If you are looking to renew your caravan upholstery, you may be wondering how to get the best results. Read on for our hints and tips on making your caravan interior take on a whole new and fresh look.
Tip 1 - Think wear and tear
The interior of a caravan comes under heavier use that most interior upholstered items inside a home. This is why you need to think carefully about the fabric choices you make.
For example, natural fabrics such as cotton and silks can look and feel delightful but they don't always have the ability to withstand heavy and varied use, such as forming the mattress overnight, and then seating during the day.
Synthetics fabrics allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds. You get the look and appearance of a certain natural material, but one that is heavier and more robust.
Tip 2 - Plain and patterned fabrics can work
Older style caravans tend to have heavily patterned upholstery for a reason: patterned fabrics tend to hide dirt and stains much easier than a plain one.
However, older fabrics can be heavily embossed too. Most customers today looking to renew caravan upholstery tend not to want this embossed material, which is now considered to be old fashioned.
Mixing plain and patterned fabrics is a way of adding texture and interest into the space, but without swamping the caravan interior in a heavy pattern. Choose a patterned fabric for seating, and keep cushions and curtains plain.
Tip 3 - Consider stain-repellent fabrics
Fabrics that have been chemically treated are ideal for the caravan. They force stains and spills to sit on top of the fabric, giving you time to dash for a wet cloth to wipe away the spill. In most cases, there is no stain left.
This contributes to the interior of your caravan looking great but also staying this way for longer!
Tip 4 - Like-for-like
To renew your caravan upholstery can be an opportunity to try something new but for many people, they want to retain the iconic interior. This is something that can be done with modern materials that are in the same colours, patterns and styles but come with modern addition such as a stain repellent surface.
Tip 5 - Ring the changes!
We also work with customers who take this opportunity to make their own stamp on the interior of their caravan. This can mean choosing a material that is completely different in colour and patterns.
Ring the changes by mixing patterns, as well as colours but always follow the adage of two main colours, with a third colour used sparingly as an accent.
If you want to renew your caravan upholstery, come to Upholstery Scotland today!