A homes furniture often reflects the personality of its occupants. Whether your home is filled with classic furniture or quirky pieces, always make sure it looks its best. Be sure to make sure your furniture was built to last. The furniture should include quality wood, durable upholstery, and sturdy joints. Once you have confirmed that the furniture is satisfactory, take care of it so it will last for years to come.
It is vital that damage to furniture be avoided. Most pieces of furniture are easy to protect using a cushion, tablecloth, or other furniture cover. Not only do covers keep food and liquid off of the furniture, they also come in various colors and styles to match your decor. Pets and kids can do a lot of damage to furniture, especially if they furniture happens to be upholstered or particularly delicate. Be sure to watch small children carefully when they are near expensive or fragile pieces of furniture. Pets, if not kept off of furniture altogether, can be kept groomed to keep hair buildup and nail damage to a minimum.
Your furniture should never need to feel neglected. Regular light cleaning is vital. Any spills need to be wiped up immediately to prevent staining or warping. Wood furniture needs to be dusted often to keep dirt from building up, and upholstered pieces should be vacuumed or similarly cleaned often, too. Any new cleaning products should be tested prior to using them on an entire piece, and overly abrasive cleaners should be avoided entirely.
Furniture needs a little extra attention sometimes, usually once or twice a year. Upholstered furniture should be cleaned thoroughly using a steam cleaner or similar professional equipment, and a fresh coat of oil or wax will help wood furniture keep its shine. The seller or manufacturer of your furniture should be consulted whenever you are attempting any deep cleaning to ensure proper methods and materials are used.
At some point, even the most cared for furniture sustains some sort of damage. Sadly, even a seemingly harmless scratch may call for the entire piece to be refinished. Regardless of the damage, remember that furniture repairs should only be attempted by experienced professionals. Inexperienced hands always run the risk of making a problem worse.