Thursday, December 6, 2007
So, you've decided to host the perfect Holiday soirée. The Tree is trimmed, the halls are decked and the table is set with your finest china. Everything is just as you had envisioned until you take a look at that dingy old sofa or chair with the threadbare, dirty upholstery. Can your party really be the success you are sure it can be when you are overcome with fear that your guests will notice that your furniture hasn't been updated since 1980? Will someone sit on the chair that Uncle Larry spilled red wine on last Thanksgiving? What about the ottoman that serves as your dogs chew toy!
Have no fear - you still have time to pull off an instant makeover with slipcovers.
These great slips from Before-n-After could be hiding all sorts of sins but you'd never know it.
Whether you go with a ready made or semi-custom slip cover companies now offer many options that give your furniture a custom high-end look. These are not your grandma's sofa throws with chain fringe trim.
Stretch and Cover is a company that has pioneered a new type of stretch fabric that is made specifically for slip covers. The weave is multi-directional and is formulated to rebound and keep its shape.
Each product comes with retainer bars and straps that are designed to help keep the covers in place even with daily use.
For a more casual look try these styles from Conterelle, one of the companies that modernized ready to buy slip cover design.
Found these chenille covers on Overstock.com. They are well priced and available in rich colors.
Another Overstock.com find.
For a brighter and more varied selections of fabrics try The Slipcover Company. They have a large selection and very good pricing.
These dining chair covers are my favorite. I love that they come in short and long skirt styles.
Finally, how about these winter whites? These would look beautiful in any holiday dining room and they only cost $10.99 !!!!!!
Here's hoping your Holiday Parties are smashingly successful. That no one gets food poisoning or drinks too much eggnog and that most of all, no one looks under the slipcovers to see what lies underneath!