Furniture that is placed in direct sunlight will gradually fade over time, which will make it look dull and worn out before its time, rather than eye-catching. What can you do to protect couches from fading?
Move Couches Out of Direct Sunlight
When you have spent thousands of dollars on a new three-piece suite for your lounge/living room, the last thing you will want to deal with is damage caused by direct sunlight. Faded couches do not look at all attractive. One of the most obvious solutions is to move couches out of direct sunlight to protect them from fading. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple move around the room so that couches do not catch any sunlight when the sun starts to spill into the room.
Add Protective Slipcovers or Blankets
Another way to protect couches from fading is to invest in attractive slipcovers or blankets that can be removed and washed. Choose slipcovers that match the colour of the couches, or that are contrasting, such as cream or beige for a chocolate brown couch. Or drape blankets decoratively over couches, where the sun usually hits, to help prevent fading. Finish off the look by re-positioning decorative pillows and cushions.
Close Blinds Partially During the Sunniest Part of the Day
If you have blinds in your home, consider closing the blinds during the sunniest part of the day. However, if closing the blinds will make rooms appear too dark, adjust blinds so that they are still partially open, to allow enough light into the room, but without direct sunlight that can fade couches.
Faded couches detract from the beauty of the furniture. To protect your couches from fading due to direct sunlight, start off by moving couches out of direct sunlight, so that when the sunlight spills into the room, it will not land onto couches. Next, add protective slipcovers or blankets to protect couches from fading. Another effective method that will help protect couches from fading is partially closing blinds during the sunniest part of the day, so that enough light comes into the room, but without fading the couches.