Having taken a great deal of time and trouble to choose your furniture, you will want to ensure that it remains at its beautiful best for as long as possible.
Your sofa is designed to ensure your comfort and will stand up to the rigours of daily life, but some wear over time is inevitable.
However, with proper care, your furniture will serve you well for many years.
From time to time it may be necessary to move your furniture around the room or to reposition it in a different room. You could also move house at some point in the future. It is vital that you handle your sofa with care to avoid damaging the fabric, the frame and the other features of your home.
Vulnerable areas of your sofa may benefit from a little extra protection every day whilst the entire piece of furniture should be shielded from damage if you are decorating the room.
Nobody relishes their cleaning chores but a little TLC occasionally will prolong the life and the look of your sofa.
Velvet and leather are wonderful fabrics with unique properties. It is important to understand the nature of these materials and to care for them appropriately.
Pilling is a characteristic of many upholstery fabrics and is the result of excess fibre coming away from the surface of the material.
Small balls or “pills” form on the surface. The effect is similar to the fuzzing you will experience with a wool jumper and does not mean that there is an issue with the fabric. When the excess fibre has been depleted the pilling effect will cease.
Regardless of the quality of your furniture, constant use will eventually take its toll on your cushions. But you can guard against the worst effects of wear with a few simple measures.