4 Easy Steps to getting the Re-upholstered Chair or Sofa YOU Want
Many Livingston customers have some beautiful pieces of furniture that have benefitted from being re-upholstered in recent years with a fabric of their choice. But, with such a range of colours, patterns and shades, it can seem a daunting choice so, just how do you make the choice?
1. Choose the Right Brand and Reputation
Just as when you buy furniture and white good for your Livingston home, you rely on trusted brands and names. We trust that the furniture we buy is of good quality and craftsmanship, although we cannot see inside to examine the structure. If you are looking to choose the right fabric, you may also come across certain brands and labels. Your local Livingston upholstery company, such as Upholstery Scotland will be able to guide and advise you.
2. Choose the Right Style and Appearance
Essentially a personal choice, only you would know which upholstery will 'fit' within the interior design and decor of your Livingston home. You may be searching for upholstery fabric that complements the chair or sofa, adding to its age and character. But, there are other factors that need considering such as the size of the room the piece will furnish - too large a pattern could swamp the piece, overwhelming it. Some upholstery fabrics will have an informal look and feel to it, while others will sit well in a formal room. Don't be swayed too much by the glossy brochure pages...
3. Keep an Eye on Fabric Performance
But, once you know the colours or patterns you want, you will need to look at how durable the fabric is and will it suit the place it will grace your Livingston home? You will need to examine how easy it will be to clean, how resistant it is to stains and whether it meets the UK fire safety regulations. Again, a local to Livingston upholstery company such as Upholstery Scotland will be able to guide you with your choice.
4. Check its Longevity
Investing in upholstery fabric means looking at the physical robustness of the fabric and how it will perform in the place it will be used; investing in the latest styles and trends might be all well and good, but if the fabric is not able to hold up to the daily stresses and strains it will be under, it will soon begin to look faded, jaded and worn.
Don't throw away a decent piece of furniture thinking that a modern equivalent will do the same job - you may be disappointed! Why not take it to be upholstered?