Rescue or revitalize your tired, dirty old sofa by using slipcovers. Slipcovers are cheaper alternatives to buying a new sofa or reupholstering your current one. To choose the best sofa slipcovers, having detailed, accurate measurements of your furniture is important. Even the most attractive slipcover isn’t going to look that way without the right fit. After you have the proper fit, consider all of the options in that size. Avoid cheap-looking material or fabric that will wrinkle or bunch up easily. Pay attention to how the slipcover will fasten onto your sofa as this can make a big difference in its overall look. Slipcovers with hidden grips or clips in their design can help adhere the fabric to the sofa. Without these, a sofa slipcover may appear to be well-fitted until a person leaves the seat and fabric from the cushion becomes mussed up or pulled out from under the lower backrest section. It’s well worth paying more for sofa slipcovers that will stay in place rather than settling for cheaper models that have to be straightened each time someone gets up from the sofa.
If you’re choosing a patterned slipcover, make sure it’s a design you’ll want to see daily. Its pattern should coordinate with any other patterns you have in the room, such as in a rug or throw pillows. Some sofa slipcovers come with throw pillow covers so you can change the look of yours along with your seating. If possible, don’t go by just the photograph of the sofa slipcover on its package, but actually touch the fabric to get a better idea of its quality.