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Ultimate Furniture Upholstery Guide

Learn the ins and outs of upholstery, including the differences between fabric types and important tips to care for your furniture!

Furniture Care Tips

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Furniture Care Tips

Sunlight: Try to position your furniture so it's not sitting in direct light. UV rays will fade and damage leather, wood, and fabric.

Cushion care: Removable cushions should be turned and repositioned frequently to evenly distribute wear.

Regular cleaning: Carefully vacuum upholstery with the soft brush attachment and dust often. For major cleaning, we recommend consulting a professional.

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Performance Fabric

GIF of Tyson Modular Sofa and close up of upholstery

Performance Fabric

Stain resistant
Easy to clean
Durable

Performance fabrics are a great choice for furniture that will experience more use. They're more childproof and long lasting.

Velvet

GIF of Isadora Dining Chair and close up of upholstery

Velvet

Naturally stain resistant
Soft and warm
Surprisingly durable

Velvet is versatile, with a luxe look and feel that also makes a space feel warm and inviting. It's easy to maintain with regular brushing of dirt and hair from the fabric's surface.

Textured Weaves

GIF of Emmett Sectional and close up of upholstery

Textured Weaves

100% polyester
Stain resistant
Easy care

Textured weaves are generally strong, synthetic fiber that stands up to daily use on a sofa and releases water-based stains.

Linen Blends

GIF of Leona Dining Chair and close up of upholstery

Linen Blends

Natural, soft texture
Durable
Anti-microbial

Linen is less stain-resistant than our performance fabrics, so it's not always the best choice for kids' spaces.

Outdoor Furniture

Rapallo Outdoor Chair with Modern Geo Throw Pillow

Outdoor Furniture

We've broken down how to care for different types of outdoor furniture so your pieces will last longer. Head over to our Outdoor Furniture Care & Maintenance Infographic for the cleaning 411.

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