Know More About Velvet
Crushed Velvet Fabric is a fabric made of polyester, rayon, or cotton/polyester blends and it comes in many colors, some which are very vibrant such as deep burgundy. The crushing process is a way to make the nap of the fabric reflect light differently by smashing the nap with an ironing or pressing process. This produces a nice variation in the colors of the fabric and gives the fabric a special glowing sheen. This type of velvet is used to make men's shirts and jackets and was once the most popular material used to make men's smoking jackets. A velvet smoking jacket was the perfect thing for a gentleman to wear so he could retire to his study after a hearty meal and relax with a book, a cognac, and a fine cigar.
Velvet is a soft fabric with a furry feel to it. It is a warm and luxuriant material which is not as easily manufactured as other fabrics. It tends to be slightly more expensive than other fabrics as more thread and a longer process is required to manufacture velvet. It is woven on a specialized loom as a double cloth. Once the fabric has been woven, a sharp blade cuts the two layers apart resulting in velvet as the finished product.
When we think velvet, we think style, chic, seduction, warmth and sophistication. Velvet curtains and drapes are immediate attention grabbers when guests walk into your home. They exude an elegant charm and complement the decor of your house. If the color of your walls is in pastel shades then velvet drapes in earthy hues make a great contrast. You could give your rooms a cutting edge look by using bright shades of velvet against a feature wall and teaming it with velvet-trimmed cushions on the couch.
Sheer drapes in light colors beneath your velvet curtains will add to the charm of your home. They work well together for bedrooms as well. Velvet curtains are mostly opaque, thus helping in blocking out sunlight and darkening the room. If you prefer natural lighting but want to keep out the glare then simply draw back the velvet curtains and drop the sheer drapes. The effect is magical. Your room is immediately transformed into a warm, relaxing niche with a dream-like lighting effect.
Velvet curtains and drapes are available in an array of colors, unique styles and textures. The classic shades of velvet that are evergreen are hues of burgundy, Caribbean blue, maroon wine, signature black, lichen green, sand and sheer white. It will be informative to know that velvet curtains and drapes are available with buckram heading if they are pleated. They also come with attached hooks, over locked seams, lined with percale lining and attached hook belts as per drapery fabrication standards.