Your sofa works as the queen of any space and the most effective functional and decorative part of the place. That’s why you should choose the fabric of your sofa carefully taking into consideration the style and size of your space, your lifestyle, your budget, and your love for the radical change.
In your traditional and formal living room, you will need luxurious sofa materials to reflect your personality in the place. If such a formal space is vulnerable to the daily use or the mistakes of your kids, you should choose a leather sofa. The leather will help you clean the spots easily and quickly keeping the luxurious look of your formal or informal living room, but it can be expensive and tough material. The linen or cotton will be a better choice if you use your living room rarely and need a pilling and fading resistance sofa, but it can wrinkle and soil easily.
To avoid the previous problems, you can use a vinyl sofa, as it is not expensive and you can clean it easily. The wool upholstery will provide your living room unique warmth and resist the fading, wrinkles, and piling, but the sofa will never blend with your modern space. The silk upholstered sofa will enhance the luxurious look of your space, but it needs a special cleaning and maintenance.
Most of the synthetic sofa fabrics are blended with natural fibers to resist stain, moths, and mildew and be cleaned easily. The polyester, olefin, nylon, and vinyl are already easy to clean, but their static effect and low durability will make you think several times before purchasing a sofa with such materials. You can still find washable synthetic fabrics like the acrylic, but it can scrap or cut easily.
The microfiber sofa will help you avoid most of the pervious problems, but it will attract dust and change its color with time. The acetate sofa upholstery looks like silk in its texture and resistance to pilling, mildew, and shrinking, but it will not tolerate the heavy use.