By Lylah Clinton. Ulphostery Design. Published at Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 - 13:56:24 PM.
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.
Central to the appeal of this London sofa style is the emphasis placed on human comfort achieved through significant padding and stuffing around the frame or body of the sofa design. In many cases, traditional materials such as feather and down are used with a protective foam wrapping to ensure that the sofa maintains its shape with minimal maintenance required. As with many sofas designed in London during this period, innovative new stitching and stuffing techniques were required to achieve this result, which have since become standard practice within the upholstery profession.
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.
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.
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