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A smart guide to maintaining & protecting your furniture

Maintaining each piece adds to it's charm and longevity

In a home, furniture is more than just a functional necessity; it embodies personal taste and plays a pivotal role in crafting a space's character.

At Diggs & Dwellings, we understand that each furniture piece, be it a cherished heirloom or a contemporary acquisition, deserves meticulous care to maintain its charm and longevity. Here’s an insight into smart furniture maintenance practices.

Material Matters; It’s The Foundation of Furniture Care

Furniture care starts with a deep understanding of materials. Each type – be it the rich grains of wood, the delicate threads of fabric, or the luxurious touch of leather – demands specific care techniques.

Wood, with its classic appeal, requires gentle cleaning and occasional polishing to retain its luster. However, excessive polish can lead to a dulling buildup, so moderation is key.

Protecting and Conserving Your Wooden Pieces

Wooden furniture pieces are timeless, evoking a sense of warmth and tradition. To maintain their elegance, regular dusting is essential to prevent particle accumulation.

When polishing wood, it's crucial to select a product that complements the wood type. An important aspect often overlooked is the effect of sunlight; prolonged exposure can fade and weaken wood, so thoughtful placement in a room is crucial.

What About Preserving the Freshness of Fabric Furnishings?

The soft touch of fabric upholstery adds comfort to any space, but it also collects dust and allergens. Regular vacuuming with an upholstery attachment is key to maintaining its fresh appearance.

Immediate attention to spills with suitable fabric cleaners helps prevent stubborn stains. For an in-depth cleanse, professional services can rejuvenate fabric furniture, restoring its vibrant look and feel.

The Charm and Gentle Care of Leather

Leather furniture, known for its durability and richness, requires a delicate approach. Dusting with a soft cloth and occasionally wiping with a slightly damp cloth can keep leather surfaces clean.

Conditioning leather a few times a year is vital to maintain its suppleness and prevent cracks. It’s also important to test any cleaner on a less visible area before applying it more broadly across your favourite chair or sofa.

Rotating Cushions for Even Wear

An important yet often overlooked aspect of furniture maintenance is rotating cushions to maintain their shape and even wear.

This simple practice can significantly extend the life and appearance of your furniture, ensuring comfort and consistency in look and feel.

Adapting Care with the Climate

We all know how cold Sudbury can get in the winters, but just how lovely it can be in the warmer seasons. Just as we adapt our lifestyles according to the seasons, furniture care too should be season-sensitive. During dry months, using a humidifier can prevent wooden pieces from cracking. 

At Diggs & Dwellings, our commitment extends beyond providing exquisite furniture; we strive to ensure your furniture remains as captivating as when you first brought it home. We offer expert advice, quality care products, and practical guides to assist you in your furniture maintenance journey.

Explore our range and resources online or visit us at our showroom at 1326 Kingsway Blvd, Sudbury.

Allow us to partner with you in preserving the elegance and comfort of your home furnishings for years to come.

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