1) Fabric Art:
Fabric art is gaining popularity as a simple and thrifty way to brighten up a room and add your own personal style. Using fabric from Zarin, the possibilities are limitless. We have a remnant section on our showroom floor, perfect for fabric projects of this nature.
You will need:
Glass clip frames (available at most stationery, gift, home or art stores)
Fabric: In addition to our fabric warehouse, we have an entire fabric section dedicated to remnants on our showroom floor.
- Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Look for designs that share a common color or two, and let those colors be the link between two different patterns.
- Solid fabrics can help to offset a busy pattern. Choose an accent color from a stripe, paisley, floral or other pattern and use a solid piece to highlight the accent color. Pair a solid with a patterned wall panel, or use a solid panel to anchor two patterned panels.
- Use fabric art pieces to accentuate a room's design aesthetic. A contrasting, graphic print in two colors like black and white is modern and eye-catching. A series of panels in polka dots, stripes, and paisley gives a space a cozy, casual feel. Choose solid fabrics in the room's accent colors to create a clean, cohesive look. For a natural, outdoorsy feel, look for fabrics with rich textures like canvas or linen.
- Fabric wall art pieces offer plenty of options when it comes to size and spacing. Consider a 3 x 3 square of 1" panels, a chic series of three square or rectangular panels, or a major rectangular or even oval piece.
2) Fabric as wall paper:
If you want to add life to your white walls, try wallpapering your walls with fabric!
Placing fabric on your walls is a simple process. As a matter of fact, it is just like wallpapering, except you are using fabric and starch. This allows you to easily remove and reuse as needed.
- Wash the wall to remove any dirt or film.
- Lightweight fabrics, such as polished cottons, ginghams, and chintzes, are easiest to use. Measure from the floor to the ceiling and add a couple extra inches.
- Cut the fabric accordingly. If fabric has a design, be sure to match the design before cutting the next panel as when using wallpaper.
- Pour starch into a clean pan or paint pan, or spray on if using stiffener (see Tip section if using spray stiffener). Apply starch to the top half of the wall with a sponge or paint roller, or spray on if using spray stiffener.
- Smooth fabric into place at the top of the wall, leaving about one inch to be trimmed later. Use push pins to hold the fabric temporarily in place. Apply more starch going down the wall as needed until you get to the floor, leave approximately one inch overlap at floor level.
- Apply starch to the top of the fabric, brushing and smoothing the fabric in place to remove bubbles and wrinkles. Be sure the starch penetrates the fabric evenly.
- Work your way down the panel, continuing to sponge or spray starch onto the wall, smoothing the fabric, and applying more starch.
- Position the second panel, matching the design along the edge. Repeat steps.
- Around windows and doors, leave a one inch overlap as with the ceiling and floor.
- Fabric overlap should be cut when the fabric is completely dry. It will then cut clean and easily, and any shrinkage will have occurred before you trim.
- When using stiffener in spray bottle: Be sure to mask edges of ceiling & floor to avoid over spraying.
- To remove fabric from wall: Peel one corner loose, and then gently begin to peel the fabric off of the wall panel by panel. If the fabric does not peel easily, dampen the fabric with water using a wet sponge and it should come right off.
Whether you choose to cover your entire wall or only a portion, you will enjoy the look of a professionally decorated room, without the permanence of paint or wallpaper!
1) Ready Made Drapes Vs Custom:
Here at Zarin Fabrics, we offer 100% linen ready made drapes, and 100% silk ready made drapes. There is a misconception that curtains are a thing of the past, relegated to memories of over-stuffed lounge rooms swamped by heavy drapery. In their modern application, curtains create an entirely different mood that has more to do with movement and style than hiding behind copious layers of fabric.
Curtains are another way to add personal style to your home. Whether it involves floating linen, sheer, or a metallic mesh, curtains create a dramatic impact.
Our knowledgeable staff will assist you with fabric selections, set-up a measure and quote, and oversee the installation.
- Choose from Ready Made or Custom Drapes.
- Once curtains are installed, be sure to care for them properly to extend their longevity. Lightly vacuum regularly to keep dust at bay and have them professionally cleaned occasionally as the need arises.
- Once you have made a choice for Ready Made or Custom drapes, feel free to visit our hardware dept located in the lower level of our showroom.
Picking the right kind of draperies can give your room a more cohesive look. Select a fabric to complement the style of your room and your furniture. You should ideally incorporate the fabric into three elements within the room. Our staff can assist you with this process as well, whether it be in the form of throw pillows, coverlets, or wherever your imagination takes you.
2) Hunter Douglas:
Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, and shutters are another lovely way to add an extra dimension of personality to your home. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you with all your Hunter Douglas needs .
Throw pillows are an easy way to make use of fabric when decorating your bedroom. This is a very simple sewing task. For beginners, cut squares and rectangles a little larger than you would like your finished pillows to be. Next, with right sides together, stitch up three sides; leaving one side open for stuffing. You will need to hand stitch this opening together once you have turned the fabric right side out and stuffed the pillow. You can always embellish these pillows with lace, buttons, or other trims.
If you prefer, we can make the pillows for you. Just select your fabric, and our staff will assist you in creating whatever your heart desires, whether it be for your bedroom, your grandma’s reupholstered chairs, or a couch that needs sprucing up