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How To Make Your Own Slipcovers

Slipcovers can help protect your furniture from dust, dirt and pet hairs. By using them you make sure that you maintain a nice look to the sofa and chairs so that they match the décor of the home. Often you find that they get dirty due to normal everyday use.

Sometimes you might find stains from food or beverages and sometimes even it is filled with pet hairs. This is the reason why you need to choose chair slipcovers which can help you protect and save the chairs from regular wear.

Sometimes it is difficult to find ready made slipcover that will fit your couch or recliner and your only option them is to make your own or make alterations to the purchased slipcovers.

How To Make Your Own Slipcovers


Are Couch Slipcovers Worth Your Attention?

Red sofa

Red sofa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you need to change the appearance of your room without spending a fortune on a new couch? Couch Slipcovers may just be the answer.

If you are looking to add more style to your home and you are on a budget then there are some simple but very effective things you can do to get that fresh and new look that a newly decorated home gives you. The idea is to disguise the worn out and outdated upholstery from your home with fitting slipcovers to make them look like brand new.

In just a few minutes you could change the drab appearance of your room by simply adding some stylish furniture covers. There are all kinds of slipcovers that you can use in your home. For example there are couch slipcovers, oversized recliners, ottomans, wing back chairs and all kind of coverings for other types of seats.

So what exactly are couch slipcovers? They are simply the best alternative to buying a new couch. So instead of paying the whole price for a couch you could only end up spending about $200 for a slipcover that you can cover your couch with. Slipcovers are less expensive than couches because they are only made out of fabric. But even if $200 is too much then you are willing to spend on a slipcover, there are even cheaper ones out there. Price is greatly influenced by the material and design used in a couch slipcover.

You can totally change the mood of a room with the loads of different slipcover patterns or themes that you can choose from. You can even make customized slipcovers that fit your furniture perfectly, although this option will cost you a bit more. But whichever way you choose to get your slipcovers, with some thought and consideration you can completely alter the appearance of your seats and make them more fashionable.

Having decided that you want to get slipcovers for a complete makeover of the furniture in your house, it is now time to think about what kind of slipcovers to get. There are a variety of slipcover materials to choose from. The usual types are those made of chenille, denim, suede and damask. So depending whether you are looking for practicality or you just want your furniture to look great you can choose one of these.

The couch slipcovers come with another great advantage: they are fully machine washable. Meaning that if you happen to spill something on the couch slipcover then all you have to do is remove it from the couch and put it in the washing machine, so it’s easy to keep them clean.
So if you are looking for a quick and especially cheap solution to give your house a makeover then you should definitely try slipcovers.

Buying Ready Made Slipcovers

With ready made slipcovers, the possibilities truly are without limit when it comes to redesigning a room without spending a fortune.

New Living Room

New Living Room (Photo credit: robleto)

Are you tired of the current look of your living room and feel like it is time for a design change although you are limited when it comes to a design budget? No problem as there is a great solution that offers you relatively limitless 
possibilities while keeping your pocket book out of harm’s way! When it comes to redesigning a room without having to shell out big bucks, the easiest route to take is that of ready made slipcovers. These easy to use slipcovers allow you to drastically change the look of a room without having to purchase new furniture, a great alternative in today’s economy.

When you begin to look at the plethora of available options you may be overwhelmed at first as the possibilities truly are limited only by your imagination so before shopping for ready made slipcovers, it is imperative that you decide before hand which look you are going for. Do you want the look and feel to be that of comfortability or is it a tailored look you are after? Do you want to accentuate the colors of your carpet or rug, wall hanging or paint color, etc… The biggest thing to remember is that when using ready made slip covers, no decision is permanent so you can take the adventurous route and if you don’t like the outcome you can easily switch it up.

Because of the ability to quickly change the ready made slipcover you chose, it is easy and recommended that you experiment with various colors, textures and looks before settling on a decision. Is your room decorated with neutral colors? Try spicing things up a bit by adding some colors that make the room truly pop when you walk into it. Do you want to bring out the colors in your floor rug? If so, opt for a solid colored slipcover that brings the color out. Do you want to compliment your paint selection? You can easily find a solid colored slipcover to accentuate the colors of your walls as well.

Don’t forget that material selection is just as important as the color selection as you will want to chose a slipcover that is conducive with your lifestyle. If you have young children you will probably want to lean away from ready made slip covers that employ tassels, buttons, or sashes. Instead, look for something made out of a material that will be stain resistant and hard to damage. Is the room free from the hands of little ones? If so, you can go all out and employ a variety of luxurious fabrics and textures ranging from faux leather to chenille and beyond so that when you sit down you feel like you’ve just laid on the lap of luxury.

All in all, when it comes to ready made slipcovers, the possibilities truly are without limit or scope. All you need to do is decide what options are most conducive with your intended design look as well as your lifestyle and you are ready to go.

Amazon have a very good range of Ready Made Slipcovers

Choosing Custom Slipcovers For Your Sofa

I made this site out of the frustration of not being able to find good quality custom slipcovers at reasonable prices. Recently, when I need slipcovers, but I was on a budget and could not afford to buy from my local store, I had spent a good deal of time researching the various vendors both on and offline.

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The result was I got great quality slipcovers at really low prices. So I knew that there were others in my situation that could benefit from my research, so I decided to build this site and publish the results of my findings. Online retailers have low overheads and often stock a better range of products than traditional stores, so they can pass on the saving to their customers.

Now protecting your couch and other furniture from damage can be a challenge, especially if you have young kids or pets in the house. A slipcover can prevent your couch from getting dirty as a consequence of spilt beverages or pet hairs. They are easily removed for washing or cleaning.

Even if you do not have kids or pets a couch that looked great when purchased can look dated after a few years. Although it may still be in great physical condition a cheap custom slipcover can make it look like new again thereby extending the life of the sofa for many years.

Furthermore, if you change the decor in a room your chairs may no longer match the new look. Again custom slipcover are the answer and can save you a fortune. With the huge range of material, you are sure to find slipcovers that can give your sofa a brand new look for only a fraction of the cost of replacing the couch.

Custom slipcovers are available in many styles from classic covers to modern ones; both will enhance the beauty of your interior. Cotton slipcovers can be easily cleaned and do not attract dust and are great if you have kids.

There are a number of factors you need to consider when purchasing a new set of custom slipcover for your sofa. First you need to determine is what color, pattern and fabric you need to match your decor. Then you need to get the proper measurements for the couch or chairs to ensure you get good fit. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when measuring the couch.

With this information at hand you are ready to get a quotation for your new custom slipcovers. Here are some online suppliers to get you started.

Amazon is always a good place to start but also look at Overstock for some great prices.
For cheap slipcovers I usually check out eBay also.

Hope you found this useful. If you have any suggestions please post below.