Practicality vs style
Look around a room; it is often the soft furnishings that will define the aesthetic. From window dressings to sofa upholstery, we take a look at some key considerations to have in mind, including a few of our favourite suppliers. One of our most frequently asked questions is how to find balance between practicality and style. We understand that no home is a show home; we must choose fabrics that will be able to withstand daily life! Many of our clients with children will opt for more durable fabrics in the family rooms, and choose finer, more delicate fabrics for formal spaces such as a dining room. Cushions can afford to be less hardwearing, but we always recommend sofa upholstery be more structured and robust. Fabric houses will be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail with you. A great tip is to always look out for the Martingdale Rub Count of a fabric. Anything under 18,000 will only be suitable for light, domestic use. It is worth investigating the various categories, from General Domestic to Severe Contract, which are used for high usage areas and commercial spaces.