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Home accessories

By: Rajesh Sharma, Design Educationist, Chandigarh, India

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Home accessories

  1. 1. Home Accessories Semester 5 For the educational purpose of students studying fashion & textile In worldwide institutions.
  2. 2. Home Furnishing • The main article for this category is furnishings. This category is for items which occupy the home and make it fit to live within. This may include some furniture type (def:The movable articles in a room or an establishment that make it fit for living or working.[Old French fourniture, from fournir, to furnish.) By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  3. 3. Types of Bedding Accessories Top Sheet • A top sheet, also known as a flat sheet, is the sheet you put over the top of your bed to separate you from your comforter or duvet. Some duvet or comforter sets do not include a top sheet because they’ll have a smooth, crisp cotton side instead, which replaces it. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  4. 4. Bottom Sheet •A bottom sheet, or fitted sheet, is the sheet with the elastic-edge that is used to fit over your mattress--hence the name bottom or fitted sheet. • By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  5. 5. Coverlet • A coverlet is a decorative fabric • covering that does not touch the floor and normally does not cover the pillows. Woven coverlets and quilts fall into this category. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  6. 6. Bedspread • A bedspread is similar to a coverlet--a thin, decorative covering--but it normally covers the entire bed and touches the floor. Blanket or Throw • A blanket or throw is a small covering normally found at the foot of a bed used for extra warmth or decorative accents. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  7. 7. Comforter • A comforter is a bed cover stuffed with fibers then sewed together at all four sides. This stuffing is added to create additional warmth and comfort on cold nights. A comforter can be decorative and come in many different colors, patterns, and designs. It’s normally used as a major decorative element in bedrooms. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  8. 8. Duvet • A duvet is similar to a comforter except it requires the use of a duvet cover, where a comforter does not. Duvet Cover • A duvet covers is used over a comforter or duvet. It will have an opening where the comforter or duvet is inserted, once placed inside, it's opening is closed with buttons. The duvet cover is normally a decorative covering, which basic function is to add décor to your bedroom. Some duvet covers will have a sheet fabric sewn into one side so a top sheet is not required, which helps with making the bed since there's no need to tuck in any sheets. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
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  10. 10. Euro or Continental Pillow • A Euro or Continental pillow--a large square pillow--is a decorative pillow that sits back against the headboard. Sleeping Pillow • A sleeping pillow is the medium-sized rectangular pillow that you lay your head on when sleeping. A sleeping pillow can come in many sizes--such as standard, Queen, or King--to fit your bed or sleeping habits. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  11. 11. Decorative Pillow • A decorative pillow, also referred to as an accent or throw pillow , is a small pillow that comes in many shapes, sizes and colors to add decoration to a bed. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  12. 12. Bolster Pillow • A Bolster pillow is a tubular pillow used to lean back against for lumbar support, but typically it’s used as a decorative pillow or accent pillow. These pillows range in size from very small to some that span the entire width of the bed. Pillowcase • A pillowcase is used to cover a sleeping pillow and sometimes decorative. It’s normally a rectangular shape with an opening on one end where you insert the pillow. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  13. 13. Pillow Sham • A pillow sham is similar to a pillowcase but it does not open on one side, instead it has a flange, which is an extra piece of fabric that extends from where the pillow sham is sewn on each edge. Pillow shams create a more finished look, which is why they are used over pillowcases. Pillow shams are often more decorative than pillowcases and more likely to have elaborate embellishes on them. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  14. 14. Bed Skirt • A bed skirt is decorative piece of bedding placed between the mattress and box springs. It extends to the floor and its main function is to hide the box spring as well as add decor. Bed skirts are commonly used with coverlets, duvets, and comforter sets. • Now that you understand the different types of bedding, find great information on the types of bedding fabrics, weaves, and pillows to help you find comfort and a good night’s rest. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  15. 15. UK BED SIZES AND BED LINEN SIZES • UK Bed and Mattress Sizes • Fitted Sheet • Fitted Sheet Deep • Flat Sheet • Duvet Cover By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  16. 16. • UK Small Single Long 2ft 6” x 6ft 6” • 76 x 200 x 20cm • 76 x 200 x 26cm • 180 x 260cm • 135 x 200cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  17. 17. • UK Single 90 x 190 cm - 3 ft x 6ft 3in. • 90 x 190 x 20cm • 90 x 190 x 26cm • 180 x 260cm • 135 x 200cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  18. 