Know How: Discover our top family-friendly sofa fabrics

We know that the sofa is the heart of the home and the place you and your family will spend much of your time together. It’s where you’ll sleep, nap, wrestle, watch films and eat popcorn, play with your pets, argue and make up, laugh and cry. It’s there for all of life’s moments. With all that being said, you need a fabric that’s going to stand the test of time and will keep your sofa looking like new, especially if you have young children and pets. Here are our top family-friendly sofa fabrics.

Aquaclean chenille

Aquaclean fabrics

Our newest family-friendly fabric range is Aquaclean chenille. This unique fabric is treated with an innovative fabric protector that allows you to clean stains using just water. The durability and ease of cleaning make it perfect for family homes, or high-traffic areas. Despite being durable and hardwearing, this chenille fabric is still soft to touch and feels lovely under the skin. Having been treated with this innovative fabric technology, our Aquaclean chenille prevents dirt from penetrating the fabric fibres and keeps your sofa looking like new.

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House Weave

House Weave is our most affordable fabric option, but affordability doesn’t compromise on style or substance. This durable 100% polyester fabric is the ideal family-friendly fabric if you’re looking for a new sofa on a budget. It is cosy, smart and even water-repellent. It comes in five colourways giving you lots of choice with all the added benefits of this synthetic fabric.


Our Stirling fabric has been a bestseller since we launched. It’s popular with families thanks to its hypoallergenic and gentle properties. Made from 100% polyester, it is smart and durable, but also soft to touch. Like many of our polyester fabrics, it’s easy to clean, and is available in bolder colours in comparison to some of our other ranges, making it a great choice for kid’s rooms, play areas or family rooms.

Easy Velvet

Think you can’t have a stunning velvet sofa when you have kids? Think again. Our Easy Velvet range is designed to be just that, ‘easy’, and the most durable, resistant velvet option we have. With its short pile, this synthetic velvet is less prone to crushing. Being 100% synthetic, it is an affordable velvet option for families, and with seven gorgeous colour options, you’re spoilt for choice with our Easy Velvet.

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