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A home that sparkles

india Updated: Apr 03, 2010 02:04 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Hindustan Times
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FurnitureIt’s always easy and fun to shop for home decor items, but maintaining them can be a task. Experts share a few simple tips on how to keep your furniture and décor products sparkling for years.

To protect wooden furniture always buy cleaners, waxes and polishes, that are easily available in the market. They protect the finish on furniture from scratches and abrasions.

Deodorise your upholstery on a regular basis. Purchase room diffusers to add scent into your home.

To clean leather sofas, use a dry cloth or vacuum the corners. Do not use lots of water of cleaning solvents or soaps. Always buy leather conditioners from specialist stores.

To avoid streaks on stainless steel products, soak the product in olive oil; to polish, use cider vinegar. Club soda can also be used to remove streaks and heat stains.

To remove stink from the carpet, put naphthalene balls and keep it rolled for a few days.

When going out on a vacation, cover up the furniture. Muslin covers are ideal as the fabric breathes well. All crystal items and looking glasses should be covered with plastic.

With inputs from Angeline Loiseau of Zolijns Designs; Bindu Vadera of Varya Designs and interior designer Sunita Bhasin.

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