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Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Upholstery Material January 17, 2018

Kihei, Maui
Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Upholstery Material, Kihei, Hawaii

When it comes to home design and interior decorating, few items make as large of a statement as the fabric your furniture is made of. Today, homeowners are adding an updated flair to their space by choosing more contemporary upholstery patterns and materials. The trick to getting the most out of your choice is to determine what the most popular fabrics are, what style you prefer, and the benefits each type offers to your home. 

How to Choose the Right Upholstery for Your Space

What Aspects Should You Consider?

upholesteryFirst, consider your personal style and the amount of traffic in your home. If you have small children, opt for a material that is durable and easy to clean. You may also want to consider a pattern or weave that will hide small spots and stains. If you live in a home with pets, leather or microfiber may be your best bet because it can stand up to the wear and tear. 

When upholstering a piece of furniture, choose a fabric that will thrive in the room. If the furniture is in a well-lit area, select something that is fade resistant. If there is lots of shade and the room stays cool, consider fabric that is mildew-resistant to avoid the need for more upholstery down the road. 

What Are Some Popular Choices?

For homes with large families or furry friends who shed, leather and faux suede are the most popular options. Leather is tough enough to stand up to heavy usage and can easily be maintained while continuing to look luxurious. Faux suede, in a similar vein, provides a cozy feeling without giving up the gorgeous look you want in your furniture. For those without kids or pets, wool and linen are excellent options. Both feel high-end and ensure maximum comfort, but they are trickier to clean, so it’s best for homes with careful, mindful residents. 


No matter how you dream of reupholstering your most well-loved furniture in Kihei, HI, you can count on Beaver Interiors to get the job done. Since 1984, this team of interior designers has serviced homes across Maui, helping residents choose furniture, upholstery, and carpeting that suits their design preferences and budget. With a keen focus on details and an insistence on high-quality materials, they’ll bring the vision you have for your home to life. For more assistance, visit their website or reach out today at (808) 879-5089.

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