Tips To Keep Your Furniture Looking Brand New


As you get older, the things you own tend to last longer than they used to. And while that’s a good thing, it can also be frustrating to find yourself stuck with furniture that no longer has the look or feel of “new.” Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep your furniture looking as good as new for as long as possible!

Keep it clean.

  • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean your furniture.
  • Vacuum regularly to remove dust and dirt from the surface of your furniture.
  • Clean up spills immediately with warm water and soap or detergent, then wipe with a damp cloth until dry; never use harsh chemicals on your furniture as they can damage the finish over time.

Use a cover.

A cover is one of the best ways to protect your furniture from dust, dirt and spills. It can also be used to protect from sunlight, moisture and temperature extremes. A cover can help keep pets and children off of your furniture when they’re not being used or when it’s in storage.

Vacuum regularly.

  • Vacuum regularly. This is the easiest and most effective way to remove any dust, hair, or other debris that may have accumulated on your furniture in between cleanings.
  • Don’t use a vacuum with a rotating brush. A spinning brush will only cause more damage to your upholstery by pulling at the fabric and leaving marks behind as it passes over them.
  • Don’t use a vacuum that is too powerful for the space you’re cleaning; if you have an overly powerful machine (and many people do), there’s no need for it here–you’ll just end up making things worse!
  • Don’t use any type of attachment with bristles–this includes beater bars as well as crevice tools with bristles on them like this one I found online:

Protect from water damage.

Water damage is the leading cause of furniture damage. When you’re choosing your new piece, make sure it’s not near any sources of water, such as sinks or bathtubs. If there’s a spill, clean it up immediately–if you can’t clean the spill right away (like if someone pours a drink on your couch while they’re watching TV), move the furniture away from where people will be sitting so that they don’t sit on something wet and cause further damage.

Avoid heat and moisture.

Avoid heat and moisture.

This can be a tough one, especially if you live in a warm climate. But if possible, try to keep your furniture away from direct sunlight and heaters or air conditioners (especially during the winter). If you have no choice but to put something near a heater or air conditioner, make sure that it’s not directly on top of them so that heat cannot get trapped in between. Also keep an eye on any fireplaces or candles nearby – they may cause damage over time as well!

Protect from sunlight and extreme temperatures.

  • Keep your furniture in a well-ventilated area. This will prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold and mildew.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, as it can fade the color of your upholstery over time. If you have no other option but to place your piece in direct sunlight, make sure that it’s covered with a protective cover or placed behind some plants so that only indirect light hits its surface.
  • Avoid placing any type of heat source near your furniture pieces; this includes radiators and space heaters (especially during winter). Heat can cause warping or cracking within wooden frames and may also cause fabrics like cotton or linen to shrink when exposed too long under high temperatures

Move furniture once in a while.

You should move your furniture at least once a year. This will help keep it looking its best, as well as prevent the buildup of dirt and dust. You can move your furniture yourself, or hire someone to help you. If you are moving it yourself, make sure that all pieces are safely secured before transporting them; if they aren’t secured properly, they could break during transportation!

With the right care, your furniture can remain beautiful over time and last for decades more than expected!

With the right care, your furniture can remain beautiful over time and last for decades more than expected!

  • Do not place hot objects on it. This includes hot pots and pans, candles, etc.
  • Protect against moisture with a water-resistant spray. Waterproofing will help protect against stains from spills or accidents such as an accidental spill of red wine on your white couch! You may want to consider purchasing furniture covers so that you can easily clean any messes that might occur during parties or other events where people come over with food/drinks in hand!


With the right care, your furniture can remain beautiful over time and last for decades more than expected!