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Most Popular Upholstery Fabric Types

Whether you are looking for a new furniture piece to add to your home or are hoping to reupholster an existing item, the fabric type that you choose can make a big difference in the appearance and durability of your item. There are a variety of fabric types to choose from, and by better understanding your options, you can choose the one that best meets the needs of you, your furniture piece, and your family. …

Antique Furniture Styles Defined: Part 3 of 3 – The Sofa

Do you appreciate antique and vintage furniture? Do you tend to look for unique and eclectic pieces in order to create a statement in your space? If so, choosing an antique sofa might be a great option for your home. There are numerous options out there that are still being used today, and even if your antique item has seen better days, you can improve the look to fit within your space. …

Antique Furniture Styles Defined: Part 2 of 3 – The Bed

If you are looking to give your bedroom a vintage feel, there are a variety of antique bed and headboard styles that are still used today. Take advantage of one of these antique furniture options when you design your bedroom. …

10 Layout Tips for Arranging Furniture

Any empty room can be extremely intimidating when you move into a new home. It can be a real challenge to make your furniture pieces work well in a new room, especially if you are moving into a considerably smaller or larger space. While the ideal arrangement of furniture will depend on the layout and size of the room, these tips can help to send you on the right path. …

Antique Furniture Styles Defined: Part 1 of 3 – The Chair

Antique chairs will contain unique characteristics of the period in which they were created. Many of the most popular antique chair options developed in Europe and the U.S. over the last 300 years. Fortunately, a variety of these chairs are still being made today, and older ancestors can be refurbished to fit with more modern home décor. …

Modern Home Interior Design, Lighting Decoration, and Furniture

If you appreciate neutral tones, clean lines, and a space free of clutter, then modern home design is likely the style for you. Modern design focuses on functional lines, basic shapes, and the use of materials like glass, chrome, and metal. This style developed from the concept of building for function while avoiding chaos and clutter. If you are interested in styling your home with a modern feel, there are a variety of helpful tips to keep in mind. …
Upcycle your old furniture

3 Upcycled Furniture Ideas from a Pro

The idea of upcycling started to gain traction within the mid-90s, and it involves putting new life into an old item in order to make it creative or useful. Considering how expensive many furniture pieces are, this is a great concept to use with your old pieces rather than throwing them out. If you are interested in repurposing your old furniture, use some of these great ideas. Upcycle your old furniture Give Your Sofa a Makeover Do you have an old sofa that has seen better days? Your sofa can be deceiving, as it may be a few decades old and looks like it needs to be replaced, but a few upgrades can actually make it look more modern, fresh, and up-to-date.  First, try having your old sofa professionally cleaned to get the stains out, or if the old fabric simply doesn’t match with your new décor, consider having it reupholstered. A slip cover may also be a great and affordable option, as there are options available in a variety of great colors and textiles, or you can have one custom made. Also, sofas don’t have to be restricted to just the living room, as a professional furniture redesign service like Dr. Sofa can repurpose your piece to make it fit with your bedroom, office, or family room décor. Repurpose Your Old Dresser Do you have an old dresser that has been plagued by scratches and other damage after years of wear and tear? Consider repurposing the item to fit with your home. One of our furniture doctors can help to refurbish wooden furniture, giving new life to an old piece. When upcycling an old dresser, you don’t have to choose neutral or traditional wood colors. Consider a unique coat of paint like a chevron design or geometric blues in order to create a statement piece for your space.Get Creative with Your Ottoman An ottoman is a great addition to your living room, and since there are several ways to upcycle old items to create an ottoman, you won’t have to go out and spend a ton of money on one. Here are a few great ideas:Do you have any vintage milk crates around your home? If not, they can easily be found at a local flea market or antique store, and by adding a reupholstered cushion to the top, they can become an adorable ottoman full of rustic charm. An old drawer can also be used to create an ottoman, providing you with a comfortable place to rest your feet without having to spend a fortune. A little batting and an interesting fabric stapled to the top can make the transformation complete. Industrial wood spools also make great ottomans, especially when wrapped up in foam and a vintage fabric. A floral ottoman can be a good addition to your bathroom, while adding some foam cushioning and a soft blanket can create a fluffier option for lounging on the couch.If you need tips for mixing old and new furniture for your home, a professional can provide some great ideas on how to make your pieces work for your space. Get ready to give your old furniture a new lease on life.      
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Where to Get Custom Upholstery in Cities Like NYC

Are you in need of a custom upholstery job for your furniture? If so, you may be unsure of where to go in order to find this service. It is difficult to find a quality furniture upholstery company no matter where you live, but if you are new to the area, it can be even more challenging to find someone that you can trust to do the job right. Use the following tips to try and find custom upholstery services in your city. …
Dr. Sofa can make fading leather look as good as new

Fading Leather Sofa Color: Repair or Replace?

Although leather furniture is quite durable, we generally put it through a lot in our homes. Years of sitting in the exact same place can cause fading, and pets and children can be especially hard on our pieces. However, leather furniture is expensive, so it might not always be an option to run out and buy a new piece when your old couch is starting to look run-down. Fortunately, there are a variety of great services available to help to repair a fading leather sofa, and the end product will be a sofa that looks and feels just like new that you’ll be proud to show off. …