A sofa in your living room is an expensive investment. If you are buying a new sofa you will consider its design and also its upholstery, so critical to transforming the decor. Aesthetics are vital. Equally important is the choice of sofa fabric keeping in mind usage, the image you wish to project and of course the cost. Upholstery can range from budget to extremely expensive. For most people a balance between the two works.
If you have children in the home and family members make heavy use of the sofa you may want a thick, durable fabric that will take thoughtful abuse, spills and stains and yet be easy to clean and maintain. You will want a fabric that will stay fresh and look good for years without any wear marks. In such cases the best fabrics are rotocrape, a tough upholstery fabric made of textured polyester yarn. It has medium weight, tight weave, does not attract dust and a lovely look.
The plain matty fabric is also ideal for use as sofa fabric, especially in cases of heavy use. The textured weave gives your sofa rich looks and you will not notice body marks. An alternative option is the small dot fabric that gives a unique look with its distinctive dot patterns. This tough and durable polyester fabric resists abrasion, mildew and staining. Both are ideal if you are on a budget or will need to replace upholstery in a couple of years due to heavy usage by family members.
If décor is important and you must convey an impression of luxury and chic, there are quite a few options open to you. You could consider micro-fiber, silk, wool, blended fabrics, polyester or cotton as the material. Chenille fabrics have a charm and beauty of their own with the tufted look and sheen conveying an impression of gracious warmth and style. Chenille is comfortable and durable and is available in different colors, patterns, shades and weights ranging from 300 to 800. For instance, Amoshi chenille is light weight at 400 grams. In the middle you have Montana chenille weighing at at 550 grams and the exquisite Molfino range. These two provide a touch of splendid style at affordable prices. At the top you can go all out and select Hitech, the heaviest chenille at 800 grams for ultra luxe and classic elegance in your décor. Chenille is sensually luxurious and is perfect for homes, hotels and office environments as the ideal sofa fabric. There is richness, warmth, depth, feel and looks to chenille made using 100% polyester textured yarn you will not find in any other fabric.
If synthetic fiber sofa fabric does not appeal to you, then you have the option of selecting upholstery made of jute yarn. Nano jute fabric is light weight whereas the Desire range is the ultimate, weighing in at 600 grams and perfect for classy interiors with a stylish contemporaneous touch.
The fabrics described here meet all parameters of comfort, durability, maintenance and looks.