The Benefits of Ordering Custom Upholstery

We all love the idea of custom everything, but is it worth it when it comes to upholstery? When you have the option to create bespoke upholstery, the sky’s the limit, so our belief is yes! Upholstery goes beyond the fabric, including the cushioning package, wood finish, accent pillows, and dimensions in your furniture piece, which can all be customized. You can not only bring cohesion to your room by coordinating fabrics and textures, but you can also choose materials that can meet the needs of your lifestyle.

Your home tells your story, so don’t let it sound like everyone else’s. Customizing your upholstery is a way of putting your personal touch on each and every piece. Here are some of the main benefits of ordering custom upholstery.

Choice at Your Fingertips

Customization is all about choice. For the same piece of furniture, you might prefer lightweight linen, whereas someone else might choose heavy velvet. The power is in your hands to decide on the type of fabric as well as the color, pattern, and texture. You may choose to add multiple fabrics to one piece or contrast the welts and add a skirt or decorative trim. Whatever options you choose, your furniture will be one-of-a-kind and special to your home. Do not be afraid to make it yours! Buy quality upholstery that can be recovered as your style preferences change.

It’s Suited to Your Lifestyle

It’s essential to choose upholstery that is able to keep up with the demands of your household. Choosing the wrong fabric could result in easy staining, pilling, or holes, which you’ll of course want to avoid. For example, families with kids and pets will often choose from custom performance fabrics and slipcovers that are easy to clean and hard-wearing. Maybe you need bright colors and rich textiles to bring out your sunny disposition. Or calming, soothing, monochromatic interiors after your hectic day job. Make your home work for you. 

Coordinate With Other Furniture Pieces

In addition to being able to customize one piece of furniture, choosing custom upholstery will let you match or coordinate with other furniture pieces you are buying or already own. This will create a much stronger sense of cohesion in your home. When you order custom upholstery, you have the option of choosing patterns and colors that are timeless and true to your vision. Stop by any of our three locations to check out fabric samples to see in your own space with existing furniture you’re not replacing.

Customize Means to Personalize

Clients visiting any of our three GDC Home store locations are greeted by friendly Charleston interior designers who are delighted to share their expertise in furnishing a small vignette or an entire home. Our design consultants will walk you through every stage of the design process. Upholstery is more than just a fabric covering, it also includes the cushions, trim, and finishes on furniture. With bespoke upholstery, you have a say in all of this, meaning that you can truly create a beautiful piece that feels like you’ve designed it. For example, you might choose to have a down cushion package on your sofa for a softer seat and a more casual look. Or maybe you would like to change the finish on the exposed legs to a lighter-colored wood for a more coastal feel. At our Charleston furniture stores, our team of designers will help you with every decision.


All Upholstery 20% off March 18th – 30th 2024, at all Three Locations and Online.

All of our in-stock, special order, and clearance upholstery is on sale. You’ll find everything you need to bring your upholstery projects to life. Think outside the swatch with GDC Home.


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Tanner Sofa

The Tanner Sofa has three seat and back cushions and a track arm, and comes standard with topstitching and a down cushion package

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Henry Slipcovered Sofa

The Henry series features bench seats, clean lines, a smaller silhouette and an exposed wood base for an added accent.

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Angel Daybed

The Angel Daybed is a versatile piece for any flex space. Keep it closed for the perfect daybed or slide the trundle out to reveal a twin sleeper.

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Marge Sofa

Standard with topstitching & (2) 20×20 throw pillows, and Pecan finish as shown.

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