What To Look For In A Fabric When Choosing For Upholstery

What To Look For In A Fabric When Choosing For Upholstery

Posted in Designer fabrics by Esther on 07:14 Dec 15th, 2014

The art of upholstery is a fantastic way to create a luxury decor without blowing your budget! With so many designer materials available at Fabrics & Wallpapers, choosing the right quality discount fabrics for upholstery isn’t always as easy as you first hoped! That’s why we’ve put together some handy upholstery fabric information, so that you’re one step closer to a beautiful interior design!

How To Choose The Right Upholstery Discount Fabrics

When it comes to choosing the right fabric for your chairs, sofas and other furniture items, your two primary concerns will probably be style and durability.

Fabric Style – What kind of decor will surround your furniture? Does the streamlined, geometric style of art deco appeal to your aesthetic taste? How about serene Asian prints inspired from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand? Or would soft floral patterns compliment your interior style? Selecting a style which matches the rest of your decor is an easy way to select your fabric, however don’t be afraid to choose a pattern that reflects your personality too.

Think About: How big is the print on your fabric? Small scale patterns look best on smaller furniture items, whilst the opposite is true of large scale patterns.

Fabric Colour – The colour of your fabric can have a huge impact on your interior design, so it’s important you pick one you like! Cool and warm tones can have a great influence on the mood of a room. For instance, the colour blue is popularly used in the bedroom as it has relaxing qualities that are ideal for getting a peaceful night’s sleep. Red palettes are beautifully cosy and romantic. If you’re struggling to decide on the colour of your upholstery fabric, look at other colours featured in your decor and select complimenting colours. If in doubt, go neutral!

Think About: This season’s colour trends. Although it’s exciting to take risks every now and then, colour trends come and go, so don’t choose salmon if you already can’t stand it – go with a colour that you’re positively drawn to.

Fabric Durability – Furniture items that will be used daily by bouncy kids, sleepy adults and mucky paws will last a lot longer if they’re covered in a tightly woven, resistant and durable fabric. Different designer discount fabrics have equally different qualities. Acrylic, polyester, nylon and linen are just several of the durable fabrics found in our designers collections.

Find Discount Designer Fabrics From Fabrics & Wallpapers

Want to create a luxury home without paying designer prices? Fabrics & Wallpapers source and sell quality designer discount fabrics for upholstery and other interior design uses. Browse online today and give your furniture a beautiful makeover!

We are always happy to give interior design tips to all of our clients. We have many years experience in this field and are constantly monitoring the latest trends and topics so we can pass on our knowledge to you. Please get in touch with us on 0800 612 3529 to discuss your design intentions and let us help.

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