Are you bored with your home’s style, but not quite ready for a full remodel? If so, you need to identify projects that will give you the most bang for your buck, changing the look of the space substantially without involving a full gut job or replacing all of your home decor. Without a doubt, one of the most effective ways to change up the look of a space is to reupholster one or more pieces of furniture.

Custom reupholstery is the perfect way to inject new life into an old piece. Read on to see a before and after by MJN & Associates Interiors and learn how you can use this strategy in your own home.

before reupholstering chair



This armchair was comfortable and still in fairly good shape, but the dated teal and blue color scheme and flame stitch pattern weren’t doing it any favors.  It was time for an update to bring this chair into the current decade and help it become the strong foundational piece it was meant to be.

Virginia Beach custom upholstery


Mission accomplished! A simple, elegant greige fabric transforms the whole aesthetic of the chair, making it much more versatile and allowing it to harmonize with the space instead of stealing the spotlight. Gray is still the reigning neutral, and this warmer hue fits perfectly with the other natural materials in the space.

When reupholstering a piece of furniture, remember that it’s not just about changing the color or pattern of the piece. Take the opportunity to update the style, add details, or even improve structure or comfort. For this chair makeover, we added a waterfall skirt to give it a cleaner, more contemporary look.

If you are interested in updating your interior decor by reupholstering your furniture, it’s smart to work with an interior designer. We can guide you through the process and help you make both practical and stylistic decisions about fabric, detailing, style, and more, ensuring that your new and improved chair will look great and last for years to come.

To learn more about our Virginia Beach interior design services, including custom reupholstery, give us a call today at 770.356.5814 or use our contact form to set up a consultation.