Thinking of getting rid of that old sofa because the material is worn out or ripped? Consider putting a sofa slip cover over it first. Not only will you have a new looking sofa, but you’ll save a lot of money as well. Sofa slip covers have come a long way from those days when grandma had the old plastic slipcovers over her furniture. You do remember that as a child right?
Today, stores such as the Pottery Barn and Surefit carry every type of cover for any piece of furniture imaginable.
For sofas, by far the most popular type of slipcover is the ready-made sofa slipcover. They are a one-piece cover that simply drapes over the sofa, couch or love seat. They may also have elastic to help keep them fitting snug on your furniture. Concerned about material or color choices? Don’t be. Sofa slipcovers are available in fabrics ranging from linen, denim, cotton, velvet, corduroy and a variety of others. You can’t help but find the fabric you like because they can be made from any material you want.
Color choices are endless as well. You’ll find solids as well as beautiful print patterns that can match up well with any season. For example, you may want a bright flowery pattern for Spring or a more subtle pastel look in the Fall. The choice is yours. Sofa slip covers are designed to fit over any brand and size of sofa, sectional or love seat. You simply tuck in the extra fabric between the back, seat and arm cushions.
If for some reason you have a size that doesn’t fit, you can always get a custom one made to fit. It’s important to note that cleaning most slipcovers is as simple as tossing them into the washing machine. Just be sure to let them air dry and do not put them in the clothes dryer in order to avoid shrinkage.
So, if your favorite sofa is only suffering from worn out cushions or torn arm rests, don’t get rid of it. Get an inexpensive sofa slip cover and give it new life. You’ll be happy with the results.