Interior Design / October 1, 2018 / Nathalia Huntley.
Slipcovers can completely transform your sofas to look like new. Here is some information related to the variety of designs and styles of types available for selection. The origin of sofa slipcovers may have been plain fabrics thrown across the sofas to save them from being soiled. There are, however, records that these covers began to be tailored to cover individual pieces of furniture from the 17th century onwards.
Products that started as dust covers are today making style statements by adding new life to your old sofa sets. Today, the ugly ‘cheap’ fabric has a transformed into expensive and sophisticated materials, such as high-quality Cotton, Watered Damasks, printed materials, and even Denim. You have the option of choosing the fabric that goes with the style of your home, as well as the general decor, and other pieces of furniture.
Over years of usage, sofas start to give a tired, run-down look. The option of changing the furniture is quite expensive, and you can quickly bring life into your upholstery by just putting slipcovers over them. With a variety of fabrics available, in various price ranges, you can pick up the materials that do not stretch your budget beyond your means.
Slipcovers can easily be removed, thrown into the washing machine, and out they come – spick and span, removed of any pet hairs, motes, and other allergens. With children and pets around, a couple of extra slipcovers can always come in handy. When you are expecting guests, you can change the sofa slipcovers in a jiffy.
At a low price, you can breathe a new life into your sofas, without incurring the expense of buying a new sofa set. It is the smartest way to let your furniture look new, along with the added benefits of getting rid of allergens, which build up fast, just as they would on pillows and cushions. Another advantage is that with regular washing, your slipcovers will always look squeaky clean.
Transforming Your Sofas
Contemporary touch with the variety in slipcovers available, you can in a matter of minutes, change your sofa from a modern look to the old world look. They, of course, preserve the high-quality cushioning of your couch from getting damaged and soiled, and with a quick change completely transform your sofa.
You can have your sofa slipcovers custom made to your design or can make your selection from the readymade varieties available in different styles and designs of fabrics. Most readymade varieties are easy to fit slipcovers and a held in place either with ties, zippers or with elastic. Readymade slipcovers come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and would easily cover whatever style of sofas you have.
Slipovers for sofas depend on the style of sofa you have – whether it is with a straight arm, a Stanton arm, or a couch with round arms. Most sofas have their slipcovers touching the floor and are plain at the bottom. You can have slipcovers made with the base in skirt styles to give a smart look.
The variety in skirt styles includes the school girl skirt look – the tailored pleated skirt style – and other styles with ruffles in the corners, or full ruffles across the front of the sofa, or a form with triple pleats at the edges.
The style you choose should complement the fabric you select. The variety available can a seen on the Internet in the various online stores. It is the best way to look for the styles, designs, and fabrics of dealers and manufacturers of high quality, as well as affordable, sofa slipcovers. Once you get your choice, send in the measurements, and you can give a new look to your sofa in no time.