Sofa Salvage: How To Choose The Best Upholstery Fabric For Your Sofa


Deciding to salvage your old sofa is usually an easy decision, especially if your sofa is in good condition structurally or it's one that has sentimental value. However, the hard part is choosing fabric for the upholstery when there are so many options to consider. Following a few guidelines can help you select the best type of fabric, design, and color for your sofa's upholstery.

Durability matters

The most beautiful upholstery fabric is pointless if it won't stand up to the wear and tear in your household. Durable fabric is especially important if you have pets or children. Quality fabric that's durable is vital if you have a high traffic household and entertain frequently.

You should also look for fabric that is fade resistant if you have a room that gets several hours of direct sunlight each day. If your home has a high humidity level, you may want to select a fabric that resists mildew. If you or someone in your family suffers from allergy symptoms, you may want to consider a microfiber fabric that is less likely to attract dust and is lint-free.

Color and design

If your present sofa fabric is a solid-neutral or a subtle-neutral design, it may be tempting to upgrade to a big and bold design and color. However, you will need to take into consideration the current theme of your home. Unless you are planning to give the entire room a makeover, it may be better to select a color close to the one you already have.

Light colors look elegant and fresh but can get dirty over time. Medium or dark colors make it easier to hide stains or spills that are sure to occur with pets and children in a home. If you do select a lighter fabric, make sure the fabric is treated to make stain release easier.

Focus on the Future

Trends can change fast. A color or pattern that's trending today may not be in style later. If you enjoy keeping up with the latest interior design styles, you should consider choosing a basic neutral color for your sofa. You can always use trendy fabrics for less expensive accent pieces, such as pillows and throws.

Having a sofa upholstered is a great way to breathe new life into a sofa you love. However, furniture upholstery work does involve a cost and finding the right fabric will help you make the most of your investment. The best fabric is one that will give you years of durability, complement your interior design style, and leave room for changes in the future. Consider these suggestions as you look for furniture upholstery options. 


22 January 2020

Furnishing a Home

There is more to furnishing a home than simply selecting a few pieces of furniture and positioning them in the corners. You need to measure your room, decide on a cohesive style, pick materials that will last with your lifestyle, and so forth. On this blog, you will learn more about the ins and outs of choosing furniture. From visiting the furniture store to refinishing older pieces, furniture truly is the name of the game here. After you read these articles, we recommend getting better acquainted with your own furniture, and then taking a trip to a furniture store to put some of your new knowledge into action.