Upholstery Glasgow City Centre
The history of upholstery - an abridged version!
Our lives would be far less comfortable without it but very few people know anything about upholstery and what it actually is. If you are a Glasgow city centre business or homeowner, why not take some time to read all about upholstery and the benefits it brings to you.
What is upholstery and upholstered furniture?
Basically, it is a description of the dining chairs, living rooms chairs, sofas and others type of furniture we are all familiar with that have wadding, 'stuffing' or batting as part of a wooden or metal frame, which is then all held into place and finished with an upholstery fabric of our choice.
And word upholstery comes from…?
Upholstery customers from Glasgow city centre will be largely unaware that the word upholstery is an English one, an amalgamation of the word 'up' and 'holden'. Craftsmen working with delicate fabrics and plush furniture became known as upholsters and was a craft that began to truly flourish and blossom during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Reaching its peak during Victorian and Edwardian times, upholstery as part of Glasgow city centre homes and businesses is once again becoming popular.
Why the resurgence in popularity?
There are many reasons but one which seems to be coming to the fore is the fact that Glasgow city centre customers of upholstery find this a great way to express their design and taste. Buying from a large mega-superstore is all well and good but it seems that people are once again acquiring the taste for something a little more unique.
There are literally thousands of differing patterns, colours and types of fabrics from which to choose. All that limits your choice is your imagination, creative flair and, inevitably, budget. You can make a piece of furniture with the right choice of upholstery, blend in to its surroundings or stand out. You can have contrasting pieces of furniture or create a smooth, uniform look.
And, with the 'craze' for recycling and upcycling set to stay, upholstery is a great way to be eco-friendly too.
How the magic of upholstery happens
Upholstery is still the domain of skilled crafts people, taking time and skill to produce a unique piece of furniture. Providing the frame is solid and sturdy a piece of furniture can be brought back to life, once it has been stripped down to its skeleton.
Old wadding is replaced with modern, fire-retardant versions, along with any other components that need replacing. And then the outer layer of upholstery is added, along with various fixings. This is not too long a process, but the final result in incredibly satisfying.
The most difficult part for Glasgow city centre customers is actually choosing the upholstery fabric… which colour would you choose? What about pattern? Have you considered leather?
Let us help you with your choice of upholstery for your Glasgow city centre project!