The Simplicity of Slipcovers
Enjoy your furniture, thanks to the ease of slipcovers. They allow you to have fun with your furniture, without the worry.
Enjoy your furniture, thanks to the ease of slipcovers. They allow you to have fun with your furniture, without the worry. Think of slipcovers as clothes for your furniture. You can use them to dress up your space, or keep things casual at home.
We’ve assembled some basic tips that makes choosing and caring for your slipcovers as easy as the covers themselves.
Miles of Style: There is no reason not to have more than one set of slipcovers on hand; in fact, it is encouraged. For a casual look, choose durable fabrics with a relaxed drape. For more formal or sophisticated presentations, a fitted cover made from a stretch fabric will give you a clean, tailored profile.
Measuring Up: For the proper fit, accurate measurements are needed. Measure from outer arm to outer arm for the length, then take the width and the depth of your piece. Cushions can be a little tricker; they come in two types: box (square) or t-seat (they wrap around the arms). Note the type, and then take down the dimensions.
Nervous about measuring? Take advantage of free in-home service from a retail store or use an interior decorator.
Putting It On: Spray dry covers with a bit of water and run them in a low dryer for a few minutes to remove wrinkles and prime the covers for installation. You want to remove the covers when they are still a bit damp. Place the pieces on your sofa, love seat or chair right way. Use your fingers or a wooden spoon to tuck the fabric into the crevices for a neat appearance.
Easy to Clean: Before choosing slip covers, understand the care instructions, and find slip covers that match your lifestyle. Young families will appreciate covers that can hold up to frequent machine washing. More sophisticated rooms may require posh styles that can be freshened with a damp cloth or professionally cleaned in the home.
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