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Furniture Reupholstery: Pros & Cons

Updated: Jul 2

To Reupholster Furniture or Buy New - Pros & Cons

Are you searching for a way to bring new life into your home without completely starting from scratch? One of the simplest ways to refresh a space's sense of style is with new upholstered furniture.

New Upholstery

Whether your home décor style is timeless and traditional, ultra-modern and minimalistic, or somewhere in between, new upholstered furniture can be a wonderful addition. Upholstery brings texture, color, and an element of comfort to any room.

Buying New vs. Reupholstering Furniture

Many people assume that reupholstering furniture to "reuse" an older piece is a smart way to save money and time. However, furniture upholstery is generally an extremely expensive process, requiring a significant investment of time and effort. It's not unusual for the cost of reupholstering to exceed the value of the furniture piece itself. Furthermore, even after reupholstering, a piece of furniture may have certain elements (such as its shape or structure) that give it a dated look.

Instead, you could enjoy the comfort and convenience of a brand new piece of furniture. Every piece and part will be new, from the frame and the support system to the fabric and trim. Rather than wait for weeks for an old piece to be reupholstered, you could have your new furniture in your home within a day. Of course, you'll have the advantage of choosing a piece you truly love rather than simply settling.

When it comes to buying new furniture vs. reupholstering something you already have, the benefits speak for themselves: invest in your home and happiness with well-crafted, new furniture in a style that speaks to the décor personality you have now.

New Upholstered Furniture

There are many different sizes and styles of upholstered furniture to consider, and each one can make a standout style statement in your home. From the living room to the home office and every space in between, you can introduce elements of elegance, comfort, and style to any room.

Here are just a few ideas for upholstered furniture to consider adding to your home:

  • Upholstered armchairs

  • Upholstered ottomans

  • Couches (sectionals and sofas)

  • Loveseats

  • Upholstered benches

  • Upholstered dining room chairs

  • Upholstered headboards

  • Chaise lounges

Even the fabric you choose can have a major impact on the space. For example, a soft velvet can add an air of luxury, while high-end linen creates a sense of casual comfort.

Browse New Furniture for Your Home

Whether you're searching for a final finishing touch for a certain space, or you need beautiful, high-quality furniture for your entire home, you can find an extensive selection to suit your style at Rhode Island Design Center.

As one of the premier home décor and furniture stores in New England, we provide our customers with an outstanding collection of industry-leading brands and designers. Here, you'll never have to sacrifice quality or style for affordability because we work diligently to ensure the best prices in the region. In addition to furnishings and décor, we also offer home design and interior design services in West Warwick, RI. Our skilled design team can help you choose the pieces that best complement your taste and home, delivering a final result that you'll love for years to come.

Discover the difference new upholstered furniture can make in your home when you visit RI Design Center or reach out to our team today.


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