Thank you so much for sharing with us about your new sleeper. We are glad to hear that you are all set to host We are pretty sure everyone will love it!
Regarding the firmness, all of our choice of fabric upholstery can be expected to be at it's absolute firmest when received and over time, can be expected to soften by up to 25%. This being said, we are confident that with a bit of love (use) over time, things will settle nicely for a comfier feel. for the velvet concerns, this is typical of the nature of this fabric type, and the prints can be easily brushed away with a light stroke of the hand. We are sorry if this is not ideal.
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