White sofas are crisp and comfortable and add freshness to a space. When you choose the right one, they can also be surprisingly easy to live with – even for those with children and pets. So, what’s the secret?
Choose Durable, Stain-Resistant Upholstery
Not all white fabrics are created equally. We always recommend that our clients choose high performance, stain-resistant fabric like Crypton. Indoor outdoor fabrics are also a perfect option in most Florida homes. By investing in hard-wearing upholstery fabric, surface stains can be removed with simple spot treatments.
Opt For Slipcovers
Custom-tailored slipcovers are also a great option for those who want the white sofa aesthetic but are afraid of keeping it clean. Depending on the fabric chosen, slipcovers are either machine washable or may require occasional dry cleaning. Either option is relatively simple and will keep your white couch or chairs looking and smelling like new.
Pre-Treat Fabrics With Upholstery Protector
If stain-resistant fabrics or slipcovers aren’t appropriate for your space, we recommend pre-treating your upholstery with a stain guard. These treatments prevent spills and stains from penetrating through fabrics, allowing them to be easily wiped off.
Don’t Forget About Routine Cleaning
Pet hair, dust, and dirt are one of the most common culprits in making white upholstery appear dingy. Regularly vacuuming the cushions is a great way to keep your white furniture in like-new condition.
Homes are meant to be lived in and enjoyed, so if you’ve fallen in love with a white sofa – go for it. Our interior design recommendations ensure you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality or durability.