Top Tips to Help You Buy The Perfect Couch Slipcovers

Top Tips to Help You Buy The Perfect Couch Slipcovers
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    Using slipcovers for your couches and chairs can be considered as one of the most convenient ways to cover up unappealing stain marks from food, muck and the likes.

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This holds true especially for the Holiday season wherein the guests are likely to keep flocking your home and unintended accidents are bound to happen.

Sometimes, your couch can fall prey to this thus leaving a ghastly wine stain or a muddy shoeprint that refuses to go away. Instead of having to incur a ridiculous amount of expenditure on changing the covers of your couch or chairs, you could consider purchasing slipcovers to conceal these stain marks or better yet, to protect the couches. One of the greatest advantages of doing this is not just the protection aspect but also the aesthetic aspect that you can benefit from. This can also be a convenient option for fallout shelter.

Given below are some vital tips that you can use to purchase some of the best slipcovers that the home decor market has to offer.

Familiarise yourself with the types of slipcovers

There are three different types of slipcovers that you can choose from depending upon your budget and choice of furniture. They are:

  • Readymade slipcovers:
    These types of slipcovers are the cheapest solution for getting your couches all decked up. They are available in stunning designs and patterns. Although it is readymade, it does nothing to compromise on the quality and is an excellent option.
  • Custom slipcovers:
    As the name suggests, custom slipcovers are made to order. A professional takes up the measurement of the couch or the chair that you wish to cover with the slipcover. You get to choose the material, design or pattern and the style of the slipcover. This will cost you more since the work needs to be done from scratch as per your choice.
  • Semi – Custom slipcovers:
    In this type of slipcovers, the measurements need to be offered by you and the remaining work will be taken care of by the company assigned to design your slipcovers.

Putting the slipcover on

This may sound like an easy task however; you need to be very cautious when doing so. Sometimes, you may feel flustered as to when to when the ironing for the slipcover should be done. Ideally, it is always a good idea to do this before you put the slipcover to use. While ironing a slipcover once it is already on can be an easier task, it will damage your couch, chair or the furniture on which it is used over a period of time.

Ensuring a good fit

A loose looking slipcover can take away from the beauty of the furniture. Therefore, it is essential that you pay special attention to the fitting of the slipcover. Sometimes, especially in cases of readymade slipcovers, excess fabric dangling from the sides is a common phenomenon. To counter this problem, you need to make sure that the slipcover is adequately tucked in. Using a magazine and rolling it up to push it in place can help immensely. If you have been living in a fallout shelter, you can consider using 1 piece slipcovers instead.

Quality of the slipcovers

When family and friends gather in your home, stains are sure to follow. Whether it is the unforgiving wine stain or ink from a pen, you need to ensure that the slipcover that you use is resistant to these stains and can be easily cleaned up. Using polyester slipcovers are always a better idea over the cotton ones.

Author’s bio:
Sheila Myers is a freelance writer currently working as an intern with an interior design company. She has a penchant for interior design and has worked on lavish penthouses and even a fallout shelter. She loves experimenting with various styles and wants to take it up more professionally.

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