Upholstery Made Easy!
If you are thinking of re-upholstering your favourite chair, dining chairs or sofa, you can soon be overwhelmed by the number of decision you need to make to make sure you get the right fabric for the right job. So, what do you base your choice on...?
Durability must surely be key simply because it if won't or doesn't last, then there is little point in wasting your hard-earned cash on it. As well as handling the disappointment of the project not working out in your Paisley home, it also means you will have to start the whole process again.
Integral to measuring the durability of your chosen upholstery for your Paisley home is down to the thread count. Measured per square inch, the higher the thread count, the more durable the upholstery fabric should be. The higher thread count in practice means that the fabric if more tightly woven; the tighter these threads, the less porous it will be, offering a better stain resistance to spills and stains.
Of course, if you think the upholstery fabric chosen for your Paisley home will be under the stress and strain of possible spillages, you can consider having the fabric treated for effective resistance.
Need a swatch? Not a problem, ask your upholstery for some samples of the various fabrics you like
With colour, it really is down to your own preference although there are various design 'rules' that you could follow to get the desired outcome but consider making your larger pieces of furniture in your paisley home neutral in colour, adding the splash of colour and pattern with other focal pieces.
Cushions are part of upholstery projects too and you can really afford to go quite bright with these items, if the trend so grabs you.
Some other ideas for you to consider in your upholstery Paisley project;
- In small spaces, don't go too vivid with your choice of upholstery colours; patterns are great but keep the tones and shading neutral as this will add to the feeling of the room being brighter, more airy. Strong colours can 'draw' the room in.
- Low ceiling scan seem to be made higher by adding vertical stripes to items, such as curtaining, again all included within an upholstery Paisley project
- Keep to the three colour rule- two main colours and with a third colour to add accent and interest
- Choose what you love and want as the essence of any upholstery project is maintain your personality in the project; just opting for the 'catalogue' look will take so much away from the character of your home.
If you have a possible Paisley upholstery project, why not ask Upholstery Scotland for help and advice, with their experience and skill, your home will look amazing in an instant!