Ideal interiors : Protect your sofas, introduce slip covers

It is always said that a woman with very young children can never be smart, and so is the house. A house with young children is never so tidy because the little angels are usually up and about. One of the things that usually age very fast in a home are the sofas.
L-R : Sofa with puckered flange ; Sofa cover keeps dust and dirt out
L-R : Sofa with puckered flange ; Sofa cover keeps dust and dirt out

It is always said that a woman with very young children can never be smart, and so is the house. A house with young children is never so tidy because the little angels are usually up and about. One of the things that usually age very fast in a home are the sofas.

These seats no matter how well they are managed, easily give up. Like me, any woman with small children can now rejoice because by introducing slip covers the sofas do not have to look untidy anymore. Slip covers can completely transform your sofas to look like new.

Products that started as dust covers are today making style statements by adding new life to your old sofa sets. Today, the plain ‘cheap’ fabric has been transformed into expensive and sophisticated fabrics, such as high quality Cottons, Watered Damasks, printed fabrics, and even Denims. You have the option of choosing the fabric that goes with the style of your home, as well as the general décor and other pieces of furniture.

Over years of usage, sofas start to give a tired, run down look. The option of changing the furniture is quite expensive, and you can easily bring life into your upholstery by just putting slipcovers over them. With a variety of fabrics available, in various price ranges, you can pick up the fabrics that do not stretch your budget beyond your means.

This saves you money you would have to dish out for re-upholstering. Slipcovers for sofas come in a variety of designs, and can easily be slipped on, in a matter of minutes. In homes that have pets and children, sofas tend to get soiled fast, and it is quite expensive to have them regularly cleaned. Moreover, the pet hairs, despite vacuum cleaning, are one big source of trouble for those suffering from asthmatic conditions.

Slipcovers can easily be removed and cleaned, cleared of any pet hairs, motes and other allergens. With children and pets around, a couple of extra slipcovers can always come in handy, especially when you are expecting guests, you can change the sofa slipcovers in just minutes  from a contemporary look to the old world look.

They completely change the look of your sofa, and give it an instant facelift. They, of course, can also protect the high quality upholstery of your sofa from getting damaged and soiled, and with a quick change completely transform your sofa.

Since slipcovers have to be washed regularly, ensure that you buy good quality fabrics, for increased durability. Another advantage of using good quality fabrics is that the fabrics will not shrink. Sofas need to have a smart appearance, and a shrunken slipcover will give a very shabby appearance.

You can have the option of using stretch or elastic fabrics, and fabrics that are water resistant – so that there is no effect of spills. Readymade slipcovers come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but one has to be very careful not to buy small or oversized slip covers which will give your sofas a shaggy look. The endless variety in designs and styles available will suit every woman’s taste in slipcover, one only needs to get time and choose wisely.

With the slip covers, you can breathe a new life into your sofas, without incurring the expense of buying a new sofa set, so no woman should give a reason as to why her sofas look so rugged while she too can get slipcovers at the nearby second hand market at a cheaper price.

This is the smartest way to let your furniture look new or protect them at the same time, along with the added benefits of getting rid of allergens, which build up fast, just as they would on pillows, and cushions.

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