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Gorgeous fabrics on sofas, loveseats and chairs can make your home a showplace. When you invest in quality name brand furniture, you will want to do what you can to extend the life of the fabric. Here are some easy tips to make sure you can enjoy your new furniture for years to come:
Make Wise Choices
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When you purchase your upholstered furniture, think about who will be using it. If you are an empty nester or retiree with no pets, anything goes. But if you have young children and dogs that love to sit on the couch, choose your material wisely. Leather and durable synthetics are a good option, and woven patterns are preferable to printed patterns. Look for tight weaves and high thread counts, and of course, avoid lighter colors.
Use Proper Furniture Placement
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Place your new furniture away from the sun to prevent fading and fraying. Some fabrics, like silk, are more delicate and are especially sensitive to sunlight and pollutants. Whenever possible, air out your room so the fabric does not have a chance to absorb odors.
Maintain Furniture Regularly
Make sure your loose cushions wear evenly by turning them periodically and fluffing them so they keep their shape. You can also switch them around if some get more use than others. Vacuum upholstered furniture every week to remove surface soil and prevent it from getting embedded in the fibres of the fabric. A soft bristle brush can also be used to keep upholstered furniture clean.
Follow Correct Cleaning Methods
If your upholstered furniture has been pretreated with a fabric protector, blotting spills immediately with a clean towel can be enough. When you use a product to spot clean, make sure to check an inconspicuous area beforehand. Keep in mind that some products are water based, while others are solvents. Look at the tags on your furniture and follow the manufacturer’s directions to use the correct product. You may decide to protect your furniture by using a professional cleaning service.
Choosing Upholstered Furniture
Home Living Furniture offers a huge selection of high quality upholstered furniture collections for the living room, dining room and bedroom. Find discount pricing online and at the Howell and Middletown showrooms. Look for weekly sales, promotions and coupons.