Textiles

Chintz Fabrics In Home Decorating

Chintz Fabrics In Home Decorating

Chintz is a glazed or polished cotton, usually used for upholstery, drapery, and sheeting. The Chintz design s are beautiful florals with motifs such as trees, birds, and animal and human figures, often combining realistic and stylized motifs in the same design.

Chintz was originally produced in India in the 1600s, using woodblock printing, painting and staining methods on calico until the end of the 18th century. Ever anxious to up their tacky quotient on the home front, Portuguese and Dutch traders started bringing chintz back to Europe almost immediately. Because chintz originated in 17th century India, early chintz designs had a strong Eastern influence.

Benefits Of Having Carpet

Benefits Of Having Carpet

The latest trend for decorative carpets in 2013 seems tilted in favor of monochrome, and plain area rugs made from thick materials. The markets for carpets in 2013 in the western world offer variety of rugs and carpets ranging in different sizes, just to name the few. The color options range from plain cream and beige colors to exotic mushroom grey and natural wood shades. Patterns and designs are generally simple and plain but some homeowners also prefer striped and zebra patterns. Many of the decorative carpets and area rugs and runner rugs often come in soft and plush fabric made from hand-woven thick wool.


Carpet is the most practical, versatile and fashionable option of flooring. In addition, carpets account for more than half of all flooring purchases that are made each year. As a matter of fact, carpet has outsold all other types of flooring for more than 60 years.

Window Treatment Ideas

Window Treatment Ideas

You cannot stand it: same old dreary windows that do little to add life to your home. It is time for a change. But, where do you start? How do you keep from making an expensive or embarrassing mistake? In fact, how can you know what you really want?

1. Start with one room at a time.
There may be the temptation, especially when moving into a new home, to decorate all of the rooms at once. This takes far too much energy and can sap your creative juices, leaving the decorating flat and less interesting. It can also make decorating your home an overwhelming task. Go slow. Do one room at a time and then move on to the next one.


Providing Extra Seating Using Cushions

Providing Extra Seating Using Cushions

Floor cushions are large cushions which are alternatively used for furniture such as sofas or chairs. They are beautiful part of home decor, basically used on floors for seats or as decorative lounge pillows. Floor cushions play a vital role in designing the interiors of your home and by providing extra seating when you expect to have lots of traffic at your home. They come in various shapes like square floor cushions, rectangle floor cushions which are also called box cushions and round floor cushions, you can choose from wide range according to the need and style of your home decor.

Types of floor cushions. Floor cushions are terrific way to eat at a low table, Japanese style, they provide absolute comfort more than a carpet floor, wood or tiles. Floor cushions are of various types and are designed according to the needs of the people. Some of the types are given below: