Monthly Archives: April 2012

Did You Know That Reupholstering Is Environmentally Friendly?

You can save an antique, vintage, or slightly damaged piece of furniture from the landfill by reupholstering it. Having your furniture professionally reupholstered breathes new life into the piece. Reupholstering your furniture also helps you reduce your carbon footprint.

Here’s how:

Reuse and Upgrade What You Already Have
By reupholstering your existing furniture, you can either restore your furniture to as close to its original look as possible or create something that’s one of a kind. You’ll spend much less money reupholstering your furniture, and you can upgrade the piece during the reupholstering process! Once the old upholstery is stripped away, many weaknesses in the furniture’s structure can be repaired, giving you a great piece that’s environmentally friendly as well! By upgrading what you already have, you are reducing your carbon footprint by choosing to reuse a piece rather than purchase new furniture that needed to be made using new materials.

Recycle and Reinvigorate Vintage Shop Finds
Reupholstering is a great way to take old furniture from vintage stores and make it new again. This practice allows you to add more furniture to your home in an eco-friendly way. Reupholstering vintage shop finds is a great way to recycle and add new value to a piece of furniture that might have been destroyed or thrown away.

Improve Energy Efficiency
Wall upholstery can slow down the loss of room heat in the winter and keep out outdoor heat in the summer. By better conserving a room’s temperature, you’ll use your heating and cooling systems less and save money on your utility bills.

Since 1918, Beckenstein Fabric has delivered impeccable service, fine fabric, and excellent craftsmanship at a fair price. Custom furniture reupholstering and wall upholstering are just some of the services we offer. Call us today at 212-366-5142 for more information.

3 Spring Color Combinations for Inspiring Interiors

Recreate your interior décor this spring by choosing a fresh color scheme for the bedding, drapes, upholstery, and interior fabrics around your home. Nature, sunlight, and spring flowers can all be great sources of inspiration when choosing a color combination. Read about these three spring color schemes for ideas:

  • Earth Tones: Olive and Lemon Yellow: Spring is a great time to let Mother Nature’s palette inspire you. Earth tones accomplish this sentiment in a subtle way. Olive makes for a great base color for reupholstered furniture. Take inspiration from the budding flowers of spring by incorporating lemon yellows into the trim and fabrics around the room.
  • Spring Breeze Colors: Soft Blue and White with Lavender Accents: Springtime means you can open your bedroom windows and enjoy the fresh breeze. Make your bedding reflect these moments by choosing a light and mellow blue duvet with bright white sheets underneath. Add pillows and throws in shades of lavender to accent the room. With this color combination, you’ll create a serene and spring-friendly theme for your bedroom.
  • Rose Tinted: Pink and Chestnut Brown: Consider pink floral or striped patterns for your curtains and drapes. Nutty finishes on the furniture that sits in front of the window treatments complement this rose-inspired color scheme. Pink curtains are also great for smaller spaces, because they help create the illusion of a larger room.

Beckenstein Fabric has thousands of colors, styles, and designs for you to choose from when updating your interiors this spring. We have a friendly design staff available to help you explore our fabulous fabrics, window treatments, drapes, and custom-crafted upholstery options. Call us today at 212-366-5142 for more information.