CHOOS­ING A SOFA

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - LIFESTYLE SPECIAL -

Gen­er­ally, so­fas stuffed with feathers are softer and have a more in­for­mal look. A fi­bre- or foam-filled sofa will have a firmer feel and is good for those with al­ler­gies. What­ever ma­te­rial you choose, dura­bil­ity is im­por­tant.

COT­TON AND COT­TON BLENDS are versatile and hard-wear­ing. Cov­ers can usu­ally be re­moved and dry-cleaned (fol­low the in­struc­tions on the la­bel).

LINEN AND LINEN BLENDS can have a tex­tured look. Cov­ers may usu­ally be re­moved and dry-cleaned (fol­low the in­struc­tions on the la­bel).

VEL­VET will de­velop a crushed ap­pear­ance over time. Avoid get­ting it wet.

WOOL is warm and cosy but may bob­ble.

LEATHER can be sealed or un­fin­ished. Easy to keep clean by wip­ing with a slightly damp cloth. It will crease and age with time, but this is part of its charm.

If you have pets and they are al­lowed on the fur­ni­ture, plac­ing a blan­ket on their favourite spot is a good way to pro­tect the sur­face from grubby paws and fur

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.