Design Tips: How to keep your sofa looking new for years to come
Sofas are an investment piece that will last you for years to come. It is a centerpiece in any living space and a place where we spend most of our time - like watching our favorite shows, playing with the kids or cuddling with our pets. That’s why always keeping it clean and presentable should be on our must-do list.
Follow these furniture protection tips to keep your sofa looking new for years to come.
FOR FABRIC SOFAS
Check your fabric!
Remember that every sofa is different, even if it comes from the same brand. Always review your manufacturer’s instructions and do a spot test on a hidden portion of your sofa first before applying any cleaner to make sure it doesn’t damage the fabric.
Keep this motto in mind when it comes to maintaining your sofa (or any other space): short or regular bursts of cleaning are far more effective than a deep cleaning once in a while. You should vacuum your upholstered furniture regularly to remove any surface of dirt and prevent it from becoming embedded into your fabrics.
Stay away from Pollutants
Pollutants in the air, such as cooking odors or smoke, can potentially harm your fabric. It isn't always simple to avoid this, because Upholstered furniture absorbs odors quickly, but proper ventilation can help.
FOR LEATHER SOFAS
Love your leather
If you have a leather sofa, wipe it down with a gentle, moist cloth to eliminate all filth. Apply leather conditioning products on a regular basis to keep the leather from drying out and to preserve it from stains. Remember to spot test on a hidden portion of your sofa first to ensure compatibility.
Clean spills quickly.
Just like any upholstery, leather can become permanently stained if food spills are not cleaned. When tackling a spill, use a clean cloth with some distilled water. If necessary, use a MILD soap solution. Avoid rubbing too hard into the sofa, use a blotting motion instead.
ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR BOTH FABRIC AND LEATHER
Stay Away from Sunlight
Too much exposure to the sun can cause your upholstery fabric to fade & fray or leather to crack. Make an effort to keep it out of the sun for long periods of time.
Throws and blankets can be used to protect the sofa while also keeping everyone warm. Consider utilizing arm coverings to protect furniture from perspiration and other liquids that might degrade fabric over time. You may buy ready-made covers online or have some custom-made to fit your furniture.
A sofa is one of your major furniture investments at home so it makes sense to take care in maintaining it for years to come!
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