Choosing Slipcovers for Recliners

April 23rd, 2009 in Recliner Slipcovers /

Slipcovers are beneficial for homeowners and decorators that have children or pets within the home that may increase the wear and tear that comes with a lazy boy recliner.

A slipcover can also be used to completely change the appearance of the furniture. Many consumers use a slipcover to cover the piece and change the appearance rather than making the decision to replace the entire piece of furniture; this is a great way to save money within the household. Lazy boy recliners can be fitted with a slipcover to create a whole new look within the room, rather than having to replace the popular chair that becomes more comfortable with time.
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Best Slipcovers for your Recliner

December 29th, 2008 in Recliner Slipcovers /

When purchasing the best slipcover for your recliner keep in mind how much you might want to spend on it, the quality, size, and the cleaning and maintenance of the slipcover. Whether you can only spend about 50 bucks on a recliner cover or over 100 bucks, I will help you pick out the best slipcover for your money.

Wal-mart is a pretty reasonable place to purchase a slipcover from. If you do not have a local Wal-Mart you can use their website to buy it. Wal-Mart has some high rated brand slipcovers by the name of “Stretch Royal Diamond”. These slipcovers are made out of a plush material that will leave you feeling comfortable all day. The plush material is in a pattern of a diamond that will give any room a more traditional feel. These covers are very soft to the touch, and will stretch over some of the hardest to fit furniture. These recliner slipcovers cost about 90 dollars and are machine washable. You should tumble dry them on low. And as I stated they are Wal-Mart’s high rated recliner slipcovers.

“CNS Sofas” is another popular place you might want to purchase your recliner slipcover from. CNS “SureFit” covers are a little less expensive than the “Stretch Royal Diamond” from Wal-mart but are still of good quality. SureFit covers have a waffled textured fabric that is made out of polyester and spandex that makes covering your recliner pretty easy. These slipcovers also have cup openings, left pockets, and a separate part for the footrest on the recliner. SureFits will go over all standard sized recliners, available in a lot of colors, and are machine washable.

The “Maurice Stretch Recliner” is available in 4 colors such as gold, dove, chocolate, and chanti to go well in all colored rooms. The fabric is made out of cotton and polyester and has a diamond weave pattern. This recliner slipcover also has a hole on the left for the recliner handle. These slipcovers are 80 dollars.

Lastly there is a “Stretch Rib” brand that is available on many online stores and is also available at most of your retail stores - Target for example. These slipcovers come in 4 pieces for your recliner and will fit over most mid-size recliner seats. These covers are available in brown and tan to go well in any room in your house. These slipcovers are also machine washable and they are made out of polyester and spandex like many others. It has a hole for the handle and a pocket for the remote control. These covers will go well over Strato lounger, Lane, and La-Z-Boy recliners.

Lazy Boy Recliners - Slipcovers

December 16th, 2008 in Recliner Slipcovers /

With proper maintenance your Lazy Boy Recliner can last several years. As a result, you may want to update its look if you redecorate the room or replace your other furniture. Recliner slipcovers are an easy way to rejuvenate your lazy boy recliner.

Most recliner slipcovers come in one piece and four piece designs and are usually designed for the lever installed on the right hand side and a continuous leg rest. The four piece design includes separate pieces for the back, each of the two arms and one piece that covers the seat and the continuous leg rest. The SureFit slipcovers are made of stretch and recover material and include a pocket for magazines, remote control, etc. on the left hand side.

The slipcovers can come in medium and large sizes. A medium size recliner slipcover will fit a recliner that measures 82 to 88 inches around the entire back at about shoulder height. If your recliner measures more than this then you should order the large slipcover.

If the padding material in your recliner is wearing a bit thin or the arms are hard you can add a layer or two of polyester batting, which you can find at a craft or fabric store, over the arms before installing the slipcover. If you are putting a slipcover on a leather recliner then you may want to add some non-skid rug pad material, which you can find at many home stores, between the leather surface and the slipcover. This will help ensure that your slipcover stays in place.

Recliner slipcovers come in many colors and materials like faux suede, chenille and soft weave canvas. Most use an upholstery weight material combined with spandex to allow the material to stretch and recover as required to give you a smooth, fitted look.

To remove wrinkles from your slipcover, simply remove it and place it in the dryer on a low heat setting along with a damp hand towel. After a few minutes remove the slipcover and put it back on your recliner. The result should be a smooth looking, wrinkle-free cover.

Whether you want to protect your new lazy boy recliner from spills or bring an older recliner back to life, recliner slipcovers are an excellent, inexpensive way to protect and rejuvenate your investment.