No matter how much care you take, a well-loved, and well-worn, sofa or chair will eventually start to show signs of wear and tear. While most fabrics remain relatively easy to clean, spots, stains, rips and threadbare patches indicate things have gone beyond the point of a simple fix. But rather than throw it away and face the prospect of paying for a completely new suite, our upholsterers can reupholster it for continued use long into the future. As an added benefit, this process represents the perfect opportunity for our customers in Hornchurch to change the appearance of their furniture entirely, from the colour to the texture, while retaining the same basic design.
If you want to restyle your existing sofa or chairs, read our brief guide to choosing the most appropriate fabric below. For more information about this service, or for answers to any questions you may have, please contact us. Our team of friendly upholsterers are always on hand to help.
Think of the Colour Scheme – Colour remains vital to the success of any interior design, be it in Hornchurch or any other location. If the furniture you want to reupholster belongs to a room with a set scheme that won’t change any time soon, you need to consider how it will blend with the existing colours. If the room is already colourful, would a neutral tone work? Likewise, if your room has modest decoration, would an injection of colour work well? Before you look at any fabrics, you must establish which colours you can, or should, entertain. This makes the time you spend with our upholsterers much more productive.
With a colour, or colours in mind, you can then branch out and consider different patterns to truly bring some character to your furniture.
Prioritise the Practical – Having decided on your favourite colours and designs, you need to think about the practicality of the chosen fabric. For example, the fabric’s rub count offers a good insight into its durability. Quite simply, the rub count demonstrates the number of times it takes a machine to rub the fabric until it shows signs of wear. Fabrics with the highest rub counts can have a figure anywhere between 15,000 and 30,000. Anything in excess of this range falls into the category of highly durable.
Thread count also comes into play when our customers in Hornchurch and the neighbouring areas consider practicality. Fabrics with a higher thread count make great solutions for frequent use as they have more density and durability.
Think of the Environment – Finally, our upholsterers recommend that property owners in Hornchurch consider logistical factors. These include where will the sofa and/or chairs go, who will use it and how will they use it? For example, if you have a family and pets who use the furniture every day, you need proven durability. However, if the piece is for guests only, or even ornamental, you can consider more delicate fabrics.
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