Older pieces of furniture do not always fit in with modern interiors but that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of them. It’s hard to part with a piece of furniture you love but the good news is that you don’t have to because outdated elements and old fabric can be altered by applying new textiles to update your furniture through restyling and upholstery.
Vintage sofas may no longer be in style but if they are antiques, you should definitely hang on to them. If craftsmanship and style are the issue, these can be resolved and, in many cases, new foam or down-based envelopes can be inserted into them for a more comfortable feel. More cushioning and high-end fabrics will make your old sofa seem brand new. Sofas will become flat over time, especially when they get a lot of use, but the addition of new cushions and different fabric will transform your sofa into something luxurious and contemporary. You can even take it one step further by adding custom tailoring elements, like buttons, to help keep the new fabric from shifting and helping the cushions stay in place. This will not only elevate the appearance of your sofa, but it will also help it remain neat and tidy, regardless of the number of people using it.
Another trend that is now outdated is skirted furniture, which may have been stylish at one point but no longer is. Skirts were added to furniture to cover legs but tapered and carved legs are actually modern and beautiful and should be visible. If you have a piece of furniture with a skirt, look under it because you may just find a beautiful design hiding underneath. If you like what you see, then look into removing the skirt for a more modern look. Fabric covered feet on furniture was another popular trend in the ‘70s and ‘80s but is no longer a look that is very appealing. They are easily scuffed and will get dusty quickly and simply look very outdated. If the rest of the sofa is in good condition, it’s worth upgrading it with the addition of new feet, preferably wooden, or legs that are more flattering. This is a relatively easy switch to do and will make a world of difference.
Button tufting is another popular trend that can modernize the look of old furniture and is actually based on antique styling, so you can get the best of both worlds with its application. A plain piece of furniture will seem more textured and modern while having an antique element to it as well, so it’s definitely worth considering.
These are just a few ideas you can consider and JENSO Upholstering can provide you with more ways to help modernize older pieces of furniture. Whether you need furniture restoration, refinishing, upholstery fabric or repairs, they can help. They specialize in everything from dining chairs to sofas, so if you want upholstered chairs or wish to reupholster your couch, contact them today!