Imagine jumping kids, spilled drinks and dropped food, all of this in your family room, or great room presumably destroying your furniture. This is the dilemma we have. How to find the best fabric for the furniture we buy. We all know that the dollar doesn’t go quite as far as it used to, so it is that much more important to find the absolute best value in what we do purchase.
Here are some things to consider when buying furniture for your family room, or great room. Brett Palmer from Palmer Home Furnishings provided some great information for this article.
Leather is the easiest to keep clean, last the longest and is stain proof. This is the most expensive choice, but will also last the longest while looking the best. One of the things to consider when choosing leather is the temperament. Leather is not a great moderator. It is cold when it is cold and hot when it is hot.
Bonded leather is a very good second choice. Bonded leather doesn’t crack or fade and it is more affordable than leather. However, it still has many of the same attributes of leather being easy to clean and lasts nearly as long as leather.
Many people are familiar with microfiber. Microfiber is about 70% stain-proof, wears well and available on furniture from couches to chairs. It is very affordable when compared to leather options and has become a mainstay for families when buying new furniture for a family room.
Champion microfiber has become popular over the past few years. This is a thicker fabric than regular microfiber and doesn’t show water spots like the traditional microfiber. With a little softer feel, many people are leaning towards this option for great rooms.
For rugged upholstery on furniture in your family room, you can choose a fabric that is mostly polyester threaded. This type of fabric will absorb spills more than anything else on the market. However, if price is a consideration, this is an option that you may wish to choose.
As you look for that perfect furniture for your family room, or great room, these ideas will give you an idea of what to look for and the questions you should ask be asking when checking out the furniture stores around Logan.
According to Brett Palmer, “it is important that you like what you choose. Most people are buying furniture to last as long as possible, so I always let people know the differences because sometimes, the better quality does have a better value.”