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Choosing Futon Covers For Fit And Function

Aug 18, 2007
For any wall dressed futon, one or more futon covers is essential not only for decorative purposes but also to protect the futon mattress. These covers come in a wide range of fabric material and patterns which allows you to buy a style of cover that matches any decor from tropical to traditional.

These covers are a versatile part of your futon bed and are easy to live with since most of them are removable for easy washing. The fact that they are removable make your futon a much more fun piece of furniture since you can buy many styles of covers and change them out when you want to change the decor of the room.

The most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for futon covers is that you need to buy the right size. In order to do that you must know what size your mattress is. Futon mattresses come in many different sizes from twin to king and there are different thicknesses available so you'll have to keep the size as well as thickness in mind when shopping.

The most popular size mattresses are full, which is 54" X 75" and queen which is 60" X 80". Thicknesses can range from 6" to 10". The best way to find out what size your futon mattress is, is simply to measure it! In fact, it's a good idea to bring your measuring tape with you when you go shopping for covers so you can be sure you are getting one that meets the measurements you require.

Another thing you'll want to consider when shopping for a futon cover is the design of the fabric. Be sure to keep the decor in the room the futon will be in in mind when you choose a cover. If your decor is ver subtle, you could choose a plain fabric, if you have a sunroom that you are redecorating, go with a tropical fabric, if you have the futon in your funky loft apartment then go with a retro pattern.

However, it's not just the pattern that needs to be evaluated, you also need to consider the quality of the fabric. A good quality fabric will wear better and be more durable than a cheaper fabric. It will also cost more, but this will be money well spent because the cover will look better and last longer. Inspect the stitching on the seams to see if it is flimsy or will hold up well. Some covers have piping on the edges and this gives the futon a nice professional look. Also, make sure the futon has zippers so you can remove it easily.

Futon covers work for you in two ways - they protect your mattress and they also add a decorative element to your decor. If you remember these two things when you are shopping for covers then you are sure to come home with a great looking cover that will last a long time!
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For the latest on futons, visit http://www.choicefutons.com where you can learn more about bying a great futon that is comfortable and stylish as well as choosing futon covers that enhance your decor.
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