This Genius Home Decor Makes Your Home Look Cleaner Than It Really Is
Wine spills, crayon marks, and dirty fingers are no match for these durable, stain-resistant pieces.
In a home with pets, kids, and frequent visitors, your once-pristine living room sofa is bound to face messy footprints, Cheese Doodle dust, and the occasional red wine spill. How do you save your furniture without forbidding your family from the living room? Invest in durable, stain-resistant, life-proof furniture and fabrics that will survive whatever (sauce, juice, soda) is thrown its way. A sofa swathed in high-tech, stain-proof upholstery and a dog bed designed with Fido's muddy paws in mind will help make your home look cleaner than it really is. Everyone will think you're bold to own an elegant upholstered sofa when you have pets and kids, but we'll just keep this furniture's stain-proof formula our little secret.
1 A Life-Proof (and Super Stylish) Sofa
When it comes to high-performance stain-resistant fabric, Crypton is one of the leaders. Designed to resist moisture, stains, and odor, these smart textiles are ideal for upholstered pieces that get a lot of use, like your living room couch. This beautiful sofa is upholstered in durable Crypton fabric, so it will continue looking this polished for years to come. Red wine, you've met your match.
To buy: $2,395, onekingslane.com.
2 A Stain-Proof Kitchen Mat
If you've always wanted a comfy mat underfoot when you're washing the dishes, but the idea of keeping a rug where crumbs and debris are bound to collect grosses you out, check out this durable patterned option. It's not only stain- and fade-resistant, but also machine washable, so it will stay looking brand new even in one of the most high-traffic areas of your home.
To buy: $40, birchlane.com.
3 The Most Durable Area Rug
Think your family is too messy to handle having an area rug? Shop the brand Ruggable, which makes stain-resistant, machine-washable area rugs designed specifically for those with pets or other mess-makers. One reviewer even reports that her cat scratched this rug, yet it didn't snag. Hint: Pop this rug in the washing machine before guests come over and everyone will wonder how you keep it looking so clean.
To buy: $262, overstock.com.
4 A Waterproof, Machine-Washable Dog Bed
If you want a dog bed that won't look disgusting in one week, look for two features: a waterproof liner and a removable, machine-washable cover. Luckily, this bed has both. The low-profile memory foam pad is also ideal for dogs with arthritis, as it's easy on their joints. The nearly 1,000 five-star reviews on Wayfair.com assure us that the bed is 100-percent waterproof and easy to throw in the wash when it needs a refresh.
To buy: $29 (originally $70), wayfair.com.
5 Easy-Clean Tablecloth
If you want a tablecloth you can wipe clean but want something a little more sophisticated-looking than oilcloth, opt for this easy-clean option from Crate & Barrel. The elegant design is pretty enough for your next dinner party, but reviewers promise that even chocolate cake and Maraschino cherry juice wiped easily off the cloth following a party.
To buy: $25, crateandbarrel.com.