Furniture Shopping

In the market for a new sofa, table, or chairs? Try these tips for finding what you want.
Julia Hamilton

Keep Your Furniture Looking New

  • Once you've bought a special piece, follow these suggestions for keeping it in its original condition.
  • Keep your furniture out of direct sunlight, which can fade both fabric and wood.
  • Ordinary household dust can dull a wood finish and create wear and tear on fibers. Dust regularly, and vacuum upholstery often to avoid dust build-up.
  • Prevent damage to surfaces by using coasters under glasses; make sure that tabletop accessories have felt applied underneath. Don't place newspapers on wooden surfaces because the ink can transfer to the finish.
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