To keep your velvet upholstered furniture looking its best, we suggest occasionally vacuuming the material to remove any bits that may be resting on the surface. To clean more stubborn surface marks, mix some dish soap (uncoloured) with some lukewarm water or a specialised fabric cleaner and use a spray bottle to lightly mist the solution over the velvet. Then, use something such as a cotton towel to gently wipe the mark away. Avoid heavy blotting or rubbing as this will potentially damage the surface. We suggest that you try to wipe up any spills with a paper towel or soft cloth as soon as they occur and that you make sure the material is dried thoroughly after cleaning. If the velvet has creases or has been a little squashed in transit, leave it for a few days in a warm environment and the velvet pile will relax. If you would prefer to speed up this process, use a hairdryer on a medium heat, from a distance of around 18in, warm the area and run your hand over the creases and they'll disappear.