Top upholstery colors to watch for in 2018 and 2019

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Top upholstery colors to watch for in 2018

So what are the top colors? If you’re in the market for any kind of new upholstery, here are the top trends in upholstery to keep an eye on.

Navy Blue

By far the hottest color in design right now. Navy is always a safe bet as a strong neutral, not to mention a great infusion for something other than safe beige. Interestingly enough, us designers have been doing navy for close to a decade. In fact, I recall two projects I did in 2010 that were both navy and pink. I carried that same theme into a townhouse in 2012 for a single gal painting her entire ceiling in navy. It took a bit of time to catch on but it’s here to stay. The design trade will likely move on because we never want to be boring, but don’t worry, navy is just growing legs in the consumer market.

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Teal

I love teal. Like navy, the color teal acts as a neutral in my world and works with everything. Plus, it makes everything look better. Combined with just about any color, from red, to blue, pink to yellow or even orange, this color is like the gal who never met a friend she didn’t like.

Top upholstery colors to watch for in 2018

Top upholstery colors to watch for in 2018

Kale

Hands down one of the most healing colors you can have in a home, so it’s no surprise that this color is springing up everywhere. What started out as a small pop is now taking center stage in upholstery. Sofas, chairs, ottomans and the like are all green with envy.

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Top upholstery colors to watch for in 2018

Peony

This lovely blush has always been in the background and for good reason.  I include this invigorating color into every interior I do. Pink is another healing color to have in a home to help keep you calm. Plus, it’s often feared making it an unexpected pop! But if you’re in the market for upholstery this is a great hue to experiment with on an accent piece or a chair.

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So where is the trend headed? Well, I wouldn’t be surprised to see blue transition into purple, and the pinks transitioning into reds. Yet again, with a trained eye these can act beautifully as a neutral and blend with just about any combination! And by the time these colors cycle back around, it will have been about twenty years since we’ve used them, making them perfect to reintroduce as a fresh option!

Personally I can’t wait to see a little more red. It’s another favorite of mine and being that it’s one of the most auspicious colors in Feng Shui, it will be a resurgence I will gladly welcome back in! Need a piece right away?

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Ready for a change? Here’s how you can make it happen.

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There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A wise friend replies, “And how old will you be in seven years if you don’t go?”

If you’re not where you want to be in your career–or, for that matter, in your life–never let yourself believe change is impossible. Don’t allow your future to be limited by your age or your situation; stop being afraid of what might go wrong and start getting excited about what could go right.

 

Here are 4 ways you can begin right now to steer yourself toward a more fulfilled and happy life:

1. Address the choices you’ve made in the past and change the choices you’ll make in the future.

Life is made up of choices–some we regret, some we’re proud of, some that will hurt us. Everything in your career and your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want different results, start making different choices.

2. Speak up with honesty and stop holding back what you think.

People may believe that honesty won’t win you many friends–but even if that were true, the friends you make with honesty will be the right ones. Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and the ability to perform cannot exist.

3. Forgo being a perfectionist. Perfect doesn’t exist.

Once you realize perfect doesn’t exist, you can ease up on yourself. There’s no harm in being wrong or making mistakes, as long as you’re willing to make corrections. Just be yourself, flaws and all, and let people see the real you. Each of us is an imperfect human being, aware that we can’t push away our failures and our flaws.

4. Acknowledge your losses and move on to your success.

Remember, winners aren’t people who never fail but people who never quit. It’s important to never let success get to your head or failure to your heart. The secret to getting ahead is to acknowledge your failures and have the wisdom to apply them to new opportunities.

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Opt for Reclaimed Wood to go eco friendly

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Furniture that’s made out of reclaimed wood recycles wood from old buildings, furniture, old fences, and plenty of other places. Since wood is a material that can last a long, long time, especially when it’s been taken care of, re-purposing it is a green way to maximize resource efficiency.

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Restoring the beauty and beyond…

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We are dedicated to contributing to a better world by supporting our communities both locally and globally.

Giving back to the society we live in and helping people in need is an integral part of our role and responsibilities in running our business. Our Second Bottom Line, in which we dedicate a share of our profits to charitable causes, is and has always been an important core value of Centrepiece Furnishing.

All values are considered in the operation of our company: customers, employees, community, and environment. We operate a sustainable business and care for our workers and our neighbours. We make sure that our products, processes and competitive sourcing don’t harm the environment or the people who work for our vendors.

For every $1000 profit from our reupholstery line, $1 will go into planting trees. We are also commited to hiring workers who are disadvantaged or the elderly. Contact us if you any ideas of collaboration.

We have guided our efforts in providing a safe, healthy and positive working environment for our employees, while also being friendly to the environment.

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How much will it cost to reupholster a sofa or chair?

