Is your recliner looking a little rundown? A slipcover may be just the thing you need. Recliners tend to wear more quickly than regular chairs because of the sliding motion that takes place as you move back and forth from the sitting to the reclining position. Recliner slipcovers are a great way to maintain the appearance of your upholstery, without having to buy a whole new fabric recliner.
Big, Small, Skinny, Tall
Recliner slipcovers vary in size and shape, and are made to fit any number of recliners. When purchasing a recliner slipcover for your recliner, make sure that you get the right dimensions so that the elastic on the cover isn't too loose or too tight.
If you have a lever (usually located on the right side of the recliner), you'll need to be sure that you find a recliner slipcover that is made to fit around it. Many recliner slipcovers also fit recliners with continuous footrests as well.
The Perfect Touch
Recliner slipcovers can be made out of a variety of types of fabrics. Some popular choices include stretch denim, thermal polyester or cotton, fleece, or cable knit. The nice thing about recliner slipcovers is that you can change the appearance of your swivel recliner throughout the year. Try a holiday patterned fleece in the winter and light solid cotton in the spring.
Since recliners tend to be a bit bulky, please note that many recliner slipcovers come in four different pieces: one for the back, the seat/footrest, and left and right arms.
Spic and Span
Cleaning and caring for your recliner slipcover is easy. Most are machine washable, and should be washed every week or so (depending on how much the recliner is used). Some manufacturers of recliner slipcovers offer Scotchguard protector, said to protect your recliner slipcover from stains, marks, and other undesirable spots and spills.