Handy Hints for Upholstering

If you’ve been thinking about ways to revitalise your living spaces without breaking the bank, upholstery could be the answer for you. With a few simple tools, textiles and techniques, you can transform your old, worn out furniture into a fresh new feature of your living space.

To help you out we’ve put together a few pointers for upholstering.

- Use quality fabric. Cutting corners with cheap fabric will only end up costing you in the long run. On the other hand, upholstery-quality fabric is more durable and stain resistant.

- Choose your fabric wisely. Vinyl, micro fiber and polyester fabrics are more durable and easy to clean, so we suggest using these in common areas. Alternatively, silk, linen or wool is more appropriate for rooms with less activity. For beginners, we suggest steering clear of thicker and stiffer fabrics such as leather and suede as it is more difficult to work with.

- Pay attention to patterns. Carelessly cutting patterned or striped fabric will spoil the appearance of your upholstery. Likewise, it is important to align patterns with edges on furniture to maximise visual effect.

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