How to Choose the Right Fabric for Sofa Upholstery

Here at Gibson Brothers Furniture Inc., we know that you care about your home, and we want to help you make it as beautiful and comfortable as possible. Since the living room is one of the most-used spaces in any home, it makes sense to start our efforts there. One thing that makes a significant difference to the overall look and feel of your living room is your sofa upholstery fabric. In this article, we’ll go over some tips on how to choose the right fabric to make your sofa look and feel its best.

  • Durability- When choosing fabric for sofa upholstery, make sure to aim for durability. Your sofa is a piece of furniture that gets daily use, so it’s important that the fabric be able to hold up to a lot of wear and tear. In particular, if you have pets who will be sharing the sofa, you may want to consider a microfiber fabric or even leather, as these materials are some of the most durable around.
  • Color- Another important thing to consider when choosing fabric for sofa upholstery is the color. In general, we advise against choosing delicate shades, especially if you have pets or small children, as they are more likely to show stains. In addition, it’s a good idea to avoid making your sofa too bold of a color, especially in a small room, as that can overwhelm the rest of the decor.
  • Other Factors- On top of these major considerations, there are also some special factors to think about when choosing sofa upholstery fabric. For example, how resistant is the fabric to fading? Is it hypo-allergenic? Is it mildew resistant? If any of these things is a concern for you, our team can help you pick out the ideal fabric to suit your needs.