If you’ve spent a lot of time and money picking out and purchasing the finest furniture for your home, it makes sense to invest as much time, and a little money, in caring for that furniture so that it always looks its best and does not let your home decor down.
There are lots of little things you can do to keep your furniture looking great, just as there are some things that you definitely shouldn’t do if you want it to look as good as the day you bought it.
So, check out this brief guide to caring for your fabulous furniture if you want to get it right:
Keep it Clean
The most obvious way of maintaining the quality of your furniture is to clean it regularly. Of course, you need to ensure that you are cleaning each piece in a way that is recommended and most suitable for the material/style of the furniture. So, you will need to do your research first.
Don’t Put Hot Drinks on Wood
If you’ve invested in a beautiful walnut sideboard or camphor wood coffee table, then the last thing you want to do is put down your hot cup of coffee on top of it. Why? Because not only could it leave ugly ring marks, but it could actually cause the finish to melt, which means you’d have to pay for an expensive repair. So, always use a coaster.
Call a Professional Polisher
You know those polishes and waxes that you buy from the local shop? They are often filled with various chemicals that could prove to be harmful to your beautiful wooden furniture, which is why you should dust and perhaps clean with a little warm water, but why you should always call the professionals in to wax and polish when necessary. They will know exactly how to treat your furniture.
Treat it Against Pests
The last thing you want is for your antique bureau or that expensive new wardrobe you added as part of your bedroom revamp to ends up full of holes caused by termites or woodworm, so have a professional apply some woodworm and termite protection to that fabulous furniture you want to preserve. The pests probably won’t bother you, but it’s good to have an insurance policy in case they do.
Repair and Restore
If, despite your best efforts, your furniture does end up scratched or otherwise damaged – Don’t write it off. Have a professional repair and restore it back to its former glory, or if you’re particularly handy, do it yourself.
How long have you had your favourite furniture? How do you ensure that it stays safe and continues to look as fabulous as it did when you bought it?
Cover It Up
If you’re in the middle of any home renovations or you’re doing any other activities that could lead to spillages or damage to your furniture, it’s worth having a few furniture covers on hand so that your prized pieces will be protected 🙂
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