When you get new furniture for your home, there are many things that are taken into account. How good is the quality of wood, how many people can a sofa seat? What are the arm rests like, is there enough support for feet and much more. Along with that there are also many other factors that are taken into consideration, those being the color of the upholstery and the fabric used to make it.
The color of the upholstery does play an important role in how the furniture appears overall. But the fabric will usually decide how well the upholstery lasts. Of course one has to take into consideration factors like if there are kids in the house or if pets use the furniture to sit around. Other factors that play a role are, how much does the furniture in the room get used, and if the use is rough or delicate.
Choosing the right fabric:
While choosing fabrics for upholstery, one must bear one thing in mind and that is the quality. One must never compromise on the quality of the fabrics for a few bucks. As poor quality will obviously not last long, and you will end up having to change the entire upholstery sooner than you planned.
The fabrics need not be the most expensive or the prettiest but the quality must never be compromised.
Opting for professionally handmade fabrics is one of the best options you have. The quality of these fabrics can be dependable. Also handmade fabrics are always soft and comfortable and will surely last long. Looks wise also, a handmade fabric will always remain in vogue, so it still looks attractive even a few years down the line.
The colors of your fabric again are an important selection. But one must avoid light colours and delicate designs in homes that have kids. Also avoiding dark bold colors in a smaller room is a good idea as they make the space appear smaller.