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Clean & Store Winter Blankets

Finding the perfect winter blanket can be such a treat. It becomes your best friend when the days turn chilly and nothing makes you feel more comfortable than when you’re all snuggled up in its warmth. But now summer is here and you find that your best winter blanket or comforter is simply taking up more space in your home than you wish it would.

We have your 4 favorite blanket materials and detailed descriptions on how to clean and store each one properly so that you can have them on hand when the cold weather returns.

1. Weighted blanket

Weighted blankets are amazing. They present the right amount of comfort through a blend of soft fabrics and weighted materials that make it feel like a firm hug. But you have moved beyond the need for the extra warmth as it seems just a bit too hot to keep it by your side. The optimal thing you can do now before you store is wash your blanket with cool water and a gentle detergent. Air dry your weighted blanket if you can, or place it in the dryer on the lowest heat setting to fully dry it out. Fold up your blanket and keep it in a dry place like an ottoman or storage chest.

2. Down comforter

Down comforters are lightweight and soft, but can be a bit tough to store when the weather gets warm. Since down comforters are so plush they can also be bulky and difficult to put away. How can you be sure that your comforter will stay fresh? Before you decide to put your comforter away, take the delicate material and get it dry cleaned by a professional. Next, try to fold it up and place it in a storage container or up on a rack to sit until you are ready to use it again. Avoid placing anything heavy on top of your comforter as it can compress the material and make it lose some of its comforting qualities.

3. Wool

Wool blankets are the ultimate tool you need when the temp is freezing. They provide an astounding amount of warmth and make a great decor addition to any room. When you want to pack your wool blankets in, handle them with care as wool fabrics can be tricky. Have your wool dry cleaned before stowing it away. If you would like to keep them at home, you can hand wash your wool blankets by filling a basin with cool water and an extremely gentle soap. Let your blanket soak and then carefully press out any excess water and lay flat to dry. Fold them up and place them somewhere dry until you need them again.

4. Faux fur

Fashionable and timeless, faux fur throws and blankets have become an increasingly popular trend lately. But what about when you’re ready to give them a rest? The truth is, you might be washing your faux fur garments incorrectly. This can take away from the look and feel of your stylish covering and make them not as cozy to cuddle into. Check the label of your faux fur throw to make sure it can be machine washed. Once you have confirmed that it can be, toss it in with some cold water, mild detergent, and no fabric softener. Tumble dry on the lowest setting or air dry if that is what you prefer. Preserve your blanket with vacuum sealed packs to make sure they stay clean, or opt for tote bags to store them in to reduce your use of plastic.

Remember to come back to our website and visit us each month for more Texas Furniture Hut tips, tricks, and trends. We offer seasonal everything from seasonal decor methods to cleaning advice and more! You don’t want to miss a thing.

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How To Pick A Couch

These days, there are so many options to choose from when shopping for furniture. You might be asking yourself, “Which style do I like? How will I know if it fits with the rest of my room? Is it easy to clean?” These are all some valid questions to have when you begin to look for that perfect sofa to set the mood for the rest of your living space. But where do you start? Before you buy, we have a list of four things to consider so that you can get a firm grasp on how to pick a couch that best fits you, your home, and your lifestyle.

1. Sofa size

Before you shop you should measure the room your new couch will go in. You don’t want to start your search for a new couch only to fall in love with a piece of furniture that is either too large or too small to comfortably fit your space. Begin your couch shopping the smart way and use some measuring tape to map out how big your room is and what size couch you think you can make work. If you still have questions or are unsure of what to get, take your room measurements to your desired furniture store and discuss the details with the sales associates there to get their expert advice. You want to make sure you have enough room to relax, walk through or around other furniture like a coffee table or loveseat, and place surrounding home décor accordingly. For those pairing their new sofa with an area rug, take a look at one of our blogs which properly explains how to position an area rug within your home and around your furniture.

2. Fabric quality & care

The foundation of your new sofa lies in both the structure and materials. Yes, you can pick an inexpensive leather material alternative for your new couch, but you will be missing out on what quality fabric can do for you. For starters, cheaper material tends to break down faster and can be extra hard to clean. This means you’ll not only be scrubbing more often while you have it, but you also won’t have it for too long if you’re putting your couch through everyday use. It’s better to go with premium leather that you don’t mind caring for properly, or turning towards high-quality faux leather furniture like this Sheridan Living Room Set. You’ll spend a little more but the durability of your furniture will be worth it in the long haul.

Fashionable materials like velvet or silk might look amazing, but they can become easily destroyed in high traffic areas. These delicate materials are high maintenance, require careful use, and professional cleaning so they can remain showstopping. Don’t be discouraged if you have your heart set on an exquisite silk or velvet couch! An upholstered couch made from these materials can be an attractive addition to a lightly used parlor or sitting room. However, if you would like to place your newly found sofa in a home with pets or children, be aware that it may be difficult to maintain.

3. Always in style

After you have established the size, shape, and type of fabric you prefer in your living area, uncover what style or types of styles you might be leaning towards. The best advice we can give is to not get too caught up in the latest trends and choose a design that makes you comfortable. Couches usually end up being a huge part of your entire home décor for years to come. So while a bright teal sofa seems like the super sleek new trend right now, you may not want it to be the focal point of your home ten or even twenty years from now. If bold colors and eye-catching patterns are your comfort zone, feel free to explore a ton of unique upholstery options that reflect your own personal sense of style. For those who would like to tone down their furniture to fit the rest of the room, neutral shades and minimal patterns will be just for you. You can always refer to an interior designer if you feel like you need some help arranging the rest of your room around your sofa.

4. The right price

Establish a budget for yourself and be reasonable about how much you can truly afford to spend on a new couch. This will make shopping for one a tad easier, as you will have already placed boundaries for yourself and your wallet. The true goal here is to buy a sofa that fits:

- Your budget

- Your room

- Your style

When you shop Texas Furniture Hut, you might be surprised at what you can find that fits your budget! We specialize in quality, luxury furniture for less because we want to make sure that you genuinely love the furniture you select. Find gorgeous individual pieces and entire sets for 20% less than retail every day. Visit either one of our showrooms in Cypress and Katy, and come back to our blog each month for the latest tips, tricks, and home trends.

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