Maintaining Your Upholstered Furniture

You probably have beautiful works of art hanging on the walls of your home.
But do you ever consider what you’re sitting on as a piece of artwork?
Just like great art, your furniture adds beauty and softness to your home.
The most important part to remember after purchasing upholstered furniture,
or having it reupholstered, is the care and maintenance.
Not only will protecting your fabrics keep them looking great, but they will last much longer.

In the end, no matter how much money we spend, what we all want is Quality.
Preserve the essence of syle and condition in your home by following this simple guide.

A few quick, easy things to keep it looking fresh and feeling full are to
►Turn your loose cushions over on a regular basis and change around their positions.
This keeps your cushions and pillows from getting compressed and starting to dip or sag in areas where they are used the most.
►If you have the opportunity to choose your own fabric, choose wisely.
Synthetic Fibers are a better choice for upholstered furniture that sits in areas of heavy usage.
Keep that in mind if you have children or pets.
►Vacuum your upholstered furniture regularly.
Doing so weekly will not only remove surface dust and dirt, but also keep from the dirt getting deeper into the fabric over time.
If you prefer, a soft bristled brush can also help clean the surface.
►As in the case with spill, like always, it’s best to handle the matter immediately.

  • Blot the spill immediately with a clean folded towel (never rub).
  • Be sure you test any cleaning product in a small, inconspicuous area before using it on your furniture
    – the manufacturer’s instructions should tell you if you need to use a water based or solvent based cleaner.  A mild solution is best.
  • Apply tested cleaning solution with a soft brush in a circular motion.
  • Vacuum after the area is dry.

►Avoid sunlight and airborn pollutants, such as cigarette smoke.
Unless the peice in question is made for outside, direct sunlight pouring in from your windows can bleach out the color over time.
This is where flipping your cushions ofter comes in handy again, as well as rearranging your furniture once in a while.
We hope these bits of information help you to appreciate your beautiful house and the peices you have in it.
Once you know how to control the mess, wear, and tear – all the anxiety of dirty looking furniture will melt away.
Enjoy 🙂

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