The Upholstery Buying Guide

Not sure where to start when picking fabric, overwhelmed by choice, and not sure of the look you are trying to create? We have some handy tips on where to start.

Start with one element you are sure on – a colour, fabric choice or sofa shape. This will help you narrow down the options.

Made to order Purple velvet fabric covered Paul Chaise in a livingroom interior by Perch & Parrow
Paul 3 Seater Chaise in Sloe Lane

Fabric – Velvet

Is best with busy shapes – think buttoned backed or scallop shaped. Great for accent chairs too as the raised texture really helps the colour stand out.

Our current favourites are the Rose chair in High Tea and our James sofa in Trident’s Entourage.

Colour – Greys

Go with everything and look cool and contemporary, especially when you find the right texture. Our Joan armchair in London Bridge does grey gracefully and a sure-fire family favourite is our Nicholas 3-seater sofa in Direwolf Grey.

Colour confidence

It’s great fun to experiment on our website trying out your favourite furniture styles in different colour and pattern options.

Our top three breaks from beige are our Paul armchair in Lighthouse Keeper for a classy accent piece, our luxe Lucy Ottoman in Tatum Geo Shimmer and a subtle sophisticated floral like our Peter 3-seater in Aunt Agatha.

Once you’ve received 6 free fabric samples

The first thing we always do is strew our fabric samples around the room to see how they work with the colour of the walls, the floor and our favourite furniture pieces. So far so good, but then how do they look under different light?

Once you’ve found just the right fabric it’s time to think about shape – and this is where the Perch & Parrow website is especially handy as you can see every piece of made to order furniture in any fabric option. Give it a try.

If you’re not sure what will work best for your home, just message us via Live Chat on our website, get in touch via social media – or give us a call to discuss your design dilemma. We love a challenge.

Made to order Peter 3 Seater Chaise in green fabric and Nicholas 3 Seater Sofa in grey fabric by Perch & Parrow
Left – Nicholas 3 Seater Sofa in Direwolf Grey Right – Peter 3 Seater Chaise in Trident’s Entourage
Made to order Joan armchair in pink fabric and Rose armchair in yellow fabric by Perch & Parrow
Left – Joan Armchair in Gaspatcho Right – Rose Armchair in Colonel Mustard