16 Mar 2013

Choose The Right Fabric

By: bora tolga kisacik, Category: LOL Chick pol

What really makes the furniture to be beautiful and artistic is the fabrics use in it. It is really important to choose the right fabric and it is really a good thing to consider your needs into account. For these reason, here are some factors you might want to consider in choosing your upholstery fabrics.


  • You need to consider those who will be sharing certain furniture with you. For example is the sofa. If you have a pet that tends to be sharing with you, you might need to consider using faux leathers because they are capable for heavy use.
  • It is also important to consider the durability of it, especially if its located in a place with high traffic area at home.
  • Style and character should match on the piece it will be covering.
  • Choose a fabric to echo your own style or theme that you have established throughout the home.
  • Consider the scale of the pattern. It should be appropriate to the size of the furniture it is covering, as well as the room size. A large bold, pattern might work better in a larger room, while a more muted or smaller one might be a better choice for a smaller space.


  • Color is an important factor because it will definitely dictates the look and feel on a certain room. It will be much better if you avoid a very bold color for a smaller room, especially if your sofa is also large.
  • Avoid delicately colored fabrics around children and pets.
  • To strike the right mood, consider the color temperature. Since warm and cool colors affect the mood of the room, make sure you’re choosing the right fabric for the right mood.
  • Avoid trendy color unless you happen to really like them. Color trends come and go so be careful. What if you don't consider eggplant attractive in the first place? Will you be able to live with a color even when its popularity wanes?


  • Fade Resistance: Consider if your fabric is fade resistant especially if it will be placed in a room that gets plenty of sunlight, or will be placed close to a window.
  • Mildew Resistance: Look for fabric that is mildew resistant if you live in a humid climate that fosters mildew.
  • Allergies: Consider fabric such as microfiber for certain allergies because it is lint free and does not attract dust.
  • Pets: If you have pets avoid using delicate fabric such as silk, or any fabric with lots of texture.