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Is chenille upholstery fabric dated?

Posted by redfeatherbutt (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 27, 10 at 22:23

I know chenille has been popular and after procrastinating I am finally getting around to picking a fabric to recover a family room sofa. Would chenille still be appropriate? Or is it going out of style?

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RE: Is chenille upholstery fabric dated?

I would worry more about the ability for it to stay nice looking. I've seen several chenille pieces that were permanently damaged in the first few weeks of ownership.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chenille and water don't get along.

RE: Is chenille upholstery fabric dated?

Geesh! Thank you! I had no idea! Off I go to look at another options! I have to rethink my dining room chairs too. I was going to use a cotton/rayon velvet.

RE: Is chenille upholstery fabric dated?

i think as with anything there are different levels of quality. we have a hancock and moore sofa, ten years old upholstered in chenille. it still looks pretty good to me! i was thinking about getting it reupholstered but upon closer inspection i realize my problem is not with the fabric, but with the cushions. so, new cushions it is and a professional cleaning.

RE: Is chenille upholstery fabric dated?

We have a Clayton Marcus sectional covered in a chenille fabric and at this point (had it for a year), it shows no ill effects. We use it every day, along with the cats and dog.

RE: Is chenille upholstery fabric dated?

I think it's a very versatile fabric. I've had two chenille sofas and the last one has lasted for over 10 years. It is my main sofa in the LR and been used by 4 family members and a few animals over the years. I've cleaned it once. I do have to say that my sofa was $2K 10 years ago, so it's a higher end sofa and the material does have a Scotchguard finish.

I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this type of fabric in the future.

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