Important Criteria to Consider While Re-Upholstering Sofa Sets
Are you considering re-upholstering a sofa set? Maybe you’re tired of looking at the same old furniture, or maybe you’re buying furniture and can’t find a set with exactly the right look. Sometimes the answer is to look for consignment furniture in the right style, shape, and size, and then re-upholster it to meet your needs. If you’re considering this option, though, there are some things you need to consider.
- First, recognize that not every sofa is a good candidate for new upholstery. Look carefully at the sofa you’re considering re-upholstering, considering the strength of the frame, the corner braces, and the armrest. Re-upholstering a sofa can be expensive, and you want to make sure it’s made of sturdy materials with good springs and padding so that the cost will be worth it. It may be more cost-effective to replace a cheaply made sofa instead.
- If you do decide to re-cover your sofa, choose your fabric color wisely. Choose a color that works with your existing palette, so that your sofa will fit smoothly into your décor. Consider the ambience and style you want to achieve, whether that’s neutral and sophisticated or colorful and trendy. A dark color is a great option if you have children or pets, and solid colors can be accented with pillows, throws, and other accessories.
- Patterns can be impactful, but require careful thought. A patterned sofa will hide spills more easily than a sofa in a solid color, and a small sofa in a lively pattern can make a big impact. Be careful to choose a pattern that’s not too large, or it may overwhelm your room. Similarly, you may get tired of a busy pattern. A geometric pattern can make a bold statement and make the sofa look larger, so make sure that what you’re choosing fits the scale of your room.
- The fabric you choose must fit with your lifestyle. A sofa needs to be able to stand up to wear and tear, especially if your family, children, or pets hang out on it. Cotton canvas, corduroy, or a microfiber blend is good for a sofa that gets a lot of use. If the sofa will be in a seldom-used room, or with very few people sitting on it, you can choose a more luxurious fabric like velvet, wool, or high-thread count cotton. If your sofa will be in a room that gets a lot of sun, choose a fade-resistant fabric or a light shade that won’t show fading as much as a darker color.
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