How To Stop Ruining Your Chesterfield Sofa

The average low / medium quality sofa should last for anywhere between 10 and 15 years, whereas a better quality one should have a lifespan of at least 25 years. However, most people do not take adequate care of their furniture to ensure that it lasts as long as it should. 

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So in order to ensure that your Chesterfield Sofa lasts as long as possible, I have put together a helpful list of things that you can do to stop ruining it.

Do Not Keep Sitting In The Same Spot

Most of us find a spot on our sofa that we enjoy sitting in and keep on going back to that each and every day. However, doing this is actually really bad for the piece of furniture as over time it breaks down the fibres and wears the springs down. In order to avoid this from happening, make sure that you alter where on the sofa that you sit, distributing your weight more evenly right across the sofa.

Do Not Allow It To Be Used As A Playground

If your house is home to children or pets, then they can have a tendency to play around on the sofa, jumping and bouncing on it for their entertainment. The problem with doing this is that doing this has the potential to damage the integrity of the frame of the piece of furniture meaning that cracks could develop and less support being provided.

Do Not Let Stains Set In Place

As soon as something is spilt on a chesterfield sofa you must clean it away immediately, as the longer that the stain has to set in place the harder it is to remove. The severity of a stain depends on the substance that has been spilt on the furniture and the material on the sofa. Regardless of these two factors, it is still very important to tackle the spillage as quickly as you possibly can.

Do N
ot Sleep On It

Chesterfield sofas are designed for people to sit on whilst reading a book or watching the television and should never be slept on like they are a bed. Although it may sometimes be very tempting to do this given how comfortable this type of furniture is, it will cause sagging of both the cushions and the frame. Whilst the occasional afternoon nap on there is fine, it is not advisable to sleep for 8+ hours on the sofa.

Do Not Expose It To Direct Sunlight

A direct hit of sunlight onto a sofa can have a bleaching effect and can cause severe fading over time. In order to avoid this from happening, be sure to position your sofa in a spot in your home that is well out of the way of direct sunlight or at least rotate it every so often.

By following this advice, your chesterfield sofa should last for as long as possible, thus saving you time and money on having to look for and purchase a replacement.

*Collaborative post

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