Some fabrics can help keep out the cold. Many hotels use suede, velvet, tapestry or tweed since their weight helps block light and keep heat in. Still, nearly any fabric can be interlined with bump, a thick, insulating felt material. And interlining — a piece of fabric slipped between the
Lana Lawrence, who is vice president of Anthony Lawrence-Belfair curtain fabricators and who works with designers like Alexa Hampton and Katie Ridder, suggests holding fabrics up to a window, even in a fabric showroom. ”Pleat it like an accordion at the top and let it drape,” she says. ”If it
There’s a fungus amongst us and it loves your bathroom. The warm, damp climate in the bathroom is a particularly popular breeding ground for mildew. This is a surface mold that appears as a colony of grey or white powdery dots. It is the dampness and body soil in your
The liner can be washed with sheets and towels in warm water and hung to drip dry. At this price, you may just want to replace it every few months and use the old one as a drop cloth.
The liner is machine-washable in cold water and comes with a three-month warranty against mildew and bacterial growth. It can be tumbled dry and ironed on low heat if you decide to use it as a shower curtain.
Storage is always at a premium in small spaces and this shower curtain will help solve your dilemma. Made from clear heavyweight water repellent polyethylene vinyl acetate (PEVA), the curtain is free from chlorine and other potentially toxic chemicals. The 70-by-72-inch curtain has nine polyester mesh pockets to hold toys,
Reviewers on Target’s site have given the liner 4.25 stars out of five. One shopper wrote: “A little shorter than liners I’ve had in the past but water never escapes and does the job. Probably the best liners I’ve ever had. Doesn’t collect mold like liners I’ve had in my
When it comes to hanging curtains and shades, there are a few basic rules to follow. Certain rules are well-known among the design community and even décor aficionados. For instance, we know that hanging curtains as high and wide as possible to make windows appear larger is a classic rule of
If you want to go the patterned route, hang curtains as high as possible and wide enough so they hang outside the window frame when opened. That way you’re not blocking valuable sun rays from streaming in. Pay attention to the weight of the fabric—I generally prefer heavier fabrics like
When measuring the width of your window, be sure to add four to eight inches on both sides and double the total number to ensure curtain fullness. ”Then you won’t block a lot of window glass when the curtains are open, and they won’t get in the way,” says Lawrence.
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