Sooner or later, your favorite sofa will lose its luster and attractiveness. Buy new furniture only because the appearance of the old a little spoiled - stupid and inexpedient. Pulling the sofa with your own hands is the most budgetary solution to the problem. However, you can update your home furniture by using the services of an experienced master. The main thing is to choose the most optimal version of the upholstery.
The main nuances of choice
Textiles - a unique tool for interior decor. With the help of effective materials, you can transform any room, totally change the look of furniture, make the house cozier and more beautiful. Pulling furniture is a good way not only to restore lost aesthetics to an old sofa or an armchair, but also to significantly change the situation in the room due to the "magic transformation" of key attributes.
From what kind of fabric is chosen as an upholstery, the key performance characteristics of the products will depend, as well as the aesthetic value of the furniture. Let's consider the most popular variants of textiles, which can give "second life" to your favorite things.
Classification of tissues by composition and key qualities
Typically, textiles are classified by origin. From how and how the fabric was made, the performance and aesthetics of the fabric depend. For the upholstery of the sofa, fabrics of these categories can be used:
- Natural textiles. Eco-friendly, breathable, hypoallergenic, safe in all respects fabrics like flax, jute, cotton as fibers can be combined with each other or with synthetic analogues. Minimal percentage - 40% of natural components in the canvas;
- Synthetics. Pulling the sofa with synthetic materials is extremely popular due to the high degree of wear resistance of the fabrics. Textiles are not subject to shrinkage, does not shed, which is important for a kitchen couch or a children's "book." The disadvantages include low air permeability and the ability to accumulate static stress;
- Artificial paintings. We are talking about materials obtained during the deep and thorough processing of natural raw materials by industrial methods. Textiles have better characteristics than synthetics, but wear out much faster.
Most fabrics are made by combining all three types of raw materials. When choosing textiles, it is worthwhile to consider each type of upholstery separately.
Leather is expensive and noble material. The tightening of a leather sofa is a rather complicated process, so it is better to entrust such delicate work to professionals. In addition, dragging furniture with such expensive material, you should not make the slightest mistake.
Pulling the sofa with leather or updating the chair can be done with materials of different textures and types. There is a wrinkled and embossed, varnished or matt-skinned skin. Some canvases are decorated with printed patterns.
It looks interesting leather upholstery, imitating other types of textiles, say cloth or suede. The more expensive and more quality fabric, the longer the updated furniture will please with its appearance.
However, artificial analogs can also be worthy competitors to natural skin. A successful tightening of the sofa with leather or eco-leather will give the furniture a respectable look, without requiring any serious investment.
For fans to save without losing a basic quality, there is good advice. The pulling of the armrests of the sofa can be carried out with the help of expensive genuine leather. These elements are most heavily loaded, so the functional part is updated with more expensive and durable material, and the remaining fragments are updated with budget options.
This kind of upholstery can be artificial or natural. The most popular and accessible type is Alcantara. Often the leather sofa is tightened with the help of suede. From the unpleasant properties of the skin "stick" to the body you want to get rid of, so many choose a gentle, soft, delicate suede in return for rough skin.
The unusual texture gives furniture, and the whole room is particularly chic and luxurious, it gives a feeling of warmth, comfort, security. However, such a pleasant textile requires proper care. To make the new sofa happy for a longer time, it is recommended to use special cleansers designed specifically for suede.
If you plan to tighten the kitchen corner, it is better to abandon the suede cloth. This upholstery is especially afraid of moisture and various liquids. From such spots it will be impossible to get rid of. A similar rule works in the children's room, if the child often brings food or various liquids into the room.
Velvet - a fabric with a fluffy front surface, characterized by extreme softness. Similar material, but with a long pile (3 to 8 mm) is classified as velor. Upholstery ennobles armchairs, sofas and sofas with complex shapes. The more bends, the more clearly and interestingly the texture of the canvas is displayed.
Velvet is valued because of its high aesthetic qualities. There are many colors, various decorative examples: embroidery, embossing, printing, applications. Velor models are interesting for their performance characteristics. Velor does not crumple, long preserves color and texture.
Jacquard is a lint-free material, characterized by a complex weaving, often supplemented by a multicolored pattern. It is durable, wear-resistant, unpretentious, versatile in terms of stylistic combinations. For example, the constriction of the couch can be combined with elements made of jacquard. With the right color and overall design, the composition is very effective.
However, jacquard is considered a rather specific cloth. It is believed that the textile has some kind of coldness, which fits well in the concept of expensive and classic interiors.
If you have to tighten the corner sofa, which is not very susceptible to operating loads, you can experiment with silk textiles. Silk as a natural fiber is used to decorate upholstered furniture not as often as other materials.
The fabric itself has exceptional characteristics. Textile bacteriostatic, does not cause allergies, smooth, textured, attractive. It's nice to touch the silk canvas. For the design of a spring sofa, any color and pattern is suitable. A luxurious glossy canvas is able to ennoble any shade.
In addition, it is worth taking a closer look at materials such as flock, tapestry and boucle. They are also capable of giving the old furniture an impeccable appearance.
Going to the problem of tightening upholstered furniture with all responsibility, it is possible for a miserable money to make a truly profitable acquisition. Unsure of their abilities, it is better to abandon the idea to transform furniture yourself and seek help from a master.