By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 01:51:03 AM.
Not all shapes lend themselves well to being slipcovered. If your chair or sofa has a wooden frame around it or wooden arms, a slip cover may not be a good idea as they will be felt through the fabric. A piece that is covered in fabric leads you to believe that it will have a soft feel, and the hardness of wood underneath will not feel pleasant. Details such as welting can be an attractive feature in a slipcover. You can buy slipcovers with welting, or order ones that have it when you get them custom made or make them yourself. Decide whether you want self-welting or contrast welting on your slipcovers. Contrast welting will draw attention to the lines of your chair or sofa. If you want to emphasize them choose contrast welting, to play down the shape choose self-welting. Braids, fringes or buttons can also be added depending on the look you want.
Cotton fabrics can be less durable and show wear faster than other fabrics, so parents with young children or pets may want to choose a more durable fabric. Using a separate fabric sofa cover is another great way to lengthen the life of your furniture and prevent stains. One complaint about this sofa is that the seat cushions are constructed in a way where they cannot be flipped. Many people prefer to flip their sofa cushions regularly, just like flipping a mattress, to allow the cushions to wear evenly. Though the cushions still look great a year on, the inability to hide stains by flipping a cushion may bother some owners. The back cushions can be flipped, though.
What happens when it's your order that goes wrong? Couches are big items — and they can be difficult to return. Before picking furniture, read through the returns and exchange policy to prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario. Here are a few conditions to keep in mind: How long is the couch under warranty? Most stores will refund a damaged product for at least a year. What are the terms of the return policy? Will signs of use — like a wine spill — negate the policy? Will the company pay for shipping? Some may cover the expense for the first few weeks, leaving the responsibility on you to cover a likely expensive shipping bill after week three.