Once you have made your purchases of cushions and pillows, you will probably, not give much thought, to changing the covers. In some cases, certain pieces of furniture, such as a couch or sofa, have specific covers for the cushions & pillows, in matching fabrics. It is important to remove these covers frequently, for cleaning as these pieces of furniture are used continuously. Covers of scatter cushions and pillows can be changed, to alter the décor and perhaps instil a more vibrant or calm atmosphere, in a room, as the choice maybe.
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There are a number of indoor and outdoor furniture items that consist of removable cushions and pillows graced with fancy covers. Relaxing chairs placed on the patio, lounge chairs placed beside the pool and even the beautiful chairs placed in living and dining spaces, might consists of separate cushions for base and backrest. If a home has such furniture items, in the interior and exterior spaces, then one should change the covers of the cushions and pillows, to keep them up-to-date.
Reason to remove or change
The cover of cushions and pillows which are used outdoors, need to be changed more regularly, especially those in areas, which receive intense sunlight. The rays from the intense sunlight, cause most fabrics to fade in colour and can also weaken the fibres of some materials.
The exterior cushions and pillows are more likely to be favoured by pets, so these will need to be checked for dirt and hairs, left behind by cats or dogs.
Use covers that talk
For contemporary homes, covers for cushions and pillows, white, black and all the pastel shades, look good. When it comes to modern throw pillows for elegant and classy, contemporary interiors, go for those which have art designs on them.
Some covers have interesting messages on them, for example, “Peace”, “Love” and “Home sweet Home”, which are enhancing and create a unique look to modern interiors. Knitted and quilted, plain cushion covers for couch cushions, also look great, in contemporary settings. So, add a few plain cushions and pillows to your sofa, to increase the visual measure of your living room.
A cover operation
The simplest and most popular type of cover for cushions and pillows are slip covers. One simply needs to slip cushions and pillows into a slip cover and have them ready for use. Most of the slip covers come with studs, buttons or laces, but latest designs, in these are also available with invisible zippers.
A very convenient cover for chair cushions is one made of stretchable material. This is also a slip cover, which is made slightly smaller than the actual dimensions of the cushion. Being stretchable, it fits tightly on the cushion, hence does not need zippers or laces. Many cushion covers include added laces, which helps in securing the piece to the chair. With laces tied to the base or backrest, there will be no movement, when one relaxes on the chair.
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