If you are not familiar with the field of interior decoration, then choosing the right fabric seems to be an arduous process. With all the available fabrics (not to mention color and design), how do you choose the one that suits you best? Below is some information about various fabrics to help you choose the right Decoration fabric for your furniture.
If you plan to decorate something that wears out every day, it is important to consider durability. The durability of upholstery fabrics depends on the level of the two friction tests administered by the manufacturer. The test is a forward and backward motion that mimics the wear and tear of a person sitting on an upholstered seat over time. The more two wipes, the better the indicators of quality and durability. In addition to higher double friction, you should also look for decorative fabrics that have been treated with performance, such as stain resistance, water resistance or UV resistance.
For interior decoration items such as heirlooms that are not used every day, performance characteristics may not be so important, which opens up more types, including silk, wool, linen, cotton duck, decorative fabrics and more! Just look for medium to very heavyweight home furnishing fabrics.
Once applied to furniture, upholstery fabrics are usually not suitable for traditional washing or dry cleaning. Therefore, you must follow the manufacturer's instructions and look for stain-resistant fabrics that are used in large quantities. If you need to clean before use, our recommendation is to dry clean before the cushion. Once the cushioning is done, use the stain cleaner used for cushioning fabric or cushion cleaning service. It is strongly recommended to spray fabric protector on finished furniture.
These common decorative fabrics have multiple weights, colors, fibers and treatments to ensure you get the fabrics you need for your project.
Chenille-an excellent fabric choice for home use, mainly for heavier applications. Similar to velvet, it has cut pile, which helps to improve abrasion resistance and comfort.
Artificial suede leather/microfiber/super suede leather-usually a polyester multi-woven fabric with surface abrasion treatment, which makes it like suede leather with pile and suede-like characteristics. It is a heavy-duty family room and pet Ideal choice. It is very strong, hard-wearing and easy to clean.
Velvet-Velvet has thick cut pile that gives it a soft luster. Velvet is durable and an attractive choice for most houses. The cleaning effect is best when it tends to splash or get dirty immediately.
Flower basket/tweed – These woven woven fabrics hide stains and are hard-wearing, and can be used for any interior decoration application according to their two-wipe rating. Higher double friction will reduce pilling and fabric tension.
Artificial leather-easy to clean, ideal for children's furniture and other high-purpose parts. Properly clean and condition to reduce the risk of breakage.
Marine vinyl-Marine vinyl is a leather-looking vinyl that is extremely durable and easy to clean, and can withstand harsh weather and harsh environments.
Richloom Fortress Ocean Vinyl Outing Royal Fabric
Jacquard-usually heavier fabric, its yarn dyed fibers will produce a pattern, which gives the fabric texture and style. Good fabric choices for home use, mainly for moderate use and decorative pieces.
These are common fibers used to decorate fabrics. They can be 100% blended or blended with other fibers to add properties. These fibers can be made into various fabric types, which will also affect its performance:
Cotton-breathable, comfortable and economical. Do not fade.
Linen-very strong, breathable and classic. The resistance to stains and fading is weak and should not be used in large quantities, but it is excellent for heirloom works.
Wool-luxurious, good texture and hand feel, can maintain its shape, more resistant to stains-look for anti-stain treatment agents or mixtures.
Silk-luxurious and strong, but should not be used daily.
Rayon/Viscose fiber-When blended with other fibers, it can increase softness, but it is not durable.
Polyester fiber-durable, easy to clean, low-medium abrasion resistance-if the double friction level is not high enough, it can be shot.
Nylon-durable, high abrasion resistance, easy to clean.
Acrylic-very durable, non-fading, easy to clean, very suitable for heavy furniture.
Olefins-very durable, non-fading, easy to clean, very suitable for heavy furniture.
Your color choice also depends on the type of furniture you use. A natural beige is a popular choice for hiding dirt, and as a neutral one that can go with many different decorating styles.
Consider using lighter solid colors to create an airy, inviting atmosphere in the space. Darker colors or patterns are more suitable for hiding dust and wear. Or, you can always choose bright colors or interesting, bold patterns to express your opinion in your space!