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06/08/2018
Buying new upholstered furniture isn't cheap. It makes sense then to take the time to research what's best for your home. This post can help you start your upholstery research.

How to Choose the Right Upholstery

If you're shopping around for new upholstered furniture, you know just how many options there are. While it can get overwhelming to be presented with so many color options, patterns, fabric types, finishes, and sizes, it's important that you take the time to consider all of these aspects. After all, buying upholstered furniture isn't exactly cheap. Instead of just focusing on what the furniture you want looks like, think about who will be using it and how it will be used. This can significantly help you make a better and more informed choice that will last you for years to come. To help you understand some of these aspects better, check out these tips.

Why Durability Matters

If one of the first things you consider when buying new furniture for your home is how durable it is, chances are you've had a bad experience in the past. Maybe you had a couch whose cushions became flat only months after purchasing it or maybe you bought a great looking chair whose springs became unbearable within a year of owning it. Instead of investing in a piece that looks alright but just isn't comfortable, consider how it is built and what its made out of. For those who have small children or pets at home, this point is even more important. As much as pets mean no harm, their nails can really do some damage. Think snags and tears in your upholstery. Children may be a bit careless when it comes to taking care of upholstery, and who can blame them. They simply don't see the danger in having spaghetti and punch while sitting on your new couch. You don't have to cover your furniture in plastic to make it last longer, either. Simply look for fabric options that are durable, comfortable, and that are stain resistant. You can also look into slipcovers that are easy to remove and wash, making it easier to keep your furniture in top shape for longer.

Is Luxury What You're After?

If you don't have to worry about children or pets messing up your upholstery, you will have a bit more freedom when it comes time to make fabric choices. Go ahead and indulge in delicate silks and light colors, just be sure you will take good care of your furniture. Keep in mind that to keep your furniture looking its absolute best, professional upholstery care is a must. Keep your carpet healthy and clean with the help of a professional carpet cleaning service. For the best carpet cleaning service around, contact DuPage Cleanpro at (630) 244- 8449. Their professional carpet cleaners can have your carpet clean and ready for use in just hours!

Match It to the Room

This almost goes without saying, but it's worth mentioning: be sure your furniture of choice matches the room it will be in! Before making your final choice, take a critical look at the room where it will be placed. Take note of the wall color, the flooring, and other decorative accents that set the mood of the room. Your upholstery should fit into the space seamlessly. It may add an extra punch to the space or be a standout piece, but it shouldn't stand out for the wrong reasons.

Does It Make Sense for the Piece?

If you're getting a piece reupholstered or if you're choosing the upholstery for a piece you like, keep in mind that the color or pattern presented on a swatch can look different once you see it at a larger scale. Large items like couches may look better in a solid color. A large piece with a print can tire over time, so leave the prints for the accent cushions. Smaller, accent pieces can handle a print much better. These can be statement pieces that add a nice touch to a room without being overwhelming and without clashing with any of your decor.

Consider the Future

Finally, be sure to get your questions answered before buying a piece of upholstered furniture. Remember that not all upholstery can be spot cleaned. In fact, some upholstery can't even be cleaned with plain water. If you're looking for something easy to clean, checking the tags is a must! If you're still not sure what the letters on the tag mean, don't be afraid to ask questions. Ask about maintenance, fabric life, and even fading from sun exposure. Don't forget to ask about the finishes on the upholstery. A waterproof finish or stain-resistant finish is never a bad idea, so don't be afraid to ask for these types of options.

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