Updated: Jul 3, 2019
A slipcover is an instant and simple solution for tired or dated furniture, writes Kate Nixon.
A custom or ready-made slipcover gives a classic sofa, dining chair, ottoman or bedhead an immediate refresh. It's the forgiving cousin of fixed upholstery, covering a multitude of sins with a swathe of linen or on-trend pattern and easily removed for washing or remaking. Use a slipcover to preserve an heirloom or to update a cheap and cheerful buy. Both up-cycling ideas reduce waste.
FRESH IDEAS & EASY UPDATES
New cushion covers are the simplest and cheapest way to update your bedroom or living area. Reuse existing inserts and make or buy covers in this seasons colours.
If having a cover custom-made, consider details such as the skirts, seams, trims and piping to set your piece apart.
Recover a mismatched pair of sofas or armchairs in the same fabric slipcover to create a harmonious look.
Use two different fabrics for a bedhead slipcover and rotate front and back for a quick seasonal refresh.
Feature in Australian House & Garden March 2019