Getting a set of sectional slipcovers for your sofa suite allows you to extend the usage and lifetime of your furniture. Combined with the many slipcover fabrics available for sofa sectionals, it’s easy to pick out a perfect match for your interior decor. Whether you are looking to protect your brand new sectional suite or just want to modernize a weary chair, corner sofa, or love seat, sectional slipcovers will give you hassle-free convenience at an affordable price. A simply reupholstering job can cost nearly as much as the chair itself. Add on the fact that you have an entire set of sectional furniture you need to reupholster and you can see why slipcovers are such a popular alternative option today. A bonus is the care-free maintenance that slipcovers for sectionals provide. Even a reupholstered sofa needs to be protected from spills and stains. If a mess should ever fall on a sectional slipcover, though, it’s a different matter altogether. Simply throw it in the wash or if all else fails, get a new slipcover set.
Today’s decorating tastes vary widely from person to person. That’s why there are so many fabric choices and colors available. Gone are the days when slipcovers had a utilitarian purpose to simply protect the furniture during every day use. Traditionally, slipcovers were removed for special occasions or guests. However today the trend is focused on using slipcovers for decorating. Instead of taking them off, slipcovers are kept on or even put on for guests because of the fashion statement they make.
Deciding on what kind of style statement is largely determined by the fabric you select. If you want a low-cost, low-maintenance material, then 100% cotton is by far the best choice. It’s widely available everywhere, it’s a basic fabric that is used in clothing, and you can get just about any color or pattern you want with cotton. Washing machines are designed to wash cotton (in fact, many machines have a “cotton” setting); the same goes for irons as well (you’ll still need to iron out any wrinkles in your slipcover).
If you want a different look but still want the easy maintainability of cotton, consider a durable denim fabric. Just like an old pair of jeans, it looks better and better with every wash. There are also similarly rugged fabrics like chenille and twill that, like denim, have unique diagonal weave patterns. These slipcover fabrics also have different textures to add another dimension of design style to your sectional.
An increasingly popular fabric today is synthetic suede and faux leather. These provide that sophisticated and classy look associated with leather sofa sectionals. If you have a cloth sectional, you’ve got a chance to instantly upgrade your chairs to a higher level of class. Leather is also very modern and sleek, and works well if you are decorating your home with a minimalist or modernist theme. Because it’s not real leather, there isn’t the high-price barrier of entry associated with today’s genuine leather sofas. An added benefit is an increased durability. Synthetic suede and leather are actually more durable than real leather. This is great because you’ll be using your sectional sofas frequently and these slipcovers will stand up to the use.
Express yourself with a unique floral print or get a beautiful geometric pattern to anchor your living room’s design theme. Choosing a different fabric than what’s on your existing sectionals can completely change your home’s look. Sectional slipcovers provide a number of conveniences like easy cleaning and durability. Like changing up a sofa by rearranging your sectional pieces, you can also change up your sofa’s look with sectional slipcovers.