The great guide to upholstered furniture - from purchase to cleaning

Der grosse Ratgeber rund um Polstermöbel - vom Kauf bis zur Reinigung - Livom

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 article you will find answers to all your questions about upholstered furniture.

Choosing the right upholstered furniture for your home

Style and design

Before you choose 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 to match existing elements in the room, such as the flooring or wall colors.

If you choose a modern style, look for clean lines and simple shapes. A classic style, on the other hand, calls for ornate details and carvings. If you choose a certain color or pattern, you should also consider that after some time it may no longer suit your taste.

Materials and fabrics

Choosing the right material is also important. Do you want to use 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. Take a look at our guide to the proper care of leather sofas at.

If you choose leather, you should keep in mind that this material is very durable, but it also needs regular care to maintain its beauty. Cotton On the other hand, it 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 requirements

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

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

Features and extras

Think about what features your upholstered furniture should have. Should it guarantee a particularly comfortable sitting position or do you want to have 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 pull-out sofa bed can be especially handy if you often have guests. A sofa with a built-in massage function can help you relax after a long day at work. If you're short on storage space, a sofa with extra storage can be a good choice.

Tips for buying upholstered furniture

Upholstered furniture is an important part of our living spaces. It provides us with comfort and coziness and is often the centerpiece of our home decor. However, before you decide to buy upholstered furniture, you should consider 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. 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 pieces are of good quality. Look closely at the material and workmanship.

Ideally, all screws and seams should be tight and of high quality to ensure longevity even with 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 youChildren or Pets have

Warranty and customer service

Before buying, check what guarantees the manufacturer offers. Is there a warranty period and what does it cover? Also find out in advance how you should proceed in the event of defects and damage and whether there is a customer service that can help you with questions and problems.

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

Online vs. stationary trade

Consider whether you want to buy upholstered furniture online or in a home furnishings store. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

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

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

Ultimately, it depends on your personal preferences and needs whether you want to buy online or in a store.


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 warranties and customer service.

Whether you buy online or in-store depends on your personal preferences. What's important is that you choose high-quality, durable furniture that you'll enjoy for a long time.

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

Proper care and cleaning of upholstered furniture

Upholstered furniture is an important part of any living space. Not only does it provide comfortable seating, but it also contributes to the ambiance of the room. To keep your upholstered furniture in good condition for many years, regular care and cleaning is essential.

Regular care

To guarantee the longevity of your upholstered furniture, you should clean it regularly. Remove dust and dirt with a soft cloth or brush and vacuum out crevices 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

If stains appear on your upholstered furniture, you should remove them as soon as possible. Use a suitable stain remover that is adapted to the respective material. Always test the product 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. To do this, 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.

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

Protection from wear and tear

To minimize wear and tear, it is recommended to take protective measures such as covering the upholstered furniture with cushions or blankets. Also, avoid sitting excessively on certain areas to ensure an even pattern of wear and tear. If you've sat through your favorite corner, we recommend replacing the upholstery. If you have a modular sofa from Livom modular sofa, you can simply exchange the individual cushions and you will have a new seating area. Of course you can also reorder the individual upholstery from us.

If you have pets, you should also make sure that they do not scratch the upholstered furniture or get stuck with their claws. A special protective film applied to the upholstered furniture can help here. With pets it is also worthwhile to a modular sofa modular sofa. They have the advantage that you the removable covers simply put them in the washing machine. Should your pet If your pet leaves scratch marks or other damage on the cover, you can simply reorder and replace it and don't 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.

Additionally, you can accessorize your upholstered furniture with different accessories like cushions and Blankets make it even cozier. Choose thereby Sofa colors and patternsthat match your interior style.

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