Sofas have become a must as our living room furniture. They are an expensive piece of item (especially when you opt to buy a sectional sofa), but when we think about our living space, we cannot visualize it without a sofa set. We end up purchasing one but then the thought of causing damage to it haunts us. The kids may have started jumping on it or it might have become your pet’s new favorite place to chill out. As soon as you start using it, you expose it to every kind of damage. But, have you thought of covering them with a suitable cover? This should be the solution to your problem and by using them you would be increasing their lifespan to a great extent.
The sectional sofas are no doubt much more expensive than the normal couch sets. You might be having one already but they are old enough to look ugly. It may be having scratches from the untrimmed nails of your cats or dogs. Your growing children might have painted their imagination thinking it to be a perfect canvas to draw on. But you are not in a state to change the sectional sofa and get a new one. No worries! The sectional covers for your couch will come to your rescue. But before you go ahead and buy them, do consider the following things first.
Pros and Cons
Sectional sofa covers are very pocket-friendly. While buying the slipcovers you can easily buy two of them together so that you can change them as and when required. Depending on the season you can put on a heavy textured cover to keep you warm and for the summers you can go for a light and airy fabric. If you intend to throw a party you won’t even have to bother about spillage if you cover your sofas well.
Everything has a negative side too right? Probably you have a sofa set that has designs embossed on it and that might have been the reason why you liked it so much at the time of buying. Covering them will hide the decorating details. There’s always the option of customizing them though. Talking of customization brings the concept of sectional sofas that have been ordered specially to fit a particular corner of your living area. The sections may be of different sizes. To find the perfect cover for those will be a hazardous task no doubt. The only option will be to get the covers done by a professional as per the requirement.
Types of Covers
Usually, we have three types of sectional sofa covers to choose from – readymade, semi-custom, and custom-made sofa covers.
Readymade sofa covers are the easiest to find in the market. They are easy to take care of and most importantly you can machine wash them at home.
Semi-custom covers are also made available to the customers but they are more or less brand-specific meaning if you are having a sofa of a particular brand, then only you will be able to purchase the semi-custom covers as they are meant to fit specifically those sofa sets.
Custom-made covers are the most expensive ones as they will be tailor-made according to the measurement of the furniture. But the advantageous thing when opting for these sofa covers is that you can choose the fabric, color, or texture according to your preference.
Whatever you decide to purchase, the most important thing is the accurate measurement of the sofa. You have to have the exact figure to buy the covers keeping a slight margin for easy put on and take off.