Do you have an old piece of worn-out furniture that your on the fence about? Not sure if upholstery is the right option?
Sometimes envisioning an old piece as a restored beauty is the roadblock that could be holding you back. Sometimes not being certain if it is "worth" it from a cost perspective could be holding you back.
A good guideline: does the piece hold sentimental value? Is the piece of solid construction and weight? Is the piece of a silhouette, size and style that you love and have not been able to find in the current market?
If your answer to any of the above is yes, then we say "go for it"!
Many of the furniture styles that are popular today are recalling the nostalgia of days gone by. This is great because you may now see pieces that remind you of the antiques you've been holding on to and it can inspire you for rehabbing your piece. A great example is the photo above from the French designer Pascale and her blog, L'atelier du Cap Gris-Nez who re-upholstered this chair. It has a beautiful antique wooden frame and the new upholstery is modern yet very elegant. I especially love the use of the solid on the outside and the pattern of the fabric to match it on the inside. It's easy to find a chair and use your own style to inspire a new piece from it. We encourage you to check out more from Pascale's blog, her pictures and her work are amazing!
A room can easily be transformed with new pieces of furniture. So why not fix it up now? Take that old worn out couch that you or a family member might consider throwing out and transform it to fit your space. A piece of furniture can be upholstered to your own personal style and be made to fit in the room by using color, texture or mixing of colors & patterns.
And with today's importance on being friendly to our environment, upholstery is a wonderful green alternative. Look around your house: is there some hidden potential in an old antique couch or a chair you once loved.
Upholstery has another great benefit too; just as with window treatments, you can create something amazing that you can't find in a store. One of a kind, custom made for your space and custom made for your style!
If we haven't convinced you yet, here is some inspiration for you:
I love this furniture set and how it's focal point of the room. The pieces have a classic look and the patterns on the furniture is so sophisticated. The upholstered furniture just completes this room entirely and everything ties in together.
This piece of furniture is beautiful! I love the pattern of the fabric and the style, it's a great piece to fit in any room. If you have a piece like this, where it's a perfect piece to fit in your space but the material is shabby or doesn't match, get it upholstered! It's something you won't regret. We actually upholstered a piece similar to this which you can see at our Storibook Designs Gallery.
This piece is gorgeous! You don't see these pieces everyday anymore. If you have or even come across an old style antique piece like this, a simple way to fit it into your home is to restore or redesign it to make it your own. You won't find a contemporary piece like this very often anymore so if you do have one, give it a coat of paint and re-upholster it, it will look good as new, or at least as new as an antique can get!
This wonderfully re-upholstered chair is from the before & after section of Design Sponge!
Look at how easy it is to give an old worn out chair can an upgrade. This pink chair is adorable and perfect to brighten up a room. Who knew before it was a run down red and dark chair that wouldn't be so flattering to the eye. Simple changes to a piece of furniture can make a world of difference! Check out our own before and after chair at The Storibook Design Gallery which we restored and looks beautiful!
Ready for your upholstery project? Call us here at Storibook! Our number is 978-230-2239