either fixed in place, or loose. You can have the fixed ones as glued or sewed upon the furnishings. 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. In this category, you will find plenty of choices regarding fabrics. There is mostly the reliance on cotton, flax, wool, silk, and acrylic. Of late, there has been the adoption of flame retardant material such as modacrylic fiber, viscose, PVC in their manufacture. You will also find some blinds that allow some light into the room, while others that do not allow any light through. Those made of cotton offer total blackouts.
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. The quilted textiles are mostly from PET fiber. You will find most of the blankets manufactured from 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. It is important that you only buy water proof shower curtains. 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. You will find most coasters made from jute, leather, plastic, and silk satin.
Rugs and carpets have always been important additions to the floor covering. Wool and silk form the most common materials used. There is the emergence of coir carpets, hand knotted and jute carpets.