Reinvent Your Sofa
with a Loose-fit Slipcover
The reputation and design sensibilities of slipcovers have changed for the better in recent years, and this is largely due to improvements in the ways they’re constructed. Many times, older slipcovers lacked structure and simply looked like wide swaths of fabric that you draped over your sofa. Now, slipcovers come in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes to enhance the appearance of your furniture in a way that still displays its structure and lines cleanly. You can breathe new life into your sofa with a slipcover rather than replacing the entire piece. If you have pets or kids, then slipcovers are a great way to protect the upholstered fabric from the dirt and spills that inevitably happen.
Loose-fit separate seat slipcovers from Pottery Barn are some of the smartest choices for people who want style and simplicity. Because the seat cushions are covered separately from the rest of the couch, this type of slipcover creates a seamless look similar to that of full upholstery.
Loose-fit slipcovers are designed to fit a wide range of different sofa sizes, so they are versatile and easy to put on. That also means that they are easy to take off so you can wash them when necessary. The durable fabrics stand up to laundering without fading, so you can enjoy how your sofa looks like new for many years to come.
Measuring Your Sofa
Although loose-fit slipcovers are designed to fit several different sizes of sofas, it is still important to measure your piece and purchase the size that best corresponds to its dimensions. To get the proper size, measure from the outside edge of one arm to the outside edge of the other. If the slipcover comes with a skirt or ruffle for the bottom, be sure to measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of your sofa as well.
How to Put on Your Slipcover
Putting on a slipcover requires a bit more than just draping it over your furniture, but it couldn’t be easier. In order to create the look you desire, it is important to follow the directions and tuck the fabric in appropriately. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a couch that looks brand new with crisp, clean fabric protecting it.
1. Remove the seat cushions and back cushions from the sofa and set them to the side.
2. Unfold the slipcover and locate the convenient tag that labels the back section. Loosely drape the slipcover over the base of your sofa and use the tag as a guideline for the way you orient the fabric.
3. Center the skirt pleat at the front of the base.
4. Adjust the fit of the slipcover by pulling the slipcover over the front ends and the arms. Be sure to leave the back straps unattached.
5. Accumulate the excess fabric on the seat of the sofa to adjust the length. Tuck the extra fabric into the crevices of the sofa base.
6. Place the seat cushions back on the sofa and cover them with the separate seat slipcover. Tuck the extra fabric under the seat cushions.
7. Flip the back panel of the slipcover down and place the back cushions in their proper positions.
8. Tuck in the fabric around the back cushions and adjust the fabric that drapes on the back of the sofa so that it looks neat and smooth.
9. Wrap the skirt around the base of the sofa, ensuring that the pleat stays centered in the front.
10. Use the D-rings on the back of the slipcover to secure the straps of the skirt and hold everything in place.
The wrinkles of your slipcover will smooth out on their own over time; however, if you need your sofa to look its best sooner, you can run a warm iron over it. Slipcovers are an affordable way to change the decor of your living room and reinvent your sofa. With a loose-fitting separate seat slipcover, getting a new style for your room is a breeze.