Why Should You Get A Sofa Cover?
Sofas come in all forms, shapes and sizes. The attractiveness of a sofa depends on many factors, including your living room design and colour scheme, as well as your personal preference.
There are fabric sofas, leather sofas, reclining sofas, sofa beds, and more! Each type of sofa has its own unique appeal and function!
In this blog post, we’ll be talking about one of the most affordable, convenient and versatile sofas in the market–the slipcover sofa!
What Is A Slipcover Sofa?
A slipcover sofa is simply a couch with a sofa cover that can be removed and changed if so needed. Just as you remove and change your clothes, you can remove and change the sofa cover! This gives the slipcover sofa a few advantages:
The immediate advantage in having a slipcover sofa is of course, maintenance! Since the sofa cover can always be removed and dry-cleaned (or in certain cases machine washed), stains aren’t that big of a deal. This makes slipcover sofas ideal for families with young children or pets who could potentially dirty the furniture!
Slipcover sofas are more affordable than fixed cover sofas, and in more ways than one! If you intend to freshen up your living room and change the design of your sofa, for example, the cost of buying a new sofa cover is dramatically lower than the cost of reupholstering your sofa all over again. Additionally, taking off your sofa cover and sending it to the dry cleaners is more affordable than hiring expensive upholstery cleaning services!
3.As Good As Upholstery
It’s a common misconception that slipcover sofas aren’t as premium as fixed upholstery. While it’s true that certain types of sofas will not look good with sofa covers, it really depends on the manufacturer’s skill and quality when producing these products. A well-made slipcover sofa is nearly indistinguishable from an upholstered sofa!
In Malaysia, where we host guests at home a lot, we want our living room furniture to be as beautiful and exciting as possible! Doing a bit of annual interior design for Hari Raya or Chinese New Year is something Malaysians do. But what do you do when you want to change your old soda? While there are viable methods, like trading in your old sofa for a new one, buying a new sofa cover is still the more cost-effective way. This makes slipcover sofas very versatile with regards to design. You can always buy sofa covers to match the new theme of the year!
In the midst of today’s increasing ecological consciousness, we want to be sure that as consumers, we are doing our part to lessen our carbon footprint. Eco-friendly habits like using your own metal straws at restaurants and reusable grocery bags are increasingly popular. We should take a similar attitude towards interior design and buying furniture! Instead of buying a brand new sofa and getting rid of the old one, slipcover sofas are more eco-friendly because sofa covers are reusable!
We hope this article has given you the information you need to make a decision about buying your sofa. Slipcover sofas have both pros and cons. Its suitability depends on each households’ need. If you’re still unable to make up your mind, read Fella Design’s guide to sofa buying!