Buying a Slipcover For a Recliner? Recline Away…

You can get a slipcover to go on top of any recliner in your home. But to make such a cover work, you have to be cautious. You need to see how you can install it properly so it will look its best. This includes knowing how to work it around some of the tough spaces that might make it a challenge for you to get your cover installed properly.

What Pieces Are There?

The individual series of pieces in your slipcover set should be checked carefully. You should have individual pieces for features like a cushion, the backing and even the arms on the sides. A separate slipcover may be used for the middle part of the recliner that comes in and out.

How Is the Seat Treated?

The seating area that moves in and out of the recliner must be treated carefully. You might have a separate cover for this part of the recliner. In this case, you would have to pull the seat out all the way so more parts of the seat can be fully exposed. As it is open, the seat will reveal all of its backing features. You will have to fit your cover around the body of the seat so it will work its best.

A cover for the seat often focuses on the top part of the seat that is visible. You would have to stretch a cover over that top area. It should be large enough to cover the seat while having enough space to support the edges of the bottom, thus keeping it all together in one simple setup.

Look For Openings

The openings around your slipcover set must be prepared carefully. This is especially the case for the seat. There should be enough openings to support the backing features that keep the seat together. You probably won’t have to move your cover over every single opening but it helps to at least watch for how it is designed.

In most cases such a cover can include a hole on one side. This is to fit the cover around a handle you might use for moving the seat in and out. This can be helpful but it is even better if you have a handle that can be removed and put back together. That would keep the handle from being stuck and out in the open as you’re trying to get a good fit up and running.

The same goes for any remote controls. A control may be linked directly to your recliner to help you move the seat out and back in. This should be flexible enough to where you can fit a slipcover around its opening but you should still try and remove it all the way first. This is just to simplify the overall process of getting it installed correctly.

Be certain when looking for recliner slipcovers that you know how it is designed and that it can fit well. You must know how to get it installed properly so it will not be all that hard to use.