How Slipcovers Adapt to Any Home Decor

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Besides a can of paint, nothing can make more of an eye-popping, decorative splash in your home than adding attractive slipcovers to your furniture. And on the practical side, for furniture that doesn’t match, a well-chosen slipcover can be just the thing to tie the decor together.

Although furnishing covers have been a common household item for more than a century, today's slipcovers possess the ability to make a dramatic fashion statement. The antithesis of “Grandma's slipcovers,” which were often uncomfortable and unattractive, contemporary slipcovers offer a wealth of innovative patterns and colors.

Variety and Choice
Slipcovers are designed in the most sought-after, easy-care fabrics to accommodate a wide range of seating styles. And they're not just for sofas. Companies produce ready-made slipcovers for several forms of popular seating.

Loveseats, club chairs, ottomans, wing chairs, recliners and dining chairs all can benefit from the addition of a fashionable slipcover. Compared to buying new seating or reupholstering your old furniture, ready-made slipcovers offer an affordable solution for a quick and stylish cover-up.

Children and Pet Friendly
Slipcovers protect favored furnishings from soiling and everyday wear and tear, making them ideal for households with children and pets.

Match Used Furniture to Your Current Decor
An increasing number of families own vacation homes, and slipcovers are an ideal way to cover second-hand furnishings so they coordinate with existing decor.

A Seasonal Feel
Seasonal decorating is easy with slipcovers. Use bright colors and vibrant and floral designs to usher in spring. Crisp whites with navy trim offer the essence of the nautical theme for coastal homes as well as for summer months. Heavier fabrics and velvets are perfect to make your home cozy in colder months.

Create a New Decor
You can change the look of your rooms by choosing a new decor, such as southwestern, country, traditional, shabby chic or Victorian, and adding slipcovers in coordinating design motifs.

Slipcovers featuring lush fuchsia and pink hues are wonderfully romantic in a Victorian-styled home. Soft, faded florals on pale backgrounds are a lovely choice for a shabby chic-styled space. Look for slipcovers in the most popular fabrics such as sturdy denims, soft faux suedes, warm chenilles and classic cottons.

Give Old Furniture New Life
Don’t overlook practical opportunities to incorporate the durability, comfort and character that slipcovers provide in unexpected places. For instance, explore the possibility of adding a slipcover to a “hand-me-down” chair for your sunroom, formal chairs in the dining room, a set of mismatched chairs in the kitchen, a well-loved club chair and ottoman in the family room, a soiled recliner in the basement or a treasured chaise in the master bedroom suite.

Mix, match, update and change your decor the easy way with slipcovers.

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