Hotel Upholstery Scotland
How will you choose the right commercial fabric for your hotel?
Hotels across Scotland and the rest of the UK need interiors that look pristine, clean and inviting; modern hotels need commercial upholstery that is vibrant and fresh whilst those hotels boasting a period interior will need fabrics that look the part, but are capable of withstanding the rigours of the high number of people sitting or coming into contact with it.
There are many choices to make when it comes to choosing fabric that is right for hotel upholstery applications and the good news is, is that you are not limited in colour, patterns or texture. However there are some factors that you need to keep in mind when choosing upholstery for your hotel:
Commercial fabric durability
Think about who and how many people will be sitting on your sofas, chairs etc. and consider the best type of fabric to use - many hotels opt for leather as this is long lasting, and easy to keep clean (it can also be repaired by high quality commercial upholsterers such as Upholstery Scotland too).
Hotels are high traffic areas and so you will need a heavy fabric, as opposed to a lighter fabric, with a looser weave.
Commercial fabric style
Clearly, you will select fabrics that fit with the current interior decor of your hotel. However, many hoteliers are taking the opportunity to re-upholster furniture and sofas and upgrade their interior at the same time. The choice of styles, textures, colours and patterns of hotel upholstery is second-to-none - in fact, you'll be spoilt for choice. Keep in mind basic interior design 'guidelines'; for example, large bold patterns work well on larger pieces of furniture and in larger rooms. More muted or smaller patterns will work better in smaller room.
Commercial fabric colour
Colour is important in any interior design but even more so in a commercial premises such as a hotel, in which you are making a statement and creating the right impression. You can use lighter, softer pastel shades within a hotel setting but choose with caution as they will shows marks and stains much easier than patterned or darker colours. If you do choose lighter upholstery, you will need to make sure that they are able to be cleaned easily. Choosing a colour can be made easier by understanding how the temperature of colours works in a room. Beware colour trends too - they have a tendency of coming and going with great speed so take care that you don't end up with an out-of-date colour scheme within a few months.
Commercial fabric considerations
With commercial upholstery in your hotel, you will need to consider fade resistance, especially if the fabric is in a room that is exposed for longer periods to natural light or in direct sunlight. Some fabrics offer better protection against this than others.
Commercial fabric choices for your hotel upholstery are by no means limited; you may need some help and advice in helping you make these important choices. Why not get in touch with Upholstery Scotland? With a growing base of happy commercial customers, you'll be amazed at the ease at which you choose the right fabric for your hotel upholstery project!