Best Tips to Taking Care of Your Upholstery

October 18, 2022

One of the best places to stay in a house is the living room. Depending on the style, a living room could have a great TV, an entertainment system, books, artwork, etc. With those things in the living room, you’d definitely want to stay longer. However, you can’t enjoy all those without a big, yet mostly overlooked item in your living room: the couch.

The couch is one of the most loved places in the home. It’s soft, it’s warm, it’s welcoming. However, as with everything, your couch and other chairs for that matter, can get a bit old due to wear and tear. If you’re not careful enough, your couches can get damaged and may get past the point of repair.

To enjoy your couches and other pieces of furniture, make sure you take care of its upholstery. If you don’t know where to start, here are some tips to help you out:

Getting Professional Help

Don’t have enough time to clean around the house? You could get help from your local cleaning service. These guys know their stuff and have the best tools to get the job done. From steam cleaning to specialized, non-toxic, non-staining cleaning solutions, you can just sit back and wait for them to finish their job.

Don’t Leave Spills to Dry

Enjoying a drink or two while watching TV on your couch isn’t a bad idea but eventually, you might spill some of your drinks. When the liquid gets on to the fabric of your couch, it can produce a stain or a stench if you leave it to dry. This is the reason why you should never let spills dry.

To clean a spill, use a washcloth and dab at the spot. Take note, “dab” not wipe or rub. Other than dabbing, both can potentially spread the stain. Also, it would help you avoid using strong cleaning agents on your fabric. Wine and other liquids may produce a strong reaction with the chemicals and can damage your upholstery even more.

Your Vacuum Cleaner Is Your Best Friend

Simple as it sounds, vacuum cleaning your couch comes a long way. For one, it gets rid of the dirt and grime that’s stuck underneath the fabric. If you’re noticing a lot of bites when staying on your couch, then it could be because of mites or ants underneath. By vacuuming the organic debris, dead skin, and food crumbs underneath, you’re effectively taking away their food source.

If you’ve also been sneezing lately, then your surroundings might be dusty. The couch is one of the places that can accumulate a ridiculous amount of dust. Vacuuming can remove dust and other harmful particles(that cause allergic reactions for some people) in your couch.

Fluff Them Up!

You should fluff and rotate your couch and cushions twice or thrice every month. By doing so, you’re preventing them from being misshapen or lopsided. Aside from keeping shape, you’ll also make them look brand new.

Away From the Sun

One way to make your living room look great is by properly placing furniture in it. Aside from aesthetics, you should also place your furniture away from the sun if possible. The sun can be very damaging to the color of the fabrics on your furniture.

Most furniture or upholstery that’s been exposed to the sun can look very old in such a short time. If you’re unable to keep sunlight away, make sure to cover your furniture at the hottest times of the day(usually between 10am-3pm).

Conclusion

Your couches and cushions are must-haves in your living room. As one of the things you’ll sit and relax on, it’s only important to get them cleaned and well-maintained. The tips above will surely help you maintain your upholstery for a cleaner and better-looking furniture.

 

 

Categories: ,  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

December 5, 2022
3 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Commercial Property

Buying a commercial property is a logical step for almost every business looking to scale up. It can provide a stable income, and you can use it as a springboard for further growth. However, purchasing commercial real estate can be a complicated and stressful process, especially if you are a first-time buyer. Many moving parts […]

Read More
December 5, 2022
What to Know Before Buying a Multi-family Property?

You have finally decided to buy that multi-family property you have been hearing so much about. Congrats! Now it's time to make the most out of your new investment. You need to know a few things first, though, so you don't end up with one big regret. Keep reading for some useful tips on what […]

Read More
December 5, 2022
What Are The 5 R's of Early Childhood Education?

There is no debating the importance of early childhood education; providing children with a sound knowledge base and a firm foundation that will enable them to navigate future social complexities is one of the essential foundations of a flourishing society. However, for those new to the world of early childhood education, it can be difficult […]

Read More

LEGAL

Welcome to Urban Splatter, the blog about eccentric luxury real estate and celebrity houses for the inquisitive fans interested in lifestyle and design. Also find the latest architecture, construction, home improvement and travel posts.

SHOPPING

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram