By Holly Ferry. Ulphostery Design. Published at Friday, April 06th, 2018 - 15:44:45 PM.
In modern times, the Howard Sofa design has changed little although a number of London Sofa manufacturers have sought to create modern takes on the classic design by incorporating atypical elements, exotic fabric choices or adding additional fixtures to overlay an extra layer of personality upon the original design. For design purists, many of these alterations are unwelcome and reduce the appeal of the original although many admirers appreciate the way in which contemporary London sofa designers are paying tribute to the enduring legacy of the cities upholstery heritage.
The first type of summery pattern that can be great to invest in is something with a print that is reminiscent of the summer season. This can include ice cream prints, checker board patterns with beach balls and sand castles, or patterns that features summer fruit such as slices of watermelon and strawberries. This is also a great way to add some fun to your upholstery, as all of these patterns are vibrant, interesting and out of the ordinary. As mentioned above, these are often a great choice for furniture in a summer house or for patio furniture that you only get out during warmer times of the year.
Of course there are downsides and when choosing which fabric is the right match for your design and lifestyle, it is important you know and understand both sides of the coin. Cotton tends to wrinkle, which can be rather frustrating, especially when using the material for furniture. It also tends to shrink, which means while cleaning is easy, you need to take care.
Durability. This might not be an obvious consideration, but you should always think about who will be using the room. A delicate, soft fabric is fine for a formal living room, but you wouldn't want to decorate a children's playroom with it. Typically, woven patterns are more durable than printed ones, and higher thread counts also provide a longer lifespan. Though these upholstery fabrics may be more expensive, their durability makes up for the cost.
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