Good morning guys, happy Monday! Did anyone do anything exciting or fun or the weekend? My weekend was pretty chill. Friday, we had our weekly movie night, which all but one of us fell asleep on. I guess the movie wasn’t that interesting. Saturday, we took the kids to the mall to wrap up school shopping and Sunday we spent the day relaxing. So, nothing too exciting my way.
Today, I want to talk with you all about performance fabrics. If you…
Then having your upholstery pieces covered in a performance fabric is a must. Performance fabrics have come a long way and the technology that goes into making these fabrics keeps getting better and better. Also, there are so many beautiful options to choose from that fit every design style.
When purchasing upholstered pieces of furniture, you should first make sure that they are quality made. In fact, I will be posting in the future about what to look for when shopping for upholstered furniture. Another thing to keep in mind is choosing fabrics that are ideal for the intended use of the piece. Whenever I meet with clients and they tell me they love entertaining, eat in front of the television, have kids, grandkids, or pets, I always recommend the use of performance fabrics. This ensures that my clients pieces will stand up to life and still look beautiful for years to come.
Performance Fabrics Benefits
- Some are fade-resistant
- Mildew and mold resistant
- Repels liquids
- Pet Friendly
- Low in VOC’s and formaldehyde’s
- Come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns
(Via Bassett Furniture)
In a nutshell, performance fabrics are practically indestructible they stand up to smudges, tough stains, spills, odors and won’t wear. There are even some that you can clean with bleach and the best part is the fabric won’t lose its color. If you’re wondering if cleaning spills and removing stains is a tedious process, I am happy to say that it’s not. In fact, it’s super easy as demonstrated in the below videos.
See, easy peasy! Now let’s talk about the heavy-hitters in the performance fabric market. My favorites are Crypton, Perennials, and Sunbrella. They all offer a variety of colors, patterns, and textures. They all also offer both indoor and outdoor fabric options. Many furniture stores today offer the option of performance fabrics. Their selections may be limited but it’s worth asking a sales associate to show you what they offer. Use performance fabrics on sofas, chairs, ottomans, benches, upholstered headboards, banquette seating, and dining room chairs. Trust me you won’t be sorry.
With your pieces covered in performance fabrics; you can host that dinner party, let the kids enjoy a snack in the family room, enjoy that glass of red wine, and let your fur baby curl up on the sofa with no worries.