Every little piece of furniture that adorns each room, adds a unique value to your home. Furniture is carefully procured by every homeowner after perusing through various items. Some pieces bring back a flood of memories from a solo trip or an exotic vacation with loved ones. While others remind one of a token received, or a purchase made during a major life event! Good furniture often becomes a symbol of history in families, a treasured possession cherished and cared for by generations!
Fine wood furniture with intricate work is a rarity in today’s times, with modern sleek designs ruling the market. Even then, with good care, antique furniture remains preserved in privileged families. Wood is easily damaged and hence regular care is recommended.
- Keep wooden furniture away from radiators and fireplaces, direct sunlight, and moisture. Use drapes or other window films to protect furniture from fading. Do not store furniture in damp storerooms, and use coasters, table cloths and mats to avoid stains or scrapes.
- Clean wood gently with a natural sponge and a mix of water and oil soap. Dry it, and use a soft cloth and wood polish, furniture spray or wax to remove dullness. Dust your fine furniture with a lamb’s wool duster or a clean and damp cotton cloth.
Upholstered furniture brings comfort into our home. It helps us design our rooms better by adding variety of colours, textures and fabrics. Furniture fabric catches dust and dirt quickly which if allowed to linger, can ruin the furniture completely!
- Rearrange your cushions frequently, by flipping them over to the other side. Dust them regularly and use spray-on fabric protection on coat fibers to remove stains.
- Protect upholstery fabric around armrests, chair backs, seat cushions, where there is increased abrasion with the use of tailored arm caps. You should also use washable slipcovers.
Leather furnishings are very sensitive, but if one can be cautious enough to save their furniture from damage, it would serve to steal the show at all house parties. Luxuriant and cozy, leather recliners, sofas and chairs are the attraction every modern home desires.
- Sun damage can destroy your furniture. Keep furniture away from heat sources, and regularly vacuum and dust it.
- Clean uncoated leather with an art gum eraser only, and use lather creams, conditioners or saddle soap not more than twice a year on coated leather. Always check with your manufacturer or test the cleaner on a spot hidden from view, before using the product on your furniture.