Welcome back to another entry on the VIP European Auto blog! Have you ever longed to switch up the interior of your car, and ditch that factory-installed interior? Car enthusiasts, those who are passionate about their ride and delight in making upgrades, have personally experienced the pleasure of customization. The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert to make upgrades to your vehicle. In today’s blog, we are going to give you some ideas on taking your car to the next level with a custom-designed car interior. So let’s get started!
Car upholstery has an interesting history and has evolved significantly over time. Initially, the seats in an automobile weren’t designed for comfort, since the material available for use was limited. However, as time progressed, automobile seat frame material evolved, and foam padding made seats more comfortable but often of lesser quality. In the 90s, seats were made with more durability using lightweight materials and multiple metals. This led to higher seat quality. While car interiors have evolved greatly over the years, leather upholstery has continuously been seen as a luxury and has increased in popularity. Overall, a car’s interior comprises many different elements, leaving many fun customization options (floor mats, dashboard, steering wheel, and visible carbon fiber structures).
Choose Your Custom Car Interior Color
Vehicle color selection is deemed important for most car owners. When buying a car, many people focus on the exterior color of the vehicle; however, the interior color is equally important. In fact, the interior color can play a role in determining the value of your vehicle, should you decide to trade in or sell your car. Depending on the chosen color, a car can be made to feel more stylish or even expensive. Ultimately, when selecting a color, choose something that reflects your taste and personality. The goal is to feel comfortable and confident when driving your vehicle.
When selecting the interior, consider selecting a color that is easy to care for and clean. In addition, think about which colors are optimal for the environment that you live in. For instance, if you live in a colder environment you might want to select a darker interior, such as black, charcoal, red, or dark brown since darker colors absorb more heat and reflect little light. If you reside in a warmer environment, select a lighter interior such as tan, cream, light brown, or grey. Lighter colors tend to reflect heat, keeping your car cooler during the hotter months.
Upholstery Product Options
Whether your vehicle is a classic or just in need of an upgrade, think about custom upholstery work. Having a professional upholstery expert refurbish your vehicle can add a stylistic touch and help add value. VIP European Auto offers seat repairs, custom designs, and even seating to make driving more enjoyable for those with medical needs.
Vinyl and leather are two unique upholstery products options to consider. Vinyl upholstery is usually used as an alternative for leather, since it is cheaper but has a similar look and feel. Vinyl is easy to clean and resists fading due to sun exposure. Leather ages well and becomes softer and more comfortable over time. It also tends to look more luxurious. One drawback to leather seating is that if you live in a warmer climate, they will heat up. During the winter, leather seats become stiffer and less comfortable. When choosing interior design options for your vehicle, it is best to make decisions that ultimately make you happy, satisfied, and fit your lifestyle.
The look you are going for with your vehicle will determine how you design your car’s carpeting. Whenever you are contemplating how to carpet the interior of your vehicle, make sure you also take into consideration the color and modifications done to the exterior. This will help you choose a design that fits the aesthetic of the car and help you decide how fancy you want to make your vehicle look. Replacing or repairing the carpeting in a vehicle is a complex process that requires a significant amount of skill, but professional custom carpeting can add a lot of value to your vehicle, whether that be a classic or contemporary sports car. When selecting your new custom carpeting, make sure that you choose a color that compliments your interior as well. If you are looking to make your car feel more luxurious, you might consider tufted carpet, which is similar to the carpet in your home.
After reading this blog, we hope that your mind is racing with ideas on how you want to upgrade the interior of your vehicle. You now have acquired enough knowledge about car interiors to put you on more of an equal footing with those car enthusiasts that we mentioned in the introduction of this blog. A custom-designed car interior is one way to take your vehicle to the next level. So, instead of pouring money into fixing that standard generic interior or those stained cloth seats in desperate need of refurbishing, take the leap and upgrade to a custom-designed interior.