Furniture upholstery is a great way to give your old, sentimental furniture pieces a new look. If the upholstery on your prized sofa or arm chair is stained, ripped, or torn, you don’t have to throw the item out. Simply take the piece into your local furniture doctor, and you can either have the old upholstery replaced with a matching option, or you can give the item a fresh look with an entirely new pattern or style. According to Better Homes and Gardens’ Upholstery Fabric Guide, the fabric that you choose is the most visible sign of style and quality, so be sure to choose your fabric wisely.
If you have high-quality furniture and you like the bones and original style, there is a great advantage to choosing upholstery. Many modern day pieces are not built with the same level of durability that was common with older items. In fact, if you choose to buy a new piece, you may not get your money’s worth and might need to invest in a new item in only a couple of years. Choosing new upholstery will allow you to retain that same level of quality for years to come while freshening up an outdated piece.