A Household Investment: Choosing Custom Fabrics
You cannot ask too many questions when you are choosing fabrics to render your home interior comfortable, elegant and a pleasure to care for.
Quality fabric retains heat, protects valuable furniture and adds individuality to interiors. Time spent in choosing custom fabrics is actually a household investment.
In previous centuries, wealthy people hung walls with beautiful tapestries that added colour to spare environments and helped the building to retain heat. In later centuries, woodworkers recognised the advantage in adding quality fabrics to the wooden frames of their furniture, and so upholstery developed into a craft and an art. Natural fabrics – cotton and linen, leather and wool – are always the most durable. However, modern customers can make use of developments in technology.
Decisions to Make
Before you choose your fabrics, ask these vital questions:
Will the upholstered item mainly be for family wear or to create a talking point in your home?
Will you quickly tire of an intricate pattern or bright colour?
How often are you willing to clean or maintain the upholstery fabric?
Choosing Contemporary Upholstery
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