Decorating Your Formal Living Room With Damask

July 29, 2015 | Living Room

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There are numerous ways that damask can be incorporated into a formal living room. It can be used in drapery, upholstery, or in accents throughout the room, such as throw pillows. However, true damask is constructed from pure silk, and it can be rather expensive to use in vast quantities. Furniture that is upholstered in damask can be truly expensive to purchase. Therefore, it may not be the most affordable option for the average person.

The colonial inspired feel of damask can be achieved through the use of damask slipcovers for a person’s existing furniture. The price point of such a set generally begins at around $499.00 and upwards. Damask invokes a sense of style, comfort, and elegance in an environment. A set of damask slipcovers usually includes covers for a sofa, a loveseat, and a chair. By purchasing these separate covers in a set, the slipcovers will lend a room a complete image of elegance and stateliness. The slipcovers come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. The patterns are generally printed in muted colors, but the patterns are variations of classic patterns created in Italy and Spain in the 1700’s.

The patterns that are generally used in damask slipcovers consist of geometric patterns and floral prints. However, it is not uncommon to find modern patterns of bamboo, ivy, or simple domestic scenes. Despite the pattern or color that a damask slipcover is purchased in, the timelessness of damask creates an environment that is appealing to numerous eyes. A typical damask slipcover for a couch is 77 inches in length, 35 inches in depth, and 35 inches in height. The dimensions for a typical loveseat is 56 inches in length, 35 inches in depth, and 35 inches I height. For a chair, these dimensions are 34 inches in length, 35 inches in depth, and 35 inches in height. However, there are retailers who will customize the dimensions of their slipcovers to fit an individual’s existing furniture.

These slipcovers are generally constructed of silk, or a silk blend. Silk can be a durable fabric; however, it is also easily susceptible to staining and general wear and tear. If a person chooses to invest in this fabric, then it should be displayed in an area that is kept well away from small children and pets.

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