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Why Re-upholster your Furniture

17th June 2021

Restore & Revive Your Much Loved Furniture Pieces

There are many reasons to re-upholster a sofa or chair, and your decision to choose to over purchasing something new, will be completely unique to you. From emotional ties to protecting the environment, we've explored the most common reasons our happy customers give when they choose our Sussex based re-upholstery service at F&P Interiors...

Personal Sentiment:

One of the most common reasons customers choose to re-upholster is sentimental value and the history of their furniture pieces. Whether they have been passed down through generations, inherited or brought as a collectable or gift, re-upholstering allows you to modernise the look and feel of your well-loved pieces and enjoy them for many more years to come.

We recently restored a much-loved antique armchair for the Knight family who wanted to modernise and revive a piece that had been in their family for generations They were absolutely delighted with the results and it now provides the ultimate reading spot for a Sunday afternoon.

Very Happy Customer

“I am really pleased with the sofas & chair, thank you for all hard work & patience getting them exactly how I want them. I look forward to ordering from you again in the future.”

High Quality Pieces:

Furniture used to be built to last, the modern-day furniture market has been under pressure to produce low-cost pieces and this has been achieved by using cheaper frame construction, fabric, foam, less padding and overseas factories. Traditionally furniture was made with better craftsmanship and materials, many older pieces have coil springs and hardwood frames that are dowelled and glued. Built with longevity in mind, re-upholstering your older better quality furniture can give your existing pieces a much longer lifespan than their modern day, mass produced contemporaries.

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Uniqueness & Personality:

Re-upholstery and restoration allows you to create a truly unique piece for your home.  By choosing from our extensive range of designer upholstery fabrics you can feature your favouirte fabrics, colours and add a bit of your personality into your interiors. By combining modern day fabrics with a vintage or retro frame, you can commission a one of kind sofa or chair that you won't find anywhere else.

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Liberty peacock fabric, image courtesy of www.seamwork.com

The service I received was excellent!

"Jasmine was the main person I communicated with in sourcing the material I required, she kept me informed at every stage. When Jasmine went on holiday her colleagues were also very helpful. I will definitely use this company again."

Style Update:

As your tastes have changed over time, you have most likely updated your interiors, and there is no reason not to the same to your furniture. You don’t always need to replace your existing furniture, just as walls can be repainted, furniture can be re-upholstered. Choosing an upholstery fabric with a colour, pattern or design that is more keeping with the current look will give your existing furniture a new lease of life and work much better with the rooms in your home. Here are our most popular categories to shop:

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Environmental Considerations:

The increased awareness of environmental issues and their impact on the planet is having a profound influence on how we shop.

By changing furnishings less frequently, being less fashion led and buying higher quality products that are made to last, this movement away from cheap, throwaway fashion has seen people restoring pre-loved items rather than discarding them to buy off-the-shelf versions of inferior quality.

By re-using items, rather than re-buying as fashions change, we can reduce over-production and wasting materials that often, sadly end up in landfill.

With people choosing less radical renovations, instead favouring more fine-tuning, our customers are spending the time to find those homely furnishings that they will love long into the future.

If you are interested in how to furnish your home with the environment in mind, you might enjoy reading our feature on Brands Leading the Way in Eco-Friendly Home Decor

A Few Examples of our Work:

As your tastes have changed over time, you have most likely updated your interiors, and there is no reason not to the same to your furniture. You don’t always need to replace your existing furniture, just as walls can be repainted, furniture can be re-upholstered. Choosing an upholstery fabric with a colour, pattern or design that is more keeping with the current look will give your existing furniture a new lease of life and work much better with the rooms in your home. Here are our most popular categories to shop:

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