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Prints or Solids - How to Choose Material for Your Home or Business

Prints or Solids - How to Choose Material for Your Home or Business

In decorating a business or a home, choosing the materials for your modern furniture can pose a dilemma. Do you choose simple, solid colors or make a statement with patterned upholstery?

Both decor options are suitable for various places and provide a lot of freedom for choosing other furniture options, decor, and accessories. But depending on the space and the expectations for the furniture, sometimes one option may be more practical than another!

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Solid Colors: Timeless and Consistent

Solid colours on furniture are something that never go out of style. They allow for decor and colours to change around them, which is often easier than changing all the furniture in a space. When you buy a sofa or chairs with a solid colored upholstery, you have the option of accessorizing with bright patterns and prints to spice up a space.

Solid colors on modern furniture comes with the benefit of being timeless. If you buy a high quality sofa that will last you fifteen or twenty years, the floral pattern on it may not be as trendy in a few decades as it is now. Some interior designer will even go as far as to recommend never using patterned furniture because it can lead to dated furniture more quickly.

If you're looking for furniture to use long term without needing to replace it or reupholster it, getting a solid colour is likely the best option. They are great for restaurants, homes, hotel rooms, and hotel lobbie or waiting rooms, as these places are seen often and a full renovation may not be feasible every few years. A hotel room or restaurant with floral couches from a decade ago are not as appealing as one with a simple leather beige upholstery!

Mixing Patterns

On the other hand, if you've found a pattern that you love or that will fit perfectly into your space – go for it! Patterned couches or armchairs can be suitable for a variety of spaces, like offices buildings or bedrooms. If you choose to use a print for your modern furniture, always ensure you choose one that is not the “hottest trend”. These come and go quickly, and in 6 months, you'll suddenly have a very expensive piece of very dated furniture!

Establish a connection between patterns and solids by connecting them with a single colour. This is a great method for mixing patterns together and for creating a cohesive space.

Lastly, if you end up with a piece of furniture with a dated print or pattern on it, be open to change! Reupholstering furniture is a great option for not wanting to waste high quality materials while making them even more modern.

Patterns, Prints, and Solids by sohoConcept

sohoConcept uses high quality upholstery materials on all our furniture to ensure that no matter what colour or print you choose, you're getting furniture that will last. Whether you use solid colours or prints, having faded or torn fabric should never be an option!

For more information about our colours and materials available for our made-to-order furniture, contact sohoConcept! We're here to help you find the perfect piece of modern furniture for your home or business. We work with designers and business owners every day to ensure the furniture they are looking for meets and exceeds all their expectations.

Contact sohoConcept for more information about our available colours and materials today!