How to Clean and Maintain Your Upholstered Bed

It’s delivered and set up, now the big question is, how to clean and maintain your upholstered bed. Much like other upholstered furniture, you want your bed to look great at all times. Here are some tips to clean it and keep it looking its best.

The first thing you need to get in the habit of doing is vacuuming your upholstered bed weekly. This includes the mattress. Dust causes stains and stains are hard to get rid of, so avoiding them at all costs is the best way to keep things clean. This is especially important if you have pets. Pets leave hair and cause stains very easily, though they do not do it on purpose. Staying on top of vacuuming to remove that pet hair puts you one step ahead of the game.

The next best thing you can do is to protect your fabric. Often when you buy upholstered furniture they offer a spray that helps keeps stains off. This is just an extra defense to keep your bed looking phenomenal.

Inevitably spills and stains are going to happen. The best way to handle this is to be prepared. Immediately clean up the spill by blotting any excess liquid and then spot cleaning the area. Using a combination of Ivory bar soap and distilled water is usually the best way to spot clean as the soap is mild enough not to harm the fabric but also strong enough to get the stain out. Let the area dry. Keep pets and little ones away from the drying bed as you wouldn’t want to cause any more staining or interfere with the cleaning. Once it is dry the stain should be gone and your upholstered bed looking good as new.

If you follow these steps you will be able to easily clean and maintain your upholstered bed. For particularly bad stains or major mishaps, call in a professional for a one-time deep clean. This will save your bed and put you back on track to maintain it yourself.