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Located in Beaverton, serving the greater Portland, OR area since 1986

Upholstering Fabrics: What’s In and What’s Out?

sewing leatherHome décor trends come and go, and the same can be said for upholstering fabrics. With the ease and affordability of reupholstering couches, loveseats, and chairs, it makes sense to keep up to date with the latest styles and fabrics. In general, more eco-friendly fabrics are popular these days, but style and appearance still win out in the end.

This Year’s Hottest Upholstery Trends

One the latest, more modern furniture option, several unique upholstery trends have appeared for this year and the next. One is bold geometric patterns. These angular prints are blockier than pretty and often have vibrant colors included like bright green or yellow. These two shades have become popular in furniture as well. Jewel tones are in for those who enjoy more vibrant color options. For people who want to mix more classy style into their geometry, stripes are also popular.

The Draw to Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Many savvy homeowners choose eco-friendly fabrics for all their home decorating. Things like bamboo fabric, organic cotton, hemp, and linen have been popular for a while. These are mostly thinner fabrics that are suitable for smaller projects like occasional chairs and accent pieces. New strides are being made all the time, however, and these green options will only continue to increase in popularity.

Upholstery Fabrics That Stand the Test of Time

Most people do not want to reupholster their large pieces of furniture every year or two as trends change. They prefer a more timeless approach by choosing fabrics that stand the test of time. They can use striped or patterned deep plum, olive green, and ruby red accents, throw pillows, and window treatments to stay on trend.

Leather will never go out of style as a luxurious choice for couches, chairs, and ottomans. Luxurious materials frequently look great year after year. Velvets, moiré, silk, and heavy woven fabrics provide varying levels of style and sturdiness. For long-term enjoyment, either pick an absolutely favorite color or stick with neutrals like gray, deep brown, beige, or off-white.

Knowing what’s in and what’s out for upholstery fabrics can help you create a brand new look with your favorite furniture as often as you would like. This year’s bold patterns and colors in environmentally conscious fabrics let you explore different styles without impacting the Earth in overly negative ways. When it doubt, ask an expert upholsterer for help with the latest fabrics or style options.

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