Shopping for furniture is often stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. What should you be looking for in the perfect sofa? And how do you know when you’ve found it? At the end of the day, finding the perfect sofa is about you and how you feel. But, you still need to know the right questions to ask. Here are 3 questions every sofa searcher should be asking before they splash out.
Do you love it? A sofa can be as practical and as cheap as it likes, but if you don’t actually like it- what’s the point? The most important part about decorating is you, and if a specific sofa fills you with joy- go for it! A sofa is a big investment, and compromising on something you dislike is only going to make you regret buying it, or cause you to have to spend twice the dosh later on something you actually want.
Does it fit? There’s nothing worse than picking your dream sofa and planning your entire room around it, but when it arrives- the specific spot it needs to slide in to tie the whole room together is just too small! Do yourself a favour and make sure you check your measurements and always leave a few inches space, either side, just in case.
Does it do what I want? It can be tempting to become set on a certain sofa and forget the reason why you wanted it in the first place. Keep purpose in mind while you shop and always ask yourself these three questions before you finalise your order. If you were looking for a comfy family sofa for pets and children, that brand spanking new velvet bombshell is going to be a disappointment when you realise you’re going to have to keep it in a plastic sheet at all times. Not fun!
Who said gold and silver can’t shine together? ...
Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.