HInghamTransitional Living Room, Boston
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Recently I was looking for an effective reading light for my sofa. The end-table-and-lamp combination won’t work in my small apartment, and sometimes a floor lamp is just too much. Enter the wall sconce. This is a great solution if you don’t have end tables or want to keep your end tables free of clutter. Plus, wall sconces can add a little piece of jewelry to a room’s overall look.
Synthetics. Synthetic (or man-made) fibers such as polyester are more resistant to fading and staining than natural fibers. Many upholstery fabrics blend natural and synthetic fibers to offer the best of both worlds. For example, a cotton-polyester blend has the soft feel of cotton but with greater resistance to fading and wrinkling. One downside of blended fabrics is that they may pill. (The manufacturer should note if a fabric is more prone to pilling.) There are many different synthetic fibers, but the following three are the ones most commonly found in upholstery fabrics.