Caring For Your New Western Furniture: Tips For You

Posted on: 22 February 2016

When you go out of your way to decorate your home meticulously and beautifully in a rustic Western style, the last thing you want is for any of your decor or furniture to suffer any damage or have any problems in the near future. Your rustic Western furniture needs to be properly cared for and maintained in order to keep it around and looking nice for as long as possible. Get to know some of the steps that you can take to keep your Western furniture looking gorgeous. Then, be sure that you take the necessary steps to protect your furniture investments.

What To Do With Your Solid Wood Western Furniture

Your solid wood Western furniture requires special care to avoid scratches, stains, and other damage. Even dust and small dirt particles can cause you problems with your furniture. Because of this, one of the most important steps that you will need to take for your wood Western furniture is to dust it regularly (preferably a few times a week).

However, you will want to dust your furniture in a specific way. Use a very soft cloth when dusting your wood furniture. Any rough texture can actually contribute to scratches and damage. Also, be sure that you dust going with the grain of the wood. Going against the grain can cause unnecessary friction. You can use wood furniture polish to dampen your soft cloth as well. Just avoid using water to clean your wood furniture so that you do not warp or otherwise damage your solid wood Western furniture.

What To Do With Your Leather Western Furniture

If you also have leather furniture in your Western decor, you may wonder what you can do to care for and maintain your leather furniture. First and foremost, you need to be careful about what you are wearing when you sit down on leather furniture.

Jeans with metal buttons on the pockets, sequins, or other materials that can catch on or scratch the leather on your seats should be avoided as much as possible. Sequins and other decorative pieces on the back pockets can cause small little scratches in the leather that will wear down over time.

Dust your leather furniture frequently using a soft, dry cloth to keep dirt and other debris from building up and causing damage to the texture of your leather. To prevent cracks and tears in the leather and to keep it soft and supple, you will need to periodically treat it with a leather conditioner (once or twice a year).

Now that you know some of the steps that you should take to care for and maintain your Western furniture, you can be sure that the investment you made in your furniture and decor lasts you for as long as possible.