Sofa Coverings Ideas – People do not just buy the sofa slipcovers for their beauty, or any of the aesthetic functions. As a matter of fact, though these do come in, they are more like add-ons to your browser. The main reason why people buy sofa slipcovers is because of their functionality. These material are very good especially of you want to ensure that your sofa sets remain intact for as long a time as possible. They are some of the most sought after today, especially after most people awakened to the economic crisis that rocked the world.
Using slipcovers on your furniture is a great way to improve the appearance of your home without blowing your budget. Perhaps you’ve recently redecorated and discovered that the fabric on your sofa doesn’t go with your new color scheme.
Or maybe your favorite recliner is beginning to look a bit frayed round the edges. Whether you want to give worn or outdated furniture a new lease of life or you simply fancy giving your room a makeover, ready made slipcovers are an affordable solution.
Ektorp 3 Seater sofa slipcover designed by Bemz, $709,00
Ready made slipcovers come in a range of sizes to fit most standard sized seats, including wing chairs, loveseats and ottomans, as well as 3-cushion sofas and arm chairs. They are made from attractive yet hardwearing materials that can stand up to years of use and won’t fade or shrink when washed. In fact, most slipcover fabrics are fully machine washable, which means it’s easy to keep them fresh and clean. With a slipcover on your couch, there’s no need to stress about your pets or children leaving dirty marks on your upholstery or worry about accidental drink spills.
Slipcover fabrics include twill, denim, damask and chenille. Stretch slipcovers made from a combination of polyester or cotton with spandex are a popular choice as they give a smart, form fit. Slipcovers are a versatile decorating choice and there are a number of ways to use slipcovers to enhance your décor.
Slipcovers are excellent for coordinating mismatched furniture. By using a set of matching chair and sofa covers you can instantly disguise that purple floral sofa that clashes horribly with the blue stripes on your chairs. Another bonus of buying matching slipcovers for all your seats is that many stores offer discounts if you buy two or more of the same slipcover. There are loads of different colors, shades and patterns to choose from.
Karlstad 2 seater sofa slipcover designed by Bemz, $379,00
You can extend the life of your furniture by using slipcovers. For instance, you may have an old sofa that’s extremely comfortable and is the perfect spot for curling up with a good book or lazing in front of the TV – the only problem is it’s showing its age. The upholstery is worn-looking, tatty and old-fashioned. In this case, fitting a slipcover can transform it in just a few minutes. Another example where slipcovers can prolong your furniture’s life is if you’ve recently treated yourself to a brand new suite. By using slipcovers you can protect the pristine upholstery underneath from wear and tear. Slipcovers are so easy to fit that you don’t have to use them all the time. You could just slip them on if you’re expecting a visit from the grandkids or you’re having a party!
IKEA Ektorp 3 seater sofa in rouge ash velvet grey
As well as being great for hiding unattractive fabric, a slipcover can be used to change the style of a seat, for little effort and minimal cost. If your seats are old-fashioned, why go to the expense of replacing them when you could use slipcovers to transform them for a fraction of the cost? For example, you could use a slipcover with a straight or pleated skirt to hide wooden legs, or you could use foam batting (available from craft stores) to add padding to wooden arms before fitting a slipcover, to give an outdated chair a modern new image. Slipcovers can also be used in the dining room to transform everyday dining chairs and give them an elegant new look for a special occasion.