Upholstered furniture began to appear in Europe during the 1620s. Interior design in the 17th century was marked by a heightened focus on aesthetics and comfort.
To this day, good quality furniture continues to bring a sense of warmth and style into the home, making it a pleasure to live with.
There are many reasons why people decide to re-upholster furniture instead of buying new. If the piece is of sentimental value, then it's value is inestimable and worth re-upholstering. It is important to ensure that the frame will last the life of the new upholstery. A quality frame guarantees the life of the new upholstery and is the best reason to consider re-upholstering a piece.
Re-upholstery can rejuvenate your furniture or create a one-of-a-kind piece. You can modify arms, add or remove a skirt and/or cushions — there are unlimited choices when it comes to customizing your furniture.
QUESTION: Can I re-upholster my Big Box sofa or chair?
With the cost of new furnishings, especially those manufactured overseas, going down, it can easily cost more to re-upholster an old piece than to buy something new. How do you know when to update and when to toss? Solid hardwood construction and great lines are most often cited as reasons to renew a cherished sofa or chair. Most Big Box Retail furniture do not use hardwood construction.