By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Monday, December 31st 2018, 12:57:51 PM.
When you choose sofa or chair slipcovers, you are actually choosing to dress up your furniture. Just as you would pay attention to fabric weight, textures, and fit when you dress a human body, you should consider what would best fit your piece of furniture. I should also point out that slipcovers may not always be the perfect solution for a certain chair or sofa styles.
If you´re outfitting a small room, consider taping off your potential couch placement to make sure your measurements feel right. Then, pick a couch height and depth that feels right for you. What feels coziest to your best friend may feel way too deep for you. The best way to determine this measurement is to curl up on couch you (or a friend or family member) already owns. Too deep? Buy something smaller. Too skinny? You‘ll know to buy larger. Just right? Jot down that measurement — you‘ve found a winner.
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.