Furniture’s expensive, so it’s important to do whatever you can to protect it from damage as well as from normal wear and tear. There are several simple things you can do to extend the life of your furniture and get the most out of your investment in your home.
One of the most important things you can do is to protect your furniture from damage. That damage can come from things like heavy use, sunlight and spills. One option is covering your upholstered furniture to keep out spills and protect it from the sun. Another option is to have the windows on your home tinted to minimize the fading rays of the sun and limit the food and drink allowed in the room. Stain protection for upholstered furniture is also a good investment. For wooden furnishings, using coasters to prevent moisture rings and regular waxing will do the trick. For dining room tables, a table protector under the tablecloth will help protect your investment.
No matter how hard to you try to protect your furniture, regular use will take its toll. Keep the effects to a minimum by performing regular maintenance. Sofas and chairs should have their cushions flipped and rotated regularly to keep wear fairly even. Wood furnishings should be dusted (as should upholstered furniture) frequently and waxed on a regular schedule to keep it looking new.
With proper care, your wood and upholstered furniture can last for years, saving you the expense of replacing it frequently.