ying second-hand or “pre-loved” upholstered furniture can be a really great investment. The price is usually a big winner, and if you’re lucky, you can get some good quality furniture. With an even bigger pot of luck, the furniture item’s upholstery may also be in tip-top shape. At least, until you spend some time sitting on the sofa. That’s when the smell may strike you!
My granny had a beautiful Victorian lounge suite, which was upholstered in deep royal blue. It was a showcase piece, and we weren’t allowed to sit on it as kids. The velvet upholstery used to make all sorts of patterns when we snuck into the “forbidden” room to jump on the sofas or bounce off the chairs.