Owning leather furniture is a grand luxury for many people—simply because aside from being immensely comfortable, leather is also regarded as a very prestigious choice in furniture material. But, owning leather means keeping it up as well. Your leather furniture is only going to be as good as you keep it, which means that leather that’s stained, worn or unkempt is going to lose all of the value that’s associated with it. Here are a few good tips on how to keep your leather home décor in Salem looking sharp:
Keep it away from heat: All homes have heating ducts and ventilation systems that outlet into rooms, such as the living room. If you have leather furniture, keep it away from these heating spaces! Heat dries leather out and causes it to become brittle or cracked, not to mention highly uncomfortable to sit or lay on. Leather is also very prone to these same effects when left in the sunlight, so keeping your couches or chairs away from direct, intense sunlight is also advisable.
Clean it regularly: Leather, like anything in your home, is prone to getting dirty or dusty. While leather can withstand more everyday wear and tear than other materials, it’s still going to need some TLC every now and again. Leather care for your home décor in Salem isn’t the same as with other materials, however—leather needs to be cleaned carefully and with the proper items. Generally, it’s a good idea to simply wipe down leather with a wet washcloth if it’s dusty, however in the event of heavy cleaning you may want to pick up a product like Leather Master Soft Cleaner. Using the gentle brush tool on your vacuum is also acceptable for light cleaning. Remember, never use chemicals or abrasive materials to clean your leather or you could end up doing more damage to it!
Protect your leather: Protecting your leather is just as important as cleaning it! It’s better to be prepared for a spill or unfortunate stain than have to deal with the aftermath of it once it has set. Rubbing your leather down with Leather Master Protection Cream once every couple of weeks will serve to give the leather a protective layer, without damaging the integrity of the material itself. This simple process won’t leave any trace of a coating on your couches or chairs, however when you accidently spill that glass of water on your cushions, you’ll see the liquid begin to bead, instead of soak—that’s the power of a leather protection cream!
There’s a reason that leather furniture is priced higher than other types of materials—because if you take care of it, leather will look better and last longer. By following our above tips, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the luxuries of leather, without having to worry about damaging it in a way that will cause it’s splendor to fade. All it takes is some preventative measures, proper home placement and a gentle cleaning every now and then!