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Category "Household textiles"

A buyer's guide for Janome sewing machines

A buyer's guide for Janome sewing machines

Janome sewing machines can be purchased in a few different ways. Frequently, buying online is the most efficient way to see all the products and to make an informed decision. This article can help a shopper to find the best places where to purchase Janome sewing machines.
The benefits of bath curtains over a door

The benefits of bath curtains over a door

Bathrooms furnishings are required to allow privacy in the bath, to prevent water from splashing out and for decorative purposes. This may require you to choose between bath screens, doors or bath curtains. Bath curtains have easy installation and offer many conveniences in terms of cost and flexibility. Read further to appreciate the benefits of bath curtains over a door.
A guide to vinyl repair

A guide to vinyl repair

Making repairs to your fabric vinyl upholstered furniture is not too difficult a task. The biggest challenge that you may face is in finding a perfect match or a piece of vinyl to complete your sofa repair. A combination of a vinyl repair kit and reading the instructions in the guide below should be enough to enable you to complete a repair to your vinyl furniture.
How to choose king-size duvet sets

How to choose king-size duvet sets

The duvet was something that was known in Germany and the Netherlands well before it became known in England in the 1800s. The duvet is defined as a loosely quilted feather bed that has channels sewn into it to keep the feathers in place. A duvet set includes the duvet cover, bed sheets and pillowcases, and may even include shams and a bed-skirt as well. This article will help you to know how to choose a king-size duvet set.
A guide to buying daybed covers

A guide to buying daybed covers

In the beginning, the daybed was not different from any other bed. The bed was used both for lounging as well as sleeping, and was made from palm sticks as well as palm fronds lashed with rawhide and cords. The design changed gradually through the ages until it became a version that is more similar to the ones known today. In the 18th century, a new style emerged: an alcove bed. Now, the daybed can be for a regular bed with the arms of a couch. This article to a guide to buying daybed covers.
A guide to tile paint

A guide to tile paint

Painting even cheap ceramic tile can help to transform the dingiest or old looking kitchen or bathroom. The task of painting bathroom tiles can be completed with a little preparation and planning. To learn how to effectively paint ceramic tiles or to use floor tile paint, read the guide below.
A guide to buying a king size bedspread

A guide to buying a king size bedspread

The king size bed is not just for sleeping, nowadays, but watching TV or spending time with the family. This is not a new concept. Louis XIV was "inordinately fond of staying in bed", and the famous Bed of Ware, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is 18 feet 6 inches wide and 12 feet long. Since it is so large, the king sized bed needs bedding that does not draw attention to itself but helps it fit in with room.
How to make Roman blinds

How to make Roman blinds

If you fancy something different from furnishing your window area with curtains, then why not consider using Roman blinds for the windows. These can not only sufficiently block out the light but can also serve as beautiful interior design accessories. However, they are not cheap and making your own is a good money saving option. This DIY guide on how to make a Roman Blind will show you how.
Where to find designer curtain fabric

Where to find designer curtain fabric

Curtains can add warmth as well as style to any room. At first, they were purely practical, but as mankind's knowledge of textiles improved, so did the quality of the curtains. They became symbols of wealth as they continued to keep the cold at bay, and were made of linen, cotton, wool, silk and other fabrics. You can make your own curtains with designer fabric that you find at fabric stores online, in town, or elsewhere.
A guide to buying room size rugs

A guide to buying room size rugs

The history of rugs dates back to the history of mankind. Animal skins were first pressed into service as rugs. Next, came mats and rugs that were woven from natural materials such as reeds. Weaving flax came next, with pile weaving in 2000 BC. Weaving and making knotted rugs with wool began in Asia and pile rugs in 1000 AD. Room size rugs are available nowadays in all of these styles.
How to remove stains

How to remove stains

Are you looking for some tips on how to clean the house? If so, then one of the areas that you will probably need most help with is how to remove stains, especially from the carpets. The fact is that with the right solutions and a bit of effort, just about anything can be removed from carpets. In this article, find out how to remove stains.
The pros and cons of low-E glass

The pros and cons of low-E glass

One area in the home that you should pay special attention to are the windows as this is where a lot of heat can be lost. There are several ways to reduce heat loss through the windows, one is installing double glazed windows and the other is to use low emissivity or low-E glass. Here are some pros and cons of using this material.
How to choose cotton sheets

How to choose cotton sheets

Cotton's close relatives are okra and hibiscus. Cotton use may be extended back to 7000 years. This cotton was grown in Mexico, Pakistan and Egypt, and it was woven as early as 3000 BC. Merchants from Arabia brought cotton to the attention of Europe. It was known to the entire world by 1500 AD. Equipment for spinning developed in 1739, in England. In 1793, Eli Whitney's cotton gin helped to bring cotton fabric to the rest of the world.
How to make curtains yourself

How to make curtains yourself

Curtains are easily available ready-made nowadays. They can be obtained in different designs and styles. A less expensive and more personalised way to get your curtains is to make them yourself. This article will describe how to make curtains yourself.
How to care for bath mats

How to care for bath mats

Bathmats have a long history as they are descendants of all sorts of rugs and carpets. The first mats were made 2000 to 3000 years ago. The oldest mats were funeral mats made of natural fibres. While some of the bath mats were made of bamboo or coir, the ones which are mostly used nowadays are made of cotton or are plastic or rubber-backed. Hence, caring for them properly is important.