• Upholstery Ideas for Fall

    It’s time to greet Fall in and all it’s beauty with open arms! With our upholstery ideas for fall, you can create the indoor space of your dreams and make your house look and feel as comfy as possible. Simple additions like cheerful wreaths, dining room decor, and checkered pillows and blankets make a massive difference.

    Upholstery is the material that makes up the soft coverings of seating, sofas, and other furniture — including fabric, stuffing, webbing, and springs. Over time, a wide range of materials have been used, from horsehair to wool, etc. Modern upholstered furniture uses metal springs and foam for better durability. Though the interior materials may not be seen, they make a huge difference in whether the piece is comfy. And although fabric can continuously be changed—and may need to be, depending on carrying and tear—selecting high-quality inner layers will make sure the piece will last for years to come.

     

    Playful Patterns

    Decorating in a small space can feel restrictive, especially when it comes to furniture. You can increase the impact of your home with beautiful furniture and playful patterns. A bold leafy print and joyful orange color combine to make a perfect seating arrangement.

    Depending on if you want to go formal or casual for your table, decide colors that reflect your home decor and the fall season. For more formality think of place settings and table linen that has hints of fall themes and color.

     

    Fall season means cozy sitting areas

    As the temperature begins to fall, carry out the autumn colored blankets to place on couches and in adjacent baskets. Complimenting fall-colored pillows will complete any cozy look for you to cuddle up and enjoy the day.

     

    Change slipcovers over furniture

    Colorful slipcovers can rapidly and reasonably add color to any room. It can be formal or informal depending on the heaviness of the fabric and color. Decide on which one fits your decor, and formal dining space chair slipcovers, as well.

     

    Hang heavier drapery and curtains

    Now that the cool temperatures are coming, prepare your house by changing the lighter fabrics for heavier ones. Deeper colors and heavier fabrics will feel warmer and keep cold air out of the room. Changing to fall themes to match your decor will bring immediate color from floor to ceiling.

     

    Clean all upholstery and furniture

    Vacuum fabric-covered furniture and rinse detachable upholstery covers. You and your family members have been sitting on the furniture all year. Experts advise having your upholstery efficiently cleaned every year to help keep it clean from bacteria build-up and dust-free.

     

    If you have questions about upholstery, talk to the experts at Armand’s Drapery.

  • Protecting Fabric – Lining

    Your window coverings, furniture, and bedding are all made of fabrics.  The ultraviolet rays of the sun will damage fabrics.  Just as suntan lotion is needed for your skin, your home and fabrics need protection too.  To do this, especially when they are delicate fabrics, it’s important to take special care.

    Linings are the key to this care.  High quality linings can provide a filter to protect them from direct sunlight.  They are the lotion for your home.  Several companies make such linings and they can provide a barrier while keeping the beauty of your drapes.

    Alternatively, a family can choose to utilize blackout linings.  Some hotels utilize this as they give their guests the ability to sleep in.  They are also in some homes due to their ability to create a completely dark room.  They usually will block 99% of the damaging rays of the sun.  Most materials can be attached to such linings.

    Beyond the benefits to your drapery fabric, blackout lining can also add a layer of protection to the other fabrics in your room.  Since many couches and other furniture have their own fabrics, the lining and it’s strong filtering ability also allows them to be protected.

    Blackout lining is not without its cost.  It can be calculated to be several hundred dollars for an entire home.  However, the protection it provides can provide its own cost savings as furniture and other fabrics would not have to be replaced as often.  It has been shown that the life of furniture can be expanded by years through having such lining.

     

    Regardless of the choice of lining, it’s important that you select one type in order to protect the fabric and furniture within your room.  For questions on linings, please reach out to Armand’s Drapery to answer your lining questions.

  • How a Custom Bedspread Can Make the Room

    A good quality bedspread is the real jewel of your bedding. Your bedspread tends to be central to the style of the room as well as  your comfort while sleeping. Few other features of the bedroom lure the attention like a bedspread. And yours can be crafted with material that is beautiful, comfortable, and fits your style.

    Materials used especially for design and manufacturing are great for skin and assure you the best result.

    The most striking benefit of a custom bedspread is that you can customize it to fit your home decor.

    Of course, when it comes to bedspreads, you don’t want to compromise the look or the feel. We’ve all seen people choose form over function to disastrous results. With your custom bedspread, you won’t have to do that.

    Thus, to enjoy both the perks of a quality bedspread (quality and beauty) at the same time, you can create a custom bedspread that helps to uplift the room’s value. The first place to start your search is a quality fabric store where you can select from a wide variety of fabric designs and materials.

    How to Style Your Custom Bedspread

    When you look for the custom bedspread, you have the freedom to choose from material to design, size and pattern of your bedspread. If you wish to replicate the design bedspread of a magazine then you are free to do so.  However, if you will use a fabric store, make sure they have the ability to create the bedspread too so you do not get stuck learning how to sew.

    As we’ve discussed, your bedspread should be a focal point.  Your bed is the largest piece of furniture in your room, therefore, the first item that catches your attention. Make it standout with a beautiful bedspread. While customizing it, you can you pick both the fabric types and colors as well as the overall style of your bedding.

