When cared for and maintained properly sofas will last for many years. Many people select sofas in neutral tones so that as their decor changes they do not have to switch out their sofas. In some cases a sofa will graduate to another room when it has outlived it is decorating usefulness in a room. By selecting sofas with fabrics that are durable moving them to a part of the home with more traffic will not damage the sofa.
The type of sofa that is chosen for a household where there are small children is much different that the selection made for a formal room that will get little use. A sofa that must withstand spills stains and repel gooey objects will require a different material than a sofa that will sit for the most part in an empty room that is climate controlled.
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