Futon Slip Covers
One of the major benefits to owning a futon is that you can quickly and easily change the look of your futon with the selection of a removable futon slipcover. A slipcover is special fitting sheet that usually encases the whole futon mattress (not the frame), like a zipper pillow case or duvet. It protects your futon and enhances the look of your futon mattress.
Because it's removable, you can wash your futon cover keeping your futon fresh and new looking. When you get the urge, you can purchase a new futon cover to give your futon a totally new look. Even the most expensive futon covers cost only a fraction of what it would cost to replace your entire futon mattress. This makes futons popular with fashion conscious people who like to redecorate from time to time. It also makes futons popular with parents and pet owners for obvious reasons. Below is a short list of tips on selecting futon slipcovers.
Delicate high maintenance fabrics, such as silk, should not be used in high traffic areas.
Microfibers are ideal in heavy usage areas, are easy to clean, and look great.
Textured fabrics show less wear and tear.
A patterned fabric works well in heavy usage areas as it can hide minor stains.
Leather is a good option if you are looking for longevity. It is durable, easy to clean, and there are now less expensive options in a variety of colors and textures.
Neutral colors work well in smaller rooms.
Vibrant colors and patterns can be used for the pillows to accent the slipcover.How To Buy A Futon
Why Buy A Futon
Futon Frame Types
Futon Frame Styles
Selecting The Right Mattress For Your Frame
Futon Frame Sizes
Maintaining Your Futon
How To Choose The Right Futon Slip Cover
Natural Cotton Vs. Synthetic Fabrics
MicroFiber Futon Slip Covers
Textured Futon Slip Covers
Natural Cotton Futon Slip Covers
Futon Slip Cover Construction