Makeover Your Furniture With Fabric

From armchairs to lamps, interior designer Rachel Luchetti shows you how to give your furniture a cheap lift!

There are loads of exciting new fabric patterns available and creative ways to use them. Be adventurous!

Give an old dull lamp from an op shop (such as St Vincent De Paul or the Salvos) an instant designer look by covering it with great fabric. Use a lightweight fabric such as silk when making a lamp to let the light come through. The easiest way to attach fabric is with a spray adhesive or fabric glue.

Printed fabric can make great economical wall art and can bring old dull furniture back to life. If you are handy with a sewing machine, you can make your own new coverings, rather than pre-made.

Professional recovering of an armchair will cost from $350 plus fabric. To save, consider just covering one cushion.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match fabrics – clashing patterns are in fashion. Experiment to find the right combination.

For a really unique item, custom print your own fabric. Print digital photos onto hemp material or onto canvas material to make your own cushions.


All hanging material is created by Edit.

Tub chair upholstered in black wool
with Edit black and white ‘French Floral’ hemp fabric seat.

Vintage armchair upholstered in Edit ‘Stripes’ linen fabric.

Silk Jewel fabric from Edit.

Most lamps covered in Silk material from Edit
Lamp available from approx $260 depending size.

Shot at Edit Bespoke in Surry Hills.
137 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW
9358 5806

Rachel Luchetti dressed by Rodeo Show

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