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You know that sofa in your living room? The one you loved when you first brought it home, but over time has become more and more of an eyesore? Or perhaps that gorgeous chair that your child “colored in” with sharpies? Furniture loses its usefulness when you can’t stand to look at it, but you don’t necessarily need to replace or reupholster to regain the use of your favorite piece.

Slipcovers have come a long way since the days of elasticized sheeting draped over a couch. Today’s custom slipcovers come in a variety of colors and fabrics and give you the flexibility to get exactly what you want for the room of your dreams. Best of all, slipcovers give you the option of choosing a washable fabric, so if you have children or pets, your furniture will stay beautiful for as long as you own it.

Slipcovers are the perfect choice when the cushions and frame of your furniture are in good shape, but the fabric itself is the problem. If your cushions are sagging or the frame needs work, you may want to consider reupholstery instead. Slipcovers can also be used to preserve delicate antique fabrics so that furniture may be used every day, but still look beautiful for special occasions.

Chairs, ottomans, sofas, and loveseats can all be changed in a matter of minutes with slipcovers, taking you from casual cotton to a dramatic damask and updating your entire look.

Why Custom Slipcovers?

Store-bought slipcovers may be elastic or zippered and will fit over your furniture, generally in one unit. However, custom slipcovers have an advantage, as they are more modular. With a custom slipcover, a sales associate will measure your piece as though it were a bespoke suit. The cushions will have separate covers from the back and arms, and the final result will fit as well as your original fabric covering. Slipcovers can be used to protect delicate fabrics, or for everyday use. The choice is entirely yours. That is what slipcovers are about, choice.

When having your slipcovers made, think about all of the colors in your room. You may want to have a few pillows made at the same time with your slipcover fabric to help draw those colors in and bring greater harmony to the environment. A good custom slipcover company, such as CLS Custom Upholsters and Furniture Refinishing can guide you through the entire process, and will even come to your home to help you decide what colors, patterns, and fabrics work best for your home, and even whether slipcovers or reupholstery is the right choice for you.