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Down or Feather? How to Choose the Best Cushions April 11, 2017

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Down or Feather? How to Choose the Best Cushions, Thomasville, North Carolina

When it comes to choosing the best upholstery for your home, there are many decisions to make. One of the biggest is what type of material to use for your cushions. Generally, you have two choices: down or feather. The experts at Custom Designs & Upholstery in Thomasville, NC, specialize in customizing and redesigning furniture pieces. Their team recommends considering the pros and cons of each when choosing between these two materials.

3 FAQs About Feather & Down Cushions

1. What Should I Know About Feathers?

Feathers are often used as a cushioning material in pillows and bedding, but they don’t retain their volume for long and contain quills that could poke you. However, they are less expensive than down, as well as soft and natural. 

2. What Should I Know About Down?

cushionsDown is sought after as a luxury material because of its lightness, fluffiness, and warmth. Like feathers, however, down cushions won’t support you for very long. This material is known for being expensive and is often used in comforters, coats, and sleeping bags.

3. Which One Is Recommended for Cushions?

Upholstery experts don’t recommend either material for seating cushions. However, if you have your heart set on one or the other, choose down, but don’t use it alone. Down cushions should include a ticking cover, inner baffles, and a foam core for support. Constructed with these materials, the down cushion won’t flatten and will still feel soft.

The specialists at Custom Designs & Upholstery can go over your choices for cushioning materials to help you determine the best option for your home and budget. If you have upholstery projects that require new cushions, call (336) 882-1516 to request a consultation, or visit their Facebook page to learn more about their services.

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