If you have a favorite sofa, loveseat, or chair that is in good repair, but the upholstery has seen its better days, you may want to have it reupholstered. With all the fabric choices available, it can be difficult to know which type to choose. Following a few guidelines will help you select a fabric that is best for your reupholstery job.
The type of upholstery fabric will vary depending on the location of the piece of furniture being reupholstered. For instance, if the furniture is in a high-traffic area, such as a living room or family room, you will want to spend the extra money to choose a fabric that is durable and easy to clean. A chair in a bedroom or guest room may not get used as often and will usually be fine upholstered with a less expensive fabric.
Decide if you want it to match the original
If you want to create a look similar to the original piece of furniture, finding an exact match may not be easy. Start by choosing the same fabric type, such as wool, tweed, cotton, etc. Even if the color is not a close match, using a similar fabric type will help retain the natural look.
Give it a new look
If you are looking to give your favorite piece of furniture a refreshing look, you will have unlimited options regarding upholstery fabric type, design, and color. Consider your other furnishings and the design style of the room. Do you want the piece to stand out as a focal point or complement the other pieces of furniture?
If you have a favorite chair that you are having reupholstered, you may want to make it the focal point in the room. Select a bright fabric or one with an interesting design to draw attention to the chair. If you want it to blend in with the other accents in the room, choose a fabric in a color just slightly darker or lighter than your other furniture to establish a cohesive look without creating distraction.
It is never an easy decision to part with a favorite piece of furniture that is worn out. Fortunately, with all the fabulous upholstery fabrics available you can keep your favorite furniture looking great with a new upholstery job. It is a fun way to breathe new life into an old chair or sofa and use it to create a new look in any room of the home.
For more information on furniture upholstery, contact a company near you.