Do Upholstered Beds Get Dusty?

by Dylan Bowen July 18, 2022 3 min read

Do upholstered beds get dusty?

Upholstered beds are lavish pieces of furniture that bring elegance and sophistication to any bedroom. Upholstered beds are very versatile and entirely customisable, you can choose the colour, style and fabric of the bed so in a way the bed becomes a part of you as it’s entirely your design and preference.

Similarly to all house furnishings upholstered beds become dusty or untidy. This sometimes can be slightly tricky to notice as the dust will start to build up and gather over time. Regardless of if you are spring cleaning your upholstered bed or giving it some urgent TLC this cleaning routine will not fail you and will help keep your upholstered bed looking great.

There are four main steps of this cleaning routine on how to clean your upholstered bed and if you stick to this routine your bed will last you years and will be fresh and clean.

The first step is to vacuum your bed ideally once a week, vacuuming your bed once a week should keep it looking its best. To do this I would recommend using the handheld vacuum instead of your standard vacuum this is because the handheld vacuum will come with attachments that will allow you to reach any seam and crease on the bed and vacuum thoroughly your get rid of all dust particles. Vacuuming your bed will not only help your bed look its best but will also help the air quality as it will be getting rid of any dust particles and consequently will help you get a better night's sleep too.

The next step is to bring out your trusty fabric cleaner. Once you are satisfied with the vacuuming of your bed and feel as if you have removed all the dust particles it’s time to use the fabric cleaner, I would suggest going for a well-known brand that will be up to the job. However, before using the fabric cleaner all over your bed it’s important to carry out a patch test to see how the fabric cleaner will react to your bed. You should do the patch test on the area of the bed that isn’t visible, this is important because if the fabric cleaner does leave a stain or changes the colour of the fabric on the bed it will be hidden away.

After you have used the fabric cleaner and your bed is free of any stains or marks it’s time to use your baking soda. Baking soda helps to naturally absorb odours and will keep your bed smelling fresh. You will need to sprinkle the baking soda all over your bed and then leave it to sit for a few hours and work it making, once it’s been a couple of hours you will need to thoroughly vacuum the bed. This is important as it will get rid of any of the residue of the baking soda that is lingering on the bed.

The final step is for emergencies like spilling a drink on your bed or even worse red wine. When this does happen it’s important not to panic, rather what you will need to do is use your fabric cleaner and gently blot the stain to remove any liquid that has seeped through the fabric as well as remove the stain from the surface of the bed too. It’s important to be patient when doing this as it may take some time.

Dylan Bowen
Dylan Bowen


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