The type of fabric you choose for your modern living room furniture sofa essentially depends on your lifestyle. For instance, if you have very small children and pets in your household, your priority should be durability that can be found in microfiber. If you are planning to place your modern furniture sofa in the formal drawing room, then you can opt for a linen fabric.
To correctly pinpoint your needs, ask yourself how often your modern living room furniture will be used and by whom. Take into consideration the number of people who will be using the furniture and where the contemporary furniture will be located.
The following guide will help you select the best fabric for your sofa:
Being a natural fiber, it is highly resistant to fading, but not so to fire, wrinkling or soiling. The durability of your cotton fabric will depend greatly on the thread or weave count. Tighter weaves offer more strength and durability. Damask and canvas weaves are beautiful to look at but have a tendency to wear down quickly. In addition, they’re difficult to clean.
This is by far one of the most popular choices, especially for modern leather recliners. There are many grades of leather to choose from. Genuine leather of course is the highest quality and also the most expensive. It is however an excellent investment. Leather is a durable material and very easy to tidy. As leather ages, it develops character. With leather, you must take care not to place it in direct sunlight or in a household with pets that like to claw at furniture.
This is a synthetic material that offers the look and durability of leather but at a fraction of the cost. Faux leather is more resistant to damage and fading than real leather.
This is the fabric of choice for formal areas and in particular for homes without pets or children. Linen is a soft fabric that can wrinkle and soil quite quickly. If soiling occurs, it is best to get it professionally upholstered so as to avoid shrinking. However, linen is very resistant to fading.
If you have pets, this is the best fabric for your modern living room furniture sofa. Microfiber is made from fine grade polyester and is a durable and soft material. It is quite easy to clean. The weave on this fabric is very tight, thereby making it resistant to lint, dust and pet hair. Keeping this material clean is quite easy.
This is one of the most popular fabrics to adorn contemporary furniture sofas. Not only is it affordable, but it is also durable, simple to clean and wrinkle resistant. This material is a great choice for homes with pets and small children.
Chenille fabric sofas are durable and very elegant. The material consists of tufted threads that can be made from synthetic or natural fibers. These tufts give this fabric a fuzzy and soft texture. Although this sofa fabric is great for heavy use, it requires a lot of maintenance. Chenille fabric attracts dust and pet hairs quite easily. Therefore it must be vacuumed on a regular basis. Since the fabric is tufted, it can easily be snagged by clawing dogs and cats.
When selecting a fabric for your modern living room furniture sofa, it is important to determine who will use the sofa, the number of people, where it will be placed and the frequency of use.
For assistance in choosing the best fabric for your needs, contact Creative Furniture Store.