By Malaysia Schmid. Ulphostery Design. Published at Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 12:44:54 PM.
London has long been an established centre for global design. From the tailors of Saville Row to the upholsterers and interior designers of the West London, the city possesses both a proud heritage and an inspired creative impulse when it comes to the sofa design and manufacture. With new sofa designs and models coming out each season, the tradition of London Sofa manufacturing looks alive and well in the 21st Century.
The style of the upholstery fabric is also a big decision you are going to have to make. If you want to add a splash of colour to your room design, but still keep the piece neutral to enhance the space, then choosing something with a pattern is worthwhile. Remember that style will play a role in the type of furniture item you wish to cover. If you are covering a modern piece, then choose modern upholstery fabric, but if you are covering a traditional chair which is going to sit in your bedroom, for example, stick to more traditional patterns and styles which will complement the piece moving forward.
On the other hand, in a room frequented by children or pets, white and other delicate colours are not a great idea. Some things you can consider when choosing upholstery fabric is mood and how colour temperature impacts the mood of that room. Warm and cool colours create different atmospheres. Also, try to avoid trendy colours, especially if you're not sure how you'll feel about that colour when it's not so trendy anymore.
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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