How To Measure Slipcovers

Slipcovers make a great way to change the style and colors of a piece of furniture quickly and easily. Take the time to get the right fit for chair slipcovers to ensure a uniform, professional look throughout the home.

Slipcover Buying Guide

Bought a sofa you love only to find out that the pattern you chose isn’t as great at hiding stains as you’d like? Recently move and now your beloved furniture doesn’t match your new abode’s decor? A slipcover is a great solution. With a few simple measurements, you can give your old furniture a new look without the expense of having to buy new furniture.

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Determining Fit

Before purchasing a slipcover, determining the fit of your furniture is crucial. Slipcovers fit best on pieces of furniture with arms that are rounded, but even hard-to-fit furniture (think sofas with winged cushions) can be fitted with a slipcover with a little extra planning.

When researching your choices, there are two main types of slipcovers available on the market:

  1. One-piece sets that cover the entire piece of furniture, making washing the slipcover easy and convenient.
  2. Separate sets that give you the option to cover all or part of your furniture, allowing you the ability to replace one cushion’s cover without having to replace the entire set, for example.

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