Deciding to reupholster your favorite pieces of furniture is quite challenging. You have already selected some beautiful reproduction antique mirrors to decorate your home and some other décor items, and now you need to decide on what color and style of upholstery would perfectly match your home. Find below a few practical ideas that will help you select the best upholstery fabric:
- The durability of the fabric is extremely important-Durability is the most important because if you use the furniture quite often, then it will need to stay beautiful, and you need to ensure it will not become worn out too fast. In this industry, the durability of the fabrics is measured in “double rubs”. Basically, a special type of machinery is used to determine how many “rubs” it will take until the fabric starts to show signs of wear and tear. When it comes to residential fabrics the double rub is up to 25,000 rubs, while for commercial fabrics it should take anything between 100,000 and up to 200,000 rubs until the fabric becomes worn out.
- Next, you should determine the pattern and the color of the upholstery fabric. You need to select a color and a pattern that blends nicely with your home and the surrounding décor. For example, if you have reproduction antique mirrors and other décor elements that are antique in nature, you would choose a similar antique style of upholstery. You cannot opt for a modern pattern fabric because that would create a clash in your décor.
The texture of the upholstery fabric is also important. There are many types of textures available, so consider the texture and the durability of the fabric when making your selection. You can always ask for fabric samples that you can take home and compare and see how they would fit into tour décor, when selecting the right type of upholstery you really need to take into account several aspects such as the color of the walls, your furniture details, your curtains, and many other such details.