If well cared for, high-quality furniture may last a lifetime, but the cushions and upholstery on that furniture will rarely be as fortunate. Between kids, pets, and accidental food spills, it’s almost impossible to keep from staining, ripping, or otherwise wearing out the fabric.
Changing the decor is not always easy. When you have children, pets, and a busy schedule, things can get out of hand. Hair and spills can make a mess of your furniture, and keeping your pet beds clean can seem like a never-ending chore. But there is one simple switch that is easy, affordable and makes a big impact -- covering your sofa and chairs with a new slipcover. This can instantly transform a space, update tired seating or protect furniture from pets, kids and stains.
Here are five reasons you should consider investing in Sofa Covers for your home:
- Easy to Clean
Unlike couches and bulky pet beds, couch slipcovers are easy to clean. You can simply take them off and put them in the wash. Any time there is a spill or the dog hair gets too thick, just toss them in with the day’s laundry. You don’t have to vacuum and shampoo your couch.
- They’re Decorative
Couch Covers are a great way to change up the look of your house in minutes. You can buy themed sets for your living room and swap them out when you decide you want something different. Going from floral to a geometric pattern is as easy as changing out the covers. You can even get throw pillow covers and have like-new pillows without buying more.
- Easy to Install
Couch slipcovers are very easy fit. They are designed to slide easily on and off your furniture. You don’t have to fight to get them to fit or stress every time you have to take them off to clean them.
- Blend Mismatched Furniture
Sometimes we get furniture from thrift stores or couches are given to us by family members. This can lead to mismatching furniture that throws off the look of your home. With slipcovers, you can coordinate your mismatch furniture and make it blend seamlessly together.
- An Alternative to Buying New, Expensive Furniture
When you need to redecorate a room, the most expensive investment you’ll need to make is in the furniture. And if you like to update your home’s look with the changing fashions, changing furniture every time can be simply impractical.
Instead, you can simply buy slipcovers. It is a significantly smaller investment than buying new furniture.
Which Material to Buy
If you have kind of an odd shaped couch or just prefer a really clean slipcover look, Stretch Slipcover is a great option as it’s made with polyester and spandex. The spandex in the material is very stretchy, which allows it to cling to the curves of your couch, making it hard to notice that it’s actually a slipcover.
The material is machine washable, and because of the polyester/spandex combination, you won’t need to iron it. These slipcovers are available in different sizes and fit sofas anywhere between 35 inches and 118 inches wide, and it’s simple to slide on. They are also available for Kitchen/Dining Chairs. There are many printed design and plain colors to choose from.
This stretch sofa cover is applicable to the sofa in which there are deep gaps between seat with backrest and armrest. Push the cover deeply into the gap. The cover will hold in place. The great thing is that these sofa covers comes with some foam pieces to help tucking the cover.
How Stretch Covers are Different from Standard Covers
You may be thinking, “I’ve seen cheap slipcovers in my local supermarket before. What’s the big deal with these Stretchable ones?”
And you’re right — it isn’t actually difficult to find covers for sofas, pillows, and kitchen chairs at supermarkets. Usually, these are sized according to general specifications for the furniture industry, and with enough tucking and pinning (and some luck), it’s possible to get a decent fit.
But the problem is that slipcovers like these look like oversize bed sheets on your furniture. They’re always either too small, or loose and baggy, because the manufacturer tried to make them able to fit every random piece of furniture.
With Stretch Slipcovers, you don’t have to worry about the fit not being right. It clings to the curves of your couch, making it hard to notice that it’s actually a slipcover.
How to Put a Slipcover On a Couch or Sofa
Once you’ve picked out the design and purchased your slipcover, the following steps will show you how to put it on your couch or sofa.
Instructions for Putting on a One-Piece Slipcover
- Position the slipcover over the sofa with the label at the back
- Pull the fabric evenly over the sofa, and push white sponge cylinders in spaces between the cushions, shaping the cover to the sofa and keeping fabric tight
- Tilt the sofa up and find elastic ties. Pull the front and back ties together tightly and tie. Pull the side ties together and tightly
- Put the sofa down and pull cover tight, pulling any excess fabric to the back
- Enjoy your newly covered sofa!
Remember that as your family continues to use your couch or sofa, the slipcover may start to loosen a little. If this happens, simply smooth out and re-tuck the slipcover. This will keep your couch looking its best.