How to choose upholstery fabric

There are people that have great difficulty when it comes to visualizing a makeover, especially when it comes to interiors. Probably the most problematic decision that homeowners are confronted with is the choice of the upholstery fabric. Choosing the covering is without any doubt the most exciting part about re-upholstering, but the truth is that the options offered by upholstery suppliers are endless and having the little samples in your hand will not necessarily make your task easier. You may initially love one fabric only to change your mind. If your intention is to go high-end with your sofa, ottoman or chair, then you will need the perfect fabric. Aside from color and style, there are some things you have to take into account.

Go with natural fabrics

For a small living room or an adult area, linen is bets suitable since it soils and wrinkles quite fast. Equally important is that lines withstands heavy wear, but attention should be paid to the fact that linen does not resists in the face of piling and fading. In order to avoid shrinkage, it must be professionally cleaned. On the other hand, leather can be vacuumed gently and damp-wiped when necessary. Cotton is less resistant to wear and tear and in order to compensate this weakness you have to treat the surface and blend it with other fibres. Last but not least, wool fibres are sturdy as well. Wool is fairly simple to clean and there is reduced possibility of felting the fibres.

What about engineered fabrics?

You can get an interior that is bulletproof if you choose the right fabric.  But have you ever considered engineered textiles? At present, engineered textiles are very similar to their natural counterparts, the only difference being that they are better able to withstand wear and tear. Engineered fabrics withstand kids and pets and the reason why they are so strong is that they were originally created for patio use. Therefore, you should not be afraid of using outdoor fabrics indoor. Thanks to the evolution of technology, no one will even tell that it is outdoor fabric.

Consider colour

When choosing upholstery fabric, it is important to strategically choose the colour as it pertains to the sofa’s function. You should decide if you are saturated with dramatic colours or if you want to stay true to a colour for a long period of time. Neutral colours will stay in style longer in style. Therefore, the chances that you get tired of something that does not catch the eye are very slim, not to mention that neutrals will make your accessories shine.

Quality as opposed to cost

The cost and the grade of the fabric does not necessarily reflect the quality. This means that you can even find a low-cost canvas that is more durable than a more expensive because it may be more complex to produce. A manufacturer may produce yards of canvas while holding down the cost.