HOW to choose the right upholstery fabric for your Kilmarnock home (or business)
Upholstery projects in the home can be a rewarding way of spending time, as well as learning new skills but, getting the right fabric for the right 'job' is important - get it wrong, and you will find that your Kilmarnock upholstery project may not last as long as you had hoped for.
Choosing the right fabric is essential, so read on and get some back ground information ready for when you choose the material for your Kilmarnock upholstery fabric…
Natural or synthetic fabric?
Your first choice is between material made from naturally occurring plants or animal products and those fabrics that are made by 'man', either through a recipe of chemicals or a mix with natural fabrics.
Both types of fabrics have their pros and cons; some customers prefer the naturalness of natural fabrics which tend to be soft and organic in their look and feel but, some say that they are susceptible to wear and tear. Synthetic fabric, on the other hand, have been created to a certain extent in answer to this. Known for their robustness and durability, some say that this manufactured fabrics tend to be less soft and luxurious.
The choice is yours and you really need to choose the upholstery fabric that suits your Kilmarnock project.
Colour and pattern
Interior designers, along with other designers who work with colour and pattern on a regular basis, will tell you the key is to choose 3 colours for your scheme - 2 main colours and a third, which you use as an accent colour. For example, you may decide on a monochrome scheme, black and white throughout the house but choose a third colour that will be an accent colour, and is not one that you should over-use; in this colour scheme you could add a bright pink upholstery fabric to cover the sofa and arm chairs.
To get the right effect you may want to look at varying the intensity of colour, as well as the scale of the any patterns that you decide to use. Of course, there is no compensation for taking inspiration from other projects, hence Upholstery Scotland has a vast portfolio to show you how some colour schemes work.
Durability and robustness is important but also consider where in your home or business the items of furniture will be. Many customers who spend time and energy creating new upholstery pieces for their Kilmarnock homes are disappointed to see at the summers end a lot of fading on fabric. Likewise, if after the greyness of winter you want to wash cushions etc. only to find that this causes the fabric shrink, disappointment will abound.
To shops with confidence, you need advice and the best place to get the right advice is a knowledgeable, experienced firm such as Upholstery Scotland. Why not get in touch?