Design Ideas

designer fabricsUsing Designer Fabrics to Create Stylish Upholstery

Gone are the days where upholstery and furniture were limited to single shades, or featured a minimal amount of patterning at the most. Thanks to the latest advances in high quality fabric manufacture and supply, it’s never been easier than it is right now to create stunning designs that captivate attention. More and more people are turning to the potential of stylish fabrics when it comes to enhancing the look and feel of their furniture. Whether you’re an amateur sewer, or an avid professional looking for inspiration for your next project – we’ve compiled several techniques to help you to create stylish upholstery; all of which use nothing more than a few metres of luxury fabric.

Upgrading your curtains and drapes with designer fabrics

No matter how often you draw your curtains – the chances are that you’re keen to make them into the focal point that they deserve to be. It’s easy to settle for standard materials; especially if they’re cheap and cheerful, but imagine the impact that your drapes could make if they comprised a luxury fabric that emanates style. Creating curtains is a ‘stitch’, all that you’ll need to do is to take the measurements, decide on their facing and then get sewing. Depending on the size, you may want to pin your luxury fabric beforehand – just be sure to order extra to account for seam allowance.

Improving the look and feel of your sofas with luxury fabrics

Most living rooms feature at least a single sofa or couch, and there’s really no reason why they should be bland or detract from the aesthetics of your room. Brunschwig and Fils 12″ adhesive vinyl sheets fabrics from Amazon are a great way to revitalise the atmosphere within tired looking rooms, whilst other luxury fabric brands can help to improve the general appearance of your furniture. They are very easy to apply and in most cases can be stitched over the top of any existing furnishing. Before doing so, it’s important to take accurate measurements and cut a little extra on each side to account for hems and folds.

Creating stylish accessories

Most living spaces will feature a variety of accessories, such as chair throws, dog beds and even small rugs. These accessories can say a lot about the style of your home, and so it’s a good idea to keep them matching in style – or at the very least colour coded. Fortunately, raw fabrics make it easy to introduce a unique aesthetic to any room and as they are so easy to cut and apply – there’s really no reason why they couldn’t be layered over the top of soft furnishing, or stitched in for a little more permanency.

These are just a few ideas that can help when it comes to improving the style and atmosphere of your living spaces. There’s really no limit on the colours, shades, or hues of the fabrics that you can use – although we would recommend ordering higher quality materials as they can last much longer, and will look great for years to come. See our page onsite promoting LinenShed as they have some beautiful linen fabrics for the bedroom.

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