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Tango Teasers & Window Displays

Autumn/Winter has arrived, but we’re going exotic. A tango teaser for the coming months… We all need a psychedelic pattern to brighten the winter blues and ease us in gently. Below, we’ve dedicated our windows to the new Linwood Tango Range. These are exciting times! – North street has been exposed to the jungle. Accompanying […]

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A chair’s transformation

At #TeamSWU we take a personal approach, we take the time to understand each customer’s individual needs and realise every upholstery project is different. For Mrs L, she had a well loved Victorian chair which was is need of some TLC. Mrs L brought in a photograph of her chair to store where we spent […]

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The Mood Board make-over

As part of our new and improved creative spark within #TeamSWU, we are bringing together all your visuals, fabrics, chosen chairs and sofas, onto one big board! Let’s give your sofa a make-over. We understand that finding a fabric to mix well with your interior can be difficult… so, every board we create is specifically […]

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The Acquaintance.

‘Hi, I’m Grace!’ – one half of the sales admin team at South West Upholstery. Here is a little blog of who I am, what I do and which materials make me tick. Let’s get Acquainted… Never knowing a day where I can’t find something ‘creative’ worth discovering, I will pluck out my canon camera, […]

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Reupholstery and bespoke builds for Cosy Club

Cosy Clubs are popping up around the country, and we love them! It is a privilege to be involved in not only upholstering furniture for use in the Cosy Clubs, but also in designing brand new furniture alongside them. From buttoned pouffes to 10m long sofas, we have enjoyed every part! How it works When […]

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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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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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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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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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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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