If you're thinking of renewing your room décor this season but: 1) you don't have too big a budget, and 2) you don't really know where to start, here's a solution from us: reupholster your sofa.
This may seem quite simple, but we can assure you that just by modifying the fabrics used to decorate your room, you can achieve a radical change in your living space that will really amaze you. So, come on, get a nice new print into your life.
Naomi 316 collection from Book 16 of Visual Textures by Aquaclean.
If you go for this option, you'll have the upper hand on everything, because a) you don't have to spend a bundle on furniture, and b) we can help you to find what you want. So keep reading, and no more excuses! Grab a pen and paper and take note!
If you like the "shabby chic" look, linen is probably your best option. This type of fabric comes in a range of colours like ochre, orange, blue, grey or earthy tones, is very versatile and matches just about anything you throw at it.
In addition, there's an immense variety of prints on this fabric to provide all the delight of the rural world: pastoral scenes or lush vegetation, perfect for the time of season we're heading into.
But if you don't really want to look like Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, you can always choose more sober versions using flowers or stripes.
Matsue collection from Book 16 of Visual Textures by Aquaclean.
And from the American prairie, we can move along in time up to the 50s – a decade that's highly popular in all areas of design and fashion today.
To upholster your sofa and get that special industrial look, you should go for fabrics with lots of weight and texture.
Kabuki Collection by Aquaclean
The most suitable colours for this type of style are neutral or dark tones, always combined with small-pattern prints like Jacquard or sackcloth, which will simultaneously give an elegant and sober touch to your décor.
Now if your house has a distinctive industrial style, using materials such as brick, cement, wooden beams or pallets, you might like to choose Caribbean prints so they stand out from the background.
Dark or neutral tones are the best choices for your sofa provided you accompany them with cheerful, colourful prints. This combination will enhance the contrast, and give greater importance to the sofa compared to the rest of your décor.
Finally, let's mention the Nordic style, the king of minimalism. This is a style that uses wood, neat, orderly whites, linear shapes and small touches of colour here and there – that's the perfect definition of this Scandinavian style.
For the sofa fabric, look for pastel and neutral colours, within a light colour range, and fuse them with the most geometric kind of prints you can find. The contrast between this 70s look with the soft tones of the room will give you that exclusive, elegant touch you're looking for.
As you can see, there are lots of options to give your living room a good facelift, simply using new fabrics. Re-upholster your sofa and see how your lounge lights up. And with the arrival of nice weather, that's just what you need, isn't it? So what are you waiting for?
And don't forget, if you have any doubts, just contact us and we'll be happy to give you some personal advice.