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Your guide to the up-cycling revolution

Up-cycling is the homeware recycling revolution that is taking over the interior design world. Despite what you might think, it’s actually quite simple to get in on the action. To get to grips with this growing trend it’s important to know the basics, and South West Upholstery is here to help. Bring the old into […]

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6 statement chair styles for your home

You may not think it, but the humble armchair could provide the perfect finishing touch to your home interior. Not only are they a practical addition to your home interior, providing extra seating and comfort for you, your family or your guests, but an accent chair can also be a fantastic and stylish feature in […]

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3 ranges of Aquclean Fabrics

NEW Sunbury Design Aquaclean Fabrics

Now stocking Aquaclean fabrics by Sunbury Design We are excited to announce we have the latest collection of Aquaclean fabrics on display at our North Street showroom; 7 ranges in total. What are Aquaclean fabrics? Aquaclean fabrics are pretty much magical; almost all stains can be removed using just water! This even includes red wine, […]

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New look for North Steet Showroom

North Street Showroom Refurbishment Here at South West Upholstery, we have been operating out of the North Street showroom and workshop for three years now. If you have visited our showroom in Clifton Village, you will have been greeted with the warmth of wood features; the colours of South West Upholstery; upcycled scaffold boards; and generally […]

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Upholstered winged armchair

Thank you, 2016

What a year! As 2016 draws to a close, we want to take the time to look back on the fabulous year that was 2016. We are so grateful for everyone who has used, recommended, and supported our services; without you we would not be where we are today, so thank you. Here are just […]

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Can motorhome seats be upholstered?

Yes, yes, and yes! Upholstering your motorhome seats is a great way to freshen up your motorhome. It means you can design them exactly as you’d like. Why would I upholster my motorhome seats? Whether it’s your cab seats only or the whole unit, upholstering your motorhome is a cost-effective way of sprucing up your […]

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New fabric collections

NEW fabric collections

Fabric collections to inspire We always love receiving new sample books. The potential that comes with new material is so exciting! It’s amazing to think about the process that was involved in creating that particular material, from the idea to the finished product. Maybe that’s just us, but we just adore new fabric collections! It’s […]

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bespoke leather upholstery

Looking for leather upholstery?

Leather Upholstery If you’re looking for leather upholstery to be carried out by experienced upholsterers, look no further. From stools to boats to sofas we’ve seen it all! Leather for upholstery First of all, find yourself a leather you love. You can view some of these ranges online at our suppliers’ websites. Whether you’re looking for […]

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Warwick upholstery fabrics

Buying upholstery fabric?

Upholstery Fabrics Here at South West Upholstery, we love being part of the process of transforming a piece of furniture. Of course we enjoy being involved from start to finish – but we also understand that you might have the same upholstery bug as us! Whether you’re upholstering a stool, dining chair, or even making […]

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How long does it take to reupholster a sofa?

Steps we take to reupholster a sofa If you’re a first-time user of our (or any!) upholstery services, we thought you might like to know what’s involved in reupholstering your sofa. We’ll take you through from start to finish and illustrate with examples, to make understanding the process a lot easier. Given a quotation First things […]

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Before & After: The Magic of Reupholstery

How reupholstery can breathe new life into your furniture Reupholstery is fabulous way to transform furniture into a spectacular or usable piece once again. Whether you want to keep it for sentimental reasons, or simply because you don’t want to see it going to the tip, you can reupholster your piece into something special. Change its personality […]

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Tutorial: Recover dining chairs

Recover your dining chairs We are here to show you how we would upholster a dining chair base – a satisfying way to spend a weekend. Prepare the frame First things first – remove the seat base from the chair, if possible. Then, strip the existing material and dispose of any materials that can’t be reused. […]

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Bench seating for businesses

Bespoke bench seating With a business, it is important to not only maximise the possibility of sales but to also have a continuity in design. A perfect way to manage this is through building bespoke bench seating. This means every nook and cranny you would like filled with potential customers can be, while keeping with […]

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Competition Time!

Happy Birthday to us! On the 31st of January, we officially celebrated our fourth anniversary of trading as South West Upholstery. We can hardly believe that we are now four years old! And how far we have come, if we do say so ourselves. Opening our Clifton showroom and launching our Bobbie Burns range really […]

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Clifton Village Showroom Launch

Showroom in Clifton Village Last week we held the official opening for our showroom in Clifton Village and it was great to see some friendly faces as well as new ones! The community atmosphere in Clifton Village is just wonderful, so we felt very lucky to be supported by some of the local business owners […]

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New year, new restaurant booths and seating!

Hospitality Upholstery We love supporting businesses in their attempt to remain as environmentally friendly as possible at a cost-effective price. We’re sure you’ll agree with our ethos of preferring to rescue a well used existing item of furniture than send it to the tip. We understand, however, that sometimes reusing furniture isn’t always possible, especially […]

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Ercol tub chairs

Refresh your Ercol furniture

Ercol Furniture Restoration If you’re reading this page, chances are you’ve heard of Ercol furniture! In case you haven’t, let us fill you in a little. Ercol furniture has been around since 1920, when Italian Lucian Ercolani opened his own furniture business, having completed drawing and furniture courses in Shoreditch. Throughout its existence, it has […]

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Clifton Upholstery Showroom Open!

Here at South West Upholstery we are very excited to announce that we have opened a second showroom! Now if you are looking for Clifton upholstery, you can pop right in and we’d love to help you out! The aim is not only to generate new interest, but also to ease the convenience of our existing customers […]

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Time To Dust Off The Cobwebs

It’s nearly time to get the garden furniture out from the shed, dust the cobwebs off and work out what has survived and what is in need of a good repair or even (dare we say it) replacing altogether! Either way we can help, whether it’s repairing ripped furniture, reupholstering old pieces or creating additional cushions to […]

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Cushion Cover Tutorial

You might remember that we held a competition at the beginning of February, to enter you simply had to ‘LIKE’ the Facebook competition post to be in with the chance of winning four scatter cushions in a fabric of your choice. We had a great response with lots of you entering the competition, so thank you! […]

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Our favourite 2014 upholstery projects

It’s always good to reflect on the year that’s just passed, most people begin by making resolutions for the New Year (which dare we say it, a majority of the time fail to make it to the end of the year!) but instead we want to start by sharing some of our favourite upholstery projects from 2014 with […]

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Christmas at South West Upholstery

A blog you say? Well yes, as it goes we’ve decided to create a South West Upholstery blog especially for you. Don’t get us wrong we love sharing all our recent projects with you through various before and after images on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram) but we thought what if […]

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