Types of Slip Covers
Slip covers are stitched pieces of fabric that are used to protect existing upholstery of any furniture. They are also used as an affordable option to change the decor of a room without having to spend a fortune to redecorate from scratch.
People may have a wide variety of furniture such as sofas, love seats, dining chairs, stools, folding chairs and so on. Slipcovers can be stitched for most of them. They could help in preserving original upholstery and increasing durability. It is possible to color coordinate and use appropriate fabrics to give a designer look to the arrangement of furniture throughout the house.
Different types of fabric may be used depending on utility of a particular piece of furniture. Leather and suede slip covers are rugged and can be used to handle wear and tear of rough use. Soft and elegant fabrics may be used for creating slip covers for sofas and mattresses which add warmth and charm to a room. Bright colored cotton fabrics with floral prints tend to give a summery feel and could provide a cheerful look to the dining area if used for dining room chairs. Furniture in the portico or the patio may also be covered with slip covers made in bright rugged fabrics as they would be exposed to the elements.
Slip covers may also be customized to suit individual tastes. Oversized furniture may not be able to fit into regular sized slipcovers. It may be necessary to get slip covers customized to fit such furniture. Special wrinkle free material may provide a fresh look to slipcovers even after prolonged use. Such fabric stretches and fits snugly over furniture according to its shape, giving a look of customized slip covers.
Slip covers come in various styles and patterns. Some of them are buttoned on to furniture while others have zips. Some slip covers may be a single piece and others in parts, depending on structure of furniture.