66 Asian Fabric

Although we all jump at the chance to replace furniture with newer, trendier models, sometimes a good-quality piece just needs a fabric revamp. The right upholstery can easily transform the look and feel of your dining room, living room or home office furniture, which is why it's a popular DIY alternative to furniture shopping. There are many different textures, colors and patterns to choose from, including cotton, leather, linen, silk, wool and polyester, so be sure to consider what makes sense for your family, as well as what complements your room's decor. If you're on the verge of reupholstering your furniture, do some research and consider the following to make sure you pick the right fabric. More 
Peter Dunham Textiles
Kashmir Paisley by Peter Dunham Textiles
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I am not sure anyone else in this world can do paisley like Peter Dunham. This beautiful and exotic fabric would make gorgeous window treatments or duvet covers. This print is available in a range of scrumptious colors, but peacock is my favorite. 100% Linen. Repeat: 8.76"H x 12.627"V.
“I like the print and the fact it comes in different colors.” — bondsg
Accent Window Fashions LLC
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Home Decor GH Rainwater Blues Decorator Fabrics
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Home Decor Fabric Home Decor GH Rainwater Blues Decorator Fabrics A5623 FRENCH BLUE Multipurpose 100% Cotton Twill Repeat: 13.5" H, 25.25" V Up The Roll Cleaning Code: S Width: 54" Fire Code: None Finish: None Abrasion: None Double Rubs Country of Origin: Korea #French_Blue #Rainwater_Blues #Rainwater #Blue #Blues #Blue_Fabrics #Ming #Asian_Fabrics #Asian_Designs #Bluebirds...More
“nice colors/ patterns” — elkraps
Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Tangerine Lotus Fabric
$50
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While the term "lotus" certainly alludes to Asia, this pattern is not just for exotic spaces. Mix it with crisp, clean linens for a modern look. This shade of orange is perfection. P.S. I have this in my own home and love it! Sold by the yard.
“Chair” — mhapner
purl soho
Tiny Forest Fabric By Kobayashi
$30
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Can't find off-the-shelf textiles that suit your fancy? Pick up a yard or two of fabric and whip up you're own, or find a seamstress to give you a hand. This fabric just screams spring, with its vibrant blooms and grassy background. I could see a few pillows, with the reverse side a bright chartreuse, or some super bold and fun placemats.
“Cute modern asian” — jaiashrii
Accent Window Fashions LLC
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Home Decor GH Rainwater Blues Decorator Fabrics
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Home Decor Fabric Home Decor GH Rainwater Blues Decorator Fabrics A7173 SAPPHIRE Multipurpose 55% Linen, 45% Rayon Repeat: 27" H, 25.25" V Up The Roll Cleaning Code: S Width: 54" Fire Code: CAL 117, UFAC 1 Finish: Soil & Stain Repellent Abrasion: 15,000 Double Rubs Country of Origin: USA #Rainwater_Blues #Rainwater #Blue #Blues #Blue_Fabrics #Ming #Asian_Fabrics #Asian_Des...More
“Mix of colour” — lornaedinburgh45
Accent Window Fashions LLC
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Home Decor GH Rainwater Blues Decorator Fabrics
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Home Decor Fabric Home Decor GH Rainwater Blues Decorator Fabrics A7190 INDIGO Multipurpose 55% Linen, 45% Rayon Repeat: 27" H, 25.25" V Up The Roll Cleaning Code: S Width: 54" Fire Code: CAL 117, UFAC 1 Finish: Soil & Stain Repellent Abrasion: 15,000 Double Rubs Country of Origin: USA #Rainwater_Blues #Rainwater #Blue #Blues #Blue_Fabrics #Ming #Asian_Fabrics #Asian_Desig...More
Brick House Fabrics
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Oriental fabric vintage Imari china
$64
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A woven upholstery fabric with vintage Japanese Imari china. This Imari china fabric is amazing! It is one of the most complex woven patterns we have seen. Over-lapping chargers and platters form a complex pattern. This fabric is filled with the most amazing colors and designs. The platters have a central design, often bordered, just as real Imari china is, with multiple rows ...More
“love the print” — marciahasbrouck
Peter Dunham Textiles
Samarkand by Peter Dunham Textiles
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This stunning Peter Dunham fabric is exotic and relaxing, full of intricate details and a bold pattern overall. 100% Linen. Repeat: 25".
“Light” — mmalema
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What type of fabric is available?


There is a wide range of fabric that can be used for upholstery. They generally fall into two categories: natural fabrics and synthetics. Here is a brief overview of several common fabrics:

Natural Fabrics:
Cotton: Cotton is durable and resistant to wear, fading and pilling, but not as resistant to dirt and wrinkling. Cotton can go from casual to formal depending on the weave.
Cotton blend: Cotton blends are slightly more durable than cotton due to the mix of additional fibers.
Leather: Extremely durable and functional, leather wears well and gets better with age.
Linen: Resistant to pilling and fading, linen provides a crisp and casual look to furniture. However, it wrinkles and shows dirt easily.
Silk: This elegant fabric will add a sophisticated and formal touch to furniture. Due to its delicacy, its best for light use and requires professional cleaning.
Wool: Blended with synthetic fiber for easier maintenance, wool is durable while also being resistant to pilling, fading, wrinkling and soil.

Synthetics:
Acetate: Developed as imitation silk, acetate is resistant to pilling and shrinking, however it doesn’t hold up well for everyday use due to its tendency to wear, wrinkle and fade in the sun.
Acrylic: Developed as imitation wool, acrylic may pill easily if not of high quality. However, it’s softer than natural wool, and is resistant to wear, wrinkling, dirt and fading.
Microfiber: Made from polyester fibers, microfiber is similar to suede and is easy to maintain, durable, and affordable.
Nylon: Nylon is often blended with other fibers, creating a durable fabric that won’t wrinkle or soil but may fade and pill.
Polyester: Usually found in a blend with other fibers, polyester is resistant to wrinkling and fading.
Rayon: Though prone to wrinkling, rayon is durable and affordable.
Vinyl: Durable and affordable, vinyl is a more affordable option compared to leather.

Which fabric should I choose?


Consider the style of your furniture as well as its function to help when choosing the type of fabric. Is your furniture in a traditionally themed living room that is only occasionally used? Consider the luxuries of silk; its gorgeous appeal will be eye-catching, though it’s not very durable. Are you looking to outfit the casual family couch that’s used on a daily basis? Look for a cotton blend or a microfiber that are resilient and sturdy and will endure years of constant use. A good measure is thread count: the higher the thread count, the longer it will last.

What fabric pattern and color would work for my furniture?


The kind of fabric you pick out is mostly dictated by your asian style. Neutral tones and floral prints work well in a traditional space, while bright colors and bold patterns give off a more contemporary vibe. Your lifestyle also dictates your design. For example, if you have small children or pets, you might want to steer clear of white. As you pick out your upholstery, try to avoid too many patterns or colors. It's great to have interesting, unique furniture, but using a wide variety of prints can overwhelm and consume the space.

How do I protect my upholstery from sunlight?


If your couch is sitting in a constant stream of sunlight, you’ll want it to be upholstered in something that is fade-resistant. Cotton, linen, acrylic, and polyester are all good fade-resistant options. If you prefer a different material, be sure to mostly keep blinds closed or keep furniture pieces away from windows.
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