A white-washed home is a timeless style statement. Light, bright and the embodiment of summer, white interior schemes are the chameleons of the homes world, effortlessly adapting to coastal, French provincial, Scandinavian and minimalist themes. However, the upkeep of white furniture and fabrics can be somewhat of a challenge, especially if you have children. Here are some easy tips for keeping your white furniture as bright as the day you bought it.
1. Protect it
It may seem obvious, but the best way to keep your white upholstered furniture in good condition is to avoid spills in the first place. Have your sofa, chair or ottoman stain guarded, this can be done by a professional or there are sprays you can purchase from hardware stores.
2. Try slipcovers
Slipcovers are a fabulous option for anyone with children or pets. Simply pick a white slipcover for your chosen piece of furniture and remove it whenever it needs washing. Bemz is a great website with international shipping that makes affordable custom slip covers for Ikea furniture.
3. Spot clean
Put together a little spot-cleaning kit for any unavoidable spills so you can take care of a stain as soon as it happens, include a cloth that won’t leave behind fuzz and a upholstery cleaner that lifts stubborn stains.
4. Try a lint roller
Lint rollers are great for removing fabric residue, fur and fluff from your white furniture. Even the lightest dusting of blue fibres from someone’s fluffy cardigan can make the entire piece look a little lack-lustre.
5. Keep white furniture out of sunlight
When left in direct sunlight, white timber furniture can actually yellow over time. Ensure your white furniture is out of direct sunlight, r that your windows have curtains to blinds to reduce exposure.
6. Deep clean once a month
Aside from giving your white laminate furniture a dust every week, give your white timber furniture a deep clean with a soft cloth and a solution of one part white wine vinegar and two parts warm water to renew a crisp white finish in a matter of minutes.
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