Furniture should grow as your child does.
Reupholstering furniture is a cost-effective way to extend the life of good quality pieces. It is a guilt-free way to give yourself “new” furniture since you are repurposing the existing piece and tossing minimal amounts of fabric away – reducing landfill waste. When it comes to the furniture, whether it is a project to reupholster a couch or sofa bed in the children’s room, reupholstering can save you money and save your sanity.The bedroom furniture in your child’s room can take a beating and will eventually look worn out and poorly. The fabric may become stained with juice box spillage, crayons or markers. There might be rips and tears from a child’s active play. As a child grows up, he or she may also grow tired of the Thomas the Tank Engine or Dora the Explorer print on their bedroom furniture. But instead of tossing the piece, you can repair it, redesign it and make the furniture customized to your child’s tastes by reupholstering it. The “tween” and subsequent teen will have varying ideas about what’s “cool” in their room, so instead of committing to something you’ll be stuck with for years – rest assured the fabric covering can be changed as often as your child changes his or her mind.
Choosing to reupholster – or replace the fabric covering of your child’s couch, sofa, sofa bed or chair is a terrifically economical way to extend the life of perfectly good pieces. You are saving the wood and stuffing from ending up in a landfill and making your dollar go farther.Reupholstering gives new life to pieces that may not necessarily look like they’ll coordinate with your child’s room, but have what’s called “good bones.” A savvy and careful secondhand shopper can recognize the craftsmanship in older pieces – realizing that the upholstery is definitely replaceable and something that can be repaired with minimal cost.A well-made piece bought secondhand can be customized to suit virtually any room’s décor. You may even find excellent bargains at thrift shops that can be transformed into pieces that would pass for brand new – especially in the hands of a qualified sofa repair in NYC or upholstery expert.
There are many options to consider when deciding to change the outer look of a piece of furniture. You can simply purchase a pre-fabricated slipcover, toss it over the piece, tuck it in and be done with it. But this is a minimalist way to change the look of a piece and you’ve done nothing in the way of sofa repair or plumping up the fiber filling. That’s why hiring a professional to work his magic on your sofa repair or reupholstering project will make all the difference.
Repairing and breathing new life into old pieces by reupholstering furniture in your child’s room is a wonderful way to protect your initial investment and save money at the same time. It will always cost less money to fix what you have than to buy a new piece altogether – and when you consider how often a child’s tastes change – you have your answer.