Furniture upholstery, unlike other upholstery including rugs, curtains and table mats, is like surgery for your furniture. Wrong choices in choosing fabric can cause much damage to furniture. Whether you are updating an old favourite or refreshing a flea market find, consider these three tips to help you choose the right fabric for furniture:
Tip #1: Prep the furniture with durable wood finish
It is important to ensure that the furniture is sturdy, corner braces are firm and the overall structure is stable. If the furniture looks old and worn out, use furniture paint to revamp it. With little imagination and some expertise, you can turn your old furniture into something new and amazing. If you wish to take the DIY route, explore a range of tools and paints for wooden furniture from Berger iPaint DIY range!
Tip #2: Pick the right colours
Upholstery fabric colours can have such a dramatic impact on the space. So begin by asking yourself what mood you wish to create- whether you are attracted to bold hues or would prefer subtle, pastel colours. Remember to pick colours that you can live with for years on end, and not just something that happens to be trending now and can be outdated soon. Pair up the furniture with pillows, rugs, mats and more with complementing and contrasting colours and patterns.
Tip #3: Think about design style
Just like colour and patterns, upholstery fabrics are important in creating different themes in a space. For example, linen works best for casual and modern furniture whereas silk appears formal and can be used in traditional, elegant set-up. A simple, safe idea to follow would be to match modern fabrics with contemporary furniture and traditional fabric with classic furniture.