Decorating With Beautiful Fabrics

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades in India Silk Fabric

One great way to bring beauty into a room is through fabric. And one of the best choices is silk, a timeless fabric that adds great elegance to any décor. You can add just a little or a lot, depending on your whim. For ideas on how to add silk to your home, speak with a trained specialist at Altra Home Décor serving the greater Phoenix area.  

Silk’s History

Timeless, classic, and enduring, silk has spanned the decades. For over 2,000 years, the Chinese kept the secret of silk to themselves. However, even given the man-made fibers that were developed to replace silk, world silk production has approximately doubled over the last 30 years. A natural protein fiber, silk is used for clothing, rugs, upholstery, wall coverings, wall hangings, bedding, and even window treatments.

Using Silk Fabric in Your Home

Silk fabrics can enhance your home design in many ways. For example, you could add decorative silk pillows, which can bring selected colors together for a complete, coordinated room. For a larger statement, consider reupholstering a favorite chair. An ottoman, loveseat, or chair re-covered in a classic silk will transform the look of your room.

Fabric Care

With its luxurious natural beauty, silk is also one of the strongest of nature’s fibers. It has excellent elasticity and resilience, and is also resistant to mildew and moths; however, moisture, over time, will weaken the fibers, so be sure to dry-clean only.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas offers a large collection of over 4,000 fabrics, materials, and colors to choose from. Among them are beautiful silks, which can come in full form or as sleek decorative tapes—you’ll be sure to find the perfect pattern and design to elevate your décor. Check out the Vignette® Modern Roman Shades Textured Silks Collection; you can find fabrics such as India Silk, Etched, Shantung, and Satin Weave, which have a large range of textures and sheens and are available in a variety of inspirational colors and hues.

Finding Beautiful Silk Fabrics in the Phoenix and Peoria AZ Area

Altra Home Décor is your source for window treatments, custom drapery, flooring, and more! We serve the greater Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City West, Anthem, Buckeye, Glendale, and Scottsdale, with a showroom in Surprise. Stop by our locally owned store to view our full-size window treatment displays and sample books. Contact us today to schedule an in-home design consultation!