By Meilani Conroy. Ulphostery Design. Published at Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 - 10:36:45 AM.
Furniture is an incredibly important component of a room's décor. In fact, many professional designers will tell you that you should decorate a room based on the colour and fabric of the main pieces of furniture in your room. But what if you are re-upholstering your furniture? Choosing patterns and styles can be a bit tricky, but by following a few basic rules, you'll find the perfect upholstery fabric to really highlight your personal style. So what should you consider? Obviously colour and style are important, but you will also want to think about the function of your room and qualities like fabric durability and other special considerations.
You will find when you start looking around online that the curtain and upholstery fabrics offered come in a wide selection, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure which is the right choice for you moving forward. Of course if you are going to spend money now and buy a top quality fabric, you expect it to last. But it is also worthwhile knowing what makes each of the fabrics so special and which will be the most durable and stylish choice based on your particular project.
Next you will find that velvet is light and can really add volume to your room design. When you choose fabrics, you want to focus on playing with textures. Having everything the same texture will leave you with a boring room design, but working with texture and colour will ensure your room makes the impact you are looking to achieve.
Start with wool. Wool has been used around the world for years. It is used for clothing and upholstery fabrics, though it is very important you understand this product and what it means to use it as part of your room design. Wool doesn't mean you are choosing a woolly jumper, it is a very resistant and absorbent material, but at the same time it can cause headaches when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. Wool often shrinks and can change shape easily, which means cleaning needs to be done with care following the strict instructions from the manufacturer.
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