For an elegant, one-of-a-kind look, it’s all in the details. When choosing upholstered furniture, let intricate designs set the tone for the piece and your space, whether it’s ornate diamond tufting on a sofa or streamlined piping on an armchair. See the breakdown of tufting styles, cushion types, and chic accents for more ideas.
As the most traditional type of tufting, button tufting typically features box seams with a round button in the center of each stitch. This traditional style adds timeless detail and depth to any piece.
This style tufting offers a chic, luxe look with button tufting in a diamond-shaped pattern on a single cushion back.
For traditional style with a simple, streamlined finish, consider a sofa or armchair with button-less tufting on the cushions. Button-less tufting creates a quilt-like pattern on a sofa or armchair.
Create a pared-down look with a touch of detail with channel tufting. This style features a series of straight seams along the cushion, either vertically or horizontally.
This streamlined design is achieved with a single cushion and tight tailoring along the back of a sofa or chair, rather than multiple cushions.
For a plush, sumptuous look and feel, consider a cushion back for your sofa or armchair. Cushion-back pieces feature multiple cushions, which are often removable, instead of one large upholstered section.
For an update to a traditional or vintage silhouette, look no further. Nail heads are rounded metal buttons, reminiscent of industrial nail heads, which line the edges of a piece for decorative flair.
Welting creates a high quality, finished look for any piece. Welting consists of a cord covered in fabric that lines the the seams of an upholstered piece and outlines the shape of each section or cushion.
Exposed wood, whether it’s carved legs or an entire frame, evokes a luxurious, handcrafted feel when combined with upholstery in a single piece.