What do you do when you want a fresh new look for your home? There are some easy fixes, and some not so easy fixes. Painting the interior of your house can do wonders. So how do you proceed when you are looking at your seemingly mismatched furniture? The hand-me-downs, that modern sofa that was pushing the edge 15 years ago, or even a few items collected over the past year or two. Your furniture all have scars from wear-and-tear.
You might be considering buying new furniture, but with the prices today, you simply cannot afford some original custom Coup d’Etat piece. No, with your budget, you are looking at Ikea, maybe a few stools or chairs from West Elm if you’re lucky. Not everyone can afford to browse the Design Center and point at whatever makes their heart go Boom.
But here is another option, an alternative that you already know about, and one that you probably have already considered: Reupholstery. After years of looking at your vintage Victorian chairs fighting with your splurge of a beautiful contemporary art table, you probably already checked that idea off the Do-Not list. But if you choose the right fabrics, your living room can be as complete as can be. The matchy-matchy era has given way to a new look, one where our furniture of all kinds can live in peace with one another, not just bound to the laws of tolerance, but true acceptance of each other’s forms and structure. Many artistic showrooms are not afraid to put a refurbished, stained cabinet next to a skeletal industrial chair, so why should we be?
Choosing the right fabrics is a must. They can have variations, as long as the style is the same. Stroll through the Design Center with confidence, take a look at Pierre Frey’s extravagant and zainy textiles that could be the new centerpiece of your room. Or maybe you want something calming, contemporary and washed out like Nobilis’ Sfumato watercolor dream. Whichever it is, the choice is up to you! Be the trend you wish you could see.