Performance Fabrics and their Amazing Properties!

What are Performance Fabrics?

Accidents are a part of life. Get extra protection from life’s many surprises with performance fabrics! Performance fabrics really do stand up to the everyday wear and tear caused by kids, pets, and guests. For families with kids, pets or both, it can be hard to keep furniture looking fresh and clean. After all, spills and stains will always happen, right? Well, we have good news for you: with our performance fabrics, you no longer have to choose between practical furniture and furniture that truly suits your style!

Reduce stress caused by spills with performance fabrics! Your home will love performance fabrics no matter what because they are used on soft goods inside and outside!

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Performance fabrics provide comfort, convenient easy-care and look as casual or formal as you like. They are able to repel water, resist stains, easy to clean and offer durability. Plus they have color fastness to stand the test of time. In other words, Performance Fabrics are here to stay!

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How to properly take care of them?

Performance fabrics are highly durable fabrics often with the capability to resist stains and repel liquids. If you have small children or even pets, performance fabrics are the perfect protection and provide easy clean-up. Specific care instructions vary according to fabric types and manufacturers, but in general the process for cleaning a performance fabric is very simple with less than three steps.

Spilled your wine, coffee, fruit juice or something worse on your sofa?! Here’s what you do next:

  1. Use a paper towel or clean dry absorbent cloth to gently blot dry. The water-resistant and stain-resistant fabric prevents liquid from absorbing into the sofa. Instead, it beads up on the surface, making it easy to remove. In many instances, that is all you need!
  2. If blotting doesn’t completely take care of the liquid spill, then make a water-based soap mixture and gently blot the area to remove the liquid. Rinse the area thoroughly with a clean cloth. After that, it is done!

Washing Performance Fabrics with ordinary laundry detergents destroys their properties. Every fabric needs proper care to deliver maximum performance. With performance fabrics, an innovate solution surrounds each durable fiber to repel spills and deter stains. Plus, they are easy to clean when treated immediately. For light spills, simply clean with a wet towel. For tougher spills, use a mild soap and water mixture. Despite being constructed and tested to meet high standards, performance fabrics are soft to the touch and come in a variety of colors and patterns! They are perfect for any interior or exterior space since they are highly durable! Just check some of our amazing Performance Fabrics with different textures and patterns that will perfectly fit into any space!

Different performance fabrics have various characteristics. Some varieties of performance fabrics are capable of blocking harmful ultraviolet radiation, and they often have protection from ticks and mosquitoes, quick dry, temperature control and antimicrobial and anti-odor properties. Performance fabrics may also possess pilling-resistance, wrinkle resistance, and stain (water, dirt and oil) resistance, and be antistatic, self-cleaning and flame resistant. In some cases, they can be resistant to wind, heat and abrasion. Isn’t that awesome?

With unbelievable properties, Performance Fabrics actually surpass industry standards for performance to ensure years of faithful service, all without sacrificing beauty, softness or luxury! Come to our studio to check our collection of Performance Fabrics! We promise you are going to love them!

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First Apartment Decor Checklist

Congratulations! You now have your own apartment! Now, you’re looking to decorate. That’s where we come in! Prepare to be informed about the perfect, small touches to bring together your beautiful first apartment. To make sure we cover everything that is essential, we are going to break it down by each room starting in the living room.

Living Room

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     First, the entryway that is part of the living room can be spiced up with a decorative mirror. It adds flare and gives the illusion of a larger room. Possibly under that mirror is a bar table. This can by extra storage for anything and can be decorated with your own personal style of décor. Trust us; the bar table will be your answer to extra kitchen storage. The last essential for the living room we envision is a plant. Any plant brings life and adds the comfortable feeling a relaxing home.

Bathroom

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     Small baskets and containers in your bathroom will save your clutter. We all do the same thing when cleaning our bathrooms. We put everything in cabinets closed away to not be visible, but when we go in our bathrooms later that night, everything comes back out onto the counter purely because it is more convenient. Solve all your convenience problems by placing all your counter clutter in stylized containers and jars on the counter. Think of it as condensed clutter at your convenience. The other necessity to add to your bubbly bathroom is fancy candles. Not only will they bring a pleasant aura, but they also look lovely placed anywhere.

Kitchen

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    Décor in the kitchen is very important, because the kitchen is a congregating room. Obviously, the living room is the most used with guests, but think about how much time we all spend in our kitchen. Decorating your kitchen will also make you want to show it off making it an even busier room. Three décor items that will make a tremendous difference are wall treatments, affordable art, and believe it or not…cookbooks! First, pick some different patterns on some beautiful fabrics. Wall treatments normally are the decorating items that are a bit pricier than others, but because you will be using less fabric, it isn’t such a strain on your pocket. Now, most people think of artwork being a large part of the living room or bedroom, but we believe artwork in the kitchen is a huge addition. You can play around with the colors you’re putting up, and you can find all these wonderful pieces at affordable prices depending on where your shop around. Etsy and IKEA are both great places we suggest for reasonable artwork. Last stop in the kitchen is the countertop décor. Let’s all be honest here about how many cookbooks we have stuffed into our cabinets. Clear it out by stacking a few in the corner of the countertop for a cute, home décor that makes you feel better, and this might just encourage you to open one up every once in while. 🙂

Bedroom

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     The last room we’re touching in the house is the bedroom. To light up the room, you want to start with a stylish table lamp on your nightstand or dresser that adds your own personal pizzazz to the room. We always think of lamps as being an important décor item that is necessary and incredibly useful while bringing a glow to the room. Décor pillows on the bed will make a plain bedspread go from boring to beautiful. Play with different patterns and contrasting colors. This makes for a busy room giving the illusion that there is more décor without breaking the bank. The last part of the bedroom that changes everything is the floor; add a rug!! Rugs aren’t too expensive, and they can pull an entire room together.

Decorating is a huge part of moving into your first new apartment. This is the chance to style everything in your own personal way that will help you feel accomplished and continually inspired.

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