|You know your furniture is ready for
when you dread seeing the obvious wear and tear signs marring
its exterior and often avoid even entering the same room where
the worn furniture sits. Although the frame of the couch and/or
chair may be solid as ever, the fabric covering the cushions
and back of the furniture reminds you of something the neighbor's
puppy happily chewed on and shredded for hours.
Reupholstering furniture is an affordable and convenient way
to update your dependable, comfortable old furniture and give
it a whole new look and feel. Maybe you want to redecorate
your home and have a specific fabric color and design in mind
but do not want to spend possibly thousands of dollars on
brand new furniture. Fortunately, a professional reupholstery
technician can solve your problems by creating unique furniture
with fabrics especially created for furniture.
Choosing the Right Upholsterer
Avoid using the yellow pages when choosing
an upholsterer to upgrade your furniture. You won't know
anything about a business advertising in the yellow pages
unless someone has given you recommendations about that business.
This is why relying on friends and family for information
about a good, reputable
upholsterer is important to receiving satisfaction from
the end result. Anyone can advertise in the yellow pages and
hiring an upholsterer you found in the telephone book may
lead to inferior or unfinished work by someone who is not
a trained and experienced upholsterer.
Be Specific About What You Want
Don't be afraid to be as specific as possible regarding your
expectations. Find pictures of furniture fabrics you like
and either print them off the internet or cut them out of
furniture catalogs. Would you like the couch to have special
trimming such as skirts, ruffles or cording? Do you want your
updated furniture to match existing carpet or draperies? Maybe
the upholsterer can add more cushion to the back of the chair
or couch for a different appearance? Does the couch have elegantly
curved, antique wooden legs that you want exposed rather than
hidden by a skirt?
Good upholsterers are aware of how important it is to customers
who want antique or heirloom furniture updated to have their
instructions followed closely. Premier Decorators listens
and discusses each request made by customers regarding a piece
of furniture in order to ensure the job is done right the
Fabric choice should correspond with how the furniture is
going to be used. For example, a couch and chair placed in
a family room will undoubtedly experience a lot of use. Resilient,
durable and easy to clean fabrics are the best choices for
these types of furniture pieces. Synthetic or genuine leathers,
canvas, synthetic fabric blends or tapestry-style materials
make good coverings for high-traffic furniture.
“Accent” furniture used mainly in guest rooms
or for appearance can be upholstered in pastel-colored, more
delicate fabrics such as cotton velvets, silks or lightweight
suede. Throw pillows can also be upholstered with material
matching a couch or chair. If you are still not sure about
fabric type, Premier technicians are well-informed regarding
the best fabric to use on furniture and will be glad to discuss
any issues concerning this matter.
Customize your furniture to match your interior design needs.
Turn your office into a stylish and confortable working
Express yourself with an array of paterns and textures.