18. • Single Long 3ft x 6ft 6” • • 90 x 200 x 20cm • 90 x 200 x 26cm • 180 x 260cm • 135 x 200cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  19. 19. • Small Double 4ft x 6ft 3" • 120 x 190 x 20cm • 120 x 190 x 26cm • 220 x 260cm • 200 x 200cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  20. 20. UK Double 135 x 190 cm - 4 ft 6 in x 6ft 3in • 135 x 190 x 20cm • 135 x 190 x 26cm • 220 x 260cm • 200 x 200cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  21. 21. Euro Double IKEA size 140 x 200cm • • 140 x 200 x 20cm • 140 x 200 x 26cm • 220 x 260cm • 200 x 200cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  22. 22. • UK King Size 150 x 200 cm - 5 ft x 6ft 6in • 150 x 200 x 20cm • 150 x 200 x 26cm • 265 x 275cm • 225 x 220cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  23. 23. • Euro King IKEA size 150 x 200cm • • 160 x 200 x 20cm • 160 x 200 x 26cm • 265 x 275cm • 240 x 220cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  24. 24. • UK Super King 183 x 200 cm - 6 ft x 6ft 6in • 183 x 200 x 20cm • 183 x 200 x 26cm • 280 x 290cm • 260 x 220cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  25. 25. Emperor • 214 x 214 x 20cm • 214 x 214 x 26cm • 320 x 300cm • 290 x 240cm By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  26. 26. Factors Affecting the Selection of Design • Factors affecting selection of design for household linens • Our homes reflect our personalities and lifestyles. Home furnishings speak for themselves and add a personal touch. • The use of furnishings adds character and mood to a room. Home furnishings come in a variety of styles. • One can select from a simple to most elegant style as budget allows. One can choose a style that suits their lifestyle and taste – traditional to minimalist, modern to ethnic, chic. • Furnishings can be mixed and matched – all it needs is creativity and time By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  27. 27. • Colour schemes and house dimensions should be kept in mind before embarking on a home furnishing plan. • The architectural elements of a room can be enhanced with the right selection of designs and patterns in home furnishing. • Various factors influencing the selection of designs are as follows: By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  28. 28. End use: • selection of design to the larger extent depends upon the end use of the household linen. • These can be categorized into furnishings and other home textiles. • Furnishings include table linen, bed linen, curtains, draperies, floor coverings and furniture covers. Other home textiles include blankets, quilts, kitchen textiles, towels and napkins. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  29. 29. Size of room • Big rooms require dark coloured furnishing items. Rich look of jacquard and tapestry makes a luxurious style. • Small rooms require light coloured furnishing items which make the room more spacious. Large patterns can create an overpowering effect. Instead, small patterns or self- patterned fabrics are a better selection. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  30. 30. Type of Room • Drawing room requires formal arrangement so elaborate woven patterns like jacquard, damask, brocade materials are best suited. • Pure bright colours should be avoided. • Living room is the liveliest area of home, bright colours, abstract, contemporary and geometrical designs are more appropriate. • Bed room: The soft light colours are more preferable for this room. • The floral prints or dobby designs, designs with flowing line and rhythm are main choice for these. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  31. 31. • Dinning room: Colours and patterns of nature, fruits and vegetables are more appropriate • Children room- printed sheets with bright colours will appeal the little ones. • The bright hues with geometrical and stylized designs are mainly considered. • Cartoon characters are always center of attraction for children. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  32. 32. Types of Arrangement • Formal: Formal arrangement includes the use of subdued colours. • The designs also varies according to the work place where it will be used for example, in offices and institutes, the small designs, check and stripes are considered best where as, • in home (drawing room) and hotels the elaborate and intricate designs are preferred. • Infromal : casual approach requires more innovation and creativity. • Informal arrangement looks good with bold all over designs in bright colours. • Mirror work, sequins and embroidery can be used to add touch of glamour. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  33. 33. • Type of furniture: Furniture type influence the selection of furnishing material. – Heavy classic wooden furniture looks good with elaborated woven patterns and elegant designs in subdued colours. – Contemporary type of furniture (like wrought iron, cane and glass) goes well with soft, delicate fabric in pleasant colours and designs. By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh
  34. 34. Geographical location • Warm places: For soothing out the effect of warmth, light and cool colours are preferred. • Cool places: Use of warm or bright colours in furnishing will help to create the feeling of warmth and coziness. • Dimension/s of the made-up: shape and size • All factors are interdependent for example the choice of colours not only depends on the size or type of room but also depends on the climatic and geographical conditions By : Rajesh Sharma, Chandigarh