Why choose re-upholstery over a new piece of furniture?
Living in the modern day, it can be all too easy to forget that re-upholstering furniture can actually be cheaper than buying new but knowing when to invest in the piece of furniture - and when to opt for a new replacement - can be a difficult choice...
It's an antique
Clearly if the piece is very old, antique or vintage then it is worth making this an upholstery project for a local Falkirk business. How much authenticity you keep with this piece of furniture really is down to you; you may wish to keep the original padding (in some cases horsehair or straw) but other customers do opt for new, modern foam.
Like clothes fashion, there is also a cycle of fashion within upholstery and furniture design. It may be that the piece of furniture you are looking to replace may have come back into fashion; having it re-upholstered will breathe new life into the fabric whilst preserving the structure.
Older pieces of furniture tend to be of fairly high quality, the reason why so many Falkirk customers choose to have various pieces of furniture upholstered rather than replace with mass produced, modern-day pieces. Any outdated details can be removed, such as removal of a skirt from a sofa, leaving the overall finished project to have a more, modern look.
We have, it has to be said, had a 'throw-away' culture in recent decades but this is slowly beginning to change as we see the benefits to both us and the earth, of recycling and re-using. Upholstering pieces of furniture is a way of re-using furniture so that you get more from it; after all, if it has plenty of life left in, why throw it away.
You may be surprised to learn that finding and using a local to Falkirk upholstery business will actually be cheaper than going out and buying brand new. Anything that saves us money is a savvy move and when compared with the cheaper imitations of furniture today, it really is a no-brainer, wouldn't you say?
Make a statement
If you are keen on interior design, you will know the benefits of having a key statement piece and having one re-upholstered for your Falkirk home is one great way of doing this. With a wide and ever-increasing range of fabrics and materials, you really can take risks with your statement piece.
Occasionally, Falkirk customers have an item of furniture that is of great sentimental value to them which they do wish to throw away or see abandoned. Having the upholstery renewed is one way of keeping it, breathing new life into it and making it useable once again.
Do you have an item of furniture that needs some attention to its upholstery? Why not call Upholstery Scotland to find out how they