When kitting out your house with furniture, you have a few different selections to make. One of these selections is the decision to go with either all new furniture or do some reupholstery on old pieces of furniture.
While the buying new is certainly the easier option, it can often leave your home feeling like it lacks a little in personality and originality. Reupholstering old or antique furniture is a choice that can give your home a lot more character.
When upholstering your furniture, the most important thing to consider is the suitability of the fabric you’re interested in and making sure that you make the right selection overall. Going with a piece of fabric that’s not quite right will inevitably mean upholstering it again, way before its time.
So how do you choose the right upholstery fabric in Sydney? Well, for a start, you need to make sure that it is a fabric that’s fit for purpose – fabric that’s designed for upholstery. It’s no good just heading down to Spotlight and picking out a material there that you think looks great. Upholstery fabric is hardwearing and robust, resistant to staining, whereas other fabrics are not.
If you are unsure whether a fabric material is suitable for chair upholstery (or whatever other types of upholstery you’re doing), then it’s ok to take a swatch into Sydney Upholstery so that we can let you know whether it’ll be suitable for your piece of furniture.
The other thing you need to keep in mind apart from the material is your colours. Will the colour/s that you are picking fit in well with the rest of your room? Are you looking for it to blend in or to be a feature piece? Think about what will be around it. The same goes for different patterns. If you have a particularly messy household and pets or small children, then darker colours with more intricate patterns help to hide small spots more easily.
Even though you might only be getting one piece of furniture upholstered, you might like to get more of the fabric – in case you want to do the same thing again, or if you’re going to add some more matching pieces to your setup. Many people reupholster the one piece and then when they want to do more they discover that they can no longer find the same type of fabric available.
Sydney Upholstery can take care of all your upholstery needs with our team of expert staff. We will have your furniture looking like new, and a comfy new experience for when you take it home. If you have any questions about our services, make sure to call us or send through an email.