Like any other part of your home, your furniture should be viewed as an investment of sorts. For while furniture can be quite expensive up front (and there is no denying this), it will hopefully last you for many years to come, more than making up for the initially high starting price. In fact, more than one quarter of all people who buy a couch or a sofa here in the United States plan to keep it for at least 15 years, if not even more than that. In addition to this, more than 35% of people who purchase these couches and sofas will intend to keep them for at least five years and up to nine years, a span of time that is still considerable.
But in order to have a piece of furniture that is so long lasting, there are a number of things that you’ll need to consider – for your couch, your sofa, or any other component of furniture all throughout your home. First, consider the overall quality of the piece of furniture you’re looking at before you make any kind of final purchasing decision. After all, more than 90% of people looking to buy a couch (91% of them, to be a little bit more exact) said that overall durability is one of the most important considerations that they are making.
In order to find a sofa that is durable enough to last for many years with little to no damage, you’ll need to consider the material that is used to create it. Synthetic suede, for instance, is ideal for many a couch or other piece of furniture in the typical home with kids or pets or, in many cases, perhaps even both. This is due to the case that synthetic suede, unlike real suede, can resist not only stains of various natures but can actually effectively resist water damage as well, something that can certainly not be said for authentic suede. Synthetic suede is also ideal for use if you like the look of suede but simply can’t afford the real deal, or if you’re trying to avoid the use of animal byproducts, something that has become more and more popular here in the United States over the course of recent years, as veganism has risen considerably.
But synthetic suede is far from the only material ideal for keeping your furniture in top notch shape and quality. In addition to synthetic suede, other types of tightly woven fabric are ideal. Why tightly woven fabric specifically? It’s relatively simple, in that tightly woven fabric much more easily repels dirt and foreign objects that might otherwise cause stains. In addition to this, it keeps it shape much more easily than types of fabric that have perhaps not been so tightly woven.
Aside from the type of fabric that you choose, you should also consider investing in products like sofa slipcovers, pet bed covers, and sleeper sofa slipcovers, as well as many other types of slipcovers like wine chair recliner slipcovers. After all, even the most high quality pieces of furniture will show signs of wear and tear after a certain period of time (though sometimes not until years down the line) and the use of things like pet bed covers and the like can actually make a huge difference in protecting your furniture and its overall quality.
Of course, things like pet bed covers and couch slipcovers are also ideal for keeping less expensive furniture in good shape. If you couldn’t afford the more high quality version of your furniture, you might consider investing in pet bed covers and the like, as such things can help to either preserve the quality (as is also the case with high quality furniture) or cover up any damage or dinginess that is already present on the furniture, something that is particularly likely to be the case if you’ve had your furniture for awhile already.
And from pet bed covers to wing chair recliner slipcovers, there are so many different types of slipcovers to protect your furniture. While pet bed covers might be ideal for some, they won’t be for others and fortunately there are many options to choose from.