How to Choose Upholstery Fabric

When you’re deciding on upholstery furniture, one of the biggest decisions to make is what kind of fabric you want to get. There are a lot of things to consider, from the type of color to the durability, and these decisions can have a huge impact on the kind of upholstery furniture you get in the end.


The color of the fabric should go with the room that you’re deciding to place your upholstery furniture in. The colors don’t have to match exactly, but they should complement each other. If your room is a bit of a blank slate, then think about the kind of style you’re aiming for. Bold colors are great in a room that’s lacking color, while neutral colors will go with more.


Speaking of style, the specific design of the fabric should also be considered. For example, do you want a plain color? Stripes? Geometric designs? Again, it should go with the overall style of the room, as well as the size of the room. Typically, large, bold patterns work best in large rooms, while small patterns work best in small rooms.


As much as style matters, practicality matters too. The durability of the fabric goes a long way in making sure that your upholstery furniture lasts. What you need to consider, then, is how much and what kind of use your sofa gets. For example, are people sitting in it every day? If they are, what kinds of people? Kids? Animals? All of this should be taken into account as it’ll determine what kind of fabric you’ll need to stand up to every day life in your home. As a rule of thumb, woven fabric lasts longer than prints, and fabrics with tighter weaves are more durable than those with looser weaves.

Even with the most durable fabric, though, time can take its toll. If you find that your upholstery furniture is need a touch-up, then contact Design Craft Upholstery. Our upholstery restoration services can make your upholstery piece look like new again. Give us a call at 425-775-7620 to learn more.