Dining chair cushions

Dining chairs become more comfortable when made with stylish upholstery and soft cushions. But while they add to the style and comfort of the dining room furniture, chair cushions also require some maintenance that should not be neglected.

Chair cushions can become dirty, smelly, and faded if improperly maintained. Stains on pillows significantly decrease their quality. Here are some easy ways to clean and maintain the pristine condition of your dining chairs using household items.

Remove Food Crumbs

Not leaving debris on the dining chair cushions is inevitable, especially if you have kids in the house. Because of this, a mixture of dust, dirt, and debris sticks to the furniture upholstery. To prevent the dirt buildup that causes discoloration and foul odors, vacuum your cushions regularly, including hard-to-reach areas. You can also use a lint brush to remove pet dander easily.

Treat Spills and Stains

What you need:

Clean white cloth, paper towel, or sponge

Corn starch

Hydrogen peroxide

Vacuum cleaner

Blot excess liquid from immediate spills with a clean, white cloth or a paper towel to prevent color transfer. Make sure not to rub the surface to prevent the spread of the stain. You can wipe the colors with a clean cloth for faux leather and genuine leather dining chairs.

If the chair cover is removable and machine washable, use mild soap and a mild wash cycle to preserve the quality of the fabric while tackling the dirt. Choose cold or lukewarm water instead of hot water to prevent the material from shrinking.

If the dining chair cover is not removable, you can spot-clean the stains with vinegar, water, and a mild soap solution. These solutions are ideal for ketchup sauces, and pet odors.

For oily stains, sprinkle cornstarch directly on the affected area and let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping it with a damp cloth. For blood stains, use hydrogen peroxide to treat the color. Remember not to use hot water, which can further bind the pigment into the fabric.

Note: Before spraying any solution into your dining seat cushions, test them first on an inconspicuous area to avoid discoloration.

Eliminate Odours

Like the couch and mattress, you can remove stubborn odors from your dining chair cushions by sprinkling baking soda on them and vacuuming the surface afterward. For stubborn stains and pet odors or pee accidents, use a 50:50 vinegar and water solution to treat the stains and odors on your upholstered dining chairs.

Protect the Quality of Your Cushions

Your dining chair cushions are bound to sag and lose shape as they age. But you can maintain their best quality for more extended by fluffing or flipping them regularly. This can distribute the weight and pressure well. If the cushions are non-removable, gently press the sides of the cushions and release them to redistribute the stuffing or pressure.


Your dining chairs are a significant investment to maintain the comfort and style of your dining area. How you clean and keep your dining chairs will significantly affect how they look and feel, so giving them the care they need is crucial. Doing so will make your dining room more welcoming and conducive for use.