When you decide on soft-seated furniture from Amish Originals, you'll not only be making decisions on wood species and finish, but upholstery as well.
Looking at current trends in upholstery, designer Christopher Lowell sees fabric choices focusing more on texture and less on prints. Lowell notices that consumers are looking at a smaller footprint and seating with lower backs and seats allowing comfort and flexibility for conversation.
Designer Stacey Garcia sees an increasing interest in lighter and mid-tone woods in natural walnut, raw, cherry, and white oak finishes.
Popular fabrics have a more organic feel like bamboo, jute, cotton, silk, and even eucalyptus and cork, in grays, neutrals, and men's suiting looks.
Amy Rutherford of Red Barn Mercantile in Alexandria, Virginia, in a recent story in the Washington Post, advises looking for good, durable upholstery and consider going with plain, neutral fabrics as a backdrop for color and change.
Amy says, "It’s good to think of how you can use [something] now and how you can use it later. You want the piece to grow with you, so it needs to be timeless and multipurpose.”
To learn more:
The Washington Post: The Best Investment Furniture.
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