How can I prevent fading?

How to make sure exposure to sunlight does not cause the fabric or leather of your sofa to fade or become patchy.

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Written by Rebecca Green
Updated over a week ago

First things first, take a look at where you’ve decided your new sofa is going to live. Is it near a window? It’s important to bear in mind that direct sunlight can cause colour fading on your fabric or leather sofa. More delicate materials like velvet, chenille and aniline leather are particularly sensitive to light and this should be taken into account when you’re deciding where your new sofa is going to live.

If you’re worried that your sofa may be affected by sunlight streaming through your windows, it’s a good idea to keep your curtains or blinds drawn during the brightest part of the day. Another option is to invest in a throw to cover your furniture during any sunny spells. It’s really important to make sure any throw you use to cover your sofa is made from colourfast material in order to prevent the risk of dye transfer.

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