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Functional Fabrics

Moving forth with Upholstery Month!

Last week we looked at picking the perfect cushioning for your custom furniture needs. This week, we want to talk about picking fabrics to suit your lifestyle.
Once you’ve decided on your cushioning, it’s time to move on to the really fun stuff, picking your fabric. There are plenty of decisions that go into finding the perfect fabric, two of the most important being:

1) Style: You want to make sure that the fabric you choose will compliment the rest of your home. If you’re not doing a complete overhaul of your furniture, make sure your new piece doesn’t clash with older furnishings in the house. That peacock pattern that you love so much, might not go too well with the red flannel you’ve got at home.

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2) Lifestyle: Before making any decisions, think about how the furniture will be used. Fabric should be beautiful, but it should also be functional. If you’ve got a toddler at home, it’s best to wait a few years (or more) before splurging. Same goes for pets. Decide what purpose the furniture will have, how often it will be used, before picking your fabrics.

Finally, no matter what fabric you decide on, there will come a time when you need to replace it. Whether the pattern goes out of style or it starts to show it’s age, it will need to be updated.

If you’re looking to re-upholster old furniture and would like some advice, email us at info@lisonartfurniture.com. Have a great day!