• Reupholstering Cаn Bring Nеw Lіfе Tо Your Furniture

    upholstery, fabric, furniture Do you have a sentimentally irreplaceable sofa or couch that is damaged? Have pets, family, overnight guests, and life in general brought some severe wear and tear to your furniture? The solution doesn’t always have to be to pour thousands of dollars into redecorating a room. Consider reupholstering your furniture.

    Reupholstering furniture can be the perfect way to liven up and change a room you’ve grown tired of, all while keeping the shape and lines of the furniture you fell in love with so long ago.

    Reupholstery is the restoration of the webbing, springs, frame, and fabric of existing furniture. You can trust an upholstery shop to renew their furniture when the frame is of high quality but the upholstery needs to be repaired or renewed.

    Mony people build their reems around the sizes and shapes of their existing furniture. That may mean a huge outlay to change many other elements in yoru rooms if you buy new furnishings. This makes renewing upholstery a good option budget-wise. Furniture is paramount to a room’s overall decor. Re-upholstery is a fashionable and more economical option than purchasing new furniture.

    8 Reasons People Choose to Reupholster Their Furniture:

    Reupholstery Extends to the Entire Piece

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    Restoring or Redesigning Quality Pieces

    For many people, they realize their furniture piece is still in great shape except for the fabric or cushioning, and its quality construction has lasted longer than same of their newer pieces. Older constructions are often of higher quality and should be preserved. Furniture built with solid hardwood, 8-way hand-tied coil springs, and solid construction are quality pieces worth saving.

    Styles Change

    Oftentimes in life, people’s styles change. It could be new preferences for color, patterns or design. Or the combining of households. There is certainly no reason to waste a good piece of furniture or dump it into a landfill. For some, new fabrics may be needed because there are children or pets in the home now.


    Choose from our collection of designer fabrics, decorative accents, and cushion inserts to create a unique piece of furniture that suits you perfectly.

    Sentimental Reasons

    Another major reason for reupholstering is purely sentimental. Your chair, sofa or loveseat may be your favorite piece of furniture, or maybe you inherited a piece from your parents, grandparents, or favorite aunt. Sometimes everyone in the family loves a piece, including the dog!


    Reupholstery costs less than a comparable-quality new piece of furniture. Our fabrics span a wide range in price, so we can work within your budget.

    Go Green

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reupholster. Keep beautiful furniture out of landfills using our wide variety of recycled and environmentally friendly fabrics.

    Reupholstery Helps Save the Environment

    Buying new furnishings signals furniture manufacturers to use more raw materials to create more low-quality furnishings. We’ll use only the materials and resources we need to restore your already rugged and strong frame to its former glory. You’ll help save the planet and your favorite furnishings simultaneously.

    Remember, not all furniture has to be the same pattern. Matching in color schemes or choosing complimentary colors is sure to give you a vibrant and chic look like you had an interior designer come in and design your home. That old furniture will look brand new with new stuffing and new life added to it.

    In the end, the decision is up to you. You’re the one who’s spend countless hours sitting in your chair or sofa. You’re the one who knows just how solidly it’s built. If you feel that this piece of furniture is worth saving, upholstery repair may be the best option.

    Take advantage of the cost-effectiveness and proven value of furniture reupholstery with the help of Armand’s Drapery, Shutters, and Upholstery.

  • Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Window Treatments

    Plastic blinds are extremely common on rentals and new homes. It makes sense because they’re cheap and they work. But plastic blinds are the dry bread of window treatments. Let’s look at some ways you can add flavor and make your windows look delicious.

    There are two paths to revamping your windows: ordering custom treatments or shopping retail. Getting help from a custom window covering specialist is always best because it cuts down on the risk of error, but you can go the DIY route if you’re on a budget.

    First Things First: Before You Buy

    Before doing anything else, decide what you want your window covering to do for you. Are you looking to create privacy, control light levels, or make your space meet your aesthetic tastes? Maybe two of these things but not the other? Figure out your priorities before you move forward.

    Now check out Pinterest, or Instagram, or where ever you find inspiration. Take notice of window covering where you go. Start paying attention and narrowing down what you like and what you like about those things.

    Instead of deciding on an exact budget, it’s good to know what range you’re able to spend. Consider if you’d want to get new coverings for fewer windows to get what you really want where it matters most. Having a whole house of new window coverings you don’t really like doesn’t usually make people happy, even if it keeps them within budget.

    And always remember that professional installation should be calculated in as you estimate costs unless you plan to install them yourself.

    “Hard” Window Treatments

    Some of the things we cover windows with are considered “hard” window treatments. This includes shutters and blinds. Blinds are adjustable and can block most light, let most light through, or do something in between. Shutters can be adjustable, but are not always. There are mass produced versions of these, or custom ones can be made. These impart a clean look, and have simple lines.

    “Soft” Window Treatments

    Soft window treatments include shades and curtains. Although they don’t allow for light-filtering adjustments like blinds, they come in varying levels of opacity. Curtains bring a soft look, and shades can be soft like roman shades, or be more strict looking, like a roll-shade.

    Whatever you decide on, having a professional help you with measurements is always a good idea. Contact Armand’s Draperies with any questions you have or to get started on new window covering today!