Choosing the perfect upholstery fabric can be a daunting process. There are so many different fabrics on the market and you need to choose between cotton, silk, velvet and more to identify the one you feel is going to work with your design, stand out and complete your design to perfection.
Velvet is one of the leading choices when it comes to upholstery fabric because it oozes luxury. There is something very special about this fabric from how it looks to how it feels, It is smooth, comfortable and soft which can make your furniture feel welcoming, enjoyable and exceptionally relaxing moving forward.
Velvet dates back to the eighth century and is considered very luxurious and posh. For those looking to make a dramatic statement in their room design and come up with a design that screams luxury and comfort, then this fabric may be the best upholstery fabric for you to choose from.
There are a number of advantages to choosing velvet as your upholstery fabric which you need to be aware of. Chances are if you are already looking at this fabric, then you know the benefits, which is why you are choosing velvet in the first place. The first thing is that this materials is so soft and luxurious. Run your hand over velvet and you are welcomed by a smooth a superior feel that only velvet can provide.
Next you will find that velvet is light and can really add volume to your room design. When you choose fabrics, you want to focus on playing with textures. Having everything the same texture will leave you with a boring room design, but working with texture and colour will ensure your room makes the impact you are looking to achieve.
Velvet tends to hold onto colour very well, making all colours exceptionally rich. Whether you have chosen a solid colour or a pattern design, yo will notice your colours will be bold, noticeable and rich when you choose velvet as your upholstery fabric. It is also very thick and dense, which is what makes it so warm, comfortable and welcoming.
Now as with benefits, you need to know the disadvantages before ordering this material and using it for your next furniture item. Unfortunately even luxurious velvet comes with some cons and this includes how difficult it is to clean. Cleaning velvet is not an easy task and you will need to follow the manufacturers instructions step by step to ensure the material stays clean and looking great.
Unfortunately if you do have pets that are allowed on the furniture, then velvet is definitely not the right choice for you. In addition to this, you will find this upholstery fabric will be slightly more expensive than some of the other fabrics available. So you will want to take price and compare it to final design to see if it is worth paying more for this fabric in the long run.
The final disadvantage that you need to know about if you are looking at velvet for your upholstery fabric is that it can be fragile, depending on the weave and the material used to make the velvet.
You probably never knew there was a variety of velvets to choose from. Not all velvets are the same. There is linen velvet, which is one of the more popular varieties and is lighter, cooler and provides texture. There is silk velvet which is very indulgent, the printed velvet gives you some depth and design, a perfect finish to your room while crushed can give you a different design to add texture and style to your room finish.