Runny nose? Itchy, watery eyes?
The most common allergens in your home that could be bothering you are pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. While regularly cleaning can help get rid of some allergens these can be hidden in places you might not have thought about. Your furniture and bedding can be the home to many of these allergens.
If you suffer from allergies often and are looking for new furniture, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Opt for a Raised Leg
Choosing a raised leg will allow you to easily clean floors and see when things start to get dusty. Having the legs and bottom of the sofa or sectional uncovered, the dust won’t build up and go unnoticed.
Try one of these exposed leg sofas…
Pros and Cons of Leather vs. Fabric Upholstery
Fabric Upholstery Pros
Typically more budget-friendly
More selection in terms of colors, patterns, and texture
Termed as comfortable with soft, plush fabric options
Fabric Upholstery Cons
Must be cleaned often by vacuuming and using special cleaners such as stain-resistant products
Fabric can trap allergens and dander creating problems for people with allergies
Fabric can wear down over time
We have a wide range of fabric options such as…
Leather Upholstery Pros
Can be cleaned easily using a microfiber cloth, mild soap, and vinegar
Won’t allow dust particles to penetrate the surface
Gives a high-end look and feel
Leather Upholstery Cons
Can be pricier than fabric
Can be cold in the winter months & hot in the summer months
Can show scratches over time
A few of our favorite options in leather…
No matter if you are a leather lover or fabric fiend there are pros and cons to leather and fabric upholstery. Thinking about your home and lifestyle will help you determine the best furniture cover for you.
Choose Enclosed Storage Pieces
In order to avoid your belongings being covered in dust, it is best to have enclosed storage. Having exposed shelves may put your items at risk of collecting dust.
Check out these enclosed storage options…
Mattresses & Bedding
Allergens can also infiltrate your mattress and bedding. Your mattress is one of the most used pieces of furniture in your house- you spend roughly 8 hours every day in bed so it is important that we take care of it.
Tips for combating allergens in Mattress & Bedding
Washing your sheets often can help reduce the number of allergens you are being exposed to but depending on the fabric- it may not be enough.
Using hypoallergenic fabric for your sheets and pillows can be super helpful in keeping out allergens.
Here at Old Brick, we recommend Bedgear
Bedgear’s Story started with a frustrated father. His son developed allergies and he needed to sleep on hypoallergenic sheets which he found were hot and stuffy. His father, the CEO, started sowing lacrosse shorts together to form sheets, which was the start of performance bedding.
Bedgear offers mattresses, pillows, sheets, and mattress protectors. These performance products maximize airflow to help you sleep all night comfortably long by allowing your body to regulate its temperature naturally. If you want to learn more about Bedgear, read our Bedgear Blog here or check out the products on our website here.