Home is where the happiness is. All of us want to decorate our homes in such a way that whoever enters it, says “Wow! What a house!” Many things have to be considered while decorating the interiors such as furnitures, bed linen, bathroom furnishing, kitchen linen, table linen, curtains, window treatments, hammocks, carpets and rugs, wall coverings and many other accessories. If you go through the list you will find that textile furnishing is the basic thing that is required for most of the items. Whatever home style do you select for decorating, the home furnishings will be the top issue to be addressed. But do we know what fabric is suitable for a particular purpose? I have tried to list some of the important fabrics used for home furnishings. This list will help the end-user understand what fabric should be used for what purpose. It is equally useful for the Home furnishing Manufacturers, Home furnishing Suppliers, Home furnishing Wholesalers, and all the Home furnishing Companies who spend a handsome amount to know what consumers want after all. You can also go to for Home Furnishing Directory to have contacts and products list for your business purpose.
Brocade- This fabric has a raised surface and is generally made of silk, rayon and nylon sometimes with metallic treatment. The woven surface looks like embroidery. It can be beautifully used for upholstery of old timber furniture.
Chenille – can be made of silk, wool, or cotton and has a feel resembling velvet. It can be useful for upholstery, cushions, tablecloths, throws etc.
Damask – can be made from silk, cotton, linen, wool or man made fibers. Traditional damask has a shiny ground in contrast with lusterless sateen weave figure. It is suitable for tablecloths, upholstery and wall coverings.
Silk – The luxury fabric having very good texture and luster, drapes very well. As such it looks very good when used for curtains but care has to be taken to interline it as the sun rays can damage the fabric. It also looks good on small chairs and accessories.
Tapestry – is woven material having a ribbed surface. The modern tapestry made with machines are lighter in weight and have different colors giving embroidered look. The traditional tapestry looks good when used for wall hangings, upholstery, cushions and the modern ones are more suitable for curtains, table covers, and upholstery too.
Tartan – Traditionally made of wool but now also woven from cotton or silk, is used mostly for upholstery, blankets, drapery, cushions, formal swags, blinds, shades, throws, cushions etc.
These were only few fabrics that are used for home furnishings. I'll have some more information on other fabrics very soon. Meanwhile you can browse the link for some more interesting tips on home decoration.