Last updated on February 16th, 2018 at 02:25 pm
So you know that you are in need of new upholstery pieces in your home…now what? The choices can seem big and uncharted, but it doesn’t have to be. What is great about fabric and upholstery is that is can be customized and tweaked to speak to your personal style. Formal living room furniture stores, as well as casual ones, usually offer a plethora of material and leather choices for the furniture shopper.
When starting your upholstery journey, narrow the choices by considering whether you prefer a neutral covering or a bold color, print or pattern. If you go with a neutral piece, give some thought to bringing color into your room in other ways, with paint or artwork. Neutral upholstery pieces are great for the budget because you can easily change the surrounding decor as the mood hits. Also, there is a lot of room to add depth and dimension to a room through textures with neutrals. Nothing is more inviting than a nubby chenille or a tailored linen just calling your name. On the flip-side, bold colors or patterns make a statement. Using a piece like this is a great way to make the entire space feel totally “designer.” Prints and colors fit work well in spaces that you want to keep “as-is” for a while.
Once the general scope of your search has been narrowed, you will find it much easier to pinpoint exactly which upholstery is most fitting for you. Most often, you’ll end up with the option that makes the best first impression.