One thing that matters as much as the design of the sofa itself is its upholstery. The material and color of the upholstery fabric of the sofas can impact the aesthetics of the living room. Here are the factors you should look at before you buy upholstery fabric for the sofa:
- Durability of the fabric:
There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to the choice of fabrics. If yours is a household with pets you should choose fabric that can withstand tears and scratches. If you have small children at home you should choose soft nonabrasive lint free fabric. Upholstery repair is pretty expensive. So choose your fabric wisely so that it would last long.
- Ease of maintenance:
Leather is pretty easy to maintain. It can withstand spills. You can simply wipe off spills with a dry cloth. Leather doesn’t stain easily either. Fabric on the other hand takes time to dry when there are spills. It would also be prone to stains. These would appear to be tougher maintenance options.
The material you choose impacts the aesthetics of the sofa. Leather is a classier choice that can suit any type of interior design. But they tend to wear off easily if you do not choose good quality leather. Choose a good upholstery material that can look good as new for a long time. You definitely would not want to spend a large amount on your upholstery fabric only to find that it fades, wears out and looks dull in a matter of months.
This might probably be the first factor you should be considering. Do not simply look at the cost. Look at the value of the product. If you find a fabric that looks great, one that is easy to maintain and durable as well then it would be a great deal even if it is expensive.