With the recent resurgence of bohemian style, it’s no wonder that rattan is also making a comeback. But you might be surprised to discover that rattan can look surprisingly chic. Context is everything, and mixing a rattan piece or two in with more modern elements can make all the difference between a room that looks […]
Answer: If you feel that your furniture is well made, it fits in the area where you want to use it, and (except for the fabric) you like it, then it certainly is worth reupholstering! The foam cushions may need to be replaced, and new foam makes a world of difference, too. Your furniture will […]
A headboard can really transform the look of a bedroom. Beyond just an extension of the bed frame, a headboard can be a focal point in the room, adding interest, color, texture and even storage to an otherwise plain wall. Jazz up your existing headboard by adding design elements or skip the traditional headboard and […]
Upholstered headboards are great because they add a touch of comfort to a room. They’re particularly great because they can be custom made to work in any bedroom. From the fabric used to the style of the headboard, the options for these custom headboards are just about endless. Button Tufted– These are great when comfort […]
Did you ever think about the impact headboards have on your bed? Wouldn’t you say that most beds would be dull and incomplete without it? There are numerous benefits of having a headboard, such as improving the overall look of your bedroom with nothing but their presence. When choosing a headboard for your bed, think […]
One of my favorite suggestions for clients wanting to redo their bedrooms, is to do an upholstered headboard or bed. Many times people have a wood framed bed with matching or near matching nightstands, dressers, armoires, etc. When you go to a retail store, they make it easy to buy the “set”. However, an upholstered […]
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.
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.
While the palm tree the material is derived from is geographically limited in location, rattan itself is easily renewable, and the impact its sourcing has on the environment is almost negligible.
Cotton alone resists wear, fading and pilling. But it is susceptible to staining and wrinkling. Cottons blends with other fibres, such as linen, polyester and viscose, create a much sturdier fabric. It’s even stronger if it is surface-treated with a stain-resistant finish (see below).
While rattan – which broadly refers to the material yielded by over 600 species of palms commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines – is not new to South-east Asia, its reputation as a dated material is increasingly being shed by creatives weaving it into more contemporary aesthetics.
Also known as manila, manau, or malacca, the natural material and beautiful woven technique adds texture and richness to rooms and can suit many styles, whether rustic, shabby-chic, coastal, or tropical. Best of all, since rattan and wicker decor is prevalent at thrift stores and garage sales, you buy it on the cheap. Here, see how the unique pieces are making a major comeback.
Rattan is the outer layer of several species of slender, vine-like palm plant. Among rattan’s many uses, building furniture has always been its strongest suit. Building rattan furniture is the source of livelihood of many people in rural areas in Asian countries, such as Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
At Centrepiece, each one of our bespoke sofas is custom made to order and unique to you. We give you full control and choice when it comes to your sofa. Size, style, colour, fabric… everything is all chosen by you. We specialise in stunning custom made corner sofas, classic and contemporary chesterfields and everything in between.