Sofa Care 101: How to keep your zofa in tip-top condition

Investing in a new sofa is an exciting time for any homeowner. Seeing your new sofa in your own space after weeks (sometimes months) of choosing materials, colours and sizes, is extremely rewarding and satisfying.

We want your sofa to remain as crisp and fresh as it when your first received it to ensure you still get that ‘zofa feeling’ every time you look at it. To do this, it’s important to take proper care of it.

In this blog, we’ll share our top four essential tips to help you maintain your new sofa’s pristine condition, keeping it comfy, clean, and visually appealing.

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is crucial to preserve the quality of the fabric on your sofa. We recommend vacuuming your sofa once a week to remove any dust, dirt, and/or pet fur from the material.

Tip: Use a soft brush attachment to prevent any damage.

If you are left with stains, and require a thorough clean, we recommend you contact a specialist cleaner who is equipped to deal with such occurrences.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight can cause your sofa’s fabric to fade over time. It’s important to avoid this as much as you can. If you can try to position your sofa away from windows this will help keep the pristine condition of your sofa for longer. If this is too tricky, you could try UV-protective window films as an alternative.

Prevent Pet Damage

If you have a four-legged furry friend, you’ll know we can’t always predict when and where accidents will happen. To prolong the longevity of your sofa, you will need to take precautions to safeguard your sofa from their claws, fur, and accidents. If you can, train your pets to stay off the sofa, then great. However, if you’ve had pets for a long time, you know this rule has already gone out the window. So instead, use throws and blankets to cover the sofa to protect the fabric.

To keep the loose fur to a minimum, regularly groom your pets to minimise the day-to-day moulting and always treat any stains or accidents as quickly as you can.

Avoid Eating and Drinking on the Sofa

We’re all guilty of snacking on food while lounging on the sofa and watching your favourite film or tv series. However, as I’m sure you will already know, it’s best to avoid it as much as you can. Accidental spills can leave unwanted stains on the fabric, making the sofa look dull and less fresh. Instead, invest in food trays to eat over and avoid crumbs and spills.

If you follow these four care tips, your sofa will remain looking fresh and clean for a very long time. Click here, to find out even more care tips from the zofa team. For more information, get in touch – and our team will be happy to help!

We want you to love the look and feel of your new zofa from the moment you set eyes on it (and sit on it of course). We’ll happily send you a box of fabric samples and who knows, we might throw a little something extra in with it too.

Our Best Sellers

Our sofas, snugglers, stools and scatter cushions are simply the best (there’s a song in there somewhere!). With a lovely range of styles, sizes, colours and fabrics we’re bound to have something for you, your family and even the pets! Here’s just a few of our fan favourites.

Inspiration & Guides

If you need a helping hand with keeping up to date with the latest tips, trends, inspiration and must haves in the world of interior style then look no further, zofa has got you covered.

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Chunky Textured Weave

The ultimate cosy fabric that is beautifully soft with an easy handle. The fabric has a heavy texture with the structure featuring a tonal weave design, creating a luxurious plush finish.

Soft Touch Velvet

A beautifully soft velvet with a modern matt finish. Available in a range of colours and family friendly, with inherent stain resistance. 100% recycled with a GreenFR finish means your sofa won’t cost the earth.

Luxe Textured Velvet

Stylish, luxury plush fabric with a rich depth of colour. Featuring an antiqued, textured finish that is super soft to touch.

Soft Woven Chenille

A subtle woven texture with an incredibly soft, brushed feel meaning it’s as good to touch as it looks.

Brushed Wool Feel

This fabric is a ‌flat woven twill with a natural wool look and lovely soft handle.

Studio Plain*

A linen look, soft flat woven polyester with a textured weft creating an elegant overall finish. *Exclusively available to the hush range.


A sought-after bouclé fabric, offers a wool-like appearance that suits contemporary styles in vogue. Available in Mink & Ivory, the fabric infuses a natural essence into furniture design, aligning perfectly with the current immensely popular trend. *Exclusively available to the Utopia range.

Cosy Chenille

A chenille weave fabric with a subtle tonal effect that adds depth and character, a perfect blend of style and comfort.


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