Three Ideas to Get Started With Modern Upholstery Projects

A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Fabric & Design

There are plenty of ways that you can use modern upholstery fabric. So how do you go about so that you end up with stunning pieces that perfectly complement your home? Here are some ideas for when you’re thinking about using modern fabrics in your upholstery project.

Neutral Colors and Lighter Tones

Do you want a brighter living space? This can be achieved by using upholstery fabric in solid neutral colors. The addition of these fabrics can help set the mood; warm and earthy tones can bring about a feeling of comfort while lighter, brighter ones can help cheer anybody up. As for the kind of fabric, cotton and linen are popular choices.

If you’re feeling bold, try mixing and matching shades of different colors. Remember though that there are colors that blend well together and colors that don’t. From our experience, grey is a color that pairs quite well with virtually any other color.

Pairing Patterns

A blend of themes and colors don’t necessarily need a lot of contrast. Sticking to one shade is common in modern design. But you can also try sticking to one upholstery fabric while also using another design for the pillows as well as the carpet. The use of darker shades would really enhance that pop-out effect for the brighter pieces you want emphasized more.

Combine minimalist modern styles with contemporary patterns such as geometric shapes to highlight key pieces in a room. It’s best not to combine too many patterns with your modern aesthetic, however, so as not to overwhelm the overall look of your living space.

Some of Our Modern and Contemporary Designs

Castle Hill
$24.95

Moderno
$16.95

Analog
$24.95

Guatemalan Solid
$34.95

Dupione Sunbrella
$42.95

Demo Sunbrella
$43.95

Consult Your Local Fabric Shop

Obtaining fabrics that are perfect for your home is so easy nowadays, especially with the vast array of patterns, styles, and colors, as well as materials that there is to choose from. You’ll find that, for your modern fabric upholstery project, you have plenty of choices available to you from Fabrics That Go!

Purchase Modern Fabrics from Fabrics That Go

As the largest fabric supplier in Tucson, Fabrics That Go offers modern fabrics among the 20,000+ bolts we have in store. What’s more is we’ll help you get started on your upholstery project with the help of our expert team of designers and upholsterers. Get in touch and let us know what you have in mind. We’ll be happy to share some ideas with you on how to make your home design dreams come true.

Contact us for a free quote! Come by the store or go through our fabric collection in the online shop.

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The sale includes Claire’s original design–her bestselling fabric, Wild, which comes in two shades: Spice and Mango.

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Shipping Fabrics to Your Door, For Your Next Project


Support a LOCAL company for your next project. If you have a project in mind and you need fabric to accomplish it, then you can count on Fabrics That Go.

Choose from a wide range of Southwestern designs, along with other styles, for upholstery, drapery, pillows, tablecloths and more. Shop Online at shop.fabricsthatgo.com and have your materials delivered. Contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for, and we can send you some options that we have in stock, but may have not made it online yet.

Get in Touch: Free Quote & Consultation


If you have any questions about the materials and accessories you might need for your upholstery project, please contact us by filling out the following form or sending an email to jean@fabricsthatgo.com.

Thank you so much for supporting a local, family-owned business. Our team at Fabrics That Go appreciates your business during this trying time.

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We are happy to be Tucson’s #1 Local Fabric Supplier, and would love to help you with any of your custom drapery, bedding, upholstery projects. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We would love to hear from you!

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