What’s a Welt Cord?
Dear Designer Detective,
I often hear you refer to a welt cord when pointing out things on the furniture you showcase on Good Morning Texas. What exactly is a welt cord?
Great question! A welt cord is simply a fabric covered cord that follows the seam of a chair cushion, sofa cushion, or pillows. A welt cord helps give upholstery a more finished tailored look. The two types of welt cords are a self-welt & a contrasting welt. A self welt is when the cord is done out of the same fabric. A welt cord that is done out of a different fabric is called a contrasting welt cord. Contrasting welt cords add lots of style & pop to your upholstery. I just love to use them!
On this Sherrill chair, we used a contrasting welt cord out of a rich chocolate brown velvet.
On this Century sofa, we’ve used a contrasting welt cord out of the same leather used on the frame of the sofa.