Taking care of your product is just as important as deciding which piece to buy, and here at Bo Living, we’re committed to helping you get the most from your furniture. .

Tips for keeping your furniture beautiful for longer:

  • Where assembly is required, do so as close to where the product will be placed, to avoid moving the product unnecessarily once assembled.
  • Ensure the furniture is placed on an even or flat surface.
  • Don’t drag the furniture if you wish to move it – this will cause damage to both the furniture and your floor – enlist the help of an additional pair of hands to help lift the furniture to the desired location.
  • Tall storage furniture will need anchoring to the wall to prevent tipping. Please consult local hardware stores on the type of hardware required, as this will be based on the type of material the wall is made of.
  • Most new furniture will have a distinct odour of wood and lacquer once removed from its packaging – this is quite normal and will subside over one or two weeks. Please note, added ventilation can speed up this process.

Sunlight, heat and moisture

Elements such as sunlight, heat, moisture and excessive temperature and humidity fluctuations can damage any type of furniture regardless of material and finish. To prevent any damage, we recommend the following:

  • Keep furniture away from a heat source, an AC unit, very hot surroundings and direct sunlight.
  • Coasters and placemats are essential underneath hot objects, such as pans, plates or glassware to protect the surface of the furniture.

Children and Pets

  • Like most furniture, certain mechanisms and moving parts are included, such as on recliner chairs, extendable tables, sofa beds, and adjustable backrests and footrests. Preventing them from playing with these potentially dangerous mechanisms not only protects their health and safety but can minimise any risk of damage to your furniture

Furniture containing glass or mirrors

  • Avoid very hot or cold items coming into direct contact with the surface – use thick mats/coasters where possible.
  • Avoid excessive forces being applied to the surface ie. don’t sit or stand on them or use them as a chopping surface without the appropriate protection
  • Avoid placing sharp objects like pens, keys, jewellery that could cause scratches or stains on the surface
  • To clean, use a damp cloth with soft soap. Avoid using abrasive solutions where possible, as these can scratch the glass or mirror.

Wood/Veneered Furniture

  • Over time, surfaces pre-treated with oil may dry out. Maintain the finish with regular treatments of suitable oil as recommended by your local stores.
  • In case of spillages, avoid rubbing the spilt liquid into the surface and instead try to soak up the spillage immediately. Wipe afterwards with a damp, clean cloth, and dry afterwards using the same method with a dry, clean cloth. If stains or marks persist, seek professional help and advice.
  • Do not use spirits, bleaches or any other chemical cleaners to clean wood products.
  • For extendable tables, it is recommended – where possible – that the table initially is used in its extended position, to avoid colour variations on the table-top due to different light exposure levels.
  • It is inevitable that woods such as pine will suffer from dents and scratches through everyday use as these materials are naturally soft. We believe such marks, like natural wood grain, give the furniture character. If you are uncomfortable with dents and scratches, please seek professional help and advice.


  • Vacuum or brush regularly to remove dust.
  • If spillages occur, wipe away excess liquid immediately. Use paper towels or tissue to soak up the liquid by pressing gently onto the spilt area, which reduces it from seeping into the cushion.
  • Use a clean, well-wrung cloth to wipe away stains. If necessary, use a mild cleaning solution – we suggest you test the cleaning solution on a normally invisible part of the upholstery if possible. If stains or marks persist, seek professional help and advice.