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Slipcover Savvy


From sofas to chairs to ottomans, slipcovers are a beautiful and simple way to give your room a seasonal refresh. You can get the look of brand-new furniture with that cozy broken-in feeling we all crave at the end of a long day. Swapping out the slipcover can change the entire dynamic of the piece – are you in need of neutral furniture because you just bought a bold rug? Or do you want to make a statement with your furniture? With slipcovers you’re the designer! But remember, not all slipcovers are created equal. In order to preserve the life of your slipcovers you must follow the care instructions. If it says non-washable DO NOT wash it. You will ruin the slipcover. If you can wash it then check out these tips below!

Washing || Utilize a commercial-sized washer (aka head to the laundromat). The reason for this is so you can wash all components of the slipcover together so the fading (which is inevitable with washable fabrics) will remain uniform. Run the machine through an empty wash cycle first to remove any residue that may have been left behind from the last person that used it – you don’t want anything staining your beautiful slipcover! Zip all zippers closed and using a mild detergent (no bleach or bleach alternatives) wash your slipcover in cold water.

Drying || For best results air drying is recommended, but if you do dry the slipcover in the commercial dryer be sure to select the NO HEAT setting and remove when still slightly damp. Wrinkles are normal.

Dressing || Replace the slipcover on the frame when it’s still slightly damp; this will help relieve some of the wrinkles and contour the fabric so it reshapes properly. Rotate the seat and back cushions every 20 minutes until it’s dry to prevent water stains.


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