Bold Living Room Designs That Make a Statement

Whether you use your living room for entertaining or just relaxing, I bet you are always inspired to keep the room warm, inviting and cozy, but chic and modern at the same time. The following few tips should help you personalize the most lived in room in your house, give it a fresh appeal, a bold look and channel it towards reflecting your lifestyle.

Custom upholstered sofas and chairs: Be it antique or modern, Butter Cream Living Roomupholster furniture with fabrics patterned to suit your individuality. Delightful floral patterns on pearl white fabric material from our suppliers, Kravet Fabrics, buttery walls that match the mood of the upholstered textile, custom blinds and shades well paired with the stony disposition of the fireplace, coffee table and side table matching the trims of the doorway, all line up to warm up a cozy family gathering. All it takes to complete this picture would be a crackling fire in that grate.

Get an audacious look like this heavenly white paradise: For some white is outlawed, forbidden when it comes to clothes or room décorWhite Living Room, but for some others, white is the only way to go.

Earthy accents like the wicker single seaters and wicker baskets in the far corner, custom shades and matching drapes on windows, all these strike a thriving balance with the white denim upholstery on these sofas.

While the splashes of blue look ever inviting, the plaid stone ochre area rug says, keep it clean! (Picture Courtesy: Home Bunch on Pinterest)

Turn heads with a striking three tone sofa set:

Nothing saysTwo tone living room you got it all like this straightforward functional couch set, a fresh look with a combination of sky blue and apple green right in the centre of your living room. Plenty of daylight streaming from the large windows give the room a pleasing summery look!

The Fabrics are from Robert Allen Designs and we are proud suppliers of their stunning creations!

Sit alone ottoman in the window corner: Although a loner in the corner, a masterfabrics-sitaloneottomanpiece like this, digital prints on brushed cotton from Master Fabrics, one of our favourite suppliers, will become the centerpiece for the decor of your dreams.

Why upholster? Why not just buy new furniture?

Why upholster? Why not just buy new?
 Oh yes, we sometimes do have some clients ask us before we took on their project. “Why upholster after all, while we can get cheaper new furniture?”

And my answer is, “You can get new furniture for cheaper, but in the end you get what you pay for. Reupholstering old and vintage furniture can cost as much as medium quality new furniture. But cheap modern furniture often shipped from overseas could be constructed with cheap worthless fabric, commonly known as pleather and I can guarantee that lives of such cheap furniture will only be short lived. But if you find furniture that is of the same quality as your current ones, and shares the same dignity as yours, I can assure you that the price will be higher than that of upholstering.”

Let’s determine if your piece of furniture is worth upholstering.

Age: How old is your furniture? The age of the piece is always a valuable determination point. If it is a sofa under 5 years old and you had got it off in a cheap sale, you might just as well go for a new sofa on sale or invest in a sturdy one of good quality. But if the piece has had a nice line of history to it, it certainly sounds like a gem. Holding on to furnishings passed on from generations is a value added choice.

Why upholster?

Comfort: You know that most cheap offshore furniture sold in the market today is dreadful and least ergonomic. Try shaking the sofa or chair a bit. If it wobbles or feels unsteady, it might not be a good choice to redress. If it is sturdy and feels comfortable to sit on, then we better take a look at choices of upholstering styles.

Structural problems and quality of wood: If the sofa or chair is made with cheap wood or compressed sawdust or cardboard, getting rid of it would make top drawer list. On the other hand, if the frame is built with hardwood, you have a strong base and restoring it would enrich its value again. The weight of the specimen might be taken into consideration too. Superior furniture normally weighs heavier than it looks.

Hand tied springs
Hand tied springs

Also take a look at the springs of you can. Quality seating furniture have coiled springs tied with twine in an asterisk pattern across the boards as opposed to rubber panels in cheap furniture in place of springs.

Sentiment: If it was your grandmother’s favourite arm chair or a nursing chair used for generations, there is no question of choice.

Environmental concern: Save your designated landfill from yet another sofa and reduce your carbon foot print! The earth will thank you!

If you still have questions or second thoughts about whether or not to upholster, call or walk in to Ashton’s. True appraisals are done by experts. We are professionals who have been in business for over 25 years and we can appraise your furniture and suggest your options.