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Apr

How to Keep Your Custom Sofa Looking Like New

Keep your handcrafted, custom sofa looking its best.

When investing in big-ticket items like custom furniture, you want to buy the best quality sofa, chairs, and ottomans so that you can use them for many years to come. You want to make sure that they don’t require that much maintenance because you don’t have extra time in your already-hectic schedule. When you design your custom sofa, you may have already considered how much time you’re willing to dedicate to upkeep.

By giving your furniture purchase attentionand thought, you prevent accidents and mishaps from destroying this investment.

  • Purchase a slipcover. A slipcover acts as protection against wear and tear, spills, pets’ muddy paws, and more. Be sure to clean and launder it regularly so that it looks its best. Even when it fades or wears out, and you need to replace it, it’s a much cheaper option than replacing cushion covers and sofa upholstery.
  • Educate yourself on how to treat stains. You may not believe it, but there is a solution for every type of stain. Whether it is blood from a paper cut, a freshly poured glass of red wine, or paint from your child’s playtime, remember that it’s solvable! Keep in mind the type of fabric that covers your sofa so that you are well-prepared to treat it. You may be surprised what a little warm water, soap, and elbow grease can do.
  • The type of fill matters. Many people like the idea of feather and down, but do not realize that it requires maintenance. Rotating and flipping the cushions helps to prolong a nice full feel and appearance. Down alternative is a synthetic version of good old feather and down, but it holds its form a bit better. Another perk of down alternative is that people are not allergic to it like they are allergic to regular feather and down.

A custom sofa is a great investment and one that improves the look and feel of a room. At La Bella Cosa, we offer a variety of options to meet your needs. From durable upholstery to hardwoods, your new piece of furniture is built to last! Best of all, it’s handcrafted here in Culver City. To get started, contact us today!