Futon Cover

Written by Timothy Elliott
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It's a common assumption that one must take the futon cover that comes with one's futon. This fallacy has made life tough for interior designers and casual home furnishings fans who can't seem to match their beddings with their other interior color accents. And when the colors do manage to mesh, there's invariably a fabric conflict standing in the way.

In light of this and other pressing global matters that threaten to undermine international stability, bedding manufacturers sell separate futon covers in a range of colors, materials, and styles. After all, you can go out and purchase a slip cover for a ratty old couch, thereby transforming it into an elegant piece that jibes seamlessly with your design scheme. So why should futons continue to pose such a dilemma?

Your Futon Cover Options

Choose from denim covers in khaki, hunter, loden, indigo, or a variety of other muted colors. Denim helps give your futon an added layer of protection from spills and tears, which you'll inevitably face if you make your futon your primary guest bed. Most people don't have the room for spare bedrooms and are subsequently drawn to futons, which unfold and collapse with ease.

Head to your local futon store to pick out a cover that's suited not only to your interior design, but the functional role of your futon. If you're not planning to make your futon a football-Sunday seating staple, why not forgo the heavier coarse materials and opt for a brushed cotton futon cover instead? Or upgrade to a suede, velvet, or chenille cover, but only if you're sure it will stand the test of time.

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