by KRISTEN PHANG
Sofa covers add a lot of functional value to your sofa. They protect it from stains and dust; have many design choices; are easy to clean; and are much more affordable to purchase and maintain.
However, choosing a well-fitted sofa covers and maintaining their crisp, clean look can be a bit of a challenge.
In this article, you will learn how to choose sofa covers that suit your preference, and how you can keep their fresh look for years to come.
Step 1: Finding the Right Size
The first thing you need to do is to measure your sofa.
Sofa covers are made for all kinds of upholstery: loveseats, L-shaped sofas, armchairs, stools, dining chairs, recliners and many more.
Hence, it is important to know what dimensions you are working with:
The Breath of Your Sofa Start from the bottom edge at the back of your sofa, then over your backrest and seat and stop at the bottom edge in front of your sofa. This will ensure that your whole sofa is covered.
The Length of Your Sofa This includes the outer bounds of your sofa’s armrests.