Sprucing up for Spring Time!

Winter is gone and spring is here! Spring cleaning is just around the corner! Meaning that it is time to throw out the old and bring in the new.  Although getting a complete new make-over for your home is probably out of the question, there are a couple of things that you could do to improve your home and make sure that it stays looking updated for the season without spending a lot of money.

Sprucing up!

Sloppy out-of- shape seat cushions tend to make your room seem messy even when it has just been cleaned and picked up. One of the major complaints that Fabrics and Frames Furniture gets is about seat cushions on existing sofas and chairs.  Whether they are too soft, out of shape, or too old, we have a solution to the problem that you are facing.    The lifetime of a seat cushion made out of foam is approximately ten years if its high density.  Lower grade density only last three-five years before it starts to break down.  As long as your cushion has zipper backs, replacements can be made at a decent price.  Before you decide to replace the cushions in your sofa, just make  sure that it really is the cushions that are giving you problems.

One thing that many people don’t realize is that cushions are not always the reason that your sofa seems to become uncomfortable and too soft.  Many  customers come to us stating that they are “Falling through” their existing sofa or chair.  They think the reason is because their seat cushions are too soft, but in reality the structural support system is sometimes giving way.  The standards for modern-day furniture building are generally not as high as that of past generations.  Approximately fifteen years ago, furniture was still being made with good spring systems.  The majority of today’s furniture is built with webbing systems, breaking down faster, resulting in customers feeling like they are falling through.  Fixing your cushions will not improve this feeling and may end up just being a waste of money.  For those facing this dilemma, there is a temporary fix that Fabrics and Frames can do to help prolong the life of you furniture until you are ready to buy new, but  we don’t ensure this fix will last a lifetime.  Analyzing your expenses of ff furniture is always recommended.

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Other areas that are easy fixes are pop-out chairs, pillows, along with bedding and drapery.    Dining chairs and small accent chairs sometimes are called pop-outs because the seats are held in with a screws, allowing distillation to be easier for re-upholstery.  Re-upholstering just your seats can help revamp the dinning or kitchen area at a smaller price than getting a new set of furniture.  If you have pillows that are out of shape, then you have two options, one being to get new throw pillows or the other is replace the inserts to give your old pillows  a new plush look.  This is a easy fix for any pillow with a zipper in it and may help sustain your favorite pillow cover.

New bedding and draperies are great ways to make a room look new again.   By replacing duvets, coverlets, and shams you can refresh the look of a room and update the style.  Today’s latest trends include replacing that old flange sham with the newer euro sham.  This is a more contemporary style of sham that almost appears like a throw pillow.


Draperies ar another option for a quick update. By choosing simple drapery styles on simple rods you can make the room appear more modern.  Darker shades of color for drapes tend to close in your home leaving it feeling cozy, where light hues tend to open up the room keeping it tranquil and inviting.

By using some or all this information, you can give your room new life and turn it into a cleaner and a more updated, functional aesthetic  space.  For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:


We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir


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