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The pros and cons of recliner slipcovers

Wondering whether you should cover your sofa recliners with a slipcover but not sure what it will entail? Slip-covers are great for prolonging the life of furniture but make sure you get a right fit which complement the style of your home. Compare the merits and demerits of recliner slipcovers to decide whether they are the right choice for you.

Pros of recliner slipcovers

Protection
Recliners can offer great comfort but undergo some heavy use as a result. The upholstery is likely to get worn down prematurely due to long use. Recliner covers are intended to form a protective shield from everyday troubles such as spills, dirt stains and rough use by kids and pets. The protective function of slipcovers can prolong the life of your furniture. Maintenance
Since slipcovers can be removed and washed or cleaned, they make for easy upkeep. This ease in maintenance encourages frequent cleaning making the furniture more sanitary. By itself, the recliner upholstery would get cleaned only occasionally and would require additional expense. Cheap slipcovers also make it viable to replace them frequently in case of heavier damage or tears. Changing decor
Recliner slipcovers are available in a wide variety of materials and colours and can be used as a means to change your room decor. The choice in colours and materials can respond to the seasons. You may brighten up the room with fresh, light colours in the summer and choose warmer or darker tones for the winter. It is also easier to display design themes using slipcovers. Savings
Slip covers save money by optimising the use of your furniture by extending its life with limited expenses on maintenance. You can think of buying a used recliner and covering it with a slipcover. Reupholstering a recliner or buying a new one could mean high cost.

Cons of recliner slipcovers

Fit
Readymade recliner chair slipcovers will need accurate measurements of your recliner. It can be tricky to get a well-fitting cover for some non-standard design features like separate footrest, straight arm chair or wingback designs. Some designs may need a custom tailored cover which is more expensive. Appearance
Slipcovers appear best when they fit well enough to appear as a part of the recliner upholstery. Standard covers will require pinning and tucking for a fit. This can seem untidy. Moreover, when ill-fitting slipcovers are used, they tend to wrinkle and bunch up. This requires constant smoothing and adjusting. Styling
Slipcovers often include bows, tucks, pleats and frills. This can create a dated look which may not suit a room with clean contemporary lines in furniture. Slipcovers are an easy solution for your recliner protections. Make sure they fit well and match your decor.

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