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With reupholstery, you can expect your money to travel that bit further. If you buy new, you can almost always expect to buy again a few short years later, so it’s actually more expensive in the long term.

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The price of reupholstery is generally influenced by size, style, fabric, and whether or not your furniture is antique. You can expect reupholstery to cost from around £800, and that price will cover you for years to come. With reupholstery you’re making an investment so we want to ensure that it’s something you’ll feel proud of, and that’s why we’ll go that extra mile to replace any damaged springs or padding, completely free of charge. Unlike other companies who may just replace the fabric on your furniture we virtually rebuild your treasured piece from the inside out.

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We’re passionate about providing the best possible reupholstery service – we want to give your furniture that “wow!” factor back – and our prices reflect that. The price will vary dependent on the suite, but we’ll be able to provide a more specific price once we’ve seen your sofa or chair when you sent us images of your sofa via whatapps at 90305057 Singapore.

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Reupholstery is a traditional craft, so if you’re investing in the service, you’ll be supporting traditional Singapore workmanship by local craftsmen and women, too.

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What’s the environmental impact of reupholstering and buying new?

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Building furniture from scratch has a huge impact on the environment – it takes around 1000x more CO2 to make a new piece of furniture compared to refurbishing an old piece. The UK would save around 1.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions if we re-used our old furniture instead of throwing it away.

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Reupholstering and reusing furniture is hugely beneficial for the environment – it reduces the effects of global warming, helps save our plants, trees and forests, and reduces the chance of losing some of the planet’s most endangered, and important, animal species. As it stands, only 17% of furniture is being recycled, and UK landfill sites are filled with hundreds of thousands of old furniture pieces each year.

According to Wrap UK, reusing and recycling our old sofas avoids 52,000 tonnes of CO2 eq per year. Not only that, but households benefit by over £320 million per year as a result of the sale of items through reuse exchange and avoiding the purchase of more expensive, or brand new, items.

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So, it’s safe to say that reupholstering has many more environmental benefits than buying new furniture does. So if you are in Singapore and you want to do your part in helping with this cause. 

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Cost of reupholstery

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Reupholstery can cost just as much as buying new furniture, depending on the work required and fabric used, says Vince Chiang, partner of highly rated Centrepiece Furnishing in Singapore.

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For example, if you need a single cushion re-stuffed and reupholstered because your puppy chewed it up, the job could cost about $270. But if your couch needs a full overhaul that involves re-stuffing, reupholstery and repairs backboards, the job could cost between $900 and $1,200, or more.

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Fabric drives the cost, with a typical sofa using at least 16 yards of fabric and a typical chair using about 7 yards. Cost for upholstery fabric typically costs starts around $45 per yard. Designer fabric typically starts around $85; while high-quality velvet fabric can cost as much as $200, says Vince.

The amount of fabric affects labor costs — more fabric means more labor. Intensive or special reupholstery work, such as the following, can increase labor costs:

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• Attaching, replacing or fixing welt cords, or fabric cords that outline the seams of cushions and pillows

• Making sure that shapes and patterns align

• Tufting, forming patterns by threading through fabric and tying the ends with buttons or knots

Whether the cost of reupholstery is worth it depends on the quality and sentimental value of the furniture, says Vince. If you have acquire your sofa from the likes of Ikea, Courts or Vhive, the structure of the furniture may not be worth the reupholstery as it will defintely cost more than buying a new one from them.

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Consult us if you are a discerning buyer who values quality over quantity.

What you can do is: email or whatapps 90305057 an image and provide us with the size of your Sofa/ Armchair / Headboard and check with us.

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Instead of buying new, consider transforming your dull furniture to a brand new-looking one through reupholstery.

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Reupholstering your old grubby sofa can perform wonders. It involves recovering or improving the look of furniture while restoring its original form. You can change the sofa color, material and design completely to match your latest wall color or room decoration. Reupholstering not only gives you the opportunity to choose your own material according to your needs and preference but also provides an option to economize on your budget.

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Reasons for reupholstering

You may want to leave your sofa the way it is for as long as you can, but when is it time to give it a face lift?

Type. Your sofa could be an antique piece of furniture or one that carries a sentimental value. This type of sofa is hard to replace as it has unique craftsmanship and features that modern furniture lacks. Many of such sofas come with either plain or elaborately carved frames made of durable wood which is not only valuable but also irreplaceable.

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Quality. The quality of your sofa is another factor that deserves consideration. If you have splurged on your sofa but need to cover an unmovable stain, it is logical to get it upholstered instead of replacing it with a new one. Usually, older furniture is considered high quality as it has heavy hardwood frames, high density foam or cotton padding and eight-way, hand-tied coil springs that enhance its durability and increase its value. On the other hand, newer furniture of good quality contains a built-in mechanism made of hardwood and has solid features like maple framework and eight-way hand-tied springs.

