Slipcovers As A Budget Solution For Tired Furniture

Slipcovers and Upholstery - 30 October 2018, By admin
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If you are looking for a budget solution to your tired furniture, consider sofa and chair slipcovers. Especially, if you are not in a hurry to replace the aforementioned sofas and chairs. I know there are two schools of though when it comes to slipcovers: love the idea, or perish the thought. If you subscribe to the latter, consider this: all slipcovers are not created equal, and for the budget minded, they are a lot cheaper than new furniture.

Uses for Slipcovers

  • Slipcovers are good when you need to quickly change your furniture’s look, but not your furniture.
  • Slipcovers are perfect for second homes or vacation homes.
  • Use slipcovers when you want to protect your furniture from small children or pets. Slipcovers can easily be washed or laundered depending on the fabric.
  • Use slipcovers as an inexpensive way to cover hand-me-down furniture, or to provide a seasonal change for different seasons or holiday decorating.
  • There are three ways to get slipcovers. As with everything else, each will provide different results.
sofa slipcovers

sofa slipcovers

Buy Them Ready Made

The least time consuming option is to buy ready made slipcovers. They are not very expensive as a rule. They may fit your furniture perfectly, or leave a lot to desire. If they are not very good quality, they may fit your furniture initially, but you may have to nip and tuck the slipcovers every now and then to maintain the look. Dining chair slipcovers maintain their shape longer as a rule, while slipcovers for sofas and loveseats may not be as long lasting.

Have Them Custom Made

Having slipcovers custom made may ensure that you get the perfect fit. You have a better chance of finding fabric better suited to your own needs and preferences. The down side is that you may end up paying more. You have to decide whether it is worth it or not for you. Since you are picking out the fabric, and having them made to your specifications, they may fit better, look better and last longer. Make sure that you pick a company that you can trust to do a good job.
Do it Yourself

sofa slipcovers

sofa slipcovers

Taking the DIY route and making your own slipcovers is definitely an option, especially if you are handy with your sewing machine and know how to measure, cut and sew fabric. However, it may be too unwieldy a project if you haven’t tried your hand at sewing before. You may not be comfortable with details such as welting, for instance. It all comes down to how skilled you are. The cost can fall somewhere in the middle as you can spend money on fabric, but save on the cost of getting it made.

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