A Variety of Styles
The Inspiration Chair by American Leather is very sleek and angular and is equipped with metal legs. This chair is at home in a modern and uncluttered setting. However, you can just as easily find more traditional or transitional chairs with more curves, pillows, or an overstuffed look. You can also find different styles, materials, and treatments for legs.
What Kind of Cushion and Pillow Filling Do You Want?
The cushion and pillow filling are important to the feel of a sofa. Upholstery foam is inexpensive and comes in several thicknesses and weights; however, the best cushions have down fillings. All-down cushions must be fluffed daily, though another option uses down pads wrapped around a core of foam. Understand these options for the sofa you want and which might be best for you. Are the cushions standard, special order, foam, or down?
There is considerable debate over which type of material is best for sofa cushions. Polyurethane foam is the most common material used, but it is important to find a balance between a firm foam that is long-lasting but may be too hard, and a soft foam that is comfortable but may break down too quickly. High-resilient (HR) foam is a step up, making for comfortable and long-lasting cushion. Very expensive couches often use goose down mixed with feathers, but you will pay dearly for this luxury, and the cushions will need to be plumped frequently.
You can move smaller couches to a bedroom or study. But for smaller rooms, a couch should not be jammed in between other pieces of furniture or placed so that it is rubbing against another surface each time someone sits or lies down. This will cause excessive wear on the upholstery and could damage the frame. That’s when it’s time to replace your couch.
When it comes to cleaning your sofa, you can choose either machine-washable fabric or a fixed material that we will Scotch Guard to prevent staining. If you have kids or animals, go for machine-washable!
efined styling is another reason that will make you ask, “Why your sofa is expensive”. Timeless design whether traditional or contemporary stands the test of time. I often sprinkle projects in my portfolio that are up to 20 years old to establish that point. Good design that is well thought out and well-chosen in the best materials is actually more cost effective in the long run. The up-front costs are higher but the satisfaction with the quality and the visual will stay with you for a long time to come.
An Arts and Crafts bungalow in Oakland, California, includes a guest room complete with a custom bed upholstered in a grey Holland & Sherry checkered fabric. Other highlights of the bedroom include Ralph Lauren Home linens, a floor lamp by Original BTC, a Persian rug, and a glitter-on-canvas artwork by René Garcia, Jr.
Polyurethane foam is a product of the petroleum industry and is the most common foam used in couch cushions. Available in multitudes of grades which can indicate the expected number of years of wear and various stages of firmness and in a wide price range, it can be found in retail stores or purchased through specialty foam distributors, upholsterers and some drapery construction workrooms. Because it is a product of the petroleum industry, it may not be considered an eco-friendly product because it is made from a nonrenewable resource.
Rattan (also referred to as ‘wicker’ or ‘cane’) is a distinctive hand-woven material. It was originally made from rattan vines and natural wooden cane, but these materials expand and don’t retain colour, so are no longer used.
The size and price of the piece should dictate your risk on picking a pattern.
Small piece? You can take risks outside your comfort zone and even choose a bold color or pattern you might not have considered before. Try out a trendy pattern you’ve had your eye on. If you don’t love it in a couple years, you won’t have wasted to much.
Large piece? This is the time to make sure you will be ok to live with this fabric for a while. The investment of fabric and the reupholstery deserves a more conservative approach.
If you have an ottoman that needs reupholstering, whether it is a large one that you’re using instead of a coffee table or a small one that is being used as a footstool, it can be costly. Prices can vary greatly due to the extra work that often goes into making them. Ottomans are often tufted and have details like nailhead trim, and these things can take a lot of work. Prices can go as high as $1,000. That said, they can also go as low as $500. The amount of fabric will depend mainly on the size of the piece.