The more water and liquid cleaners you use, the more soaks into the upholstery, and can end up ruining the fabric. Try misting instead of spraying if using spray cleaner, and extract as much water as possible with a vacuum upholstery attachment. Also, avoid washing metal parts of furniture with water, as it encourages rust. Wiping furniture down with baby wipes works well, uses little water and soap, and also removes pet hair easily. In addition, you may want to turn on fans and open windows in the room to help the fabric dry.