- Types of Fabric for Sofa and Tips on How to Choose the Best for You
The design, color and size of the sofa have already been defined, but what about the fabric for the sofa? Did you remember to put this item on the list? A detail that sometimes goes unnoticed, but that needs to be analyzed carefully, because it depends not only on the beauty of the upholstery, but, above all, functionality, resistance and durability.
Some tissues get dirty more easily, others retain heat, while there are those who must pass away from pets and allergy sufferers. The fact is that there is no fabric that can be defined as "the best sofa fabric", there are only different types that fit one reality better than the other. That is why it is so important to define your needs to choose the ideal fabric from there.
Check below the main types of sofa fabric currently used and its features:
Types of Fabric for Sofa and Tips on How to Choose the Best for You
The chenile, composed of threads of cotton, wool and silk, was once one of the most used sofa fabrics until the arrival of the suede. Chenille is characterized by being a durable and durable sofa fabric. The soft texture and the creases formed by its fibers, generally with squared aspect or in lines, also are a characteristic characteristic of the chenile.
However, those same creases are a problem for allergy sufferers as they tend to accumulate excess dust. The cleaning of the chenille sofa is also a bit complicated because the fabric accumulates dust easily and still has the aggravating effect of absorbing liquids quickly which can cause irreversible stains on the sofa. The texture of the chenille is also not indicated for those who have domestic animals in the house, because besides accumulating of the pussies, the fabric can wear easily with the friction of the nails of dogs and cats.
See now some decoration projects that bet on the use of chenile for the sofa:
Picture 1 - Super comfortable and soft, this sofa in chenile is an invitation for the days of rest.
Picture 2 - The elegant and cozy room bet on a dark gray chenille sofa to match the decor.
Picture 3 - The clear and neutral tone of the chenille sofa combines with any proposal of decoration.
Picture 4 - The beige chenille sofa became even more comfortable with the numerous colorful cushions on it.
Picture 5 - Blue sofa in chenile: elegant and welcoming option.
Picture 6 - Here, the chenille gray sofa got a lighter shade than the walls.
2. Synthetic leather
The synthetic leather sofa is an option to natural leather, both in the financial aspect, since it tends to be cheaper, as in the ethical and environmental, since synthetic leather is not involved in the animal exploitation.
There are three types of synthetic leather for sofa: the PU, the corino and the courvin, the difference between them is texture, malleability, durability and thermal comfort. The main advantage of synthetic leather is its high impermeability, that is, it absorbs very little liquid.
The synthetic leather is also a type of fabric for sofa very resistant and because it does not contain apparent plots is ideal for those who have pets at home. Cleaning the synthetic leather is also simple, requiring only a neutral detergent plug and a soft dry cloth to finish sanitizing. Check out now some pictures of leather sofas:
Picture 7 - The quality of the brown corino of this sofa is so great that it passes calmly by a natural leather.
Picture 8 - Synthetic leather sofa with capitone finish: a classic model to contrast with the modern and uncluttered decoration of the room.
Picture 9 - The white synthetic leather sofa is ideal for elegant and contemporary decorations.
Picture 10 - In this living room, sofa and armchair share the same fabric: synthetic leather.
Picture 11 - A touch of class and refinement with the brown synthetic leather sofa and, best, no animal suffering involved in the decoration.
Picture 12 - The brown synthetic leather sofa brings sobriety and elegance to the living room.
Picture 13 - Sofa of modern design in synthetic leather.
The jacquard also succeeds in lining sofas. The fabric stands out for the great variety of colors and prints, ideal for those who want a more lively and striking decoration. One advantage of the jacquard is the cleanliness. The fabric has tightly closed frames which prevents dust from accumulating and reduces the absorption of liquids.
The jacquard is also an interesting choice of fabric to sofa for those who have pet at home, since the fabric is quite sturdy and durable. However, the jacquard can frighten those with a tight budget because it is usually priced relatively higher than others. Check out now some inspirations for jacquard sofas:
Picture 14 - A luxury this yellow-gold jacquard sofa: notice how the color and texture of the fabric harmonize with the decorating style.
Picture 15 - Classic decorations very well accept jacquard sofas.
Picture 16 - A little more daring, this sofa bet on a jacquard pink rose with pattern that mixes the lilac and the yellow.
Picture 17 - Minimalist and modern environments can also benefit from the jacquard sofas.
Picture 18 - The jacquard in light and neutral tone combined perfectly with the elegant and sophisticated design of the sofa; note that the rug has a similarity of color and pattern very close to the fabric.
Picture 19 - A red and pink jacquard sofa for those who want a decoration full of style and personality.
Linen is a fabric option for sofa that unites as few quality and beauty. The fabric is tough, durable, antiallergic and much easier to clean when compared to chenille or suede. While not completely impermeable, flax absorbs much less liquid than other types of fabric. The apparent linen patterns give a modern aesthetic and impeccable finish. However, just like the jacquard, linen is an expensive fabric and the price of your sofa will increase slightly with it. Check out a selection of lovely images of linen sofas below:
Picture 20 - Sofa of linen light blue; simple model valued for the beauty and quality of the fabric.
