Okay, if you want to keep your sofa clean and tidy, then what is a better option than to cover it with a sofa slipcover, really? The slipcovers for sofas not only protect the furniture from getting stained, but they also hide the already existing imperfections, blotches and stains. Moreover, they prevent your cat, if you have one, that is, from tearing up the furniture with its claws, too.
Some people say, however, that it is very hard to find a slipcover that would fit the furniture perfectly, and we certainly can’t argue with that. However, it is certainly possible to get a perfect fit slipcover from a furniture store, and one thing you can do to increase the chances of achieving that is get the exact measurements of your sofa. The sofas made by different companies can be slightly different, as you know, and that’s why you need to know how your sofa measures from the bottom to the level of its seats, from one arm to another, along the backside of it and etc.. The more precise your calculations are the better.
However, analysis alone doesn’t totally safeguard you from picking the wrong sized slipcovers for sofas. If you do get a slipcover of improper fit you can certainly try to return it to the vendor right away, but before that look if you can fix the size of the slipcover. It is very possible to turn a slipcover of improper fit into a perfect fit one, if you have the necessary tailoring skills or you find a tailor who is ready to do that for you.
Lastly, there is always an option of just sewing these slipcovers yourself, but that requires you to be patient and learn the necessary skills. Fortunately, we have a lot of free tutorials online that can teach you how to do that. Also, if you acquire such a skill set it is very easy later to make other things, like a tablecloth for your cheap counter height dining sets or slipcovers for your chairs.