By Alexa Bouchard. Slipcovers. Published at Sunday, June 17th, 2018 - 23:31:42 PM.
Since the first housewife looked down at her dirty upholstered chaise or chair and shook her head with despair, someone has been making slipcovers. The slipcover first started out as a furniture throw, a roll of matching or contrasting fabric that was simply "thrown over" an upholstered piece of furniture.Modern Sure Fit slipcovers are removable fabric covers that can be slipped over a chair or couch to protect the upholstery wear and tear. Later on slipcovers were hand made by professional seamstresses and upholstery shops. Slipcovers like these were ‘tailored" or custom made and often took a long time to sew and were very expensive to make.
There are many reasons why people are considering slipcovers. If you have young children or pets in your household you know how difficult it can be to keep furniture clean. Slipcovers are an excellent way to protect your furniture from soiling and everyday use by kids and pets. By purchasing slipcovers you have the great advantage of buying on the cheap any pattern and even any type of furniture from flea markets and yard sales then once you go home just throw a simple slipcover over it this will allow you to match the seating to the existing décor in your house, brilliant eh!
Choose Cotton or Polyester Blend Slipcovers for High Traffic Areas. If your couches and chairs tend to get a lot of traffic in the family room, your best bet is to pick a slipcover that is cotton or a polyester blend. This is because this type of material will hold up the best when it comes to wear and tear. Although it may wrinkle, it is very simple to run an iron over the slipcovers and the wrinkles come right out. You can find inexpensive cotton and polyester slipcovers as well as higher end cotton slipcovers.
There is also a variety of patterns available for slipcovers that can allow you to match your furniture to any type of theme you may choose. A white slipcover with a navy trim is an excellent option for those with a nautical or ocean theme in their house. Floral patterned slipcovers are an option for anyone who wants to decorate with a Victorian theme and so on. There are a variety of ways to purchase slipcovers. You can either find them through catalogs, from online retailers or from any large chain store. Simply find a store that carries the right pattern or color for your needs and there you are ready to redesign your home like a professional interior designer.
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