Pin Down a Fabric for Your Couch

So you have noticed a couch that you have enjoyed on , or perhaps you’re lusting after a piece on your chosen furniture store. But now you’re wondering: Can the fabric be durable? Can it mix in with your layout style? Can it stand out just enough? Fortunately, most furniture shops will let you chose from a wide selection of fabrics or even use your own for an extra fee. Get ideas for your next sofa fabric from some of those gorgeous examples.

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Velvet has the ability to instantly make the simplest of sofa shapes seem elegant and supple. It’s not restricted to a particular decorating style or doctrine, possibly: an English rolled-arm sofa, a French-inspired settee or a streamlined couch can all benefit from this luxurious fabric.

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In this living area designed by Atmosphere Interior Design for the HHL Grand Prize Show Home, blue shadow adds elegance and elegance into an otherwise linear sofa while still keeping the style contemporary.

Adeeni Design Group

At a Tudor-style cabin, a velvet rolled-arm couch paired with a leather seat and a zebra ottoman for an English, masculine vibe shows how versatile this fabric is.

Vintage Renewal

Whenever you’ve got an amazing sofa frame — vintage (as in this picture), fresh or custom made — a good velvet fabric will let the silhouette of your sofa glow.

Velvet made from cotton or linen is considerably stronger than silk velvet and is also less stain likely. There’s no denying silk velvet is the fairest of them all, but cotton and linen keep the look and texture that draw many people to velvet in the first location.


If you choose a fabric that is easier to look after, you can still make a style statement. A bold solid color will make your sofa the focus of your living room.

Jan Skacelik

If you’re falling for a colorful strong, it’s time to be honest with yourself: Would you live with this much color on such huge part of furniture? If the answer is yes, just make sure you keep the other bits in the area fairly simple so they won’t contend with your huge invoice sofa. Additionally, carry the color you choose throughout the room so the sofa doesn’t stick out.

Two excellent examples of taking color throughout are the ikat cushions in the previous photo, that have shots of the exact same teal as the sofa, as well as the yellow touches from the artwork above Jan Skacelik’s yellow sofa in this photo. Recall: Just a little goes a very long way.

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Bold color isn’t for loved ones, home or each layout plot. But that doesn’t mean that your sofa has to be boring. Adding a detail like tufting will instantly add oomph into the most ordinary neutral fabric.

Add piping in a contrasting color to have a wow factor, or go for graceful and subtle with beige piping on a white sofa.

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A big-scale pattern can make or break a room. Be sure to keep the rest of your decor minimal and think twice before making such a commitment. If you’re bold enough to choose a pattern, it can look nothing short of fantastic if executed beautifully.

Burnham Design

Restricting your patterned upholstery into a smaller piece or anchoring it to a corner or a wall will produce the look easier for the eye to digest. Here, Betsy Burnham married a gorgeous orange and cream ikat into a window-seat sofa, repeating the colors in the drapery to produce the effect more jarring.

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If you adore pattern but bold statements are not your style, tone-on-tone or small patterns read nearly as neutrals but still add a subtle element of elegance and surprise.

Julie Holloway

If you’ve got young kids or pets, there is no doubt slipcovers are the most sensible solution. Go for cotton or linen, that are easy to care for and occasionally seem even better with time. Embrace their signature natural look by pairing them with other all-natural components, like wood furniture, sisal rugs and a wool toss.

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Slipcovers supply a fantastic opportunity to have a little fun. Experiment with stripes or another fun pattern you like and accessorize the room so, like with this coastal-chic room.

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ers, tell us: How can you pick your couch fabric? Share your thoughts and pictures below in the Comments section.

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