Are you thinking about redecorating your living room? Are you bored with the way it looks and hoping to change colors, styles, or themes? This can be a costly project to take on if you listen to the interior design experts. Redecorating shows on television will tell you it costs several thousands of dollars to redesign a room. However, there are ways to cut your costs to fit within the budget you have.

Slipcovers are one inexpensive way to change the look of a room. It is well known that paint for your walls is a cheap way to redecorate, and it is in replacing the furniture that takes most of your budget. Slipcovers can take away the largest expense in redecorating and give you beautiful new furniture.

If you have a sectional couch, you may think you have no options for slipcovers. Traditional slipcovers for three-cushion couches have been around for years, but today you will find options for many styles of furniture. You will find individual pieces of fabric for the sections of the couch, including one for each cushion. Some sectionals will not come with armrest covers; you will want to make sure what you are getting when you shop.

Sectional slipcovers will cover up worn or stained furniture without the need for replacement. It also allows you to change out the color and style of your furniture at a fraction of the cost. If you shop around, you will find styles that have a stretch to them to give you the best fit. With the right sectional slipcover, no one will be able to tell it isn’t the original upholstery.

You can buy slipcovers for sectionals in many different fabrics to mimic traditional upholstery. There is faux leather and suede, damask, denim, and other fabric options. Manufacturers use methods in designing the slipcovers to prevent them from slipping and bunching.

Another benefit to sectional slipcovers is how easy they are to clean. Most of them can be machine washed; many can be dried on the low setting in a dryer. In addition, you can find slipcovers with Scotchgard to prevent stains from setting into the fabric.

Slipcovers are also a good option if you have just bought a new sectional. They will keep the furniture in excellent condition and help it last longer. You can prevent stains and wearing by keeping it covered with a slipcover. This way, you won’t have to make it off-limits to your kids and pets.

You can select from relaxed or fitted styles of slipcovers. The fitted ones look more like part of the furniture but the relaxed slipcovers are easier to measure. If you choose to buy a fitted slipcover, you will want to make sure you get the correct measurements for it to fit correctly.

Sectional slipcovers can be an inexpensive way to make your old sectional look like new. Friends will be admiring your new furniture and only you will know the difference.

Source by Todd Snyder, Psy. D.