Upholstery in velvet is one of our signums and there are many reasons why. According to us velvet upgrades any piece of furniture, thanks to its rich, luxurious look and feel. The colors have far more depth than a plain material, due to the way velvet subtly picks up the light. While we love the all-out glam spaces in which we typically see velvet, it works just as well in a minimalistic, masculine space. It’s a common misconception that velvet is high-maintenance. In truth, the fabric isn’t all that delicate and can last for decades if properly cared for. Some heavier marks will become permanent but think of them as a patina that will give the piece a greater sense of character. Want to see and feel our velvet fabrics? Order free fabric samples here.
- Routine maintenance helps keep your upholstered furniture in perfect condition.
- Vacuum clean the upholstery regularly to keep the fabric in good shape and prevent dust.
- Remove spills and other accidental stains as soon as possible, but never with harsh soaps or detergents. The best way to remove spills is to soft the blot with a dry cloth but avoid rubbing and putting pressure on the fabric. In the case of an old and dried up stain use a specialized stain cleaner. Follow the instruction on the packaging and always try the solution on a small, hidden area first.
- Be careful with jeans that can transfer color onto the fabric: this may be unfixable.
- Velvet fabric is prone to marking. To remove pressure marks, gently steam the area and brush the velvet with a soft brush.
- To maintain the original softness and resilience of the cushions, hand fluff and reverse the cushions regularly.
- Avoid exposure to excessive sunlight and don’t expose your seating to scratches from pets or sharp objects.