Perking Up Worn Furniture with Slip Covers
Monday, November 17, 2008, 09:23 AM
Posted by Administrator
Your furniture can have a longer life if you use slipcovers. They allow you to go on using the furniture long after its upholstery has passed its prime. There is no need to throw out your furniture, when you can use slip covers to perk it up.
On many couches or chairs, the fabric on the arms becomes frayed or tattered. You don’t like to even look at it. This worn fabric may even be uncomfortable to rest your arms on. You might wish you could get rid of the piece of furniture.
However, many pieces of furniture have these problems, and yet have solid construction that is still perfectly good. It is a shame to just toss these items out on the curb. If they can be salvaged by using slipcovers, they can continue to be an important part of your home décor.
You can use slip covers, such as couch slipcovers, to hide the worn spots on these. This will not only mask the unpleasant appearance. It will also give smoothness to the frayed fabric. This will allow you to sit on the couch without rubbing your arms raw on the worn fabric. This is where slip covers come in.
Perhaps, your chair’s colors or patterns have simply faded. In this case, there is nothing wrong at all with the structure or comfort of the furniture. It just looks drab because the colors aren’t as bright as they once were.
You can use a chair slipcover to make it like new. It will be just as comfortable, if not more so. At the same time, you can add any color or pattern you choose from the large selection of slip covers available to you. It won’t be the same as your old upholstery; it could even be better.
Sometimes, furniture comes to you through a family member. You want to keep the furniture to remember the person who once had it. However, the upholstery looks like it came from the dark ages. There may even be splits in the fabric. Slipcovers will solve this problem nicely.
So, next time you are considering disposing of a piece of furniture, ask yourself, “Is this furniture really unsalvageable?” If find that the answer is “no,” then you might want to check out the choices of slip covers that are open to you. You might be able to keep a piece of furniture that has served you well over a number of years