Fabric & Slipcovers

Dec 24

How to Care for Velvet

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Caring for velvetIt’s easy to fall in love with velvet. The classic warmth and rich texture of the irresistible fabric brings a soft touch to its surroundings. So why is it so hard to commit to?

The should-I-or-shouldn’t-I dilemma of velvet lies in its luxurious beauty. How will it hold up over time? Can it keep its luster? While it can’t match the durability of microfiber or Sunbrella – both are certainly more suitable choices for kids or pets – velvet can hold up over the long haul with a little care and effort on your part, much like any successful relationship. Follow our tips below to keep your velvet looking lustrous for years to come – and you’ll love it forever.

Aug 2

How To Make a Wall Hanging

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Creating a Wall of Pattern

Fabric wall hanging

In order to hang the fabric to create a wall of pattern, you will need:

Jul 23

How to Care for Sunbrella Fabrics

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Striped Sunbrella fabric

How To Care For Your Sunbrella Fabrics

The How to Decorate Team has received quite a few inquiries on the care of Sunbrella fabric. Our customers are now using Sunbrella fabric for indoor decorating. They are having their sofas, chairs and pillows covered in the durable and lasting fabric. We thought it was a good time to post Sunbrella’s Care Guide to help our Ballard customers keep their furniture looking fresh and new.

May 17

How to Decorate with Geometric Patterns

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Decorate with geometric patterns

Bold geometric prints are everywhere, from fashion runways to interior design. Yet as hot as they are right now, these graphic patterns have been a decorating favorite for decades. Striking and versatile, they look right at home in any space – from refined traditional to brash contemporary and everything in between. If you’re ready to integrate the shapely look of hexagons, diamonds, quatrefoils, and more into your décor, see if some of our favorite techniques will inspire you.

May 9

How to Coordinate Our Outdoor Fabrics

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When the weather turns nice and the days grow longer, we find ourselves spending as much time as possible outside.

And while we love bringing the outdoors in, this is the time of year to take the indoors out.

With that in mind, our designers have pulled together groups of coordinating outdoor fabrics that will help make your exterior living spaces as chic as your interiors (you can find the four color-coordinating collections on the last page of our May 2013 catalog).

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Feb 26

Comparing Outdoor Furniture: Which material is right for you?

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Thinking about buying new patio furniture? Enjoy your outdoor living space to its fullest potential by finding the perfect design and materials to match your style and climate. Here’s our take on the most popular types of outdoor furniture.

Jan 22

Sunbrella – Cleaning Your Upholstery

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