Fitted slipcover – The Pros and Cons of Fitted Slipcovers
Interested in fitted slipcovers? If loose, droopy, ready-made slipcovers are not your style then fitted slip covers may be. But before you make the investment, there are a few things you should know.
Fitted slipcovers are a great alternative to buying new furniture. The most obvious benefits are the separate fitted slip cover for the frame of the furniture as well as the cushions. This gives an almost upholstered look and eliminates the constant nuisance of having to straighten and re-tuck – like you often do with ready-made slipcovers. Custom fitted slipcovers also come in an unlimited number of materials and can be made to fit unusual furniture shapes and sizes such as chaises and ottomans.
Once upon a time, the only way to get custom fitted slip covers was to have them pin-fitted to your furniture by a professional. But now there are alternatives for the budget conscience consumer. Simply hop on the Internet and you will find many semi-custom and custom slipcover manufacturers. But how can it be done? An at-home measuring method has been devised by these companies and they have a range of slipcover styles to suite just about everyone.
Although fitted slipcovers are a great solution, we still can't forget time tested ready-made slipcovers. They may not look like upholstery, but they can still make an old couch or oversized chair look new again. They are also your least expensive option. Two of the more popular brands are Pottery Barn and Surefit. You can check out their selection and prices on the Internet. And with a little shopping around, you will undoubtedly find some great discounts on them. So don't despair if fitted slipcovers are more than you can afford right now, ready-made slipcovers can hold their own.
Slipcovers have always been, and will most likely continue to be, a popular, easy-living answer to many of our furniture troubles. They can instantly add color to a room, freshen up a worn favorite sofa, or just serve to protect your furniture from sticky fingers and crayons.