One of the perfect furniture for your living room is the sofa. Of course, a good sofa comes with a right combination of pillows. As accessories to your sofa, pillows should match with it according to its fabric, color and style.
The common materials of pillows perfect for your sofa are leather and microfiber. These materials are also common with the materials your sofa is made of. This means that the care given to the sofa is just the same with for your pillows.
Leather pillows are primarily made from animal skin from cows or sheep. This type of material is used by manufacturers in a few other products like household items and clothing. For leather used in manufacturing pillows for sofas, the material is typically gets tanned and conditioned to create a pleasant and soft feel. But, if you have a firmer leather-made sofa, then you can buy firmer pillows to match with your sofa.
On the other hand, pillows that are made from microfiber produce a very soft surface with the sense of soft suede. This kind of material is characterized with its very fine fibers that have a diameter one-hundredth the thickness of human hair and half that of fine silk. Most often, polyester and nylon are the two materials most commonly affiliated with such material.
Taking care of your leather pillows is same as taking care with your leather sofa. Heat is one factor why leather pillows are fading and feel hard. To keep the thing from fading, position the pillow that is not directing to the sunlight and away from any source of heat. If you are going to wipe your pillows, make sure to wipe down with a wet rag so that it can remove dirt from the surface.
For taking care of your microfiber pillows, you may clean them by using a standard washing machine. You should only use a laundry detergent that is mild, like the ones you use on other fabrics. But remember; do not use fabric softener on washing microfiber pillows because it clogs the fabric. You can also choose to hand-wash microfiber pillows so that it can be used for a longer time.