5 Easy Slipcovers Tips

Picture of Red Sofa in SunlightSlipcovers are a simple and inexpensive way to change the look of your home decor and by following a few simple slipcovers tips, you can easily choose the slipcovers that are right for your needs. Instead of having to purchase new furniture to match a new idea for your home design, a slipcover can be purchased or created to fit over your sofa securely, completely changing the look of the furniture. Slipcovers can make old furniture look new and cover any damage that has occurred to the furniture that makes the furniture look unappealing.

Slipcovers come in a wide range of different colors, styles and patterns to appeal to a wide range of consumers of every age and financial station. The cost of the slipcovers will vary depending on the size and style of the slipcover chosen, but will generally be less than 10% of the price that was paid for the furniture. There are many different manufacturers that create slipcovers for sale and many other manufacturers sell slipcover patterns that homeowners can use to create their own slipcovers from fabrics that they like.

Tip 1 – Have Fun With The Colors

Using slipcovers to change the look of your furniture means that you can make your furniture look any way that you desire. Individuals that are creating their own slipcovers out of fabric can use virtually any heavy fabric to make their slipcovers, giving them a much wider range of options that are available at many furniture retailers.

Some individuals choose to make or purchase several different slipcovers in different colors to have them available whenever they decide to change the look of their home.

Tip 2 – Change The Style Of The Furniture

There are many different ways to change the overall style of the furniture of the home by using slipcovers. Slipcovers with longer skirts can be used to hide wooden legs and feet present on the furniture. Adding padding to the wooden arms of a chair will give the chair a completely different look once the slipcover is placed over it, all for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new chair.

Tip 3 – Try Different Fabric Textures

Many pieces of furniture purchased from manufacturers have a very limited selection in the fabric textures that they have available. Using slipcovers to cover your furniture means that you can use whatever fabric texture that you like for your furniture. There are fabrics that are fuzzy, fabrics that are silky smooth, fabrics that are heavily brocaded, and many other styles that could be chosen to create a unique look for your home.

Tip 4 – Use Slipcovers To Match Furniture

Some homeowners that are interested in saving money on their furniture or just want to add a new piece of furniture to an existing set will find that their furniture does not match as well as they would like them to.

As a solution, the homeowner can create or purchase matching slipcovers for each piece of furniture, turning them into a matching set over the course of an afternoon. This is an especially helpful solution for people that purchase their furniture from auctions or from neighborhood garage sales where it is hard to find pieces that match the home’s existing décor.

Tip 5 – Use Slipcovers To Protect Your Furniture

People that have children or pets know that accidents do happen and cleaning furniture effectively can be a difficult task. Slipcovers can be placed on the furniture to protect the furniture from many different problems, such as food stains, spilled drinks, pet hair, and even blood for those with children who are accident prone. The slipcovers can easily be removed from the furniture and washed or thrown away if the damage to the slipcover is extensive.

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