Fabric & Slipcovers

Jun 9

How to Reupholster a Slip Seat

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How to reupholster a slip seat -- Jana Bek shows us how

We love to share spaces and projects from interior designers who use our furniture pieces. They always have fresh takes on our favorite items!

Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing how she added her own fabric to our Dayna Chairs to create a custom look. See her step-by-step tutorial below:

Jan 8

Our 7 Select Fabrics and How We’re Using Them

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Ballard Designs Select Fabrics program

With the launch of our Winter catalog, we’re excited to introduce a new program where we’ll be bringing you all of our upholstered furniture pieces in our 7 most popular fabrics for a much lower price! And what makes our Select Fabrics program even better? We’ll be shipping these upholstered pieces out to you faster than ever before! Here’s the deal:

Mar 6

How to Mix Patterns like a Pro

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Our comprehensive guide to mixing patterns in your home

We get it. Pattern mixing is scary. Between colors and scale and pattern, there’s a lot to consider, and the stakes are high because decorating mistakes can be expensive, especially when it comes to large upholstered pieces, rugs, and drapery. But, there is hope, and we want to help you conquer your pattern-mixing fears!

Dec 24

How to Care for Velvet

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Caring for velvetIt’s easy to fall in love with velvet. The classic warmth and rich texture of the irresistible fabric brings a soft touch to its surroundings. So why is it so hard to commit to?

The should-I-or-shouldn’t-I dilemma of velvet lies in its luxurious beauty. How will it hold up over time? Can it keep its luster? While it can’t match the durability of microfiber or Sunbrella – both are certainly more suitable choices for kids or pets – velvet can hold up over the long haul with a little care and effort on your part, much like any successful relationship. Follow our tips below to keep your velvet looking lustrous for years to come – and you’ll love it forever.

Aug 2

How To Make a Wall Hanging

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Creating a Wall of Pattern

Fabric wall hanging

In order to hang the fabric to create a wall of pattern, you will need:

Jul 23

How to Care for Sunbrella Fabrics

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Striped Sunbrella fabric

How To Care For Your Sunbrella Fabrics

The How to Decorate Team has received quite a few inquiries on the care of Sunbrella fabric. Our customers are now using Sunbrella fabric for indoor decorating. They are having their sofas, chairs and pillows covered in the durable and lasting fabric. We thought it was a good time to post Sunbrella’s Care Guide to help our Ballard customers keep their furniture looking fresh and new.

May 17

How to Decorate with Geometric Patterns

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Decorate with geometric patterns

Bold geometric prints are everywhere, from fashion runways to interior design. Yet as hot as they are right now, these graphic patterns have been a decorating favorite for decades. Striking and versatile, they look right at home in any space – from refined traditional to brash contemporary and everything in between. If you’re ready to integrate the shapely look of hexagons, diamonds, quatrefoils, and more into your décor, see if some of our favorite techniques will inspire you.