As a primarily decorative item, slipcovers offer a great selection of styling options. From rich hues to pastel colors, eye-catching prints to embroidery, slipcovers come with various embellishments.
But to determine which style is suited for you, you need to answer a simple question: What is the purpose of your slipcover? Depending on why you are changing your slipcovers, different styles might work better for you.
If ther are kids and/or pets at home, then you are no stranger to spillage and stains on your sofas and couches. In that case, you should go for simple designs that hug loosely, as these are easier to take off and clean repeatedly.
As for the materials, avoid stuff like silk or wool, as they need to be dry cleaned. You are better off with synthetic or semi-synthetic materials, as they are easier to wash out stains from.
On the other hand, if decor is your only motivation, you can choose more elaborate designs without any problems. Thin, form fitting slipcovers are perfect for this purpose, as they go over your sofa like a second skin, giving it a brand new look without making the cover itself too obvious. This seamless style is the perfect aesthetic for a modern themed decor, especially if you choose plain colors.
If going for a more traditional vibe, choose slipcovers with frills and patterned fabrics instead. This gives you more color options as well, allowing you to spruce up your living room without a complete redesign.