Supon Phornirunlit/ Naked DecorContemporary Living Room, DC Metro
Photo: Alexander Vasiljev
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Cotton Duck and CanvasCotton duck and canvas are both plain-woven durable cottons used in home decor for upholstery, window treatments and pillows. A lot of folks use these terms interchangeably, but there are differences.Canvas. Canvas is a firm, medium-weight to heavyweight plain-woven cotton. It’s coarse to the touch and stiff, with a nubby texture. While canvas yarns have some girth to them, canvas fabric is actually a looser weave than cotton duck fabric. Because of its firmness, canvas doesn’t drape fluidly. That said, there are some brushed canvases used for upholstery that have had a nap added for softness. Canvas is classified using a number system based on its weight per ounce. Seven-ounce canvas is considered medium weight and is good for window shades and pillows, like the terrier-print pillows seen here. Heavier canvas, in the 9- to 10-ounce range and up, should be used only for pillows.