How to Protect Sofa Corners

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Sofas are not only comfortable to sit on, they also serve as a major decorative element in a room due to their size and color. While sofas typically last for years if properly taken care of, sofa corners often show wear and damage first. Rubbing against the corners on a regular basis can wear them down, especially if the sofa is cloth-covered. Protect sofa corners from wear and damage by taking diligent care.

Things You'll Need

  • Pillow
  • Scratch guards
  • Sofa cover
  • Avoid rubbing against corners when walking around the sofa, as friction will wear out the material over time.

  • Use a pillow when lying on the sofa. Hair and skin oil can seep into sofa corners if you rest your head on them regularly, and this can discolor the material.

  • Prevent pets from biting or scratching the sofa corners by keeping them out of the room or by covering the corners with scratch guards designed to prevent damage from pets.

  • Keep food and drinks away from the sofa. A beverage or plate left on the corner of the sofa can spill or leave condensation that can damage the sofa material.

  • Use a sofa cover to further protect the corners. It won't prevent stains or puncture damage but it can minimize them.

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