How To Pick A Kid and Pet Friendly Sofa For Your Home santa barbara design center

How To Pick A Kid and Pet Friendly Sofa For Your Home



At Santa Barbara Design Center we carry the large selection of fabrics to choose from. Polyester is one of many fabrics that we recommend when custom making your dream sofa or even reupholstering your old one. The most important piece in your living room is your sofa. Furthermore, it is the most used piece when it comes to friends and family paying a visit. So when custom making your sofa, you also want to consider the fabric. Ask yourself whether or not kids and pets will be using it. If so, Polyester is the best way to go. Here is why !

  • Polyester is very durable and is resistant to many chemicals
  • This is a popular fabric in many industry, as it is resistant to shrinking and stretching. It is also resistant to wrinkling and abrasions
  • The fibres used to create Polyester are very strong yet lightweight
  • The fibres are easily dyed
  • It retains its shape very well
  • Polyester fabric is easy to look after and it can be washed and dried at home
  • It is a quick drying fabric, so a popular choice for outdoors clothing


Indoor / Outdoor Sunbrella

For many families, combating spills and stains from active kids and pets can be like a Wild West showdown. Designed to be used both inside and out, Sunbrella furniture fabrics have a softer feel than other outdoor fabrics that are used for awnings, making them great for your sofa. When someone spills their drink on Sunbrella it does not soak in, rather it beads and comes right off.

Sunbrella is water repellent, fade resistant, and bleach cleanable while still staying soft to the touch. Sunbrella upholstery fabrics add style to any space. With the strength to stand up to the elements and everyday use, these durable fabrics are great for both indoor and outdoor use.

Color palette

Choosing the right color to fit your interior is very important. You want to make your living space feel and look like home. If you’re starting a project from scratch, a rug is the first thing you want to lay out so you can decorate around it. At Rugs & More we have the largest selection of oriental carpets for your home.

How To Pick A Kid and Pet Friendly Sofa For Your Home santa barbara design center

The second most important piece will be your sofa. A showpiece sofa has inspiration for a room that could be upholstered in a vibrant luxury fabric, or covered in a colorful print. It is a focal point of the room. But you also want to keep in mind kids and pets.

If you have young children, this can influence your choice of color for a family room sofa. Your children will most likely want to play or invite friends into a family room, and you and your family may eat in the room. If this is the case, then tracked-in dirt, spills and accidents are almost certain, and you’ll want to make cleaning those accidents and keeping your sofa attractive as easy as possible. Browns, grays and dark colors will hide dirt and stains easily, extending your sofa’s new and tidy look.



Lastly, you can consider slip covering your sofa to protect it from any accidents. If it gets dirty you can simply take the slipcover off to have it dry cleaned or throw it in the washer. One of the easiest ways to update your sofa is to have a slip cover made that fits well and hides any imperfections. At Santa Barbara Design Center we can custom make a slipcover in any size, shape, and any fabric to fit your needs. Stop by to view our selection.


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