There are certain details that you need to pay attention to when purchasing loveseat slipcovers. Although there are a wide variety of slipcovers available, not all of them are worth the purchase. Some fabrics are stronger than others and certain styles work best in particular settings.
This guide will help you narrow down your options based on factors such as durability, maintenance requirements, and types of fabrics to choose from. Before spending your money on a slipcover, make sure to consider these characteristics to get the most out of your investment.
How to pick the best fabric for your loveseat slipcover?
Here are the most common fabric options for loveseat slipcovers:
Cotton is a favorable option for those who like casual and natural designs. It's a light, soft, and durable fabric and can be washed in the washing machine. Light-colored cotton slipcovers are typically thin and aren't the best option for covering dark-colored loveseats.
This fabric gets wrinkly so you need to steam the slipcover regularly. Frequent washing leads to shrinkage.
- Twill slipcovers are either 100% cotton or polyester-cotton.
- Its particular weave makes it durable and light.
- Easy to maintain and is machine washable.
- Twills with low thread counts are lighter and stain-resistant.
- Twills with high thread counts are water and damage resistant.
- Ideal for families with children and pets.
- Stretch loveseat slipcovers offer favorable protection and are easy to clean.
- They also come in a wide variety of color choices and patterns.
- Easy to put on loveseats and ideal for uncommonly sized loveseats.
- Slipcovers made of suede have a soft napped finish and a velvety surface.
- Water and stain-resistant.
- A good choice for loveseats that are used a lot.
- Polyester-cotton blend slipcovers have durable and strong fibers that don't shrink like pure cotton.
- Easy to clean, and wrinkle-resistant.
- Lots of use results in unappealing piling of the fabric.
- It can only be ironed and washed in cool temperatures.
What are the features to look for in a loveseat slipcover?
The purpose of a good slipcover is to keep your loveseat in perfect condition. Therefore, you should consider how frequently your loveseat is used.
Colorfast slipcovers don't wear off with regular use which is perfect for those who constantly use their loveseats.
If you have visitors now and then, opt for a slipcover with antimicrobial qualities.
Stain, water, and tear-resistant slipcovers are highly essential for daily use and households with kids and pets. Delicate fabrics should be avoided if you have pets.
Slipcovers with the non-skid feature allow them to stay in place at all times.
Go for custom loveseat slipcovers if you want to choose your style, color, and fabric before the manufacturer makes it. These slipcovers are dry clean only and require extra care.
In terms of durability, twill blends, cotton, denim, and canvas are the most resilient and long-lasting.
Those with leather loveseats should only choose slipcovers with natural fibers to avoid the leather from getting ruined. Pick slipcovers made of natural fibers since they can absorb moisture. Although stretch chenille and suede fabrics are thick and sturdy, they don't correspond well to loveseats' shapes. On the other hand, slipcovers made of microfiber and polyester offer a more fitted look.
If you want an extremely sturdy slipcover to protect your loveseat, pick outdoor furniture slipcovers, eg. made of acrylic, that come with a water-resistant coating.
How to select the color and style of your loveseat slipcover?
Some slipcovers loosely drape your loveseat and others include elastic for a better fit. If you want the slipcover to tailor to your loveseat's precise measurements, go for custom slipcovers.
Loose slipcovers provide a casual style while precisely tailored slipcovers are favorable for a more formal theme.
Slipcovers in neutral shades easily blend with other pieces, such as white lamps and curtains. If you have an adventurous style, pick **a bright color **to bring more personality into a room. If you already have another bright color in your room, use the color wheel to find suitable combinations of complementary colors, such as purple and yellow or blue and orange.
Slipcovers with geometric patterns are a great way to bring originality to a contemporary space. Think about your existing furnishings and decors in the room and match it accordingly. If the pattern is blue and white, make sure one of those colors is already present in the room.
When choosing a pattern, you should consider its scale. The pattern's scale should be suitable for your loveseat's size and the room's size. Bold and larger patterns are more appropriate for larger spaces, and smaller patterns are best for smaller rooms.
When choosing a color or pattern for your slipcover, think about the colors of your curtains, so that your slipcover won't look in disorder. A slipcover could also pick up a color from the carpet or rug.
Only pick solid colors if your loveseat is curvy. Patterns and textures look distorted on curvaceous furniture.
A solid color or a neutral shade is preferable if you don't want to get bored with your slipcover quickly.
Textured fabrics such as damask add visual interest and are wrinkle-resistant as well.
Suede slipcovers provide a more luxurious look and work well with simple and modern rooms.
How to measure a loveseat for a slipcover?
Before making any slipcover purchases, you need to measure your loveseat to ensure that it will perfectly fit your furniture.
Choose the slipcover size that best corresponds to your loveseat's dimensions. You can consult the brand's measurement guides to find the size that best fits your measurements.
For fitted slipcovers:
- Measure your loveseat's cushions and its length from one side to the other. If the slipcover doesn't stretch much, make sure your measurements are at the widest point for a better fit.
- Measure the loveseat from outside arm to outside arm. Don't measure down onto the sear.
- You should also measure the backside of the loveseat and the height from the floor to the top.
You don't need exact measurements for non-fitted slipcovers.
Measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of your loveseat if the slipcover has a skirt or ruffle.