A BRIEF COUCH COVERS BUYING GUIDE

If you are thinking of buying a new slipcover for your furniture, and you are wondering how you can make a great decision, then this article is for you. Maybe you want to protect your chair from your kids and pets, or you want to showcase a color theme in a particular room.

To make the right choice, you'll have to do a little homework, more than just searching "cover for couch" on Google. Couches, covers, home decor in general, there are so many choices, and styles that make this process difficult, but don't worry, because we've got this guide to help you along.

There are a lot of categories to touch on before buying MiracleSofa slipcovers for your furniture. First, you have to decide on the colors, but you also have to think about how to keep it clean. Will it fit in place with the rest of your home decor?

Let's jump into the guide.


HOW DO YOU PICK THE BEST COUCH COVERS?

This should say, "How do you pick the best sofa slipcover for you?" After all, it needs to meet your unique needs to be the best. Picking the best material that covers couches will largely depend on the outcome you are looking to achieve for your room.

You'll need to consider the style, pattern, color hues, texture, functionality, and comfort in your searches for your chosen furniture protector.

Look, aesthetic aside, no matter your particular reason you want to cover couches in your home, there is the perfect solution for your situation. There are some things to look out for when browsing for your needs. 

You'll discover that your choices will change based on your sofa's base material, its shape, your lifestyle, and budget.


WHAT MATERIAL IS THE SOFA COVER MADE FROM?

Manufacturers make new products from almost every type of fabric out there. This includes cotton, velvet, suede, linen, wool, spandex, and even polyester. For a piece of furniture that gets heavy use, go with a durable heavy cotton blend.

Heavy-duty slipcovers have a high quality feel to them and are better at protecting your furniture from stains and spills, while lighter materials fit more styles and are generally more aesthetically pleasing to look at.

Is it machine washable?

The problem comes from details you may overlook. If you aren't careful, you might have to wash the thing by hand. In other words, the fabric construction will also determine your cleaning and maintenance over time.


TIPS FOR PICKING DURABLE SOFA SLIPCOVERS

Choosing the right finish for your couch covers plays a vital part in its durability. For instance, denim, twill blends, canvas, or cotton sofa covers are going to last the longest and will also make a statement.

Take into account the material underneath the slipcover. For example, a leather love seat requires slipcovers made of natural fibers, which absorb moisture and protect the leather surface.

While heavy-duty fabrics make for a comfortable slipcover, they do not always conform to the shape of your furniture.

For outdoor furniture, choose from water-resistant style fabrics.  

Although microfiber sofa slipcovers make for a fitting appearance, they tend to be lightweight. Likewise, silk or wool covers are perfect for aesthetics and image, but will not last long, as they can only be dry cleaned.


Most sofa covers fit perfectly on rectangular-shaped sofa cushions with round armrests and corners. However, this does not mean that you cannot find covers for complex-shaped furniture such as T-cushion sofas.

In this case, a universal cushion with block tile design technology will ensure that every bit protects your chairs. This kind also has a cool texture and pattern that ties in easily with your space. A single-piece slipcover gives you a wider variety when it comes to couch sizes, and is also a breeze to remove for cleaning.  In essence, make sure the cover fits.

Do you have a one piece or two piece? Maybe a sectional?

Keep in mind that you want something that covers couch accessories too, as in the individual slipcovers for every cushion. More complex furniture types require multiple sofa slipcovers for each of the separate cushions. If you select multiple one piece covers, you'll get a better result over a single two piece for an awkward shaped sofa. We recommend you choose cushion slipcovers of contrasting colors to your sofa.


OBTAIN YOUR SOFA'S MEASUREMENTS

Before buying a new sofa protector, you should find out the measurements of your sofa. This way, you will be able to find the right size sofa covers for your seating. Don't forget about the box cushion covers too. Get the measurements for all the items associated with your couch so that it has visually appealing results.

Nobody wants to go through the trouble of ordering something that doesn't fit, so make sure you know the parameters to search for when choosing your next couch slipcover. Fortunately, there is a range of options these days including a mixture of stretch fabric types like polyester and lycra weave straps whose elasticity conforms to your loveseat easily.


When deciding on your loveseat makeover, consider how you are going to use it. Is comfort the main idea, or the way it looks? For instance, if your chair is in constant use, it will require a color-fast option that won’t fade over time.

Do you allow your pet's paws on the sofa? If so, consider designs with antimicrobial properties that are dirt resistant to keep your sofa safe from pet hair and scratches. For a typical home with kids and pets, stain-resistant and waterproof slipcovers are a must-have.

Consider a non-skid couch cover when you have children, a dog, or a cat in the house. Your seats will thank you. Ready-made luxury covers are affordable and are perfect if you are working with a tight budget. 

All you will need to do is to pin it between the seams of the arms or tuck it under the back and bottom to ensure it properly fits.



IT SHOULD MATCH YOUR BUDGET

Furniture purchases are a big investment, often costing hundreds and top thousands of dollars for quality pieces. People with a kid or pet are especially at risk for a damaged sofa, but we all wear down our sofas.

Your options to repair the damage can also cost a fortune, especially when applying new permanent upholstery to it. Fortunately, there are temporary and semi-permanent slipcover solutions that bring an old love seat back to life, which is much easier than buying a replacement.

You wouldn't leave your mattress bare, would you? Choose to protect the items you interact most with and they'll last much longer.

MiracleSofa provides a large selection of high quality, yet affordable sofa slipcovers to meet any need your sofa chairs have. You'll not only update your tired old couch, but you'll save a ton while doing it!