5 great reasons to get a free fabric sample of your fitted cover

22nd February 2021

Here at Cover My Furniture, we like to make everything as simple and easy for you as possible. We’ve refined our process so that copying your sofa covers can be done in four easy steps: Select, Snap, Send, and Solved. We know that it’s the very first step of that process that can sometimes be the trickiest – that is, making a final decision on the exact shade or texture you want for your sofa covers.

That’s why we take care to provide you the option with ordering free fabric samples, so you can get a better idea of what your covers look like before you commit. It’s not an essential prerequisite to ordering your own replacement sofa covers, but it’s something that we’d always recommend. Here are just five reasons why!

They help you visualise exactly how your furniture will look

As you’d expect when browsing for your new replacement furniture covers, we take a lot of care to ensure that the shades and textures on our site are as accurate as possible to how these fabrics look in real life. However, there are one or two complicating factors. Firstly, the display settings of different monitors can result in tiny differences to the appearance of individual fabrics when viewed online. (That’s why very occasionally, you might notice that a particular fabric appears slightly differently on your iPad than it does on your desktop computer.)

Secondly, the amount and quality of natural light in your space makes a huge difference, and that’s another reason that can create slight differences between the way fabrics look in real-life, and the way they appear on screen. Those are just a few reasons why it’s always a good idea to inspect a sample your chosen fabric in your space at home before you commit to buying it.

Thinking about colour combinations

As well as seeing how your chosen fabric looks on the sofa or furniture itself, it’s a great opportunity to take a look at the wider picture, and how it fits into the rest of your space. You might be happy with a bright, vibrant shade for your sofa, but would that make it look awkward or garish? Similarly, muted shades can end up looking drab and uninspired in bolder surroundings.

However, many design rules are flexible, so you might find the opposite is true. Maybe a muted colour will fit better than you thought into a bolder environment, and perhaps a bolder shade for your sofa would serve as an intriguing accent colour in neutral surroundings. In order to find out if it works, though, you’ll really have to see it in person – and that’s why fabric samples come in handy!

They can help you break a deadlock

If you’ve narrowed it down to two or three final options, but you just can’t choose between them, ordering fabric samples can be a great way to nudge you towards a final decision. Maybe one doesn’t look quite as you first envisioned it would in your space, or perhaps you’re able to see clearer differences between two similar colours once you’re actually holding them side by side. Sometimes, you might see one particular colour in the flesh, and just know that’s the one you want, without knowing why. That’s one of the most fascinating things about design; while there are general rules and principles lots of designers abide by, occasionally it just comes down to gut feeling.

Fabric samples allow you to truly feel

Up until now, we’ve been talking purely about the appearance of your potential replacement sofa covers. However, their tactile qualities are just as important, and that’s something that you simply can’t get through a screen. Ordering a fabric sample allows you to really get an idea of the texture of your chosen fabric, and how it feels against your skin. It’s also a great opportunity to get the opinions of other family members and anyone else living in the house, since they’ll be sitting on that sofa as well, and ideally you’ll want it to be enjoyed by everyone!

It’s easy, and it’s free

As we’re sure you’ve probably surmised by now, we know exactly how useful fabric samples can be when you’re making a decision on your chosen sofa cover, so we’ve made sure that it’s simple and straightforward to get yours, and all at no extra cost. Plus, our fabric samples page has a useful fabric filter utility that you can use to quickly pick out your favourites, so we’ll have them on their way to you in no time. Once you’ve had a chance to see them in person, you can get yourself one step closer to getting your new replacement fitted cover!

Don’t forget, if you’ve got any questions about any of our fabrics, or you’re looking for something in particular, don’t hesitate to let one of us know. You can get in touch using the contact form on our website, or through our social media. We’re always happy to hear from you!

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