The Case for Custom: 3 Reasons to Consider Custom Furniture and Upholstery

Updated: Jun 3

How many times have you seen the same sofa or coffee table show up across various homes on Instagram or Facebook? How often have you seen the same decor in multiple of your friends’ homes? Many retailers offer furniture and decor options with mass appeal…and the masses always buy.

The problem this creates is that everyone’s home ends up looking the same.

If you’re ready for a uniquely styled and furnished home that will remain classy and true to your nature for decades – without looking like a copycat of your best friend’s home – you may want to consider custom furniture and upholstery.

1. Custom Equals Character

To begin customizing your home, start with the details that matter, the ones that provide both style and function. While upholstered furniture is available everywhere, they all tend to have similar designs and fabric choices.

Make yours different and ensure that it flows with your other decor and furniture items by requesting custom upholstery. We’ll work with you to choose the perfect fabric that meets your needs (stain-resistant, durability, luxury, etc) while completing your design.

The variety of fabric that is available to designers (wholesale) is much greater than what is available in the retail market. Contact us to discuss how to get started on that statement piece that no one else will have!

2. Handcrafted Pieces

Whether your home is ultra-modern, minimal, or farmhouse-traditional, handcrafted furniture will always bring an elevated presence. Custom wood furniture pieces that last a lifetime can be passed through to the next generation, can be re-upholstered as the times change, and carries a legacy all the while.

Whether you want to renew your grandmother’s rocking chair with fresh fabric or updated cushions or you want to start a new legacy with your own custom, commissioned pieces, the investment you make now will reward your family for years.

This chair of our clients was in great shape but just wasn’t the right style for their home. We had the chair professionally painted and re-upholstered to bring it back to life and to complement their current style. We also had the fabric treated with Crypton for durability and stain-resistance. If you are looking to get some custom upholstery done and need help deciding which pieces are best for this investment, we suggest you book a consultation with us!

3. Design Is In The Details

blue velvet couch in modern eclectic living room with local artwork

Custom craftsmanship provides what mass-produced items simply cannot: Design details, character, uniqueness, and longevity. From adding studs, curves, and unique upholstery patterns to your custom sofa to creating something new out of a much-loved antique or flea market find, your home doesn’t need to look like it was furnished by an assembly line, but by artisans that care about their craft and care about your home.

This beautiful blue velvet sofa we had custom made for our clients in 2015 still looks brand new today due to performance fabric, high end filling and premium inner framing.

DESIGN TIP: Create Your Own Heirloom

If you don’t have many furniture pieces from generations past, be the one to start again. The custom furniture you invest in today will become the items your family handles with care for generations.

Get in contact with AMR Design

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have! (587) 357-8959