Know the Process: Upholstery and re-upholstery

The upholstery process may seem complex, and time-consuming. In the hands of an experienced professional, however, even the most difficult tasks will be completed quickly and to a high standard. To give you a better idea of what our dedicated upholsterers do, here’s a quick guide to the upholstery process. Before we start: Before any […]

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Battleaxes Pub

Restaurant refurbishment

If you are looking to undertake a bar or restaurant refurbishment, South West Upholstery can help! We offer a wide range of services to cover every restaurant owner’s needs. As well as upholstery, we are also renowned for our bespoke work. We have created bespoke seating, bar fronts, and windows seats, as well as two 10 […]

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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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Upholstered bedroom chair

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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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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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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An Introduction…

Hello! I have never been very good at introducing myself, but here goes it… I am Bryony, the newest member of #TeamSWU part of the Sales team. Here’s a little bit about me and the things I love……. So, I guess starting way back from a child I have loved doing anything creative, cliché I […]

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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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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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