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Comfort level and stability. The comfort level depends on the softness or springiness of sofa seat, its height, its material, the width of the seat, the height of the headrest and its stability. If you feel safe and enjoy sitting on your sofa all these while, upholstering it may seem more sensible than replacing it if the fabric or leather is stained or discolored due to age. Feeling comfortable also translates to accepting your sofa as a distinctive part of the room.

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Cost. As a general rule of thumb, reupholstering a piece of furniture costs about SGD $1200 and above. However, the exact cost depends on the type of fabric to be replaced and any structural repairs needed to be performed by an upholsterer. Perform comparison shopping by asking for quotes to gauge the cost of upholstering in order to determine whether upholstering is a better option.

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Tufted Indoor and Outdoor Patio Furniture Cushions.

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We offer tufted patio cushions for all non-deep seating applications as our standard. Tufted cushions are stuffed full with pure spun polyester. Tufts without buttons are sewn into the cushion. Tufts provide that puffy shape and hold the poly-fill in place. Typically these cushion covers do not have a zipper. However, zippers can be added for an additional charge. Tufted patio furniture cushions will fit many different furniture styles and sizes and are very comfortable. Tufted cushions provide excellent softness and style. There is no noticeable mismatch between the cushion and the product shape. Our tufted cushions fit many variations of furniture seat and back shapes and furniture styles. They always look good because they are puffy and fill the space.

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We have listed many of our main selections and sizes of tufted cushion for you to choose from. Our tufted cushion are constructed using quality polyester fill which allows it to be used both indoors and outdoors. Many popular outdoor seating groups use tufted seat cushions and do not use back cushions. For chairs, settees and sofas, tufted seat cushions have rounded back corners. You can choose how many tufts you want when ordering.

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Tufted wicker cushions are designed to fit most common types of wicker and rattan furniture as well as other types of patio furniture. Wicker chair cushions and love seat cushions are typical shapes and sizes for most patio furniture. The front of the cushions are straight across with squared-off front corners. The back corners are rounded-off.

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A tufted cushion is one that is made using a filler rather than a solid foam. Tufting is the name given to the process of sewing small circles between the top and bottom fabric covers securing the two layers of the cushion then filling the cushion with a fiber. These small sewn circles are called tufts. The purpose of the tuft is to hold the fiber fill from moving around inside the cushion over. Tufting a cushion in this way keeps the material inside the cushion from getting lumpy or uneven. Usually, the fewer tufts you have in a cushion, the softer and thicker the cushion.

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Similarly, the more tufts in a cushion, the more firm the cushion. Density of the filler also plays a part in the firmness as well. Typically, cushions with more tufts hold their shape better than cushions that have fewer tufts. Cushions covers are crafted into the desired shape having one sewn seam around the circumference of the cushion. A small section of the seam is left open in the back for the fill to be added. After the the fill is added, the cushion is sewn close.

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Replacement Cushion Sets – New for 2019!

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We make replacement cushions for all types of rattan and wicker furniture including; cushions for outdoor patio furniture or indoor sunroom furniture. Your sure to find just the right fabric from our wide variety of cotton, polyester and Sunbrella brand fabrics.

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We have just launched a new and exciting range of accessories for 2018. You can now buy replacement cushion sets that’ll fit perfectly with your Rattan Furniture.

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If you feel your cushions have lost their bounce, or want to change the colour, now you can. From  2 seater up to a 13 piece set – we’ve got you covered. Prices ranges from USD $200 and up, 2 seater ranges from USD $1100 onwards.

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Trend Spotter: Rattan Furniture

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It’s stealing the spotlight in the living room. It’s replacing the iron on the patio. It’s even invading the nursery. Rattan furniture is coming back with a big bang. Yes, this trend is a vintage classic that’s happy to be back in your home. It’s pale arms and legs provide a simple and affordable way to incorporate nature into any room. Check out these ways to make the most of this rattan trend.

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There is also some pretty sweet rattan patio furniture out there and there is no downside to it. They’re pretty to look at, comfortable to use and will match with anything else you’ve got going on in your backyard. It’s a win win for everyone. 

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Are you pining for rattan but just can’t afford it right now? Find yourself a rattan mirror or two… or three. They will get you in on the rattan trend without making a hole in your pocket. Then you can enjoy your reflective pieces while you save up for a swing.

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Can Rattan Furniture Be Used Outdoors?

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Rattan, a natural plant fiber, is both durable and flexible, which makes it an ideal resource for furniture crafting. While rattan furniture can be used outdoors, it should not be left out from season to season, as it will eventually wear out and break apart.

