The current upholstery trends - can they fit within your budget
Some say we are beginning to climb out of the recession and, it seems with consumers feeling more confident, many are taking the opportunity to revitalise and replenish the upholstery within their Troon homes.
But with finances still tight, there is no room for error so how do you make important decisions, and get it right, without breaking the bank?
What you need from upholstery at your Troon home
It goes without saying that you are looking for value for money, and this means, for some, having the 'latest look' that will last the test of time. Not only that, upholstery needs to withstand a whole array of actions and activities within a home. A busy family home, with children and pets will face harsher conditions that the home of a quite couple!
Choices are critical.
Textured neutrals are a great way of adding layers and a sense of texture to a room. A sofa can have new life breathed back into its frame with a well-chosen upholstery fabric, but what will really make the piece are cushions and throws that have a different texture. Think smooth, mixed with corduroy and deep-pile cushions.
Ultra-modern is to have a 'cooler' background, softened and warmed with the richness of coffee colours and taupe; creeping in are some greys too.
Fancy colour? How about orange and gold? Gone are the days of silver accessories and in comes brass. A long lost cousin of the more popular silver, once you have the upholstery decided upon at your Troon home, take a look at how the earthy appeal of brass accessories could add a how new depth.
But don't think bright coloured orange for the upholstery in your Troon home - think dark, earthy colours with rich, deep undertones.
Yellow still has its place though and there are hundreds of block coloured upholstery fabrics for your Troon home to choose from, as well as patterns too. Emerging like a ray of glorious sunshine in 2010, the sun is not setting on yellow just yet although, the trend is to opt for buttercup yellow; not quite pastel in shade, but not as glowing as it once was. Think harvest and the glow before the onset of autumn - think late August evenings.
And then there was blue. Everywhere you turn, there is no getting away from blue as THE choice for upholstery for your Troon home. Cooler colours, and yet with a strength of shade that runs from mid-blue to the darkness of navy. Mix with some of the sandy beiges we mentioned earlier for a true calm, tranquil scene.
Keep an eye on…
Green. Designers predict that green will be the colour that starts to make itself known within 2014. Stemming from the yellows and oranges we mentioned earlier, the shade that everyone will be talking about is slighter softer than lime green, bright without the harshness.
What coloured upholstery for your Troon home will you select?