    In addition, if you get a customized bedspread, you are also able to utilize the same fabric to further accentuate your room with window treatments.  Rooms with complimentary bedding and drapes stand out and are coming back in style.  For style and comfort, it’s worth making the investment on the bedspread as they maintain the glam of room forever.

    Should you want to check out fabrics or have questions about bedspreads, reach out to Armand’s.

  • Maximalist Decor: What Is It?

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    There are so many options when it comes to decor philosophies. While you may have heard of minimalist decor, you might not be aware that a maximalist decor tradition also exists. Maximalism is the total opposite of minimalism and is all about bold color, detailed patterns and luxurious fabrics. It’s already a huge trend for 2019 and will only continue to be popular as more and more people jump on the maximalist bandwagon.

    Maximalist vs Minimalist

    Maximalism is all about power, passion and joy expressed in a room’s decor, it’s something sung compared to minimalism’s whisper. For those who love glamour and luxury, maximalism is strongly attractive. However, others might be intimidated by this bold look that can take a space to new heights. For them, the quiet organization of minimalism may fit better.

    How to Maximize the Style in Your Home

    Maximalism is all about excitement and passion, which is immediately felt the moment you step into the room with such rich decor. When making maximalism work in your home, it’s all about having fun and making it your own. Focus on patterns, colors and textures and then choose ones that really catch your eyes and bring out the joy in you.

    Do you believe that interiors need to be fun and exciting, to make you smile? Maximalism does exactly that, which is why the trend is becoming so popular now.

    Here are some tips on how to incorporate Maximalism into your own space:

    Start Small

    If you’re not sure where to start, it’s better to try it in small doses so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. Start by bringing in some colorful cushions in bright and bold tones then try scattering them on your existing sofa or chairs. Add other accents as you find the things that please you. Once you get braver, you might want to add bold wallpaper to the room to up the ante!

    It’s All About Balance

    Maximalist style is about balancing carefully-thought out design with eclecticism, so it’s important that you connect your interior choices to bring the look together. Have a balanced distribution of patterns, textures and colors in a room for a symmetrical space, which will then allow you to layer even more!

    Tell a Story

    Try to add in accents and pieces that tell a story. Maximalism works best when you have a common theme throughout the room, with each piece telling part of a greater story. Do you want your home to bring up ideas of the Southwest? A redwood forest? The Renaissance? A botanist’s greenhouse? Know what you want to bring to mind.

    Make the Space an Extension of Your Personality

    Always stay true to you and what you like. Let the room be an extension of your personality. Choose colors you love, prints that bring you joy and furniture that you adore!

    Armand’s Drapery can help you with choosing window coverings and reupholstering your beloved furnishings to meet your new style. With our help, your home will look “maximum” stylish.

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  • A Custom Tablecloth Can Bring Personalized Style

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    For almost too many reasons to list, having your table covered with a tablecloth helps you keep your life in order. You might be wondering, how could something so simple really make your life easier?

    A custom tablecloth can add eth final touch to your dining space, protecting your table and making your home easier to clean. Of course you can buy a tablecloth premade as long as you love white linen, checkers or plaid. And don’t mind a sloppy fit. If you prefer to look original and organized, a custom tablecloth is the way to go.

    Your dining room table is the center of family dinner parties, holiday get togethers and even everyday family dinners. Because of this, it’s important to have the right tablecloth for your dining room table. This is your home, it should reflect you. Elegant and stylish tablecloths can impress friends and family, but also help establish the aesthetic and sentiment you want in your home.

     

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    Having your custom tablecloth created is a time to consider all your options. This piece will be well-made and last many years, so make it how you want it.

    Pick A Соlоr Any Соlоr:

    You can choose a shade that matches or compliments other parts of your home, or let the color be intense and create focus on the table. Also consider choosing fabric with shine, metallic sheen, or interesting textures.

    Think Big And Bоld Prints:

    With an all-over print, you can use a pattern to create a feel of movement, energy, excitement. 

    Use Faux Leather:

    Faux leather fabric is perfect for creating a strong, rustic statement piece with your tablecloth. This animal-friendly fabric creates a comfortable tabletop.

    Dоn’t Fоrgеt Thе Edges:

    Adding visual interest to the edges of your tablecloth can make people take notice. You can have a wide hem, ribbon, corner tassels, what would you like?

    Length:

    Your table cloth can be anywhere from just a runner down the center of the table to floor-length, and anywhere in between. Do you want the table legs to show? Just the feet? Will people’s legs be tucking under? Consider your length options.

    Shape Matters:

    There are, of course, square, round and rectangular table cloths. Have you considered other shapes, like scallop-edged, or splat-shaped so that the corners hang to long points?

    Custom Tablecloth Tірѕ

    • – Consider future washing and ironing procedures when selecting fabrics and notions for your tablecloth.
    • – If you do get wrinkles, check that your fabric is iron-safe before using an iron on it.
    • – Wash your tablecloth according to the directions you were given when it was made.
    • – When not in use, fold your tablecloth and store it in a dry area to avoid wrinkling.

    Here at Armands, we create custom tablecloths for you.