By Malaysia Schmid. Ulphostery Design. Published at Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 - 16:02:30 PM.
Tie backs curtain, fabric curtain tiebacks, tassel fringe, and trim tassels come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and in an extensive band of colors. The fabric also varies from medium-level to designer fabric, depending upon customer and market needs. Take the Venetian tassels and tie-backs, for instance, which provide an archetypical class for floor-to-ceiling pooled silk drapes, as well as plain tassels that can make striped curtains look extremely pretty. Trims are just the thing used to enhance upholstery including (but definitely not limited to) draperies and pillows. You can also include slipcovers and ottomans in this list.
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.
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.
In actual fact, London's upholsterers share a history with the tailors of Saville Row, whose technical expertise and guiding principles of discreet detail and fit were readily adopted by London Sofa designers in the 18th and 19th Century. Placing emphasis on attention to detail, upholsterers and tailors alike developed new techniques of sewing and stitching to accentuate the human form whether as a bespoke suit or a handcrafted sofa design.
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