Bringing new, elegant fabrics into a room elevates the look and feel and can completely change the style. One of the most elegant fabrics you could choose is silk, a timeless fabric that shimmers with beauty. Adding silk to your home is actually easier than you might think—for specific ideas for your home, speak with a trained consultant at Blinds & Designs here in San Francisco today.
Silk’s Fabric History
Words like timeless, classic, and enduring are often associated with things that span the decades, like silk. For more than 2,000 years, the Chinese kept the secret of silk to themselves. However, during the last 30 years, world silk production has approximately doubled, despite the man-made fibers that have been developed to replicate it. A natural protein fiber, silk is woven into stunning textiles for clothing, upholstery, wall coverings, rugs, bedding, wall hangings, and even window treatments.
Bringing Silk Fabric Into Your Home
You can introduce silk to your home design through decorative silk throw pillows, which can bring selected colors together for a complete, coordinated room. For a larger statement, consider reupholstering a chair, ottoman, or loveseat to transform your home.
Window Treatments With Silk Fabric
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions offer an extensive collection of over 4,000 fabrics and materials, including beautiful, timeless silks. From entire fabric choices to sleek decorative tapes, you’ll find the perfect element to elevate your décor. You could choose a product from the Vignette® Modern Roman Shades Textured Silks Collection, which includes Etched, India Silk, Satin Weave, and Shantung. These beautiful silks have a large range of textures and sheens and are available in a variety of inspirational colors and hues.
Caring for Silk Fabric
Silk is luxurious and natural and is one of nature’s strongest fibers. Because it has excellent elasticity and resilience, custom silk pillows maintain their shape and beauty. Although silk is resistant to mildew and moths, over time, moisture will weaken the fibers, so be sure to dry-clean your silk products.
Finding Beautiful Silks in San Francisco and Marin County
Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years. Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4212 for more information.