When you purchase new furniture for your home, you may be making an investment that can radically alter the appearance and comfort of your home's interior. This will make it essential for you to follow sound care practices so that your new furniture will last for as long as possible.
Rotate And Flip The Cushions
For sofas and chairs, it is common for a series of thick cushions to be placed on them so that the furniture will be as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, it can be possible for these cushions to degrade over time due to the stress of them being used. Once these cushions become excessively worn, it can be very difficult to find replacement cushions that will match the rest of your couch. Preventing this type of wear and tear can be done by flipping and rotating the cushions at least once every couple of months. This will not completely stop the wear and tear on the cushions, but it will help to ensure that this occurs more evenly so the cushion lasts longer.
Dust The Furniture On A Regular Basis
Dusting your furniture is important for a number of reasons. Over time, large dust accumulations can lead to the furniture's color becoming dull or it may absorb odors that can be very unpleasant. Preventing these issues will require you to remove the dust from your furniture on a regular basis. When dusting the furniture, you will want to use a microfiber cloth to wipe away the dust from any hard surfaces. Furthermore, you should also vacuum the upholstery so that any dust particles that are wedged in the fabric will be removed.
Protect The Furniture Against Pet Damage
Pets can add much-needed warmth and companionship to your life, but they can be very hard on your furniture. Their claws can rip and tear the upholstery of the furniture while also scratching the harder surfaces. Furthermore, pet odor can be extremely difficult to remove from furniture. To avoid the need to declaw your pet, you may want to invest in a protective cover for your furniture. This will prevent the pet from coming into direct contact with the furniture. When guests are coming to your home, these covers can easily be lifted off the furniture.
Maintain The Finish On Any Wood Components
The wood that is used in your furniture can gradually degrade, and this will lead to it cracking, fading or suffering other problems that could impact its appearance or strength. Protecting the finish of your wood furniture will help to avoid these issues as it will replenish and protect the natural oils that are in the wood. Fortunately, this should only need to be done every couple of years to keep your wood furniture looking great.
Contact a modern furniture store for more information and assistance.
My name is Ian Flaherty and this is my home and garden blog about painting. Many people don't enjoy painting the rooms in their house, but I think it's a very relaxing task that I often do after work. I frequently change the colors of the rooms in my home and every time I do, it gives the home an entirely new appearance, I learned how to paint rooms many years ago when I first started changing the paint colors in my house. When I was first learning how to paint, I had a few mishaps, but then I would do research to learn how it's done right. If you want to discover a whole new world that can be achieved with paint, I hope you'll read my blog and apply these tips and ideas.