The cost of Portland furniture upholstery depends greatly on the kind of furniture that you want to be upholstered. The bigger the piece of furniture is, the greater the cost. Another factor in determining the cost of the upholstery is the material to be used. The fabric and the design have a huge impact on the cost. Stain resistant and patterned fabrics cost more than basic fabrics. To save cost on purchasing materials, make sure that you consult with the upholder first to know the exact yard that you will need. The transportation of the furniture to and from your home should also be taken into consideration. It is wise to transport smaller pieces of furniture on your own rather than have the upholstery company do it for you.