Once more your imagination and imagine the rug. Your memory is probably "painted" his plaid and wool. A similar pattern of intersecting vertical and horizontal stripes of different colors is called the "tartan" and is considered a classic. In Ukraine, a figure we call "plaid." And all because the word originally referred to the checkered plaid wool coat Highlanders. In fact, rapport and color rugs can be varied as the material of which they are made.
Pat on fur
The most ideal material for making the rug is wool. He is also the most expensive, as with any natural product, compared with synthetics. Its structure is similar to wool yarn with a human hair, therefore, come into contact with the skin, causing a feeling of comfort. General properties of this material - the unique ability to store heat (it keeps the difference between body temperature and air), water absorption, softness.
But the hair is different. Thus, for example, are highly valued cashmere blankets. It is combed by hand down the mountain goats. He hypoallergenic, soft and warm, but in its pure form is not very strong, so the fabric to increase durability of silk added.
Beige-brown blankets are often made of camel hair. This yarn can not be staining. Blankets made of this material may be transmitted from generation to generation - they are very durable. In addition, they are the easiest.
The warmest considered "lagging" of wool. They are also the cheapest.
A true "diamond wool" can be called pashmina. It is made of fine undercoat of Himalayan mountain goats. First appreciated the beauty and softness of Pashmina wife of Emperor Napoleon Josephine. Houses in those days were not heated, and warm woolen cape is rescued his owner.
Pashminovyh only expensive rugs from the wool of llamas. The material has high durability and is virtually collapses. In pure form, this yarn is not used, since it is very hard. The material is usually added merino wool.
The same applies to Moher. Tissue, consisting of 100% mohair, does not exist: the hairs are very thin, and they do not stick to the canvas. The maximum content of such wool in the yarn reaches 83%. People often mistakenly called the word any fluffy yarn, although in reality the definition refers only goat hair. Mohair blankets are very warm and lightweight. They may be the most incredible colors, as well stained tissue.
Also, for natural materials are often "mixed with" synthetic fibers such as acrylic. From this tissue is not artificial. Acrylic blankets make a soft, pleasant to the touch. These things keep their shape, color, and are not expanded.
Another advantage of acrylic blankets - they are well cleaned, and it can be done both manually and in a washing machine (only required to comply with certain range). But pure wool rugs, whimsical - they can not be washed (accepts only dry cleaning).
Products with acrylic hardly electrified and accumulate much less dust than pure wool, and therefore recommended for people suffering from allergies.
All these advantages add products and additives such as polyester, fleece and Chenille (viscose). In reasonable, of course, doses. Volume of non-natural components of things should not exceed 10-15%.
Many producers do manage to fully synthetic products and presenting them as natural, signing for the package in large letters, "wool", and tiny adding: "artificial."
Closely acquainted with the composition indicated on the packaging. Also pay attention to the color of the product - too bright colors to put on the suspicion natural fibers as active not stained.
By pure wool rugs are woven, and (as part of their yarn - 90% wool), as well as products from knitting the foundation upon which stuffed natural fibers from sheep and camel wool. The more natural ingredients in the product, the more it costs.
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Do not think that rugs are made entirely of wool. For example, the market can often find products from cotton (jacquard). Cotton-fabric has exceptional softness and excellent hygienic qualities, it is easy to wash and ironing.
Blankets and rugs made of pure cotton is practically no: since this material is not elastic, it adds a certain amount of acrylic or wool. The combination of cotton and polyester for high density. Things of this blended material seems velvet to the touch.
Flax has long enjoyed great popularity in the textile industry, despite the fact. that is quite expensive. And there are a number of reasons. First, it is environmentally friendly. Second, it allows you to create light, delicate, airy product. Third, the county has a good performance, since little dirty and very well satisfied with this content. And fourth, this material is hypoallergenic, which in the modern world is almost the most important virtue. Unfortunately, the flax is inherent in a significant lack-tissue is very hard to be crushed and subsequently smoothed.
Fireplace rugs are made from the most delicate of wool (alpaca wool, or Virginia). Their value (however, as the texture) does not matter - they can be bulky.
Traveling rugs should be warm, compact, light and practical, so often they contain synthetic additives that give these things to a high wear resistance. The length of these rugs, as a rule, does not exceed 120 cm
The lower house, the more the veil
Every day, all the living space is increased. And if 20 years ago, two-room "tipovushka" for a family of four was an accomplishment, but now people are trying to build houses on their own projects, in which everyone will have his own room.
Due to the fact that modern premises lose their flexibility, the need to blanket many consider dubious. After all, only in the bedroom sleeping, and the likelihood that the bed can someone sit in jeans, put on a bed bag, book, or something else is missing.
But those who still have in the bedroom and get dressed (in the absence of a dressing room) and work (for lack of room), and sometimes dinner (all a matter of laziness), no blankets will not do.
Run-up materials that are made blankets, a little broader than the situation with blankets. Here, in the course are wool (as in the pure form or in combination with synthetic additives), linen, silk, tapestry, suede, velvet, denim, leather and fur. Often there are combinations of: silk and velvet, linen and cotton, smooth and textured surfaces.
Silk - the basis of such fabrics as satin, crepe, gas, velvet and others. These products are pleasant to the touch, thin and smooth. They can be many different colors as the silk fibers are well stained. Products made from natural silk is expensive, but that's no reason to deny yourself the pleasure to behold the beauty of every day.
