Almost all furniture prefers mild temperatures. Excess heat or cold (whether natural or artificial) may prematurely age furniture pieces. Extreme conditions, such as very dry or very humid environments, is harsher on furniture and will affect its lifespan, aesthetics and performance. Where possible, furniture should be placed away from direct sunlight as well as direct air or heat sources. Adjust window treatments accordingly, as light patterns change throughout the day, to minimize direct sunlight reaching your furniture.

Regular care

Regular, light care is the best and easiest way to keep your furniture in good condition and intermittently caring for your pieces will reduce the need for deeper cleaning. Regularly dust tables, casegoods and other non-upholstered furniture with a clean, lint-free cloth. Use placemats, coasters, trivets and linens to protect hard surfaces. Never place an item directly on a wooden or stone surface. You might also consider applying felt pads to the undersides of your tabletop items. Using a handheld vacuum or appropriate attachment, lightly vacuum upholstery once a week or more frequently if you have pets. For antique or delicate furniture, however, be careful not to vacuum often—once a month should suffice. Cushions should be fluffed daily after use, particularly throw cushions and seat cushions. This need will be more apparent if the cushions are feather-filled. Though light care should be all your furniture requires on a day-to-day basis, there may be times when something needs a more thorough cleaning. For tables, case goods and other non-upholstered furniture, use a lint-free cloth dampened with mild soapy water to wipe down surfaces every 6 months or so, depending on your furniture’s needs and your usage. Always dry with a clean lint-free cloth immediately afterwards. Start on an inconspicuous area of the furniture piece, like the inside of a chair or dining table leg, to make sure the cleaning solution won’t mark it. Be aware that many furniture polishes or oils have a tendency to leave a waxy residue which may build over time, dull surfaces and collect dust. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on any luxury furniture. If your pieces need a deeper clean, specialist services should be sought to do so safely.
Always adhere to the cleaning instructions found on the furniture’s fabric labels. If your item does not include a fabric label or you would like to confirm cleaning instructions, please contact our customer care team. For specialist or delicate items, we recommend hiring experienced professionals.