Break out your vacuum and multi-purpose cleaners: A new season is a perfect excuse to clean your space. As most of us are determined to destroy dust bunnies or reorganize every single cabinet or drawer, our furniture often takes a back seat. After all, why deep-clean your couch when you can easily alphabetize and color-code your bookshelf?
Fortunately, there’s a crop of low-maintenance home décor brands that are making it surprisingly easy to keep your home in tip-top shape year-round. Instead of paying top dollar to get your pieces steamed or dry-cleaned, cleaning these pieces can be as easy as throwing an extra load in the laundry or using a damp paper towel.
Go ahead, check out these brands below and cross a few tasks off your to-do list.
The kitchen rug trend isn’t leaving our homes anytime soon so if you’re going to hop on the bandwagon, you can at least invest in a layer that’s both pretty and practical. That’s where NamaMat comes in. Made of squishy, 3/4-inch polyurethane foam, this mat will make hunching over your stove surprisingly comfortable. And if you’re worried your new layer will be covered in spills and stains by the time dinner rolls around, don’t fret: The NamaMat wipes clean.
Netflix and chilling is all fun and games until someone (okay, you) spills a glass of Merlot all over your couch. While an accidental spill can send many design enthusiasts into a panic, Maiden Home is here to help alleviate some of that stress. Founder Nidhi Kapur has teamed up with artisans in North Carolina to create beautiful, hand-crafted furniture—minus the sticker shock. While Maiden Home lets its customers select the perfect stain, colors, and materials, its performance materials are the unsung hero of the collection. These special textiles are fade-resistant, pet-friendly, and easy to spot clean with soap and water. Oh, and did we mention they’re liquid-resistant, so any spills will bead up at the surface. Simply wipe up your mess and queue the movie.
If getting your rug professionally cleaned seems like a costly and time-consuming chore, give Ruggable a try. Revolutionizing the way we buy—and care for—our rugs, Ruggable’s inventory boasts area rugs that are hypoallergenic, made without toxins, and machine washable. (Yes, you read that correctly.) The next time a spill occurs, simply toss your Ruggable rug in the laundry and have a squeaky clean layer in no time. Oh, and did we mention they’re incredibly affordable?
With the tagline, “life's a mess, your sofa doesn’t have to be,” there’s no denying Sixpenny was created to make your life a little easier. The direct-to-consumer company features an array of slipcovers made from durable materials like canvas and linen. In addition to being kid and pet-friendly, these slipcovers are life-friendly, battle-tested, and, most important, easy to swap. Whether you want to get your slipcovers dry cleaned along with your favorite sweaters or are craving a new look for the living room, sprucing up your space has never been so easy.
The average person spends a third of their life in bed, so it seems perfectly reasonable to want to deck out your bedroom with a great mattress, pillow, and sheets. But as swoon-worthy as silk sheets seem, they also seem pretty high-maintenance. We mean, just think about all the hoops you have to jump through to clean a silk camisole. Fortunately, Ettitude’s Bamboo Lyocell sheets will give you the same silky feel—minus the headache. Made with organic bamboo, these sheets offer all the super-soft benefits of silk sheets, but can be tossed in the wash with the rest of your laundry. Bonus points: These sheets are also hypoallergenic, so you also won’t spend a third of your life feeling congested.