Taking a classic piece of furniture and giving it a make over is always a great idea and can be used as a starting point for decorating a room. You may have an antique chair that has been in the family for years just sitting in the garage, why not update it and make it beautiful again! Or that chaise lounge that everyone loves to sit on because it’s so comfortable but is worn and torn from years of use. You can also go on a hunt to find a piece with character or a story and re-define it to fit your décor and make it your own. Reupholstering a Queen Anne chair for example in a contemporary fabric brings it up to date while still having the classic lines and shape that are timeless. Reupholstering can be a “Design Statement” compared to purchasing a new piece that is not made to stand the test of time. So give that old chair or sofa the make over it deserves so you can keep appreciating all it has to offer.
If the piece of furniture is one of the starting points in the room, you will want to decide on what other elements you are going to bring into the room prior to selecting the fabric you will use to upholster it. Working with a professional can help make selecting colors and mixing patterns easier. Visiting a Showroom, where swatches and samples can be pulled and coordinated to visualize the end result can save money in the long run. At a Showroom, you can view window covering samples and colors, drapery fabrics, upholstery fabrics, wallpaper and paint samples. You can also select various styles of drapery treatments as well as rod selections and colors.
What colors do you love? Your home should be a reflection of you and your personality, it shouldn't look like the showhome down the road. Yes, you may want to stay with some of the current trends, but your home should also have a personal touch that makes it your own.
If you would like to add a feature wall to your room, you may decide that wallpaper is a good option for this. You can use a patten with a variety of colors in it and select secondary colors from these colors to design the rest of the room. If the wallpaper has a busy pattern, then the larger furniture may need to be done in a solid fabric. More texture and pattern could be added on an accent chair or with the use of toss cushions. Your drapery fabric may be selected in one of the colors that would compliment the wallpaper.
Decorating your home should be fun and a reflection of who you are. It is your home, it must be comfortable and enjoyable for all to live in.