The Best Kid- and Pet-Friendly Sofas You Can Buy Now
Fur. Spills. Crumbs. Bouncing. These are the imminent dangers to your home when you have pets and/or kids, so you have to make sure your furniture can stand up to them. We did the research for you and found sofas that have a sturdy build and are made of durable fabric — perfect for even the most chaotic households. They’re pretty much indestructible, easy-to-clean, and cute to boot. We’ve split our choices up into four popular categories: general, sectionals, leather, and sleepers.
Best Sofa Fabrics for Kids and Pets
Look for the right kind of leather. Leather is one of the most durable materials, so it’s a great choice for households with kids and pets. However, not all leather is created equal. Aniline leather is the most natural and has not been treated with any dyes, making it the most sensitive to scuffs — you’ll want to avoid it when shopping. Instead, look for semi-aniline or pigmented leather, which has been treated to make it the most durable (and least expensive). Also keep an eye out for “top-grain” leather, which is considered more durable than split leather.
When in doubt, opt for classic microfber. You can’t go wrong with microfiber or canvas. These materials are made to withstand all sorts of use, and are typically easy to clean and take care of.
Stay away from delicate fabrics. You’ll want to look for fabric that has a tight weave — chenille, velvet, and silk are no-gos, unless you get a special performance variety that is stronger than normal.
This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: The Best Kid- and Pet-Friendly Sofas You Can Buy Now