The great guide to upholstered furniture - from purchase to cleaning

The great guide to upholstered furniture - from purchase to cleaning

Upholstered furniture is an important part of any living room. They not only give the room a cozy atmosphere, but also invite you to relax and linger. But which upholstered furniture is best suited for your home? And how can you ensure that these pieces of furniture always remain in top condition? In this articleyou will find answers to all your questions about upholstered furniture.

Choosing the right upholstered furniture for your home

Style and design

Before you decide for upholstered furniture , you should be clear about the style and design you want to have in your living room. Do you want it to be modern or more classic? Should it have a certain color or pattern? Also ask yourself if you want the furniture pieces to match existing elements in the room, such as the flooring or wall colors.

If you decide for a modern style, you shouldyou should to clean lines and simple shapes. A classic style, on the other hand, calls for ornate details and carvings. If you decide a particular color or pattern, you should consider theyou should also keep in mind that after some time it may no longer suit your taste.

Materials and fabrics

Choosing the right material is also important. Do you want natural materials like leather or cotton or do you prefer synthetic materials like polyester? Also note that each material has different care requirements and therefore reacts differently to wear and stains. Check out our guide on how to properly care for leather sofas

If you choose leather, you should keep in mind that although this material is very durable, it also needs regular care to maintain its beauty. Cotton, on the other hand, is very easy to care for and breathable, but it can also wrinkle quickly. Polyester is very durable and resistant to stains, but may be less breathable.

Size and space requirement

Before buying, carefully measure how big the upholstered furniture can be to fit into the room without any problems. Also note that there should be enough room to you to move freely. Also keep in mind that upholstered furniture can take up a little more space over time, as it can easily expand due to daily use.

If you decide for a large sofa, you should consider the followingyou also keep in mind that it may not fit through the door and you will have to have it delivered in pieces. Also, keep in mind that a large sofa takes up more space than a small armchair.

Functions and extras

Think about what functions your upholstered furniture should have. Should it guarantee a particularly comfortable sitting position or doyou want tohave an extendable sofa bed? If so, it should be quick and easy to fold out. Should the sofa have additional storage space? Or do you want to have an integrated massage function?

A pullout sofa bed can be especially handy if you're you often have guestsst. A sofa with an integrated massage function can be you help you after a long day at work. If you have little storage space, a sofa with additional storage can be a good choice.

Tips for buying upholstered furniture

Upholstered furniture is an important part of our living spaces. They provide us with comfort and coziness and are often the centerpiece of our furnishings. Before you decide decide to purchase upholstered furniture, you shouldyou should some important points.

Budget and prices

Before you decide to buy upholstered furniture, you should set a realistic budget. Upholstered furniture comes in different price ranges, and it's important that you think about how much you want to spend beforehand.

By comparing the prices, you can also make a bargain at . However, pay attention to extremely cheap offers, whether the quality really meets your requirements. It is often better to spend a little more money and get a high quality and durable piece of furniture.

Quality and durability

The quality and durability of upholstered furniture is an important factor when buying. Make sure that the furniture is of good quality. Look carefully at the material and workmanship.

Ideally, all screws and seams should be tight and of high quality to ensure longevity even during prolonged use. The upholstery material should also be of good quality and comfortable to the touch.

Also consider how easy the upholstered furniture is to care for. Are they easy to clean and maintain? This is especially important if you have children or pets .

Warranty and customer service

Before buying, check what guarantees the manufacturer offers. Is there a warranty period and what does it cover? Also clarify in advance how you defects and damages and whether there is a customer service that can help you. you customer service to help you with questions and problems.

A good warranty and reliable customer service can you a lot of trouble and costs in case of problems.

Online vs. stationary trade

Consider buying upholstered furniture online or in a furniture store. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

The advantage of buying online is that you can order from the comfort of your home. You have a larger selection of furniture and can often find better prices.

In a store, for example a Livom showroom you have the advantage of being able to try out the furniture pieces directly and check their quality. You can get advice from trained staff and often get a better feel for the size and proportions of the furniture. 

Ultimately, whether you choose to buy online or in-store depends on your personal preferences and needs.


When buying upholstered furniture, you should take your time and consider some important points. Set a realistic budget, pay attention to quality and durability, and check the manufacturer's guarantees and customer service.

Whether you want to buy online or in a store depends on your personal preferences. The important thing is that you choose high-quality and durable furniture that you will enjoy for a long time.

We hope that these tips will help you in your purchase of upholstered furniture!

The proper care and cleaning of upholstered furniture

Upholstered furniture is an important part of any living room. They not only provide comfortable seating, but also contribute to the ambience of the room. To keep your upholstered furniture in good condition for many years, regular care and cleaning is essential.

Regular care

To ensure the longevity of your upholstered furniture, you should clean it regularly. Remove dust and dirt with a soft cloth or brush and vacuum out cracks and joints if necessary. Avoid using harsh detergents and abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the surface.

It is also advisable to air the upholstered furniture regularly to avoid unpleasant odors. To do this, simply open the windows and let fresh air into the room.

Stain removal

Should stains ever appear on your upholstered furniture, you should remove them as quickly as possible. For this purpose, use a suitable stain remover that is adapted to the respective material. Always test the agent on an inconspicuous area beforehand to avoid damage.

For stubborn stains, it can also be helpful to use a cleaning solution of vinegar and water. Add one teaspoon of vinegar to one liter of water and apply the solution to the stain with a soft cloth. Then wipe with clean water and let it dry.

Deep cleaning

To remove deep-seated dirt and odors from your upholstered furniture, a professional deep cleaning is recommended. This can either be done by yourself or by a professional. Here, too, make sure that the cleaning agent is suitable for the material.

When deep cleaning yourself, you should make sure that the upholstered furniture dries completely before you use it again. Otherwise, mold may form.

Protection against wear and tear

To minimize wear and tear, protective measures such as covering upholstered furniture with cushions or blankets are recommended. Also avoid excessive sitting on certain areas to ensure an even wear pattern. If you have sat through your favorite corner, we recommend replacing the upholstery. If you have a modular sofa from Livom , you can also simply exchange the individual upholsteries with each other and you will have a new sitting area again. Of course you can also order the individual upholstery from us. 

If you have pets, you should also make sure that they do not scratch around on the upholstered furniture or get stuck with their claws. A special protective film applied to the upholstered furniture can help here. For pets, it is also worth switching to a modular sofa . They have the advantage that you can easily put theremovable covers in the washing machine. If your pet leaves scratch marks or other damage on the cover, you can simply reorder and replace it and do not need to buy a new sofa. 


Upholstered furniture is a good investment for any living space. With the right selection and proper care, they can create a cozy ambiance in your home for many years to come. Follow these tips and advice and find your perfect upholstered furniture for your home.

In addition, you can make your upholstered furniture even cozier with various accessories such as cushions and blankets . Choose thereby sofa colors and patterns that match your interior style.

And remember: regular care and cleaning of your upholstered furniture is the best protection against wear and tear.