By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Sunday, December 30th 2018, 21:52:52 PM.
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.
Sunlight can bleach certain fabrics, and in other cases cause them to fade and deteriorate over time, so it’s important not to leave your sofa in a sunny spot. If the back of the piece is exposed to sunlight all the time, it will eventually fade to a lighter color than the front, and vice verse. Or if half is in the sun, it will fade to a lighter color than the other half. Or if you keep a throw pillow in the same spot, you’ll notice a significant difference in color when you remove it. Keep your sofa out of the sun, or at least rotate it regularly to keep it looking new.
When choosing a slipcover, select a fabric that is tightly woven. Select a color or pattern that does not let the fabric underneath show through unless that is the effect you are after. Textures add so much to the look and feel of any furniture. Consider the use of texture before you decide on your slipcovers. Textured fabric such as twill, damask or denim can add visual interest, while also resisting wrinkling.