How to Choose A Slipcover Sofa For a Farmhouse Look

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Deonna Adams

Why a Slipcover Sofa for a Farmhouse Living Space?

Four season slipcover sofa

When considering how to take your living space from good to great by using the farmhouse style, a slipcover sofa may not be the first thing to cross your mind. But American Country can assure you that this is a key element when it comes to completing the farmhouse living room look.

Within the Farmhouse style, there are many different concepts that can be added to achieve the look that has grown in popularity over the last few years. The farmhouse style can take on a variety of appearances, including a traditional farmhouse, eclectic, or industrial. By adding specific pieces to any living space, things like light fixtures, coffee tables, end tables, and color schemes, the much-loved feel of the farmhouse can be easily achieved.

It’s a classic example of one of the many things that make the farmhouse look so special. Whether you are wanting a farmhouse kitchen, have a great farmhouse living room idea, or want to make an office space feel cozier, it really comes down to personal taste.

As you consider things like which neutral tones to include, nostalgic memories to incorporate, or how to achieve a clean and simple look, one thing we know for sure is that slipcover furniture will not only complete the look but also make your life easier.

Benefits of a Slipcover Sofa

Four Seasons Alex Sofa

Whenever you’re buying slipcover furniture such as an accent chair or dining chairs, take into consideration how it represents your personal style and lifestyle. Are you looking for a slipcover sofa for a rental or beach property? Perhaps you have a large family and will get a lot of traffic in and out of your living room.  

Slipcover furniture might be the right choice for you because of a couple of key benefits it provides.

1. Personalize to your personal taste

Many people get bored after looking at the same space in their home decor. One of the easiest ways to add change and create a new feel to any space is by using a sofa slipcover. They come in a variety of fabrics, all with different patterns and colors. This gives you the flexibility to change things up whenever you want a different look and without having to break the bank. 

2. Sustainable

Not only can you change the look of any space at any time, but purchasing a washable slipcover is something most consider a major benefit.

Instead of having to replace a couch because of a major spill or some kind of accident, simply remove your sofa cover and throw it in the washing machine or take it to the dry cleaners. 

American Country offers high quality washable slipcovered fabrics. Each upholstery fabric is inspected, by hand, for quality before it ever gets close to your furniture. We do however recommend Dry Cleaning to increase the life of your slipcover.

What You Need to Know When Purchasing Slipcover Furniture

Slipocover Lilly Accent Chair

Because of all the various types of fabrics, anything from commercial grade fabric to stain-resistant, picking the right one can be a little overwhelming. Keep these two points in mind when searching online for your perfect slipcover. 
Fabrics Grades

Fabrics Grades

As you begin your search, you may see fabrics grouped by grade. 

For instance, on the American Country website, grade 1 is the "price as shown grade" and grade 6 is the most expensive grade that we offer. The picture above is our Alex Sofa with Montford Linen fabric (grade 1). 

Interestingly enough, fabric grade can have little to do with quality and/or durability. While higher fabric grades can be more durable, many of our most durable fabrics are grade 1. 

In many cases, a higher grade fabric has more to do with how it's made versus its quality or durability. Higher grade fabrics may also use more expensive, natural fibers (linen for example) or have detailed intricate patterns. 

Finally, a higher grade fabric is almost always more time consuming to produce. The extra labor needed to mill the fabric has an effect on the price.

Computer Screen Resolution Alters Appearance 

Due to computer screen resolutions, the true colors of the fabric can become hard to decipher when looking at them online. American Country offers fabric swatches for all of our samples to ensure you get the exact fabric you are looking for. 

Slipcover Fit

One of the worst things that can happen when it comes to slipcover furniture is to have the wrong fit. It is extremely important you get it right not only for the finished look to be perfect but also for comfort. At American Country, we offer covers with a snug fit, so you have all the benefits without the slippage and unattractive appearance.

Each of our slipcovers is sewn in four pieces, making it easy for removal, cleaning, and replacement.

Although the idea of a slipcover is relatively simple, the benefits it can provide and the factors to consider before purchasing make it worthwhile to find the perfect fit for your space. At American Country, we understand how to create homey spaces by choosing the right product for you.

For more ideas on how to update your living room read our blog post “Update Your Livingroom With These Decorating Ideas”.

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