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How To Care For And Maintain Custom Leather Furniture

If you're looking for high-quality, eye-catching, and comfortable furniture for your living room, office, den, or bedroom, consider purchasing a few custom leather pieces. When properly cared for and maintained, the furniture will become investment pieces that you can enjoy for years to come.

Custom leather furniture is available in a wide range of styles, such as recliners, couches, sofas, love seats, and dining room chairs. The pieces are typically constructed using high-grade leather in small factories or workshops, and you may even be able to place custom orders if you desire something specific. 

The handcrafted furniture pieces come in a variety of colors to match your home decor style, such as grey or white for a sleek, modern look, black for a sophisticated appearance, and brown for a more rustic appeal. The furniture may also feature unique details such as studded hardware and creatively styled feet. 

No matter what type of furniture pieces you own, the leather still requires the same maintenance. Following are some care tips to get you started:

Daily Basis 

1. Keep the Humidity Levels Low

If you live in a humid climate, make sure to maintain low humidity levels indoors, through the use of an air conditioner or a dehumidifier, as moisture can damage natural leather. Also, keep the furniture out of direct sunlight, as the ultraviolet rays may discolor the leather, or cause unsightly cracks over time. 

2. Clean Spills Immediately

Since liquids such as milk or water may damage the leather material, it's important to clean up any spills immediately. Start by dabbing up the liquid with an absorbent microfiber cloth or a clean sponge. 

If any sticky residue remains, spot-clean the furniture using a cleaner specifically designed for use on leather. Avoid using any harsh chemicals, such as ammonia or bleach, to clean the leather as they can damage the leather. 

As-Needed Basis 

1. Vacuum the Furniture 

Depending on how much daily wear and tear your leather furniture receives, vacuum it on either a weekly or monthly basis to remove any embedded dirt or debris. Use your vacuum's furniture hose attachment to gently work the dirt and grime out of the furniture's cracks and crevices. Remove sofa or chair cushions so you can vacuum under them for a thorough cleaning.

2. Move the Furniture With Care 

If you're moving into a new home, protect your leather furniture for the journey. Buy protective furniture covers to place over the pieces, or use an old sheet or comforter instead. The covers will prevent the leather material from getting scratched or torn during the moving process.