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Dress up Your Home with the Evergreen Appeal of Dupioni Silk

Uday Patel

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While there’s no dearth of material and fabric variety that can be used for making home furnishings silk is most favored. Use curtains, cushions, duvets and duvet-covers etc when you want to give a formal, elegant, classy and luxurious look to your home. Silk becomes an obvious choice. Silk in itself expresses resplendence like no other fabric. Whether you choose this fabric that has a smooth and satiny look or one with a raw surface it lends the oomph factor to your furnishings. Silk Dupioni is one of the most preferred and sold varieties of fabric that performs as the perfect raw material for your cushions, bed-sheets or castings.

Dupioni Silk: How It Fares Well For Soft Furnishings

The term Dupioni comes from an Italian word meaning ‘double’. Silk that is formed by silk-worms reared in an environment such that one single cocoon has two worms spinning the raw fibre has come to be known as ‘dupioni silk’. This product has variations in thickness and has a somewhat nubby surface texture. Italian Dupioni is considered the best quality. It’s heavy and made 100% from raw silk but gives smoother texture and lesser number of slubs. Next in line in quality is Indian Dupioni followed by Chinese Dupioni. You can opt from any of these choices but prices are sure to vary with each quality. Many people mistake this fabric with ‘Shantung’ silk that has lighter-weight with finer weave.

Ways You Can Use It to Decorate Homes/ Commercial Spaces

For its versatility and appealing texture Silk Dupioni is the favorite choice popular among the home decorators. Many manufacturers offer this variants. This is produced in rapier looms or power looms, in standard sizes like 54-inch this is excellent when you want to make furnishings for home. This fabric can be used for making window treatments, curtains, panels, drapery, table-runners, swags, cushions and cushion-covers, table-tops, duvet-covers, bedding covers, bed-sheets and pillows. Get these splendors to dress-up a home space or luxurious commercial spots like hotel areas, business lobbies, restaurants etc for a quick-fix formal look. There are many patterns, color-shades, designs, surface treatments and surface-finishes available for furnishings.

Alternates to Dupioni Silk

Managing isn’t difficult at all. It can be cold-washed or dry cleaned and doesn’t require ironing. A wonderful alternate to the conventional silk is silk-poly dupioni that is actually a combination of two threads of different colors. Result? You get a much brighter hue with a distinct shimmer that adds to glamour quotient. This one is equally stiff and sturdy as the original and offers a variety that teases your imagination. You can also opt for Taffeta, satin and brocade silk as the choice in your home furnishing.

Uday writes on Dupioni Silk Fabrics online hence the article. As a fashion concious writer he writes on many premium fabrics. Uday follows latest trends in the fashion industry.


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