The process of decorating or redesigning your room can either fill you with excitement or dread, depending on your enthusiasm for interiors. Made to measure upholstered furniture and soft furnishing can be a godsend, as they’ll give you exactly what you want without having to trail highstreets and shops searching for something similar but not quite right. At both Arlo & Jacob and Stitched, we specialise in providing a plethora of fabrics and styles to suit every home, and they’re all made from scratch once you place your order.
Ordering fabric swatches is a crucial part of the process of ordering bespoke furniture or curtains/blinds. Fabrics often look and feel very different to their online pictures, plus they can completely change in both natural and artificial light, so it’s important to hold them up to your interiors to see how they will work in your home. If you’re doing your whole room in one go, you might want to consider creating a mood board of fabric and paint/wallpaper swatches to see how they all work together.
At both Arlo & Jacob and Stitched, you can order free fabric swatches straight to your door to help you select the right fabric for your home. Stitched have over 150 fabrics to choose from, and even better - they’re all eco friendly!
Always measure! Arlo & Jacob recommend measuring all the entryways into your chosen room, to double check the furniture will always fit! This will avoid any moving-in disasters. Arlo & Jacob have an easy-to-use online size guide that you can download to help with all your measurements. A top tip is to lay down newspapers or masking tape to the floor to show how much space your new sofa will take up and if there’s enough space around it to move freely.
The same principle applies when measuring your windows for new curtains + blinds. There’s nothing worse than hanging new curtains, only to find they are inches too short.
Use our easy online measuring guide to assist you when measuring for flat and bay windows.
When it comes to sofas, Arlo & Jacob have a huge range of sizes and styles available to choose from. Consider whether you want a traditional style, corner, chaise, modern or modular design. Play around with their online rendering tool to see what your chosen design will look like in your favourite fabric. You can also pick from four leg colours and even contact them to discuss custom fills where applicable.
The same goes for your custom curtains or blinds, we have a unique 3D tool where you can design your perfect curtains or blinds in an amazing array of customisable features, such as various lining options, pooling and the option to add a line/track to your order.
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