Very elegant look of lace veils. These products are fascinated by the fragility and perfection. In the lace, there is something mysterious. It is vulnerable, polished and refined. All his motives are associated with nature.
but people always want to be closer to her.
Bedspreads, "webs" are relevant in the classical and modern interior, but the lace in the atmosphere should not be too much. Well, when it is combined with things concise form.
You can often find quilted bedspreads, consisting of two layers of cotton fabric and seam hollofaybera between them. Such products are called pique and have high heat-shielding properties. Stylistically, they are ideal for interior design in the style of Provence, a variety of country-interpretations.
The big difference
The difference between a rug and a blanket is often subtle. Still, it is. So, the curtain:
• more in size;
• protect the bed from dust or other contaminants, while the appointment of plaid - warm;
• have a decorative function, must be balanced in color and texture of home furnishings and "play along, the overall style of the bedroom;
• are made of lighter fabrics;
• not be used as a blanket.
And finally: When choosing a curtain in the first place attention is drawn to the external characteristics, while the rug is valued more softness, thickness, material of which it is made.
There are also universal and blankets, bedspreads. They are made from the wool of a camel or merino wool combined with man-made fibers, as well as from synthetic pile material, imitating fur. Plaid, which is used as a cover, must be large enough to cover the bed and sides.
The country must know its heroes
Production of rugs and blankets in most cases, do all those brands that manufacture linen. Many companies these products are included.
So, the market leader can be named: Anabella, Kingsilk Tango (China); Arya, Days in colors, La Notte, Linens, TAC, Tivolyo (Turkey); Bonsonno, Blumarine, Caleffi, Calvin Klein, Decortex, Di Benedetto, Dondi, ETRO, Gabel, Missoni, Nostalgic Venice Home Collection, Zucchi (Italy); Bianca Luna, Carre Blanc, Frette, INCl, La Scala, Le Vele, Linvosges, Pierre Frey, Selen & Gaia, Yves Delorme (France); Christian Fischbacher, Eagle Products , Esprit, Ferm Living, Jab, Julia Steiner, Hay Plus, Katrin Leuze, Klippan, Thinkkashmire, Zoeppritz (Germany); Dolz, Mora, Luxury Linens, Scholten & Baijin, TRAMASmas, Valeria Giesswein. Zara Home (Spain); IKEA, Klippan (Sweden); Lexington (USA); Lordelo (Portugal); Marimekko (Fin ¬ lyandiya); Morton Young & Borland (Scotland); Normann Copenhagen (Denmark); Primavelle, «Ineah" Slavic style " (Russia); Sanderson (United Kingdom); Schlossberg (Switzerland) and many others.
Collection of quilts and blankets and a famous fashion houses such as Burberry, Donna Karan, HermÈs, Ralph Laurent. Armani, Kenzo. Prices for these kits are high, but the selection is small. When buying a headset, you must be aware that you are paying for the name.
Do not feel sorry for paints
In autumn and winter in the interior design is not the first use of saturated colors: purple, mustard, herbs luscious colors, creating a warm atmosphere in the house. For those who like non-standard solutions, we should pay attention to the slightly provocative estimates of: fuchsia, turquoise and ultramarine. Actual curtain fabric from bright exotic colors, with hand-embroidered, beaded and sequined.
Furnish fringe, tassels, lace insets and decorative piping makes the most unusual simple and inexpensive fabric interior will bring in an element of the game. It is interesting to combine with each other clear glass beads and satin trim, giving the product ease and perfection. It is advisable only to invoice covers and trim colors harmonize with the curtains. In this case, all the textiles in the room will be perceived as a whole.
No need to strive for a clear match colors or covered with color plaid upholstery sofa or chair, let alone try to use covered exactly the same fabric as for furniture. Materials should be combined, but be different: for example, if a striped upholstery, blankets are allowed into the cell, with a wavy pattern or script. A simple but very effective technique to pick-covered fabric similar in pattern to the upholstery sofa, but a different color.
Possible interaction or contrast with the color and pattern of wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths. Incidentally, the blanket and bedspread will help to quickly and easily arrange coloristic accents.
Take the fabric of bright, saturated colors with floral prints and embroidery large - and rich colors thanks to you will be in spring English garden. A cashmere, velvet and fur reminded of a cozy winter evenings by the fireplace. Thin soft cotton and linen colors - white, ecru and sand - will cause a sense of sunny summer day. So you create a virtually new interior in accordance with the main trends of the season.
A separate group - bilateral blankets. The two sides differ in their leaf colors and mirror the image. So the illusion of two accessories that create different moods. Different color plaid surfaces provides a special weaving woolen threads.
You become the owner of the product with ravnoplotnym bilateral pattern, which allows you to creatively play with color in the interior. Large ovals, cubes, diamonds and other geometric figures in the decoration of textiles de ¬ barking things visible, and space - unusual. This picture always attracts attention, so it is best to use it locally.
And if the question "obscure or not obscure?" For beds for adults controversial, the children's bed lay a must, and it is not discussed - the concept of cleanliness and hygiene for kids well too loose. For them in the order of things to sit on the bed in the clothes - and not at home, and one in which they were 10 minutes ago rolling on the ground, depicting soldiers under fire.
Baby blankets and bedspreads are different from adults in size and coloring. Yes, and requirements for products for children above, since it is the child's health. Therefore, manufacturers are responsible for small items made exclusively from natural materials.
As the magazine "Ideal Home"