How to plan for your bespoke upholstery

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and transform your space with bespoke upholstery then congratulations! Soon, you’ll be the owner of a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that is built to stay in the family for generations to come. That’s something worth congratulating.

The process of creating bespoke furniture is almost worth choosing this path in the first place, let alone the end product. It’s a brilliant and unique experience – one that you certainly wouldn’t get from ordering from a generic, mass-producing furniture shop.

Let’s get into the steps that you can expect to take when creating bespoke furniture and to be certain that it will be exactly how you want it.

Begin with a brief

You probably already have a good idea of the design that you want, but putting these into a brief will make sure that the designer knows exactly what you have envisioned. It’s a good idea to be as clear as you possibly can – what style do you want? What colour?

What do you want it to feel like? Where will the furniture go in your house? How big do you want the piece? If you can draw up a quick sketch then that’s great! But it’s okay if not, you can work with your designer later to take care of that.

Discuss with the designer

This is where you’ll see your design idea on page and it all starts to feel real. The designer will also turn the brief that you’ve made into a manual of sorts for the person who’s going to be making the furniture. The maker of the furniture will begin the process of bringing your dream to life.

If you have chosen to invest time and money into bespoke furniture, then you certainly don’t want any surprises. During this step of the process, encourage absolute transparency with the maker – being involved in the making of the piece is what makes the experience so special!

See it for yourself!

The opportunity to see your vision come to life is a joy. We welcome our customers with open arms – witness how we work and the magical process of creating bespoke furniture with your own eyes! It makes the process all the more special and you can share the details with friends and family.

Receiving the final piece

At this point, you will officially be the proud owner of the an entirely original piece of furniture that is designed to last for years to come.

The process to creating something like a bespoke sofa is completely personalised and one that you’ll remember forever. The more involved you are with the process, the happier you’ll be with the results.

Choosing SWU for your bespoke upholstery needs means that we will be with you every step of the way. Your dream furniture will become a reality with the help of our expert team of upholsterers and sewing machinists. SWU is a real family affair going back three generations! Our roots are here in Bristol and after the business started off in a garden shed, we’ve stayed here ever since. Family is at the heart of our business so we understand the importance of family and furniture that lasts the generations. With SWU, you can rest assured that your furniture will be one-of-a-kind and can last to become a family treasure.