Thursday, September 15, 2011

How To Keep Your Slipcovers Looking Neat

If you are the proud owner of an ugly sofa, then you know how important slipcovers are.

Problem is, whenever you sit on your slipcover, it gets all catywhompus.  (Apparently spell check doesn't acknowledge catywhompus as a word, but I use it all the time, so it must be a word)

Well, thanks to one of my readers, Tiffany, I now have a solution.  Pool noodles!  Pick one up now while they're on summer clearance.

Tuck it in the crevice between the sofa back and the seat. The foam holds the fabric securely.

Because I'm short, I need pillows to help support my back while watching television.  I decided to use two bed pillow shams with bed pillows in them to brighten up the sofa, add some interest, and be handy to grab for comfortable sitting.  A red check pillow adds a punch of color and makes me happy.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pool noodle holds the slipcover in place through several sitting sessions.  Before this little trick, I was CONSTANTLY tucking the slipcover back in place.  Give it a try and let me know how it works for you. 

1 comment:

  1. If only I could find a slipcover to hide my ugly sofa, then I would love to try the pool noodle. It could even be easily cut to work for a chair.
    I also love catywhompus!


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