The term ‘Textile’ is a Latin word originating from the word ‘texere’ which means ‘to weave’. Textile originally referred to a woven fabric however, gradually the term textile as well as the plural textiles implies fibers, filaments and yarns. Home textiles refer to the textiles used for home furnishing. It comprise of extensive range of functional as well as decorative items or products used mainly for the purpose of decorating our homes.

Home furnishing fabrics or home textiles consist of both natural and man-made fabrics. At times, these textile fabrics are made strong and durable by blending them.

The textile fabrics most commonly used in home furnishing are listed below:

  • Silk fabric
  • Wool fabric
  • Leather fabric
  • Cotton fabric
  • Nylon fabric
  • Satin fabric
  • Jute fabric
  • Polyester fabric
  • Organza fabric
  • Rayon fabric
  • Plastic fabric
  • Organdy fabric


Different techniques are used by home textile manufacturers to enhance the decorative aspect of the home furnishing products. The basic and most common techniques are categorized below:

  • Printed
  • Non-woven
  • Hand made
  • Embroidered
  • Dyed
  • Woven
  • Stitched

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