Four Ways to Prevent Furniture from Fading December 13 2018
While natural light adds beauty to any room, too much of a good thing can be harmful. When furniture is exposed to the sun’s UV rays for an extended period of time, the fabric will begin to fade. Here are four ways to help preserve your furniture’s beauty without cutting the daylight from your home.
- Hang curtains. If it’s no big deal for natural light to be in the room, try hanging blackout curtains. These will block up to 90% of light and help with your energy bill – they keep warm air in during winter and cool air in during summer. Curtains, in general, will help reduce the amount of natural light coming in, in addition to adding privacy and reducing noise.
- Add a window film or treatment. Window films help control the amount of heat and UV rays that enter your home. These disperse natural light evenly and block up to 99% of UV rays in addition to reducing cooling and heating costs.
- Install solar blinds. These can be mounted inside or outside of window frames and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Solar blinds allow some natural light to come in while blocking up to 95% of UV rays.
- Re-decorate the room. Of course, a simple solution is to move the furniture around the room. Pay close attention to where sunlight falls during the day, particularly between 10am-4pm. Move furniture with fabric to the shaded areas of the room.