Moving through the alphabet we come to metal， net， poles and prints. Each playing their own role within soft furnishings for your home. Some you may not have all of these soft furnishing items as they aren't obligatory， however， the chances are that you will at least have printed fabricsbaby pillow， either as curtains， drapes， cushions or on furniture.
M = Metal curtain poles： Metal curtain poles aren't a new conception – they been used in their crudest form (an iron style bar) from time immemorial. Today we have the choice of a wide variety of colours， metals， finishes as well as beautiful end finales which can make your curtain poles a real feature of your home. One of the greatest advantages is that you can hang all types of curtains from poles； using rings and hooks or sliding eyelet and tab top curtains straight onto the pole.custom teacher gifts
N = Net curtains： We all need privacy and net curtains are a great of providing it. For some net curtains are a little out-dated and old fashioned， yet the need for privacy remains a priority， a voile panel is a great way of adding chic styling to your window dressing which still gives you a soft look and the privacy you need.
O = Oriana curtains： Okay， so I've cheated just a little bit with O - I'm sure you'll be able to tell me of a soft furnishing which begins with the letter O! However， Oriana ready made curtains are a great-looking printed curtain which is available in silver – a perfect match for metal curtain poles with a silvered finish， or trendy teal which will suit both metal and wooden curtain poles. Matching soft furnishings are also available so that you can give your rooms a totally co-ordinated look.
P = Printed fabrics： printed fabrics are all around us – even plain materials have a natural pattern derived from the warp and weft of the fabric， however， for most of us printed fabrics mean patterns and extra colours. From a ready made curtain to duvet sets to upholstered sofas and chairs， there's a printed fabric or material being used – they are the main stay of interior design and for the vast majority of us our homes simply wouldn't be the same without them! Through the decades patterns change， they come and go， some patterns have become classics， such as checks and Paisley which are used in both traditional and modern homes.
Some exciting news from The City Quilter in NYC! They are one of the small businesses profiled in “New York Originals,” a national public television documentary series that started airing around the USA last week. This series of seven half-hour episodes features thirty “small gems” in NYC that have “stood the test of time.” The City Quilter is first up in the fourth episode, so check your local listings for times. If you don’t find it scheduled, encourage your local public television station to carry it.
Fact: a staggering 2/3 of those celebrating Mother’s Day will gift Mom with a flower or plant, spending $2.3 billion dollars on stems for mom.