Rotate the cushions
Rotate the cushions and flip them over every week so that the wear spreads evenly across the entire cushion.
Vacuum your furniture fabric weekly to keep it fresh.
Dampen fabric upholstery enough to dry out quickly
Clean those food or drink spills quickly before it becomes a stain.
If you choose to use a liquid cleaner solution, use a cloth or sponge to avoid excess solution penetrating the fabric, otherwise if it’s not dried out properly it may cause mold and unpleasant smell.
Avoid sunlight exposure
Fabric and leather upholstery can be damaged by being exposed to sunlight. Having drapes or using blinds to give shade to your upholstery can help avoid scorching your upholstery over time.
Never cover your upholstery with dark-colored blankets because the dyes can rub off onto the fabric when dry or bleed when wet.
Follow the cleaning care guide
Read the furniture’s care instructions. Knowing the type of material your upholstery is made out of will help in its proper care.
Microfiber upholstery can be steam cleaned for the best result, mostly any fabric, but natural fibers require special treatment: dry cleaning or cold-water cleaning.
Protect upholstery with stain-guard or stain protectant
After a professional cleaning ask for stain protection for all upholstery you think convenient.
Clean your upholstery often
Professional upholstery cleaning should be performed once or twice a year.
Most homeowners clean their upholstery whenever its needed, but if you do clean your upholstery every year even when it is still moderately clean, it will increase its lifespan significantly.
And, it will look good and smell better.