Choosing Upholstery Fabric | General

We live in a generation where if something breaks our immediate response is to replace it. But let’s be honest they don’t make things like they used to. If you are lucky enough to have inherited furniture that is still in good condition and only in need of reupholstery then you are in luck. Today we look at how to choose the right upholstery material to suit your lifestyle and life stage. And it’s amazing to see how the piece of furniture transforms after it has been reupholstered.


While choosing upholstery fabric can seem overwhelming given the wide variety to choose from, with a few tips you can make an informed decision that will help ensure your furniture looks great and lasts for years to come. Here are some things to consider when choosing upholstery fabric:


1.     Durability: Look for fabrics that are durable and can withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Synthetic fabrics like nylon and polyester and more durable than natural fibres like cotton or silk.


2.     Style: Choose a fabric that matches the style and décor of the room. If you have a classic room, consider fabrics with patterns like stripes, plaids, or florals. For a modern room consider solids or textured fabrics.


3.     Colour: Choose a colour that compliments the room’s décor and is easy to clean. Dark colours like navy, burgundy or dark grey can hide stains and dirt better than light colours like white or beige.


4.     Texture: Consider the texture of the fabric, which can affect the comfort and look of the furniture. Soft fabrics like velvet are great for comfort, while texture fabrics like corduroy can add depth and interest to the furniture.


5.     Cleaning: Consider the ease of cleaning the fabric. Look for fabrics that are stain resistant or easy to clean with a damp cloth or mild detergent. Avoid fabrics that require dry cleaning.


6.     Price: Upholstery fabric can range in price from budget-friendly to high-end. Consider your budget and choose fabric that is within your price range.


While there are ways to do it yourself (if you are handy like that) it’s always best to involve a professional. And just like that it looks like a brand-new suit of furniture .