Picture 21 - Neutral tones room with light gray linen sofa.
Picture 22 - The elegance of brown coupled with the beauty of linen: what couch does not look beautiful with this combination?
Picture 23 - The most modern will fall in love with the proposal of a blue sofa in linen; wonderful!
Picture 24 - The height of elegance is a white linen sofa; nor the rustic touch of the room can disguise the sophistication of the stew.
Picture 25 - Already this classic room knew how to enjoy like no one the perfect aesthetic of the linen for the sofa.
Twill is one of the cheapest sofa fabric options available in the market. The material is also very resistant and durable, as well as having optimum thermal comfort, ideal for warmer places. However, the twill can give the couch a more "heavy" and rough look. The cleaning of the serge sofa is simple, since the fabric does not collect dust, however, it absorbs liquids with ease. See some models of serge sofa:
Picture 26 - Gray twill sofa for the modern decoration.
Image 27 - The navy blue color looked great on this twill sofa with a modern design.
Image 28 - Gray is a joker for those who have doubts about which sofa color to choose.
Picture 29 - Brown twill sofa: for any style of decoration.
Picture 30 - The serge sofa is ideal for those who want to save a little money, without losing quality and beauty on the sofa.
Picture 31 - The cushions give the finishing touch to this blue denim sofa.
Picture 32 - Futon style twill sofa in the color of the year 2019, the living coral.
If you want to bet on the fabric of the moment to couch, then choose the suede. The fabric is soft, very comfortable and has a velvety texture very pleasant to the touch. The suede is also very sturdy, durable and is available in a huge choice of colors. Another advantage is the affordability of the fabric. The suede problem is that it is a very absorbent and stainable fabric, so if you have kids at home, that might not be the best option. Here are some pictures of sofa in suede:
Picture 33 - Black sofa in suede: even small, the upholstery fulfills with its aesthetic role in the room.
Picture 34 - Comfort and softness is with himself, suede!
Picture 35 - The suede of course is beautiful, but dirty with ease, remember that.
Image 36 - Light gray suede sofa: ideal for modern decoration proposals.
Image 37 - The darker gray of the sofa in suede fit perfectly in this jovial decor.
Image 38 - The velvet texture of the suede is one of the highlights of this fabric.
Picture 39 - In this room, suede is king: the fabric appears on the sofa, on the stool and on the cushions.
The taffeta is a silk-like fabric, but more full-bodied, ideal for anyone looking for a sofa fabric that is different and full of possibilities, since the taffeta is available in several color options and prints. See some models:
Picture 40 - Sofa in printed taffeta; the tropical style is guaranteed here.
Picture 41 - Sofa in neutral and basic taffeta.
Picture 42 - For those who loves white sofa, you can invest in a model coated with taffeta.
Picture 43 - The combination of the wood and the color of the taffeta looked amazing on this sofa.
Picture 44 - Mix of colors on the sofa.
Picture 45 - Here he comes again, the gray sofa, revealing its beauty now with the taffeta.
The tweed is considered a noble sofa fabric, which means you will need to shell out a larger amount if you want a sofa with that fabric. Tough and durable, the tweed is ideal for cooler regions as it is full-bodied and tends to warm the environment. Here are some sofas that bet on using tweed:
Image 46 - The charm of the tweed are the blended fibers that make it up.
Picture 47 - A darker version of the tweed for the living room sofa neutral and clear.
Picture 48 - Here, the light tweed is very reminiscent of linen.
Picture 49 - Comfortable and sturdy, the tweed is a great choice of flooring for sofa.
Picture 50 - The bluish green combined with the natural texture of the tweed was a hit on this sofa.
Picture 51 - In this sofa everything fits perfectly: color, texture and design.
Picture 52 - A charm that pink tweed sofa.
Did you think we would not talk about him, the velvet? Impossible to leave it out of this list, the velvet is a consecrated fabric when the subject is sofa coat. The velvet is elegant by nature, has a super soft and pleasant touch and enriches like no other decor. There's only one problem, the darker versions of the fabric reveal easily from animals, so if you have pets at home, prefer a light-colored velvet. See now some beautiful inspirations of velvet sofas:
Picture 53 - The green velvet sofa is a preciousness in this room that mixes classic, modern and retro elements.
Picture 54 - Blue velvet sofa: that highlight that every decoration deserves.
Picture 55 - Charm, elegance and modernity in the living room with green velvet sofa.
Picture 56 - The gray velvet sofa was even more beautiful with the capitonê finish.
Image 57 - How about a pink velvet couch? Daring and irreverence in the room.
Image 58 - Blue velvet sofa and wall in the same tone merge in this room in a true decorative mimicry.
Image 59 - Brightness and softness are the highlight of this light pink velvet sofa.
Image 60 - Already here, the red velvet sofa breaks the monotony of white decoration, a luxury!