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Just a few months after you bring home a new couch with dazzling upholstery, you may notice that its luster has already faded somewhat. How could this happen? Unfortunately for many homeowners, fabric fading is a common occurrence; however, it’s also fairly easy to prevent. The following offers a look at some of the reasons why your fabric may not be as splendid as it once was:
Consider where you place your window treatments and upholstered furniture. If either must endure direct sunlight for extended periods each day, they will quickly fade. The sun’s powerful rays can bleach many materials that are exposed to it, including luxury fabrics such as velvet and silk. To prevent this situation, limit the amount of time your fabrics spend in the sun. If possible, install protective screens on your windows that lessen the intensity of the sun as it spills into your house. You may also want to consult an upholstery expert about which fabrics can better withstand sunlight.
While water may seem like an innocuous fluid to spill on your fabric furniture, it can actually fade your upholstery. Depending on the materials used for your couches and chairs, you might notice unsightly, pale water spots on your furniture.
Damaging Cleaning Methods
At times, your own best efforts may be inadvertently contributing to your fabric fading problems. Evaluate the products you use for cleaning your furniture and window treatments. Unless an upholstery expert has approved them for use, your cleaning products may be doing more damage than good. To find out how to better care for your fabric furnishings and curtains, consult a fabric specialist.
Designer Fabrics can help you choose fabrics that are ideal for your interior décor needs. For more information on the products available for Denver area customers, call (720) 259-7635. We are also happy to provide our customers with expert advice on how to maintain their fabrics’ beauty and longevity.
Last updated 17 days ago
No matter what lengths you go through to design a perfect room, it won’t feel finished without the right window treatments. When you’re picking your window treatments, there are several factors you must consider to ensure you get just the right look. Be sure to weigh these elements as you narrow down your window treatment selections:
Decide How the Room Will Be Used
Window treatments have a practical side: They control how much light you get in a room. As such, it pays to think about what kinds of activities you will be doing in the room and how much light those activities require as you select your drapes and blinds. In your bedroom, you may want heavy window treatments and blackout shades to achieve total darkness for sound sleeping. In your kitchen, you may want to maximize the amount of available light to make cooking easier. In general, rooms that double as work spaces need as much light as possible, while you can dim the brightness in other areas.
Consider Privacy Requirements
Some rooms, like bedrooms and bathrooms, demand privacy, so make sure your window treatments and blinds provide it. In other rooms, the amount of privacy required is up to you. If you love to invite in natural light and don’t mind that your living room is visible from the road, choose sheer blinds and window treatments that are short or can be drawn back. If you want to obscure your entire house from prying eyes, look for blinds and window treatments that offer that level of protection.
Complement Your Room Style
Style can’t take a back seat to other considerations when choosing your window treatments. Patterned window treatments add a pop of excitement to a neutral room, while rich fabrics make a formal space feel even more luxurious. Pick up your accent colors in your window treatments or go for solids or sheers for a clean look.
Let Denver’s Designer Fabrics help you choose the right textures and fabrics for your window treatments. We also have a gorgeous range of fabrics for your upholstering needs. Call us at (720) 259-7635 and start shopping today!
Last updated 29 days ago
Is the vast array of available fabrics making you feel a little overwhelmed? It’s easy to get tempted by the reams of gorgeous fabrics that are available, but a few simple tips will help you hone in the perfect choices for your home.
Watch this video for tips on selecting the right fabrics for your room. Start by choosing your fabrics before you choose paints or any other colors for the room—it’s easier to match everything that way. Next, take a big swatch your upholstery fabric, a smaller swatch of drape fabric, and an even smaller swatch of your accessory fabric to see how they all work together.
With the experts at Denver’s Designer Fabrics at your side, you’ll never choose the wrong fabrics for your home. Learn more about our products by calling (720) 259-7635.
Last updated 1 month ago
Is your furniture looking a little worse for the wear? Instead of shelling out for new sofas and chairs, give your existing furniture a new lease of life by re-upholstering it. You can have your furniture re-upholstered for much less than buying new pieces, but the final results can be every bit as dramatic as bringing in something brand new. If you’re considering getting your furniture re-upholstered, here is what you need to know:
What Is Re-Upholstery?
Re-upholstery simply means re-covering a piece of furniture in a new fabric. Think of your furniture as a frame that can be covered with any kind of material. The upholstery fabric is the material that covers the frame. If your furniture is covered in fabric, it has already been upholstered, so re-upholstery refers to changing that fabric. Re-upholstery can be done on almost any piece of fabric-covered furniture, from ottomans to sectional sofas.
Why Should I Re-Upholster My Furniture?
Your furniture fabric can take a beating. By re-upholstering your furniture, you can replace tattered, stained, and faded fabrics with something that makes your pieces look brand new. Re-upholstery is also a great way to change the style of your room. For instance, if you have a plain, solid-colored sofa and decide that you suddenly want a funkier style, re-upholster the sofa with colorful, patterned fabric for a brand new look. By re-upholstering your furniture, you have much more freedom to change your interior design style without having to buy brand new furniture every time.
How Much Fabric Will I Need?
The amount of fabric you need to re-upholster your furniture depends on the size of your piece. The upholsterer can help you figure out exactly how much fabric you need to buy.
Designer Fabrics is your one-stop shop for fabric and upholstery needs. Our design pros will help you choose the perfect fabric from our huge selection, and then our expert upholsterers will complete the job. Learn more about our fabrics, window treatments, and more by calling (720) 259-7635.
Last updated 1 month ago
When you are looking to spruce up your home, consider all of the ways that reupholstering your furniture can accomplish that task—and more! Trusting your Denver upholstery professionals with the job of revamping your furniture will let you give your décor a bright new look. Reupholstering can be a smart choice because it is far more economical than purchasing a new set of furniture and helps keep useable pieces out of landfills. You don’t need to worry if you’ve updated your blinds and curtains but your sofa no longer matches. With reupholstering, you can choose the material, pattern, and colors you want so that your décor scheme is unified. Take a look at this handy infographic to see why reupholstering your furniture is a wise move and to discover why you should let professionals handle the job. Please share with fellow furniture and interior design enthusiasts!