Sofa covers or slipcovers as some may know them are used in protecting the most expensive piece of furniture most people have. You guessed right if you had a sofa in mind. For many who have a corner sofa cover, there is also a housse canapé d angle that can be purchased to protect your beautiful sofa.
Some might wonder how the sofa is protected. Well, it is pretty straightforward. Having people at your place might come with the risk of food stains on your sofa, or even mud. That can be so ugly to see and sometimes you try to hide your frustration.
Getting stain off your sofa is a lot of work. Some stain might not go off and you will be left to see it every day of the sofas life. Or you could purchase a slipcover that you could easily take off and put in the laundry.
Another reason to have a slipcover is taste. After a while, you might want to give a sitting room a little change of taste. Even after new painting or wallpaper and new colors in the room, your sofa remains the same.
You don’t have to worry about changing your sofa to fit the color of the room, all you have to do is buy a slipcover with the color and design that you love. If you already had one, you could change it and get another one to fit the room.
Keep In Place
To keep slipcovers in place, they use hook and loop tape, ties or other styles. Although these methods are meant to keep them in place, many slipcovers still need some assistance staying in place. Since slipcovers are made for many types of sofa, there is always some extra fabric that needs to be tuck in.
If your slipcover is already loose, you might want to take it off and start over to achieve smoothness and get it secure. Remember to wash and dry your cover so it does not have any wrinkles and is clean.
Place the fabric over the sofa and smoothen it out as much as you can. This can be difficult because of the excess fabric but you have to keep trying to get the bumps and wrinkles out.
Now slowly tuck the edges of the fabric into the crevices of the sofa. Start from one end like an arm and go from there. Keep smoothening and tucking as you go. Keep going till you get to the other arm and then the back of the sofa.
While you are at it, try to push the fabric as far down the crevices as you can. This will help prevent the fabric from pulling up again. You could make use of a spatula if need be.
Either Velcro or ties is used to prevent movement. All you have to do is press the two sides of the hook and loop tape together securely. Just in case the slipcover uses ties instead, make sure to pull the fabric tightly together before tying. You are encouraged to check it periodically to make sure it is still tied in place.
As you install your new slipcover, keep in mind that a whole new world of possibilities is now open to you. Maintaining your sofa just got easier, and so you have one less thing to worry about.