Whether you are looking to purchase an entirely new sofa, new patio furniture for the summer BBQ season, or a new pet bed, pillow covers will be your best friend. Over 50% of sofa buyers say they intend to keep a newly purchased sofa for at least five years, with a full 25% expecting to keep it for 15 years or more.
Five to 15 years is a long time to keep a sofa. If you are going to use a sofa for that amount of time, it is important to have appropriate pillow covers to ensure the sofa maintains its beautiful color and remains as stain-free as possible. When you manage to keep a sofa stain-free and looking nice, it retains market value much better and you can typically resell it for three to four times the amount of an old stained couch. Let’s take a look at how you can maintain the look of your furniture and its affordability whether it is indoors or out.
Getting ready to furnish your outdoor space?
If you are furnishing an outdoor area, such as your back patio, it is important to purchase patio furniture cushion covers and patio furniture slipcovers. The cushion covers and pillow covers will not only help protect the furniture from stains but will also act as an extra buffer between the furniture you invested in and the elements.
Constant exposure to UV light (aka the sun) and rain or sprinkler water can cause the color on your fabric to fade rather quickly. The elements also weaken the threading, making it easier for the fabric to rip and tear. Over 90% of furniture buyers reported that quality and durability were among the top two factors when making a decision on what to purchase. When you purchase furniture, having sofa slipcovers is one of the best ways to ensure that the furniture remains durable throughout the years.
What about indoor furniture? Do I really need pillow covers?
We understand that initially getting a sectional couch cover or a pillow cover may seem cumbersome and tedious. However, which of these scenarios would be more tedious in the long-run: washing that fruit punch stain out of your new couch or taking off a couch slipcover and throwing it in the wash? The answer is pretty clear.
In addition to getting covers for your sofas, it might be beneficial to consider pet bed covers, fitted mattress covers, and ottoman covers. Nearly all of your furniture can benefit from the added protection of a pillow cover. In addition to protecting the furniture from stains, pillow covers can help keep furniture smelling fresh and clean, increase the longevity of the furniture, and give you a way to protect the furniture from pet hair.
A brand new sectional sofa can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000. That’s an investment worth protecting. When protecting it can be as cost effective as purchasing a pillow cover or slipcover that is only between $20 and $100, purchasing a handy cover is one of the most sound decisions you can make.