Fabric sofas are incredibly comfortable and look perfect in almost any living room—instantly enhancing the aesthetic and adding character to your living space. But while they look gorgeous and feel like a dream, they aren’t considered very durable.
However, we think that you can maintain yours for a much longer period with the proper care and maintenance your sofa deserves!
Deep-Cleaning on The Weekends Is A Must
The key to maintaining anything in the house is cleaning. But cleaning sofas isn’t as simple as wiping a table, so you should keep this task for the weekends.
How to Clean Thoroughly: Start by vacuuming to remove all the dust and dirt in the fibers of the upholstery. Make sure to do it gently with the softest brush attachments so that the fabric isn’t damaged. Additionally, use a gentle fabric cleaning product to get rid of any marks or stains about once a month, and let the sofa dry afterward to avoid creases.
Throws and Covers for Extra Protection
Are you watching TV, eating dinner and working from your sofa? Because most of us are during the pandemic, which means the sofa needs an extra layer of protection. We suggest using sofa covers, or at least arm covers, to reduce the chance of accidental staining. Throws are also a great idea; they look aesthetic and make the sofa super comfy and safe.
An extra layer is also helpful in protecting your sofa fabric from sun damage. Ideally, you should pick a spot that’s away from the sun and even the heat from your fireplace but having an extra cover will put your mind at ease and increase your sofa’s durability.
Plump It Up!
You didn’t buy a sofa for it to be lying flat like a mattress; you got it for the comfort you feel after plopping down in the squishy cushions after a long day. So, you have to ensure that the structure stays that way.
Plump up the cushions in each segment of the sofa, including the seat, back, and arms—this will help it retain its original shape. And ideally, you should be doing this at the end of day.
We sincerely hope that your fabric sofas aren’t too far gone for you to reverse the damage with these tips, but in case you no longer love them, let us design new ones for you!
We’re known for some of the best quality sofas in Oakland and can offer you a variety of different styles and fabrics.
Get in touch with us today to replace your sofa set.