Upholsterers and Furniture Restorers

Upholsterers are your saving grace when it comes to refreshing your furniture or soft furnishings. It’s true that when redesigning or redecorating a home, it’s tempting to throw everything out and start again with all new furniture and decor. But this requires a big budget and a ruthless attitude, which may not necessarily be needed with all redesigns, so instead, consider hiring furniture upholsterers to reupholster, repair, restore or redesign some key pieces for you. Upcycling has become more and more popular lately, as the fashion for retro and rustic furniture has returned, but doing it yourself can cause all sorts of mishaps, so professional furniture restoration specialists should be called in to handle the job properly, especially if the piece of furniture you’re dealing with is particularly tricky. More
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For Joanne Mills, working as an Interior Designer has to be one of the most rewarding positions anyone can have. ... Read More
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I am an upholsterer and soft furnisher based in east London providing a range of upholstery services. I create... Read More
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Grey Soft Furnishings offer a personal, made to measure service for curtains, blinds and soft furnishings in the... Read More
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The Floral Chicken is a venture by Stuart and Gail into producing quality hand crafted products. Whether this be... Read More
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From our initial consultation to design and upholstery we strive to create a finished piece that echoes your... Read More
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Whether you want to freshen up your favourite sofa with new fabric or need an heirloom armchair completely... Read More
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At Fineline we are a well established, traditional upholsterer based in London. We are a family run business with... Read More
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Robert David Designs is a UK bespoke bed company for both commercial and private clients, specialising in... Read More
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Familiar with both traditional and modern upholstery techniques, Janneke specialises in restoring antique... Read More
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The Blackheath Upholsterer offers a bespoke service, transforming worn and tired, old chairs into beautiful and... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Upholsterers and Furniture Restorers
Staple and Tack Upholstery
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"Absolutely delighted with the chair which Cathy upholstered for me. I've since recommended Staple and Tack to a number of local friends!"
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"Full Interior Design on 2 bed Apartment Bearsted Views, Maidstone Great design, fantastic service and a delight to have worked with. Couldn't have wished for more. She really does put blood sweat and tears into giving you the best interior design service that you could wish for and then follows it up with faultless delivery of what she's designed. Nothing short of sensational and that's coming from someone who is quite demanding and occasionally difficult! Dominic"
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Ray Clarke Upholstery
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"Ray and Rowena restored a family rocking chair that had huge sentimental value. Tasteful design and the workmanship was first class. The chair has pride of position in our living room."
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Grey Soft Furnishings
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"Helen from Headings and Hems made my bedroom curtains. She gave great advice helping me choose the material and style. I was indecisive and she was very patient and understanding. I am delighted with the result. The quality of her work is incredible, she is highly skilled with great attention to detail, yet affordable. Highly recommended."
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Floral Chicken
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"Stuart offers a friendly and prompt service at an affordable cost. More importantly, he does an excellent job! He brought my tired conservatory sofa back to life, very pleased with his work."
- Karen Chapman
Bobbin & Fleck
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"Bobbin and Fleck did a brilliant job recovering an old chaise longue of mine, with some very handsome harris tweed fabric. It is now my favourite chair and looks really classy. The quality of the finish is superb. A terrific job - I would wholeheartedly recommend their work. Plus they are a pleasure to deal with."
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Kirsty Lockwood Furnishings
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"I cannot recommend Kirsty enough. Her attention to detail is fantastic and she really listens to what her clients want. It's great also to find someone that you can have full confidence in her suggestions or options, some things that you, as a client may not of considered. Kirsty is a real professional in this area and a pleasure to work with."
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Fineline Upholstery
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"Quick turnaround and good attention to detail. Upholstering a couple of chairs. Samples arrived quickly and he turned the chairs round in a couple of days. Very pleased with the work Karim did."
- Freddie Digby
Purelyfine
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"I requested a complete recovering of a two seater sofa with cushions. Purelyfine came with samples on the day and time we arranged, I was then given a quote and some cheaper samples, but decided on the more expensive material. This was four weeks before Christmas. The sofa was removed, and within about ten days I received a text to say it was ready. It was delivered back into my sitting room that day. I am absolutely delighted with the final result, it has been very well made, and now is a centre piece for my sitting room. The work was completed well before I expected, on time, with great attention to details and within the budget."
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Robert David Interiors
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"Bob has made the curtains and soft furnishings in my entire house. He has done a fantastic job and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
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Why should I hire upholsterers?


You’d be surprised at the magic furniture upholsterers can do to an old piece of soft furnishing; rips can be mended, worn fabric refreshed and extra elements added, and all probably at a lower price than buying a brand new piece. You can ask for reupholstery or furniture restoration of the item, to match it as closely as possible to its former glory or ask for something completely different to match your redesign. Trims, piping and fringing can be added for additional flourishes, new fabric patterns chosen, extra padding added, chair backs or headboards buttoned and new sofa or duvet covers stitched.

If you’re not quite sure what to do with your old furniture, try taking it to furniture upholsterers and furniture restoration specialists to ask for their advice. Established upholstery services will be able to handle all sorts of fabric upholstery and reupholstery, including leather upholstery, and recommend the fabric that will work with your furniture and design theme. They will also be able to tell you about the durability of the fabric they will use and how to look after your re-upholstered item.

Some upholstery projects may be DIY-friendly, such as making cushion covers or covering a pouffe or stool with new fabric. If you’re itching to get crafty, you can search for fabric suppliers, as well as furniture upholsterers, on Houzz, to source fabrics and fabric decorating accessories. However, try to know your limits – leather upholsterers will be highly skilled and experienced at upholstering your sofa or headboard, but attempting to upholster a tricky fabric onto a difficult shape yourself could lead to a design disaster. Although you can always call on the experts to help with some reupholstery if it does go wrong…

Why would I need a furniture restoration specialist rather than an upholsterer?


Upholsterers deal predominantly with soft furnishings and furniture, such as sofas, padded chairs and padded headboards. For all other pieces of furniture that could be repaired or restored, there are furniture restoration specialists to help you. They can help you upcycle that outdated sideboard into something modern and stylish, or repair your vintage dresser for you. You may find that lots of upholsterers offer furniture restoration and furniture repairers offer upholstery services, too, but always double check the exact services they offer and if they can help you with your furniture before hiring them. Upcycling furniture saves money and waste, and is ever popular in vintage or industrial styled homes, so consider upcycling any old furniture you find, with the help or advice or a furniture restoration specialist, if you want to add a bit of recycled charm to your home.

It’s always a good idea, when renovating, to get the various professionals you hire to discuss plans with each other for a more seamless redesign. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of upholsterers: Interior Designers, Furniture & Home Accessories.

Questions to ask prospective upholsterers or furniture restoration specialists:


  • How long have you been a furniture upholsterer or restoring furniture?
  • What types of furniture do you restore or upholster?
  • Can you offer reupholstery?
  • Do you work with your own fabric or can I source fabric myself?
  • Do you work with other fabric suppliers?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your upholstering and restoration services include?
  • Can you decorate/embellish furniture or do you only repair or upholster?
  • When will you complete this job?
  • How durable will the materials be?
  • Do you have any advice for long term care?

Find furniture upholsterers on Houzz.

Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to upholstery and furniture restoration. You can also look through photos for projects similar to yours, and contact the upholsterers or restoration specialists for information.
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