There’s no other daunting task like giving your home a makeover. New furniture, new paint, new carpet, everything needs to be just perfect. This may take days, but we all know it’s totally worth the effort.
Surely you can take a big sigh of relief that the hard part is over and you can finally enjoy the creative rearrangement to your home. Everything’s set, what next? Maintenance. While most professionals have differing opinions regarding how to care for your furniture, we give you affordable, quick fixes to preserve the look of your home’s new addition.
Flip & Fluff Cushions
We want your sofas to be as comfortable as they were the first time you brought them home. You need to push and poke around to refresh the shape and loft of the cushions. Firmer cushions generally take less fluffing, and squishy ones filled take more, but any cushion that gets sat on should be fluffed at least every few days. I generally fluff mine every night just before I go to bed to keep them looking and feeling great. And it’s no big deal; it takes about a minute at most.
Vacuum the Dirt Away
Dust is easy to see on a light table, and you feel motivated to pull the rag. But even though you do not usually see it, the same amount of dust has settled on your cushion. When we sit on a dusty cushion, dust gets into the fibers and acts as sandpaper, causing the fabric to wear off faster. Therefore, whenever you dust off the wooden furniture, do not forget to take care of your upholstery. So turn on the vacuum and give the cushions a quick clean over. Personally, a small portable vacuum cleaner comes in very handy, powerful and practical.
Have a Trendy Slipcover
Slipcovers have been considered an underrated design for sofas, chairs, and couches. Not anymore. Today, slipcovers are more modern and used as simpler silhouettes of modern furniture. The result is a new cushioned room that embodies this comfortable and modern atmosphere that has exploded from the design world since its inception. Not only can they change the appearance of the existing sofa, but they are fantastic solutions for family pets and children because you can take them away, wash them, and live your life.
Avoid Sunlight and Pollutants
Too much sun can damage the upholstery, which can fade and even ruin the fabric quality. Try to place your upholstery in a place where it is less likely to get in contact with direct sunlight and stay there for long periods. This applies, in particular, to silks or other delicate fabrics. Also, contaminated air pollutants such as boiling steam or smoke can damage the fabric. You can’t always avoid pollutant air, but adequate ventilation can help. It can also help control smells, since cushioned furniture can easily absorb odors.
Just like your brand-new car, your furniture needs that extra care and attention – keeping it shiny, always! A few things to be careful and you’re good to go for years.