Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Choosing The Right Upholstery For Your Lifestyle

Believe it or not, selecting the right fabric that works for your home requires putting your lifestyle and design taste into perspective. In fact, here are some helpful questions you should ask yourself before choosing and upholstery for your furniture:

1)      Will it be exposed to sunlight?

2)      Can it sustain heavy wear due to children, pets & high traffic?

3)      Is it spill & stain proof?


To help you make your decision for the purpose of practicality and durability, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of natural fabrics vs. man-made or engineered fabrics.

Natural Fabrics:


Durable & easy to clean
Not as resistant to soiling & wrinkling
Forgiving & easy to clean
Develops more character with age
Stays clean & absorbs moisture
Does not resist piling & fading
Water repellent & durable
Blended with a synthetic fiber for cleaning purposes
Wrinkles easily

Man-made Fabrics:

Resists wear & lightweight
Low-quality will pill in high-wear situations
Durable & easy to clean
Electrostatically charged; can pick up dust & lint
Durable & fashionable
Low moisture absorption
Wrinkles easily
Easy care & less expensive than leather
May crack with time

Now that you have your upholstery choice down pat, don’t be afraid to opt for a vibrant color. To inspire yourself with the latest color trends, you can refer to Pantone’s color trends of the year. Also, a pattern will add visual interest. Besides adding depth to your space, it just may help camouflage spills and other mishaps that are inevitable. Choosing durable upholstery is applicable for sofas, dining chairs and rugs, especially in high traffic areas. The idea is to achieve bulletproof decorating. That sums up how you can achieve your desired look that meets your needs.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Passionate – A Warm Atmosphere

by G.G. Goettler Furniture Inc.

Is your home in desperate need of a dose of energy? Then raise the temperature with a passionate orange! It will surely transform your home into a vibrant space and create an atmosphere full of warmth. Here are some nifty ideas on how you can give your bedroom and/or living room a boost of vitamin c with the use of accessories;

Decorative pillows: Add spectacular style to your room with beautiful decorative pillows. Toss a blend of interesting prints and various textures. They will add that final touch you are looking for to you sofa or bed.

Frames: Don’t be afraid to frame your memories with trendy designs and a pop of color. Only a beautiful frame will do justice to your favorite photographs.

Candle holders: Illuminate your room with romantic candle holders. A dramatic design will only enhance how the room is masterfully lit.

Lamps: Are you looking to brighten a surface on your room? When selecting a lamp, be sure to choose one that will blend with the style represented in the room.

Rugs: Besides the delightful feeling for the underfoot, an area rug will add a sense of elegance to the room, almost as if it were framing it. Pick an alluring design to complement the style of the room.

Throws: Throws are a great addition to any room, as they add a sense of comfort. They come in a variety of textures and colors.

Remodel your room and give it a high energy spirit without having to repaint your walls or change your furniture. These passionate accessories will do the trick! Besides, you know your home is in good hands when its d├ęcor is similar to some of Pantone’s latest color trends for this spring. Passionate seems to be a cross between peach echo and fiesta red. Orange you glad it’s passionate? 

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