By Greta Willingham. Ulphostery Design. Published at Wednesday, May 09th, 2018 - 09:08:11 AM.
Next is silk. When looking at silk for curtain and upholstery fabrics then you are looking at sheer luxury. Silk oozes luxury and comfort and is an absorbent fabric which is used for garments, curtains and more. It is important to note that while silk may give you a luxurious finish, it is not ideal if you want darker and thicker curtains to block out the sun. Further, you will note that this material usually needs to be dry cleaned.
Unfortunately if you do have pets that are allowed on the furniture, then velvet is definitely not the right choice for you. In addition to this, you will find this upholstery fabric will be slightly more expensive than some of the other fabrics available. So you will want to take price and compare it to final design to see if it is worth paying more for this fabric in the long run. The final disadvantage that you need to know about if you are looking at velvet for your upholstery fabric is that it can be fragile, depending on the weave and the material used to make the velvet.
Always pay very close attention to the durability of the fabric. Remember a furniture item is going to be used daily, it is going to be put through its paces so buying a poor quality or not too durable material is only going to result in you having to have the item recovered in the near future. If you spend the money on a durable upholstery fabric, then it can last for years without the need of replacement, which saves you money and time in the long run.
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.
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