5 Furniture Upholstery Trends for 2016
If you are looking to re-upholster an item or two of furniture this coming year, then you will be interested in the 5 upholstery trends for 2016…
#1 Bright colours
2016 s expected to deliver more of the same when it comes to bright colours with blues, reds and yellows being the primary choices. If you want to be really on trend, predictions are that by the end of the year, the must-have bright colour will be blue. Once the favoured colour of offices and work spaces, blue is making its way in to the home and trendy commercial settings too.
#2 Natural not neutral colours
However, if bright colours in your abode are not your thing you have a pallet of natural colours to choose from. However, this does not mean neutral colours like beige and cream. The use of natural colours means 'earth tones'. Opt for colours you would find in nature, like earthy greens and once again, the of muted tones of earthy blues have also been tipped for success this year.
Not everyone's cup of tea but a hotly tipped upholstery trend for the coming year is the use of metallic. This, say experts, is based on the fact that a lot of the bright, young things of the modern day work in the tech industry and want something clean and striking - with metallic upholstery fitting the bill.
Hot tip - luxurious metallic vinyl is the must-have upholstery material for 2016.
#4 Bold patterns
Everyone wants to make a statement and that is why many people opt to have certain items re-upholstered. By doing so, they can make a unique statement in their home or business. Of all the upholstery trends of 2016, thinking big and bold when it comes to patterns will mean you won't go far wrong. Think outside the box - and your comfort zone - when it comes to choosing the upholstery fabric this year.
#5 Upholstery things other than seating
Upholstery is traditionally associated with seating, from dining chairs to sofas, stools and so on. However, one of the five upholstery trends for 2016 is to use upholstery in places you may not have considered such as making a statement piece with an upholstered head board in the bedroom for example.
Adding upholstery and fabrics adds texture and warmth to a home, and not just in the lounge or dining room.