Sunlight is wonderful. It makes us happy, it gives us vitamins, it feeds our plants and it gives us our summer tans. Unfortunately, there can be too much of a good thing. If you have ever fallen asleep in the sun, you know all too well that it does have a vengeful side. It is important to lather yourself in sunscreen and spend limited time in the sun, otherwise it can lead to bad burns and even worse.
Just as you want to protect your skin, you should want to protect your furniture in the same way. The sun affects indoor and outdoor furniture alike. Luckily, Howard’s Upholstery has ways to prevent your possessions from fading and discoloration that can happen with too much sun exposure.
First, it’s important to make sure your most prized or expensive furniture is properly placed. It is important to avoid putting a pricey leather sofa in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, for example. The sun can burn, fade and dry out leather, and once this happens, there is no way to reverse the damage.
Sometimes this isn’t possible, though, and the only way to configure your space involves leaving items near the window and in direct sun for at least part of the day. If that’s your situation, we offer slip covers and custom drapes to protect your prized furniture. This way, you can control the level of sun exposure.
Slip covers are available in a variety of colors, so you can choose the shade that works best with the tone of your room. The same is true of custom drapes, where you can choose the color and style that fits best with your room, offering an elegant look and movable solution to block sun or allow it in depending on your mood and the season.
Furniture adds character to your living space and is part of what makes your living room inviting and comfortable. Make sure you care for your furniture and take steps to protect it from sun fading and damage. To find out more about options for blocking sunlight and protecting your furniture for years to come, call Howard’s Upholstery today at 718-680-3535.