4 tips to keep your furniture looking just as new as when purchased
Sometimes stains are inevitable when it comes to furniture, right? With children, pets and the occasional toppled glass of wine or juice, stains happen all too often in the room where you entertain the most.
It can be frustrating when you get new furniture and it’s impeccable look doesn’t last too long due to environmental surroundings. However, with the proper precautions, you can maintain long-lasting and clean furniture.
Read on to learn four basic tips to ensure you are taking care of your upholstered furniture for long-lasting durability and enjoyment.
1. Avoid Direct Sunlight
Remember this precautionary tale: Sunlight can burn out fabrics and materials!
Keep in mind that most upholstered furniture pieces are made of delicate fabrics, leather or leatherette material. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can deteriorate the material overtime, thus shortening the lifespan of that gorgeous couch you purchased.
Move your Moma lounge chair away from your wide window or put up some curtains and enjoy it for a longer period of time.
2. Clean and vacuum furniture regularly
Time to crack out that handy-dandy dust buster for this one! The best way to keep dust, dirt or crumbs at bay with your furniture is to make it a habit to vacuum regularly.
Things ride along with you from your daily activities – dirt from your shoes, pet hair from man’s best friend, crumbs from that third slice of pizza can get into your furniture. Think of them as sandpaper to the material that your high-end furniture is made of.
Keeping members of your family off and away from the furniture is not a realistic standard and let’s face it, stains do happen. Just be sure to wipe it off immediately based on the fabric your furniture is made of – soft cloth for leather and a soft-bristled brush for fabric.
Do not use ordinary fabric cleaners! If you don’t feel confident that you aren’t doing enough by doing it yourself, you can always hire a professional upholstery cleaner to clean it for you as well.
3. Use stain protection
This is what we here at TriFold Designs like to call thinking ahead – prevent the stain by stopping it before it happens. And no, we don’t mean putting plastic over the furniture.
Use a stain protectant!
Preventative stain sprays are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased online or at your local grocery store. By spraying a protective seal over your furniture soon after receiving it, it lengthens the lifespan of the material, allowing you to have your furniture longer.
Be sure to check the manufacturer’s guidelines on the bottle; depending on the material of your furniture, it may damage it further if not used properly.
4. Read your furniture tags
Don’t throw away those tags just yet! More often than not, they contain specific cleaning instructions for the material of your furniture.
Keeping them nearby in case of an emergency can be helpful as the information on the tag can be used as a reference.
Additionally, if you are considering re-upholstering your furniture in the future, it is important to know the style, fabric numbers and other important details listed on those tags.
Trifold Design: Luxury Made, Home Approved
Maintaining your high-end furniture should not be too complicated. With all these tips to keep in mind, making that next purchase for upholstered designer furniture should be an easy one. Keep those cleaning supplies on hand!
At Trifold Design, we offer custom-picked furniture made from the best materials on the market. With such luxury materials, we understand the need for care instructions and upkeep. That is why we offer 24/7 customer care as well as white glove delivery of your furniture. Reach out to our team for any questions you have on your Trifold Design pieces and we will be happy to assist you.
Ready to purchase your next upholstered piece for your living area?