To Choose & Care For Furniture Slipcovers
you’ve got pets or children, or you simply use your furniture a lot,
then look for a durable fabric that’s been tested for color-fastness
and shrinkage, and is fully machine washable such as 100% cotton or
your rugs, carpets, walls and curtains and pick a color or pattern that
blends in with or enhances your existing décor.
patterned slipcover can look great and add a splash of color to neutral
décor. Solid colors are
very versatile and can look better if you’ve got patterned wallpaper,
rugs, curtains or carpets.
you make your decision, order some samples of slipcover fabrics so you
can see which goes best with you décor.
that if you want to cover dark colored upholstery, you may need to put a
white sheet over your furniture before fitting the slipcover, to ensure
the old color or pattern doesn’t show through.
follow the washing and drying instructions that come with your
slipcover can be tumble dried, a good way to get rid of creases – for
example, if it’s been stored in a cupboard for a while – is to put your
slipcover in the tumble drier on a low heat along with a wet flannel for
kids have been jumping on your sofa, or your furniture has been used a
lot, your slipcover might get a bit wrinkled.
Creases can easily be smoothed out by lightly spraying them with
water – a plant mister is handy for this – and pressing them out
with your hands.
way to tidy up your slipcover when you put it on is to use a wooden
spoon or spatula to push any loose fabric into the cracks at the edges
of the cushions.
Awkward Shaped Furniture
chairs with wooden backs can be transformed by covering the backs with
batting or similar material – an old blanket would do – to add
padding, then covering them with
dining chair slipcovers.
makeover a sofa or chair with wooden arms, it’s simple to add padding
by wrapping the arms in polyester batting (available at craft shops) and
holding it in place with string or Velcro.
Once you’ve fitted a slipcover over the top, your DIY padding
will be completely hidden from view and your furniture will have a smart
plan to put a slipcover on a leather sofa or arm chair, covering the
seat in foam batting first will help the slipcover stay in place without
slipping on the slippery leather surface.
sectional furniture can be covered by using ordinary slipcovers for each
section and hiding the excess fabric that would usually cover the arms
by tucking it into the space in the middle where the two sections meet.
you’ve got an old sofa bed that could do with an update, you can
easily fit a slipcover over it as you would on an ordinary sofa –
you’ll just have to remove it when you want to use it as a bed.
If you would like to make your own slip covers
then these instructions as to how to go about it, may prove useful.
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