At Prestige Décor, we wholeheartedly believe that your home is a reflection of yourself. When your schedule is packed and your mind is in a million places, it’s very common to see clutter manifest in your house. Similarly, when you’re feeling productive and motivated, your home will typically appear neat, clean, and orderly!
Another way in which your space reflects your taste is through décor. Interior design is one of the top ways to allow others to peer into your inner world and see you the way you want them to. From showing off your eclectic art taste, to purchasing funky rugs, there are a variety of ways in which you can let your personality shine bright in the four walls of your home.
While the aforementioned tactics are great, you can also get more technical in your strategy to make your house look like your heart, such as buying custom furniture! Not sure where to start? Firstly:
What Exactly is Upholstery?
Upholstery is defined as a soft, padded textile that is fixed to furniture such as armchairs and sofas. It is the warm fabric that you rest your head on whenever you lay down on the couch! Not all upholstery is created equal, and it’s imperative that those looking to get a new couch or chair fully understand the gravity of their purchase. Additionally, upholstery can become worn down over time, making it not uncommon for people to reupholster their furniture for a more modern look.
Now that we’ve covered that base, here’s our definitive list of the best fabrics to get for your custom furniture:
There’s a good reason why everybody loves leather. It’s stylish, edgy, and extremely comfortable when made for furniture. If cleanliness is an issue in your household, be it young children running around and making spills, or rambunctious pets scuffing up their hair on the sofa, leather is great for you because it can be vacuumed and wiped down! Furthermore, applying leather conditioner to the textile ensures it always maintains its cleanliness.
Cotton is versatile and natural fabric that’s durability makes it able to withstand wear and tear! What the fabric lacks in soil and fire resistance, you can easily make up for with semi-regular surface treatments and also choosing a cotton blend in lieu of pure cotton!
A staple in any household, wool upholstery is a wonderful option if you’re looking for something durable that provides ample resistance to pilling and general wear and tear. Furthermore, if you choose a wool blend fabric, you have the option to spot-clean it should you ever need to!
While nylon is typically always used in a blend, its blended form creates one of the best upholstery fabrics on the market. From its resiliency to its soiling and wrinkling resistance, you can’t go wrong with nylon!
While linen is known to soil and wrinkle more than other types of fabric, it’s resistance to both piling and fading make it ideal for living rooms that exist as a show room more than for rooms dedicated to “family time”. In other words – keep the kiddos away from your linen sofa and you’re golden!
One of the most affordable types of fabric for your furniture is vinyl! It’s both low-maintenance and durable making it perfect for playrooms, family rooms, and kitchen chairs alike!
Luxury is only a fabric away when you upholster your furniture in pure silk! However, you may want to pass on the stunning fabric if you’ve got tots and pets roaming around your home. Silk is ideal for empty nesters who want to cultivate a special formal space in their house, as it must be professionally cleaned when it gets dirty.
Why Prestige Décor
At Prestige Décor, our over 20 years of experience allows us to provide phenomenal reupholstering services. We are passionate about helping our clients cultivate home environments that spark joy at every corner! With more than 600,000 fabrics to choose from, you’re sure to find the fabric that fits your unique taste! Drop us a line today to make your upholstery dreams come true!