By Greta Willingham. Ulphostery Design. Published at Sunday, February 11th, 2018 - 10:33:02 AM.
One of the leading sofa styles developed in London during this period was the Howard Sofa which departed from the rigid, formal Chesterfields of the time by using light modern fabrics and incorporating contemporary features to create a look that was immediately more comfortable, open and casual. Instantly popular with the British public from its inception, the Howard Sofa remains the UK's best-selling luxury sofa design and is widely used in a range of informal settings such as home living rooms and conservatories.
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.
Other Special Considerations. Finally, you should think about other aspects of the room and your needs before deciding on an upholstery fabric. If your room gets a lot of sunlight, you probably want a fade-resistant fabric. In humid or moisture-prone rooms, a mildew-resistant fabric is a great choice. Upholstery fabrics that are made with certain microfibers are lint free and reduce allergens. By considering all your needs and wants, you'll be able to refine your search for upholstery fabric and choose the best fit for your home.
Colour. In a sense, your options are limitless. Today's upholstery fabrics are available in virtually any colour, which is important because colour is typically the first consideration designers make when choosing upholstery fabric. Still, aside from how it fits with the colour of surrounding pieces, window coverings, and wall paint, the colour of your upholstery fabric can have a greater impact on the feel of a room. For example, in a smaller room less imposing colour can actually create the experience of space.
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