The moment you settle for velvet furniture, you will have decided to create an elegant style in your home. Additionally, you cannot ignore the qualities that characterize velvet; the rich colors, distinctive elegance in addition to its irresistible softness. However, these qualities are easily ruined by discoloration which tends to be too visible.
However, since you have already settled for velvet, there is no need to reconsider your decision. All you have to do is ensure that you maintain and clean the velvet appropriately. For starters, avoid placing the furniture in areas that let in too much sunlight. Direct sunlight results in the fading of the fabric which ultimately ruins its elegant and distinct appearance. As such, it is advisable to have window coverings that let in light that is not harmful to the furniture.
It is necessary to use the right kind of materials when cleaning velvet furniture. These include an absorbent fabric, soapy water, vacuum and a brush with soft bristles. Since the material will not always have spills or discoloration, the maintenance routine can comprise dusting, vacuuming or using a soft brush to brush away dirt.
Additionally, never ignore any spillages on your couch. Therefore, immediately something spills on your couch such as cocktail, clean it immediately using an absorbent fabric. However, if the spillage occurs when you are not around, you can deal with it using cleaning products which includes soapy water. After cleaning, allow the fabric to dry. Once the fabric is completely dry, you need to restore it to its original look by dry brushing the velvet to its former direction.
However, there are times when you’ll need to seek professional help in maintaining and cleaning your velvet furniture. Professional cleaners use cleaning products and methods that ensure that the velvet retains its excellent condition as well as uniformity in the color.