Do not be afraid to do your own thing, it is your home.
Don’t buy furniture at the outlets like everyone else, be yourself and have furniture that means something to you.
Buy good older furniture for very little cost then do it up in a fabric you choose.
Come to an upholsterer because it will last and in the long run you will be happier.
Seek advice on what type of fabric will work best for your furniture but choose the design yourself.