Do you like the style and feel of your existing sofa, but no longer like the look? Sofa slipcovers provide an easy and inexpensive way to make an existing piece of furniture look like new by covering stains, rips, tears, scratches and normal wear-and-tear.
Regardless of the style, color or texture you choose, using a slipcover has several advantages. Reupholstering furniture or replacing items can create a new look, but may not be budget friendly. Sofa slipcovers can make an existing piece of furniture look like new, and are priced to fit any budget. Also, because of the variety available you can choose one that matches your existing pieces of furniture, lifestyle and décor. And they are interchangeable, allowing you to change the look based on the season or special occasions.
The Cost of Sofa Slipcovers
Because of the style, color and fabric variations sofa covers come in a wide range of prices. Cheap slipcovers can start at $30 and can cost $100 or more. Less expensive sofa slipcovers tend to be simple in design and loose fitting. Ready-made designs are mid-range in price and have a fitted look created by tucking fabric, elastic around the bottom edges or through the use of ties. Custom-made covers are the most expensive but are form-fitting designs that are created specifically for your couch for the best look and fit.
Sofa Cover Fabric and Material
Taking your lifestyle into consideration is essential when choosing a slipcover. Do you have children or pets? The best material options in this case are cotton, denim, and cotton blends because they are easily washable to remove pet hair, dirt and stains. Other available materials are leather, suede and microsuede, and are ideal for individuals with “low traffic” homes because it is more difficult to remove pet hair and can require special cleaning if stained.
Slipcover Style and Colors
Furniture covers for sofas come in three basic styles – contemporary, casual and traditional, making it easy to match the style and look with your existing furniture pieces. When choosing a color, going neutral may be the best option. This way the look can be updated inexpensively by adding or changing accent pillows. Also, you will not have to change the cover if you choose to repaint, change items or accessories. In other words, neutrals are versatile in both design and look. However, if you have (or want to create) a specific theme or look, consider using bold colors and patterns to make your sofa a focal point.
Sofa Slipcovers and Room Design
Whichever option you choose, remember to accurately measure your sofa and double check the measurements before you make any purchase. Keep in mind a poor fit will result in a sloppy looking cover. If you can not find what you are looking for in-store buy slipcovers online – the internet can provide a greater array of styles, fits, colors, patterns, sizes, prices and even discounts.