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3 Factors to Consider When Buying Futon Cover

Updated on January 17, 2010

Futon Cover Buying Tips

Do you have a futon cover that’s all torn up?  Well, it’s not a bad idea to change them now because there are lots new designs and colors available today. 

There is a long list of futon cover that you can choose so finding the right one for your home will not be too difficult. 

Futon covers are excellent protection for your futon mattress.  And you have to take note that the protective cover for your futon mattress need not be dull or simple.  Remember that there are practically hundreds of futon slipcovers and they come in all sorts of material, styles, color schemes, and designs. 

You can visit any online shopping hub like Amazon and choose from a wide variety of corduroy, leather, velvet, chenille, silk and many more. 

The fun part is choosing the perfect futon cover for your mattress.  So when you go shopping for futon covers, here are some important factors that you need to consider.

Carefully Choose the Material of Your Futon Cover

Slipcovers are made from various materials.  You can easily find one that is 100 percent denim, cotton, micro-fiber, and poly cotton blends. 

Marine-grade vinyl is best if you have lots of children in the house or if you have a dog or cat that loves to laze away on the futon.  Vinyl is very easy to clean, washable, and highly durable also. 

There are also spill-proof futon covers.  These are usually made from modem micro-fiber that is specifically created to resist spills and smudges. 

The longevity of the futon cover will depend primarily on the type of material.

Make Your Futon Mattress More Colorful

Choosing the right color of futon covers seems unimportant to many.  However, this is one of the most important decisions that you have to make.  You should ensure that the color of the futon cover will not easily fade after one washing. 

You must also ensure that the color scheme of the futon slipcover will match the existing color scheme of your room. 

It would be very helpful if you can add variety by purchasing several futon covers with different color schemes.  So for everyday use, your bold and colorful futon slipcovers are ideal.  But if you are hosting a formal event at home, then use slipcovers with subdued and un-intrusive colors. 

Consider Your Budget

Futon covers come in different prices points.  The prices depend heavily on the type, design and quality of the material.  Sizing can also affect the price.  The larger your futon mattress is, the more expensive your futon cover will be. 

But there is no need to worry because there are budget futon covers available today.  Some will cost only around $50 (or cheaper) per set.  Higher end slipcovers on the other hand will cost around $100 to $150 or more.   

It is not difficult to find the right futon cover for your futon mattress.  You can shop online and browse hundreds of brands, designs, and types.  You will surely enjoy shopping for futon covers because of the vast array of styles available today.


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    • excribo profile imageAUTHOR

      Jay Pascual 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      There sure is, and no doubt, lovelier I think. Thanks for reading the hub. Have a nice day...

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      8 years ago from California

      Wow there sure is a bigger selection of covers to choose from then when I first bought my futon! Great hub!


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