See Benefits & Top Outdoor Fabric Sellers
We know many home owners and designers are increasingly using outdoor fabrics indoors, and it makes complete sense. Our team is helping more and more customers find durable and low-maintenance fabric options for their homes.
Here’s why they are choosing outdoor fabrics:
- They have changed over time and the patters ad colors look more like indoor fabrics each year.
- Outdoor fabrics are very functional, which has to do with how the fabric is put together (explained below). With the launch of performance based materials, outdoor fabrics are very durable and easy to clean – making them a strong choice for indoor application.
- The supply is greater and the variety is so much more ample; consumers are able to grab hold of more outdoor fabric options.
Outdoor Upholstery Fabric
If a sofa is in a property where there is a lot of light, outdoor fabric is going to hold its color longer. This is because outdoor fabrics are very durable and fade resistant as high solution dyed acrylics and polyesters.
Outdoor fabrics are also easier to clean. A lot of indoor fabrics have to be professionally cleaned, but outdoor fabrics take on cleanability better and can be topically cleaned with water and soap. They are also bleach cleanable, so you can lift mold out of the fabrics easily. A lot of people with children and pets very much like outdoor fabrics because they are so easy to clean and there is a lower cost of maintenance.
Pricing on indoor and outdoor upholstery fabrics is not much different. Outdoor is a little more, but the cost savings is seen over time with maintenance and cleaning.
Consider outdoor fabrics on heavier, upholstered pieces like sofas because they are big and people put their feet on them. Also, consider it for indoor/outdoor banquette seating, slip covered work, pillows, some window treatments and cushions.
Most Popular Outdoor Fabrics at Aiden
Our team of interior designers has been suggesting it to customers, and they like the textured solids that are neutral or bright and mimic indoor fabrics the most. Many of them pair well with some of the indoor florals and prints that manufacturers are putting out for indoor usage.
We’re using patterns, stripes and coordinating colors as accents like these shown here from Sunbrella.
And, then there are solution dyed high UV polyesters. They have a lot more trendy sherbets and bright colors that you cannot get out of most acrylics available. Step into our showroom for many examples. Others are opting for textures that blend colors. Sunbrella has several to offer.
It’s important to note that when looking for popular names for outdoor fabrics, Sunbrella is a brand and not a fabric type, however it is typically the most recognizable. We carry a large selection of Sunbrella in our showroom with performance fabric options for indoor & outdoor upholstery as well as cushions/pillows, draperies, shades and more. They are known for their rich color palettes and trendy patterns.
Shop Outdoor Fabrics
Stop into Aiden Fabrics to shop a wide variety of outdoor fabrics, and don’t hesitate to speak with our friendly design team who are ready to help you pick the right fabric for your space. They will gladly cut you a generous sample to take home for matching your decor or viewing in a specific light.
Sunbrella® image(s) provided by Glen Raven, Inc., owner of the Sunbrella registered trademark.