3 Ways to Elevate Your Antique Upholstery

3 Ways to Elevate Your Antique Upholstery

Antique upholstery is a great way to incorporate timeless pieces, bargain finds and even family treasures into the decor of your home. Occasionally, one of those pieces might start to show its age, especially if has stuffing and upholstery. If you’re looking for a way to elevate your antique upholstery including professional upholstery cleaning in Boulder, here are a few options that you might want to consider.  

Leave it to the pros

If your upholstered antique is looking a bit tired or droopy, don’t underestimate the good a professional upholstery cleaning company in Boulder might do with your piece. Their cleaning methods can make your furniture look new again, especially a cleaning company that uses eco-friendly cleaning products that still provide an effective deep clean. After your cleaning, you can decide if the piece needs even more love and opt for one, or both, of the following two options. 

Restuff and restore it

The stuffing in upholstered antiques doesn’t always stand the test of time. It can get pretty flat, and even lumpy, and it is not much you can do to change that. One option you have is to do a complete overhaul of the inside of the piece by carefully removing the freshly cleaned upholstery and carefully replacing the stuffing within. If the piece has wooden edges, you can also carefully stip and restain to make it look brand new.  

Add buttons, pillows or paint

If you’ve cleaned and added new stuffing, and your antique piece still looks tired, consider adding an embellishment or two. Adding buttons to a couch or chair back is fairly simple. Throw pillows are even more simple and cost-effective, and changing the color of any wooden trip surrounding the upholstery is a solid option too.