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.
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.
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:
* 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
Hinoki Furniture Care
If you’re looking to care for your hinoki furniture, check our our full guide.Hinoki Care Guide