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Category "Household textiles"

Where to buy a silk duvet cover

Where to buy a silk duvet cover

Thomas Nugent was confused by the fact that Westphalians slept between two feather beds in 1749, not realising that the top "feather bed" was actually a duvet, in use in the Netherlands since the 1700s, if not before. The duvet finally gained popularity in England and the rest of the world in the 1960s. This article details out where to buy a silk duvet cover.
Learning to sew from sewing books

Learning to sew from sewing books

Sewing is something that has been done by mankind ever since they have put skins together to cover themselves. As their knowledge of creating fabric by weaving textiles improved, so did the method of sewing them together. Sewing continues today, both in a commercial fashion as well as with the home sewer. You can teach yourself to sew and create your own clothing. Learn more on sewing in this article.
What to look for when buying promotional clothing for a business

What to look for when buying promotional clothing for a business

When you are starting a new business, or even if you have an existing business, one of the most important methods of advertising and brand building can be done with promotional clothing and all sorts of promotional items, also known as corporate giveaways. Many existing businesses do not even consider making use of any of these promotional options available to them. This is one of the first things a new business should use to promote and advertise their business name, products or services with.
Compare and contrast wood floor cleaners

Compare and contrast wood floor cleaners

Anyone can enjoy beautiful long-lasting wood floors if simple regular maintenance routines are followed. Various companies have come up with wooden floor maintenance kits for private owners and professional users to ensure high-quality care for all types of wooden floors. This article will help you to compare and contrast wood floor cleaners.
How to measure for carpet?

How to measure for carpet?

Ever thought about measuring carpet at your home? Everything just turns blank whenever you think of doing the same because it is not that easy as it sounds. Many a time, people try to do it themselves and end up getting wrong figures. This article will teach you the simplest way of measuring a carpet.
Where to buy a wool rug

Where to buy a wool rug

Wool rugs are a luxurious floor-covering option for your home. Suitable for all spaces, you can buy round rugs or runners for the hall and stairs, as well as large or oversized rugs for larger areas which act as carpets. This article takes a look at where to get wool rugs online and on the High Street to help you to find the right product for you at a price to suit your budget.
A guide to buying kitchen curtains

A guide to buying kitchen curtains

Curtains can be a simple way of dressing the window to offer privacy and create an internal ambience. Kitchen curtains have specific requirements since they are prone to getting dirty. Most kitchens have an informal air and kitchen curtains designs are made to extend this style. Read this guide to buying kitchen curtains as a resource for information on selecting curtains, taking measurements and where to buy them.
The pros and cons of flooring tiles

The pros and cons of flooring tiles

With the overall increase in houses being built worldwide, it has become clear that when designers, builders and homeowners alike, have to choose between covering the floors of homes, a majority of them prefer the more practical options of floor tiles to traditional carpeting. It is not too hard to see why people prefer tile flooring to a carpet. The many styles, colours and options available, have made it a worthy first choice for many people. The overall advantages definitely swing it in favour of the tile.
A guide to buying nursery curtains

A guide to buying nursery curtains

The first curtains were rudimentary at best: animal skins hung over wall openings. Fabric did the honours by ancient Egypt when linen, one of the first fabrics was woven. Curtains in the Middle Ages served both to hang over windows and doors, but on the walls themselves as insulation. Curtains are still used nowadays both as decoration and as a way to keep out the cold. Nursery curtains can continue this long history of use.
The pros and cons of oak wood flooring

The pros and cons of oak wood flooring

Wood floors have come a long way from first being delegated to the upper floors while the ground floor was literally ground in the early 1600s, to becoming the beautiful and intricate Marquetry and Parquetry floors of the Baroque. You also have the plain plank floors of Colonial America, the tongue and groove of the 1800s, the mass produced floors of the Industrial Revolution, and the polyurethane finishes of the 1930s. Oak wood floors are beautiful and long-lasting. Are they for you? Find out in this article.
All about: Bealls department stores

All about: Bealls department stores

Bealls is a US-based retail shop that sells branded clothes, shoes and home furnishings at discounted prices. Discover why Bealls department stores are popular places to shop at and the ways in which to get even cheaper deals on already discounted products.
How to clean carpets?

How to clean carpets?

Carpets can make your house look like a heaven, but if not cleaned properly, they can make even heaven look like hell. This article will explore some easy methods to keep your carpet clean at home
A guide to buying organic cotton sheets

A guide to buying organic cotton sheets

Organic cotton sheets are made of 100 percent cotton which is grown and manufactured in an organic manner, free of artificial elements like pesticides, dyes or other chemicals. The purchase of organic cotton sheets should be guided by a thorough evaluation of the product to ensure superior quality and good performance.
How to choose a bathroom rug

How to choose a bathroom rug

Bathroom rugs can be an inexpensive way to revamp your bathroom while providing a dry, comfortable surface. Considering the small sizes of bathrooms, an ill-suited rug can be a nuisance. This can be avoided if you give due thought to where and how it will be used. Here are some suggestions to help you choose.
A guide to buying Hilary blinds

A guide to buying Hilary blinds

As the UK's leading retailer of custom made blinds, Hillarys Blinds has a large selection of not only blinds, but shutters and awnings too. The company celebrated its 40th birthday in May 2011 and with such experience behind them, it Is clear to see why they remain popular.