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Caring for Upholstered Furniture

The secret to keeping your furniture looking its best? Giving it the best upholstery care possible.

With so many fabrics to choose from, it can be hard to calculate the right self-care routine for every piece of furniture in your home. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you in this upholstery care guide, giving you our favorite tips on how to clean furniture so every piece truly shines.

Common care instructions

Every fabric and finish is different. That being said, there are a few things to remember when learning how to clean upholstery for the first time. We like to think of them as the ground rules of upholstery care.

Dust is not your friend
At some point, your furniture is going to come into contact with dust, dirt, or other debris. A regular wipe with a dry cloth or a quick vacuum will keep it from hanging around.
Avoid (lots of) water & harsh chemicals
More water is not always better when it comes to upholstery care. When spills happen, people panic. In our experience, harsh chemicals are only going to make the situation worse.
Read the fine print
Always read the care instructions for your specific piece of furniture. That is the best source of information.

Linen Care

When it comes to upholstery care, linen has been a laidback, low-maintenance favorite for many years. Becoming softer over time, its organic, subtly-textured look is relatively easy to care for. There are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind for how to clean furniture.

General Care
Gently vacuum upholstered furniture at least once a week. Spot clean with a small amount of cold water. Do not use harsh solvents or bleach to clean. If needed, professional cleaning is recommended.
All-Natural Linen
This Luxe Belgian linen is primarily available for our upholstered beds. Spot clean any spills with a small amount of cold water. Don’t ever use harsh solvents or bleach. If needed, professional cleaning is recommended.
Cotton Linen
Our most durable fabric, this is a blend of American cotton and European linen. Always spot clean spills, avoiding harsh solvents or bleach. If needed, professional cleaning is recommended.

Leather Care

There’s no question about it. Leather furniture is an investment, so good upholstery care is critical to keep every piece at its best. We’ve gathered up a few tips for how to clean furniture that will turn your leather pieces into modern heirlooms.

Keep in mind for leather:

* Dust periodically with a dry cloth to remove debris
* Avoid using soap or detergent, no matter how mild
* Blot any spills quickly using soft, clean towels
* Style away from direct sunlight to slow any aging
* Professional cleaning only

Cotton Velvet Care

You know it. You love it. Soft and timeless, cotton velvet adds a luxe look to your space, while still being relatively easy to care for. Keep in mind these tips: gently vacuum at least once a week; blot any spills quickly using soft, clean towels; professionally clean if needed

Wood Furniture Care

Upholstery care means caring for the frame that supports it. You might have already noticed, but a lot of our furniture is supported by a strong wooden frame, crafted from walnut, pine, or ash. Dust with a microfiber cloth to keep clean and avoid overly damp or humid environments.

Performance Fabrics Care

Caring for upholstered furniture with performance fabrics makes your life a little easier. But accidents still happen. Here are our tips to keep your extra-durable sofa, armchair, or ottoman looking good as new, year after year: vacuum regularly, spot clean immediately with water or mild soap, gently brush or blot, do not rub.

Shop Performance Upholstery
Performance Canvas
Our most easy-to-care-for material, performance canvas is offered in reliable neutrals that are extremely durable and perfect for any room of the house or any lifestyle, even pets and kids.
Performance Linen Weave
This material provides the luxe look of linen but with the added benefit of resilient performance technology. Take regular care of this material and it will last you years to come.
Performance Plush Texture
Our most plush option, performance plush texture has a nubby, almost boucle look while being easier to care for than alternatives. Just take extra care with the fabric to not snag or pull at the texture.

Hinoki Furniture Care

If you’re looking to care for your hinoki furniture, check our our full guide.

Hinoki Care Guide

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