Upholstery Scotland provides an upholstery service to the Kilbarchan area.
Why choosing upholstery for your Kilbarchan home is helping the environment
The World War II slogan 'make do and mend' is once again something we are all being encouraged to do. Not to help in any war effort this time, but to help in decreasing our impact on the earth and the environment.
Likewise, the recent long and deep recession has meant that 'spare' cash has not been something that has been in plentiful supply. As a result, people were looking to expand the life of many items in the home; when something broke down, instead of adding it to the mass at the landfill, people were choosing to get it repaired.
In a similar way, people are looking to re-upholster items rather than buy new. Add to this the current trend for choosing unique upholstery for their Kilbarchan home, and the fashion for keeping and making do, whilst staying fashionable is here to stay!
Can anything be re-upholstered?
People often assume that only heirlooms or old furniture is worthy of having new upholstery but, this is not the case.
Upholstery refers to both the outer material that you see and the padding, or foam within the item that you cannot. Holding it all together, giving it its structure is the frame of the item. A sofa may have a wooden frame, with slats for the seat base and foam wrapped around it to make the back and arms; the upper and outer level of upholstery will be the reason you bought it for your Kilbarchan pad - it is in the colour you like, and the pattern fits the interior décor of your room.
To breathe new life into an item of furniture, it may take more than just choosing new upholstery; we may need to repair the item, such as repairing a broken part of the frame or slat. For those older items with metal springs as the seat base, these may either need repairing or replacing.
(Virtually) nothing is unrepairable!
This is the exciting part! The innards of your piece have been repaired and now all that it needs is the upholstery choosing that will for with the interior design scheme of your Kilbarchan home. The choice is wide and varied, from all colours to plain and patterned.
The type of fabric is important too; some give a better performance under tough conditions than others and so choosing wisely is important.