Monday, February 28, 2011

Slipcover Styling Tips



It's all about the tucking (and other styling tips) that can make your furniture cover go from great to fabulous!


 
  • Tucking tips:
    Save your fingers and try using a wooden spoon to tuck in excess fabric. Tuck the fabric deep into the crevice where the arm meets the back of the furniture and down into where the arm meets the seat cushion. You can also roll up a magazine or use a pool "noodle" to hold the fabric in place. Just fasten the magazine with a rubber band, and insert it or the noodle deep into the furniture's crevices. Now available, The Tuck-Once Grips which are new products that help to lock your slipcover in place! They keep slipcovers secure and stabilized, with no more tucking. 
  • Can I mix and match different fabrics?
    Yes. In fact, one rarely sees the same fabric all around a living room. Mixing patterns and textures is a wonderful way to get a professional decorator look in your living room. Sure Fit's furniture cover collection is designed to make mixing and matching easy: from stripes and florals to bold and light colors. Not sure what you would like? Order a few Swatches and determine which look would work best in your living space.
  • How do I remove wrinkles?
    To avoid wrinkles after laundering, just pull the cover out of the dryer once the cycle is complete and immediately place it on the furniture. If your cover gets wrinkled in storage, simply toss it in the dryer with a damp cloth on low heat for ten minutes to remove the wrinkles. Do not tumble dry fabrics that have instructions to line dry. You can also use a hand-held steamer.
  • Will furniture covers fit furniture with thin/wooden arms?
    With a little bit of creativity, our furniture covers can fit over most thin-armed furniture. Wrap inexpensive polyester batting from a craft store on the arms to pad them. Secure with string or Velcro. They will be completely hidden under your furniture cover.
  • How can you apply furniture covers to leather furniture?
    We suggest that you cover the furniture with non-skid rug padding. This helps prevent the cover from sliding on the leather's slippery surface.
  • Will furniture covers fit furniture with loose back pillows?
    As long as your furniture measurements fall within our standard requirements, simply slip your cover right over the furniture and the pillows. You may have to adjust the pillows by overlapping them or removing a pillow or two depending on the look you want to achieve. There are separate seat slipcovers which with our universal seat cover, place up to three cushions in one continuous cushion cover, zip close and enjoy a semi-custom look! Last, our three piece slipcover is designed with a separate cushion cover and a back cushion cover for a custom-made look. Both the seat cushion and back cushion cover can accommodate up to 3 cushions measuring up to 72 inches wide.

Follow some of these tips, or if you have suggestions of your own... Please leave a comment below. We are always looking for easy solutions to fit your needs. 


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