A little bit of advice for new parents, don’t plan on owning NEW furniture. Let me re-phrase that, don’t plan on keeping your furniture NEW. Why is it that new furniture attracts kool-aid, dirt, fruit loops, markers, and whatever else you can find underneath the cushions? My husband and I purchased a sofa and love seat set some time back. At one point we were looking at leather sofas because I thought maybe they were easier to keep clean with children. However when we were shopping we never came across something that really caught our eye. However this is not where we went wrong. THIS is where we went wrong.
So what is wrong with this furniture you might ask? One word BEIGE! Parents I’m warning you DO NOT purchase light colored furniture when you have children. I still love the look of this living room set especially in THIS photo. It is not nearly as easy to keep clean as maybe black leather sofas might be but it beautifully, neutral and you can change the pillows to match any living room decor. My furniture no longer looks as well kept and truthfully I don’t think it is even the same color anymore, it is probably more of a brown then a beige!
However I do highly recommend the micro-suede which is what this sofa was made out of. Even though I can’t seem to keep the furniture looking like new, and it seems to have darken over the years I do believe that the micro-suede fabric did keep it a little longer then any other material would have. I can actually take the pads out and launder the cushions. Doesn’t help however when the frame needs to be clean.
I guess what I’m really trying to say is if you are a new parent don’t go out and buy your DREAM furniture until your kids have moved out. Think of dark colors, durable fabric, and stain protection (if you believe there is such a thing), and you may want to pick up a steam cleaner while you are at it!