Your sofa brings character to your home, and it becomes a part of your daily routine. It is a great place to sit back and unwind after a day's hard work. These can last for years; that is why it is one of the furniture at home that becomes tied to an identity and cherished moments.
It pays to maintain your furniture well. Here are some tips to keep your sofa in pristine condition for years.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
When your sofa is made of fabric, leather, or leatherette, remember that putting it in direct sunlight will destroy it, especially when exposed to sunlight for a long time. The ultraviolet rays will worsen your sofa's condition over time and decrease the lifespan of your upholstery.
A little exposure from time to time won't harm, but keep it out of harm's way by placing it out of sunlight if you can. If that's not possible, draw blinds whenever to protect it from direct sunlight.
Turn the Cushions
It would be best if you flipped your cushions (seat and back cushions) regularly, depending on how frequently it is being used. This easy maintenance method allows an even distribution of wear and tear and will maintain their shape for longer.
Pay particular attention to the center cushion of your three-seat sofa. The center seat is what people usually avoid as they rather sit on the side next to the armrest. If you have sofas with identical three seat cushions, switch the center cushion to the ones that the cushions are used regularly for an even wear.
Vacuum Clean Your Sofas Regularly
Vacuum clean your sofa regularly to remove dust, grime, or any other debris from accumulating in your cushions. Whenever you sit on the couch, the weight pushes the dust down deeper into the sofa's fibers. If you don't vacuum your sofa, the dust, grime, or debris can act like an abrasive that can cut down your upholstery on a microscopic level causing it to wear out faster.
Vacuum your sofa at least once a week or more often if you have pets around.
Get Rid of Stains ASAP
While a regular vacuum can do a lot in the maintenance of your sofa, accidents can happen. Get rid of any spills immediately with upholstery cleaner or at-home cleaning solutions. Botch the stain, don't rub it.
Invest in stain protection products as it makes your sofa easy to clean as it provides a slick layer between the upholstery and materials and the materials that can stain it. These stain protectors can also protect your sofa from the harsh ultraviolet rays.
Buy Sofa Covers
Sofa covers not just enhance or improve your couch's look, but it also serves as the first layer of protection against dirt, grime, stains, and direct sunlight. Premium sofa covers have a waterproof layer underneath so that stains, dirt, and grime won't go to your upholstery. Moreover, sofa covers are easy to clean. All you have to do is remove the sofa cover, and every dirt, grime, and stain will go with it. You only need to put these covers in the washer to keep them clean.
Taking care of your sofa doesn't have to be complicated. Make sure you follow the tips we recommend above to keep your sofa in pristine condition for years.