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Rattan, commonly used as the caning material to build the frame of a chair or table, is also used for the woven wicker portions of some furniture. While these fibers are extremely durable in both of these applications, they are essentially dried-out plant matter.

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Exposure to constant sunlight, rain or continual changes in temperature or humidity will affect your rattan furniture, even if treated with a sealer containing a UV protectant. If using rattan outdoors, cart it inside during harsh weather and place a cover over it when not in use to prolong its usefulness. Rattan lasts far longer on a protected porch or indoors than it will left out exposed to the elements for months on end.

Talk to us to find out how you can better protect your rattan furniture and perhaps custom made some trendy cushions and seatings for them.

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How to maintain rattan furniture

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We’re glad to see a familiar favourite – rattan furniture – in the limelight again. Being a natural material, the vine is used to make furniture because of its great strength and durability.

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However, always keep rattan pieces away from strong sunlight and rain, as these elements can weaken its fibres. Humidity is fine though, as rattan grows in this climate.

To keep rattan pieces in tip-top condition, we advise brushing them now and then
to keep them free from dust
and mildew, which can cause the fibre to decay. Then, wipe them down with a soft cloth dampened with soap suds made with dishwashing liquid (to avoid over-wetting the rattan). Use a toothbrush to get into the cracks and crevices.

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Always distribute weight evenly on the seat; never kneel
 or step on the seat as the concentrated weight will exert unnecessary pressure on the strands. Spills should be taken care of immediately before they harden or stain, by wiping with a sponge wrung from sudsy water. If you spot mould or mildew growing on your rattan furniture, simply clean with warm soapy water. Then, rinse well and dry it outdoors.

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To restore dry, cracked, or split rattan, apply boiled linseed oil with a brush. When the furniture won’t absorb any more oil, wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Allow it to dry or harden before using the furniture piece.

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How to Bring Rattan into Your Spaces in an Elevated Way- Singapore

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If anyone says rattan isn’t the most beautiful, versatile thing in the world of furniture, screw ’em,” Kamelin says when referencing her love of the material, New York–based interior designer. “Rattan and wicker is the equivalent to going to visit someone, and when they open the door, they’re barefoot. You suddenly feel like, ‘Oh, phew,’ because they’re welcoming you into their home to hang out rather than socialize. It’s softening and disarming.”

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If you believe rattan is an outdoor-specific material, I encourage you to think again. “I use it in just about every room, and I like to mix it into more formal living and dining rooms to add a relaxed vibe to those spaces. Try mixing vintage and antique rattan with modern and antique furniture to give your interiors a more interesting, collected look.” Our team also suggests easing into the aesthetic by pairing unobtrusive pieces — like a small rattan drinks table or magazine holder — with existing furniture, like a traditional armchair.

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Say you have a vintage rattan piece, how do you make it play nice with your existing decor? Kamelin advises bringing in the material in pairs. “I would tell people to get two of anything, so that it has a cross reference in a room,” she says. “If they wanted to get, say, chairs, they should get a set. That or bring in something else in the room like a rattan box or planter or mirror. It’s all in the balance.”

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We know how to take rattan and wicker furniture from frumpy to fabulous. “If you’re working with a chair or a sofa, for instance, simply adding a seat cushion or pillows, or going all in with a new upholstery job in a current fabric, can go a long way toward making the piece feel more modern.”

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Fresh new year, Reupholstery some of your furniture for a fresh new start!

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Take a closer look at the piece of furniture you want to reupholster. Is the shape still sturdy? Is the upholstery worn and threadbare? Will the piece need new batting and cushions? Asking these questions will help you determine the scale of reupholstering you will need to undertake. If some parts of the couch are already sagging, you might need to replace the batting. If the frame itself is weak (wood is sagging, splintered, or broken), then you may need to replace these as well…or let go of the entire piece completely.

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Also, how old is the furniture piece? If it is an antique or an heirloom item of great value, always get professional help so that you can replace and reinforce the couch without damaging the piece entirely. The value of the couch may diminish if you try to reupholster on your own without respecting its original look. In addition, the cost of profressional upholstery will cost in region of SGD 900 and above for a armchair, or $1500 for a 3 seater sofa. So if your sofa is not of good quality, it may not be worth having it upholster unless it has sentimental value to it.

Lastly, ask yourself: How much time do I have? Depending on the extent of wear and tear or damage, as well as the size of your couch or chair, reupholstering may take the upholster at least a week or two. If you plan on doing so, make sure you have all the information you’ll need. There are many step-by-step upholster in SIngapore and we care not cheap as we cater to high end sofa, so pick us only if you are discerning with quality.

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All that said, if you are able to reupholster, this will breathe fresh life into the piece of furniture you’ve so loved through the years. Seeing it in its new clothing will also help ensure its place in your home for the years to come. And you feeling refresh for the new year!

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