Eleven Common Types of Natural Fabrics

11 MOST COMMON TYPES OF NATURAL FABRICS:

1. Bamboo

2. Burlap

3. Chintz

4. Cotton

5. Denim

6. Felt

7. Linen

8. Muslin

9. Milk

10. Velveteen

11. Wool

WHY ARE THESE FABRICS GREAT?

Natural fibres have many different qualities. They are breathable, resistant to mould, moths or fungi.

THE DISADVANTAGE

Natural fibres have a tendency to take colour dyes differently and they should be protected from direct sunlight as they will fade over time.

EXAMPLES OF HOW NATURAL FABRICS CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO OUR HOME.

Natural Fabrics

Yummi Gumball Felt Mat – www.etsy.com

Natural Fabrics

Linen Sofa – www.horchow.com

Natural Fabrics

Silk Draperies – www.images2122.myblog.it

Natural Fabrics

Velvet Armchair – www.vouchercodes.co.uk

Natural Fabric

Woolen Cushions – www.jannepeters.de

Written by Eileen Marshall & Sharon Finn Hart

Eileen Marshall & Sharon Finn Hart

Eileen Marshall, owner of Eileen Marshall Design ,offers a full range of residential design services, specializing in renovations and custom homes. Her philosophy is to create a personal space that will feel like home and comply with a sense of practicality and beauty. Eileen has lived in New York, London and Berlin and believes her love for travel has provided great insight into how people live and what they want from their home. She is also author of Dancing with Design, A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create a Unique Home; a valuable how-to-manual on decorating and design. She also blogs at Dancing with Design together with Sharon Finn Hart.

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