Source: Malcom Duffin Design
Why be boring. When it comes to creating a unique sense of style and character for your home that is all your own one very easy way is by customizing your upholstered furniture. A simple swap with fabulous fabrics can elevate a room and ensure your home is never boring (and totally you!).
Some small projects, like an ottoman, or the cushions on your barstools or dining room chairs are simple enough you can do them yourself or bring in a professional if you’re unsure. Here are some great examples of how a simple swap of fabric can make all the difference to a space or a room.
We’ve talked before about awesome accent chairs can be, and one of the MANY reasons we love them is the opportunity they provide to pick a bold fabric, either in colour, pattern or both!
This luxe leopard print chair is an awesome accent and great way to introduce a little funky without going cat crazy.
This bench and the chairs in a different fabric really make for a special place to enjoy a meal or cup of tea with family and friends.
These elegant dining room chairs have a distinct bold fabric that brings your eye right to them. They scream for attention and are a great addition to the room.
This room has a great combination of fun chairs and awesome ottoman.
This bold ottoman and striped chair offer up some great contrast and interest to the room.
Bigger furniture items like sofas or pairs of chairs are definitely best left for the professionals. When you invest in quality items splurging for a fresh fabric update and fluffing up of the cushions every decade or so is always worth it.
Here are some great examples of fresh furniture makeovers using fabric. You’ll note the opportunity to mix and match patterns and colours really shines when you decide to go big and update larger items.
These bold blue wing chairs are a stunning statement in this living room.
With colour everywhere, this room has a big impact. It is also a great example of how you can combine fabrics in multiple patterns and textures in the same colour family to create harmony. The pop of pink is perfect!
Very traditional, but very beautiful: this combination of fabrics and use of blue creates the sense of an English country manor home.
Also traditional, but GREAT use of fabrics in this lovely living room.
This small space packs a BIG punch with style. Both the living room furniture and the dining room chairs offer up fab fabrics and great punches of colour.
Inspired to be bold and freshen up your fabrics? We hope so!
Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert