Choosing Fabric for Furniture Reupholstery

Foxwood Furniture Restorations has expert craftsmen who do a variety of services, including furniture reupholstery. For people who have sentimental pieces or want to keep older pieces, reupholstery can help extend the lifespan of specific furniture. However, to update this furniture, you’ll probably need to choose a new fabric for it. Choosing the right fabric for the furniture reupholstery is critical of course. However, it also can be exciting! Fortunately, Foxwood can help you figure out the right fabric for your antique furniture.

For Good Reason

There are several good reasons to reupholster furniture, not the least of which is just because you want to! Older and antique pieces tend to be high-quality and have excellent frames, guaranteeing they will last years after it is reupholstered. Furthermore, sentimental pieces that are passed down in the family will be valued for years to come. In addition, reupholstery can also modernize furniture to fit within your home while keeping its historical style.

Types of Furniture That Need Reupholstery

You might be wondering what furniture qualifies for reupholstery. Fortunately, a lot of pieces can go through the upholstery process. Furniture that can receive reupholstery include:

  • Arm Chairs
  • Dining Room Chairs
  • Office Chairs
  • Ottomans
  • Loveseats
  • Benches
  • Sofas
  • Sectionals

Any furniture that has fabrics qualifies for this process, however, furniture pieces make up the largest portion of reupholstery services. Foxwood has dedicated craftsmen who are prepared to breathe new life into your furniture.

Choosing Fabrics For Your Furniture

Once you decide to go through with it, you’ll need to start choosing your fabric.

The experts at Foxwood Restorations will provide fabric samples to choose from.  You can view these samples directly on Luxury Fabrics, and Greenhouse Fabrics websites.

dark solid green patterned sample light triangle pattern sharp brown onion pattern

classic pattern fabric sample burlap orange fabric textured solid greenish sample fabric blue/green multi color wave pattern

Now the fun begins, and the challenge.  There are plenty of fabrics to choose from but different frames require specific materials. There is also the question of how much use you expect the furniture to get. For example is it stain-resistant? Also, you’ll want a large sample in case you want to mix and match different types, colors, or patterns.

Solid or Pattern Fabric Samples

Both of these companies have a variety of textiles for your reupholstery for both solids and patterns. If you are looking for a solid fabric, you can choose from:

  • Chenille 
  • Contact
  • Linen Textures
  • Suede-Microfiber
  • Texture Velvet

Do you like patterns? These companies provide different pattern textiles:

  • Contemporary
  • Cotton Print
  • Jacquard
  • Geometric
  • Animal Print

After choosing several options, you can email or text Foxwood your choices and they will have the samples sent directly to your home. During this process, we will discuss your choices, options, and the cost of reupholstering your furniture.