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Your guide to tufted furniture

[ecis2016.org] Here is your guide to tufted furniture.

What exactly is tufting? This question must pop is your head if this is the first time you have come across the term.

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Sewing buttons or threads create tufted furniture into a cushion or mattress in a diamond-shaped pattern, which is then turned inside out. This method is both beautiful and valuable in that it is intended to maintain the stuffing in place to prevent it from moving or bunching up while in use.

The tufted furniture fashion initially gained popularity in the 1700s, during the reign of Queen Victoria. In addition to tufted couches, tufting can be seen on several other furniture items these days, including ottomans, benches, and even coffee tables and end tables. No wonder the button upholstery style continues to be popular, as tufted upholstery is the right blend of elegance and contemporary style.

Consider the following reasons why to implement the tufted upholstery into your house.

Benefits of tufting 

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Tufting enhances the texture and depth of a piece of furniture. You may use it to give your home interior décor a velvety, luxurious appearance and feel. Tufting has a variety of useful applications in addition to its aesthetic appeal. For starters, the cushioned tufts make it more pleasant to sit on or sleep against these pieces of furniture. Each process also entails strengthening the cloth every few inches, which results in minor drooping and boosts the overall lifetime of the furniture.

Elevates your contemporary interior

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Modern interiors are both edgy and elegant, but they may seem frigid if their design is too simple and unadorned with embellishments. Adding the right finishing touches keeps a contemporary space from seeming cold and unwelcoming.

Introducing tufted furniture into the area can be an excellent solution. A tufted ottoman with a button-back design may soften a minimalist design while yet maintaining a welcoming and comfortable environment in the space. One or two items may be all that is required to make your contemporary space more accessible in terms of design.

Makes your bedroom more comfortable

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Many alternative styles are less comfortable than tufted furniture, which is comfier. Without continually adjusting the cushions, the couch, chair, or headboard feels smooth and pleasant if the fabric is chosen appropriately. A range of upholstery fabrics available, ranging from velvet to linen, looks gorgeous when tufted.

Texture range can elevate your design

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Incorporating texture into a room’s decor is a simple way to liven up a plain design while also adding depth to the space, and you can utilize tufted furniture to do so in your living room or bedroom. You may incorporate the tufted design into your decor without making it look not very pleasant or out of place.

The most important thing to keep in mind when introducing tufted furniture into the design of your home’s interior is not to go overboard with it. Button upholstery seems classy and timeless, but having too many pieces of furniture in the same design may dilute the impact that tufted furniture can have on a room’s overall appearance. Having one to two tufted items in each space is a safe option.

Different types of tufting 

Channel tufting

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Instead of protrusions, this approach uses a series of lines or seams to create a pattern.

The tufting pattern consists of a series of stitched lines repeated in either a vertical or horizontal direction, with the padding filling a lengthy channel between two stitching lines. This style is ideal for a minimalist and contemporary aesthetic, but it may be employed in art deco and mid-century modern house interior design projects. It is used on high-profile objects like a headboard; vertical channel tufting helps attract attention upward and create a sense of more incredible ceilings in the room.

Diamond tufting

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Diamond tufting is one of the oldest and most popular tufting styles available today.

As the name implies, the resultant pattern is made up of repeated diamonds constructed by pulling and fastening the upholstery fabric together. This method also creates delightful furniture to sit on or lie on due to additional padding in each diamond-shaped tufting. It has an exquisite and timeless look, is ideal for living and dining rooms, and has soft, vintage-inspired home interior décor. Upholstery made of premium fabric such as velvet or silk will provide an even more luxurious appearance.

Biscuit tufting

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Biscuit tufting, also known as bun tufting, is a more contemporary method in which the stitching creates square or rectangular tufts of around eight to ten inches in size that are regular and recurring. The depth of the dimples may range from pretty deep to relatively shallow, depending on your preferences. It gives furniture a more modern appearance while also effectively complementing a mid-century design approach.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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