Fabric Fundamentals

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by Sandra Nash

Soft furnishings provide instant gratification

Of all the products that are specified for a particular space, 50 per cent of them are covered in some type of fabric – often referred to as soft furnishings.

Today’s homeowners have an insatiable need for instant gratification, so it makes sense to offer ready-to-go decor fashions. Soft-furnishings, especially window coverings, provide immediate satisfaction and can transform a room. Offer clients three to five basic panel options in linen, silk, velvet, or in a combination of blends. Add a dash of fun with one or two patterns, and make a statement with a large-scale floral. Finish things off with unique hardware and trimmings.

Add new niches to your repertoire with soft furnishings that can withstand the weather for porches, patios and outside retreats.

Fabric Fundamentals

Soft furnishings is an extensive category that covers off every room, including outdoor spaces.

  • Pillows
  • Shower curtains
  • Towels
  • Rugs
  • Poufs (floor ottomans)
  • Table clothes, runners, placemats and napkins
  • Sheets, shams, duvets, comforters and bed skirts
  • Blankets, throws
  • Slipcovers
  • Patio furniture and umbrellas
  • Upholstered headboards/bed frames
  • Upholstered frames on mirrors and art
  • Wall hangings
  • Draperies and curtains