Island furniture recommendations
I am ready to buy furniture and need advice. I am toying with buying a sleeper sofa but some people have told me that they tend to get very musty, buggy and just plain gross in this climate. Also - the one I am looking at is the traditional overstuffed style - not a rattan or wicker base. Again, I have heard to steer clear of this type of furniture. So .. let's hear all your opinions on what works ( and doesn't work) down here in paradise!
Some of really depends on your own house and its exposure to moisture and sunlight -- My traditional style sofa has always been fine -- I do vacuum it and spread the cushions out in the sun on occasion -- if you can't get light and fresh air into the room it takes a bit of effort to keep fabric dry - take it a piece at a time and some rooms may be better than other too.
Most everything around here is built using concrete which retains a lot of moisture. Moisture and overstuffed furniture don't normally interact well.
I think that as long as you are able to air out the furniture on a regular basis you should be fine. On occasion you should open up the bed and give it a chance to breathe. Should you have furniture that needs to be cleaned there is a mobile furniture upholstery cleaning service on island , they will make house calls and clean at your home.
We use Brown Jordan all weather patio furniture in our living room. It's the wide weave sea grass look. The furniture is about 5 years old and has held up well.Thing's do get musty so make sure to have good airflow and place in the sun for an hour to freshen it up.