The Best Kid-Friendly Fabric for Sofas

We love our kids, but let’s face it, they’re not the cleanest beings on earth. They track in dirt, spill their drinks, jump on the sofa cushions, and suddenly that brand new couch doesn’t look very brand new anymore. However, when you’re out buying a new sofa after the last one got ripped to shreds, you should think about choosing one with the proper fabric to hold up against your children. Here are a few to look out for:


Microfiber is one of the toughest fabrics there is. That’s because they’re largely stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about all of those accidental spills. An added bonus is that microfiber comes in a variety of textures, from suede to corduroy.


Leather is expensive, but a leather couch will be a good investment in the long run. Leather is extremely durable, easy to clean, and unlike other kinds of fabric it won’t hold onto odors. Just keep in mind that if you have pets, their claws can leave marks.


Vinyl is similar to leather in looks and durability, but it’s also cheaper, so if a leather couch seems too much, you can always opt for vinyl instead.


Durable and easy to spot-clean, wool is a great choice for families. They’re also less prone to snagging or wrinkling than other fabrics.


A good pair of jeans are fairly sturdy. The same can be said of a denim sofa. Plus, denim is available in a wide array of colors, so it can go with practically any space or color scheme that you have.

These fabrics will all hold up well against everything your children will throw at them. However, even the most durable fabric will begin to wear as the years pass. If that’s the case, then consider taking it to Design Craft Upholstery where our furniture and upholstery restoration services can make that old couch look like new again.