Owning furniture is something that is essentially a must here in the United States. After all, furniture that’s comfortable can be a great place to spend time in after a busy and stressful day. For many people all throughout the country, furniture also adds a certainly amount of aesthetic appeal as well, even expressing the personalities of the owners and other such members of the household and bringing together a theme of design across the board. It’s no surprise, really, that furniture stores and stores related to other types of furnishings have been able to bring in more than $106 billion over the course of just one year, according to data that was gathered back in the year of 2015 (and represents numbers that have likely only continued to grow in the years that have passed us by since).
After all, the data backs up this continued pattern of growth, at least for furniture sales here in the United States. Recently gathered data has found that sales of furniture are expected to reach a total of $122 billion by the time that we reach the year of 2020, which is now quite close indeed. For many people, high quality furniture is, after all, well worth the slightly higher cost it sells for.
This is also something that has been backed up by research, which has shown that more than 90% of the people who are looking to buy a couch or a sofa are looking to buy one of a high quality. After all, high quality furniture might cost more up front, but this cost is likely to be well worth it over the course of time, as high quality furniture will typically stand the test of time and regular usage far better than cheaper furniture would. In fact, this cheaper furniture is likely to need replacement far more frequently than high quality furniture, meaning that owning high quality furniture can actually save a good deal of money in the long run.
However, it’s important to also take steps to take care of this high quality furniture, both at the time of purchase as well as throughout its tenure in your home. For instance, you’ll want to take special care of furniture if you have young children or animals about, both who can cause considerable messes – and damage to your furniture and surroundings, if you’re not careful. To start with, you can pick a sofa or a couch with material that is known for being particularly durable and resistant to damage.
Synthetic suede is a great example of this, as it not only can resist becoming stained, but suffering the effects of water damage as well, making it more than ideal for many a household all throughout the country. In addition to this, various types of other forms of tightly woven fabric can be used. This can be attributed to the fact that tightly woven fabric not only is able to keep its shape as a virtue of its make, but repels dirt as well, meaning that it is far less likely to become discolored or stained in anyway.
And sofa slipcovers and things like pet bed covers and sectional couch covers and recliner seat covers are all also an option. Pet bed covers can help to keep a bed as clean as is possible, and all that is necessary is for the pet bed covers in question to simply be draped over the top. After all, pet bed covers are necessary for many a household, as up to 45% of all dog owners actually let their dogs sleep in their beds with them. For such families, pet bed covers can make a world of difference in cleaning up pet hair, a task that certainly no owner likes to do particularly much.
Aside from pet bed covers, slipcovers for outdoor furniture can also be utilized, as these slipcovers can be more than ideal for protecting this furniture from the effects and impact of many of the elements. There are many ways to keep your furniture in good shape for years to come.