Believe it or not the futon cover for your futon bed is one of the most essential elements for your bed. Though its function for many is primarily decorative this is also the fabric that protects the mattress from dirt and other materials that may degrade the material of your futon mattress.
There are a few things you need to consider or note when looking for a futon mattress cover. The first thing on the list should be accurate measurements of your futon mattress. You need to not only know the size but also the thickness of your mattress as they do vary. If you do not take the time to get the correct sizing information before you order you could be facing disaster (especially if your covers are custom made).
You should also pay close attention to the fabric and design. This is especially true depending on the location within your house. You do not have to spend a fortune in order to buy a futon cover that is appropriate for public areas within your home. The general price range for futon covers is between $ 30 and $ 150. It helps if you establish the budget you are comfortable with and shop according to your budget requirements rather than getting your heart set on a cover that is out of your price range.
It is also a great idea to have your futon cover fitted with zippers in order to make removal of the cover for the purpose of cleaning.
Types of Futon Covers
Print. These covers are completely covered in print, which is a good idea if you would like the option to flip your mattress occasionally.
Printed Top or Inlay. This cover is typically one print on top with a coordinating solid on the ‘flip side’. This could be flipped if you were desperate to hide a stain before company arrives or even if your prefer the solid side for a change of pace.
Solid Back or Inlay. With this futon cover, the major difference is the solid fabric remains on top while the print shows everywhere else.
Window Pane or Window Panel. This type of futon cover has print on the top that doesn’t cover the entire tip. The back and edges of this cover are solid colors.
End Cap. This differs from the window pane futon cover only in that it has print that wraps around the all the way around the edges, top, back, and front of the futon cover.
A-frames or Love Seat. These covers are customizable and are only limited by your imagination. You will need to identify the specific print before ordering.
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