Slipcovers can make your love seat look brand new in no time. But, finding a slipcover with your preferred color, design, and fit for your chair may seem like a hard task, but all it takes is following a few simple steps.
Covers come in diverse styles and colors. You can also choose to fit them from the back, front, or sides of your chair. As a result, you can hide the outdated parts, sections with fading color, or the worn-out areas of your sofa.
If you do not choose to go with stretch slipcovers, there are many other covers with various sizes and colors that may be ideal for your love seat. All you require is a tape measure, together with a few instructions, to ensure you buy the upholstery that perfectly fits your chair.
Measure the width following the external corners. Begin at the front exterior edge of the armrest. Proceed to the back corner and then continue all-round the back of the seat. Finish your measuring at the front corner of the opposite armrest.
Ensure to precisely bend the tape around the seat to ensure you achieve an accurate measurement. Slipcovers tend to bunch at the center, hence the importance of accurately measuring the width of your seat.
Measure the back edge of the sofa from the bottom to the top to find out its entire height. This way, when you go shopping for your slipcover, you will pick a fit one.
It, however, does not mean you cannot buy a new custom-made slipcover. Designed with your preferred style, fabric, and color, with them, you are sure to improve the looks of your sofa. You should, however, note that they require more care compared to the universal ones.
When measuring the width of your cushion, do it when it is still on the sofa. Meaning you measure the area beneath the armrest, from a particular side to the other. Measure it at the broadest part of the seat to ensure it fits in perfectly, even more, relevant if the cover you are to buy will be an exact fit of your sofa.
Determine the height of your sofa's cushion from the bottom to the top. As a result, you will be able to gauge the lower part height of your seat when you decide to buy a cover.
To measure and get the perfect size of the cover, you have to include every section of your love seat. From the length, height to the cushion’s width.
Requirement: A tape measure.
Measure the length of your chair. Do this following the outer side of the love seat from one armrest to the other.
Measure the width of your cushion when it’s on the sofa. It means the area below the armrests. Calculate the length from a single side to the other. Likewise, you need to measure the width to ensure the sofa cover fits.
Measure your sofa’s width. Starting from the front outer edge, continue along the same line to the corner at the back. Continue measuring all-round the backside of the chair and end it at the front corner of the opposite armrest.
Determine the height of your cushion. Do this by measuring the height from the bottom of the to the top.
Measure the full height of your chair. Starting from the bottom back edge, measure the height of your chair to the top, to know the length.
Note: Even though most sofa cover measurements are in inches, to be more accurate, have your measurements both in centimeters and inches.
Having looked at how you can measure your sofa before buying a new sofa cover, keep the measurements handy so you end up with a cover that flawlessly fits your sofa.IM READY TO PICK OUT MY SOFA COVER