The Beginner’s Guide to Upholstery

The Beginner's Guide to Upholstery

You see it across the way. That perfect little piece in the corner of the thrift store with the insane, original 1970’s print in burnt orange. The wood is in great shape and the price can’t be beaten. It will even fit in the back of your car. You seriously consider taking it home. After all, you can just reupholster … Read More

The Definitive Guide to Decorative Fabric

Definitive Guide to Decorative Fabric

Thanks to our handy “Everything there is to know about fabric” guide, you are a budding expert on this textile that is so vital to our everyday lives. But there was one important category of material that we at Beckenstein Fabrics felt deserved its own fabric guide – decorative fabric. The material you need for pillows, upholstery, curtains, or valances … Read More

Everything There Is to Know about Fabric

Everything there is to know about fabric

We all use it. We all love it, even when we don’t really understand it. Fabric is a vital part of our lives. From clothing to couches, mattresses to pillows, fabrics are everywhere around us, but we seldom give them a second thought. Beckenstien Fabrics is on a mission to change that with our definitive guide to designer decorative fabrics. … Read More

Upholstering furniture: Where to begin?

Upholstering furniture: Where to begin?

You spot it across the room at your favorite thrift store. The perfect chair. The lines are timeless, the size is perfect, and you can see beneath the orange vinyl from the 1970’s it has “great bones.” Or maybe you recently inherited your grandmother’s Queen Anne sofa she inherited from her mother. The wood is in great shape, but the … Read More

Color, Texture, Pattern, Shine: Brighten your Life with Fabrics!

Color, Texture, Pattern, Shine: Brighten your Life with Fabrics!

When it comes to decor, there are two general types of people. First, there are those that do not fear varying colors, textures, patterns or shine. They mix mediums, combine unusual patterns in the same color family, experiment with different curtains, upholstery, throw pillows, and blankets to give their space a beautiful, vibrant feeling. Then there’s those that live for … Read More

The 5 essential Modern Home Decor Pieces you’re missing!

The 5 essential Modern Home Decor Pieces you’re missing!

Of course, you have your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in modern home decor. Sometimes, though, it’s the simple things that not only get overlooked, but that can also make a big impression. At Beckenstein Fabrics, we’ve found five essential home decor pieces that you might be missing. 1. Wall Decor Wall decor is going to mean … Read More

Tips for Finding the Best Curtain Fabric

Tips for finding the best curtain fabric

One of the fastest, easiest ways to completely rejuvenate a room is to put up new curtains. But choosing the right curtain for your room is often easier said than done. With a wide variety of textures, patterns, and features, there is no clear-cut way to choose fabric for your window treatments. Fortunately, there are a few things to think about … Read More

How to Wallpaper Like a Pro

One of the fastest ways to transform a living space is by adding wallpaper. Wallpaper enables you to integrate a variety of patterns, shapes, styles, and images into your home décor. Unlike paint, wallpaper lets you show off your unique decorating style. If you’ve ever been intimidated by the idea of hanging wallpaper yourself, don’t be! Here’s a simple to … Read More

3 Ways Custom Drapery Can Change Your Life!

Custom draperies by Clarke and Clarke

Our claim that custom drapery can change your life may seem a bit over-dramatic. But when you think about it, having the right drapery on your windows can change not only your decor, it can change the way you consume energy, protect your furniture and view the world around you. 1. The Right Drapery Makes the Room It’s no secret … Read More