By Greta Willingham. Ulphostery Design. Published at Thursday, May 24th, 2018 - 18:53:48 PM.
Style. First and foremost, you want to try to match the style of your furniture with the style of the upholstery fabric. For example, if you are re-upholstering an antique piece, it would look very out-of-sorts to cover it in polka-dot fabric. In addition, some fabric styles create a casual appearance while others are more formal. Ultimately, how do you want your room to be perceived? How do you want your own style reflected by your furniture? Many patterns may make an attractive addition to your room, but you should always take some time to try to see the big picture and choose a style that fits the furniture, the room, and your personality.
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.
The final material to focus on when it comes to curtain and upholstery fabric is velvet. Velvet another luxurious material that provides texture and spectacular finishes to your room design. Velvet is strong and long lasting and may be that luxurious finishing touch you are looking for.
Colors that are great for this time of year include pale and rose pinks, baby blues, light greens, yellows and corals. All of these are representative of the colors we find outside in nature at this time of the year, and therefore look fantastic on furniture. Although blocks of color in these shades can look great, there is also the choice to select very subtle prints and designs, such as a upholstery fabric which features its colors in a 'watercolor' style print rather than a regular plain color. This has the appearance that the color has been painted on a blank canvas and can look stunning and very summery indeed.
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