This is by far the most useful thread (to me) for my current interests. Whoo hoo! And Fluff...you weren't too detailed...you were just right!
Oddly, I was thinking of posting a question like this, because I'm getting ready to move soon and am in the process of buying used furniture with great "bones" and ugly, ugly, "messed-up" upholstery. I always saw Hildi pinning frabric and I've thought, "I can do that. Can't I?"
Anyhow, this is really great advice. I'm happy I stumbled onto it.
And GG, when you find out the name of that other discount website, let us know? Thanks!!
Let me ask this...Fluff mentioned staying away from intricate patterns. What about a rich reddish background with the gold paisleys/squiggles on it (not sure if I'm describing it correctly, but..trust me...it's pretty!)? Would that work?