Home Improvement

What to look for when buying a sofa cover?

So, you have decided to buy covers for your sofas. But are not sure what covers are the best option in terms of price and value?

  • You don’t know how much wear and tear covers can go through before they start to look worn out. And when is the right time to change the covers on your sofa set? Though covers may seem like an easy option, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind while deciding on them. They should be durable, easy to maintain and give added comfort besides covering up the looks of your sofa sets. Here’s what you need to know about covers: The Materials There are different types of materials used for making covers. Most common available ones include cotton covers, suede covers, leather covers and the most popular of all is microfiber covers. A lot depends on your personal preference while choosing covers. For instance, if you have kids or pets at home, suede covers might not be a great idea because they do attract stains quite easily. Cheap covers are usually made from cotton and synthetic materials which make them easy to maintain but do not last for too long. A good quality cover should ideally be made of leather or microfiber which can withstand a fair bit of wear and tear without being damaged totally.
  • Designs a sofa is an expensive buy and while some people may go for it just for its design value, some others prefer covers more because they add a rich look to the entire interior decor of your home. Sofa covers come in a wide range of designs and patterns that can be chosen according to your personal preferences and the style of your living room. Most covers are available in two types: slip covers and stretch covers. While both covers work on the same principle, they are different in terms of look, feel and durability. A slip cover is easy to put on furniture but it does not give you an option to alter its color or pattern unless you choose another set of covers all over again. Plus, with wear and tear, the dye also tends to fade away quickly leaving behind unsightly patches on covers which make them look old pretty soon. Stretch covers do not have this problem at all because their elastic fabric allows you adjust according to the shape of the furniture. They are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns so you can buy covers that blend well with your sofa set perfectly.

Wear and Tear How long will cover last before they start showing signs of wear and tear? 

  • Unless you opt for cheap covers made from synthetic or cotton materials, covers should ideally last around 3 to 4 years before starting to look worn out. If you have pets at home who love to scratch on furniture, covers may give up even earlier than this period. So do think about how long you want covers to stay good looking on your couch sets. This is something which determines the price range of different sets of cover too because while high quality covers can easily cost above Rs 10000 , low quality covers are available much cheaper.
  • Getting the Right Fit Sofa covers come with elastic bands around their borders which make them easy to fit on furniture pieces easily without tangling in between cushions and pillows. However, covers that are slightly bigger or smaller than your sofa set can pose a problem when it comes to covers fitting properly. This is where covers with adjustable elastic bands come in handy because they allow you adjust the size according to your requirements for a perfect fit.


So covers can be a great way to rejuvenate your old sofa sets that are looking much worse for wear. They come in different designs, materials and patterns so you can choose covers according to your preference perfectly. Do not forget to check out the styles and colors available before opting for covers so they blend well with the overall interior decor of your home effectively.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button