With things not being made like they used to, and people wanting to avoid the need for landfills; reupholstering furniture has become a more popular option. For this frugal decision, there’s a bonus: you end up with a truly unique piece that is exactly your style and of a fantastic quality. Of course, when investing in anything, you should do your due diligence to ensure you’re on the right path. So we’re going to share three professional tips for reupholstering your furniture the right way.
Start with good quality
Reupholstering is not an inexpensive option, but it’s worth the investment if your furniture is of good quality. A great way to find out is to have a seat – If it feels good and the springs aren’t sagging or squeaking, then you’re off to a great start.
Keep in mind – the springs, foam, and joints can always be repaired, but know that if your piece needs a lot of repairs, the cost will go up. It’s always a great idea to invest in a quality piece, because at some point, it might make more sense to purchase a new custom piece of higher quality.
Get the right fabric
One of the best parts about reupholstering an existing piece is that you get to select any fabric your heart desires, but it’s important to work with a professional to ensure you’re getting the right fabric. It’s not just about selecting the right colour – durability is a key factor as well.
Most people think that we start by selecting a pretty fabric at Switch Studio, since we’re so design focused. But we actually start by asking a lot of questions about how you live in the space. Reupholstering is an investment, so we want to be sure that your investment lasts for many years to come.
After we determine your durability needs, we work with you to select the most perfect-looking fabric for your space. We have thousands of beautiful fabrics to choose from, so finding the right fabric is never an issue. We also carry spill-proof fabrics, which our clients love – Bring on the kids, bring on the pets, and bring on the parties because this fabric will handle any mess!
Make it your own
There are many things we can do at Switch Studio to make a piece uniquely yours, so we really like to ensure we know what our clients are after. We can change the look of a piece by adding, subtracting or tweaking any of the following – Fabric combinations, skirts, cushions, nail heads, piping, arms, legs and more. There really are so many different ways to customize.
Another special thing we often do for people with kids and pets is make a blanket for the seat in the same fabric – This is a great way to protect the seat from claws and kid spills, while still looking great as it blends in with the piece. It’s paying attention to the details that really help make a piece special and uniquely yours.