In-Depth Primer ~ Futon Covers
Decorative futon mattress covers were a natural add-on product for many early industry players. Many of the best futon cover businesses today had their genesis in the early days of the futon industry. Companies like Life Style Covers, Omni Softgoods, SIS and Easy Fit Covers grew from home-based, small operations into genuine manufacturers almost overnight.
Futon covers allow you as a consumer the unique opportunity to change your room decor in a matter of minutes. Because they are so flexible, futon covers sport more daring prints and colors than traditional upholstery pieces. Futon covers can be a great way to express creativity in decorating. You can also find futon covers in fabrics to match your sofa and loveseat if you prefer a coordinated look.
Some of the most popular trends in the futon cover world are leather and faux leather, faux suede, and every type of microfiber.
When you’re shopping for a futon cover in a retail store, you have several options. The lowest priced covers are usually “factory selects,” which means that the cover manufacturer sends the retailer whatever they have on hand. The fabrics used for these covers are typically not re-orderable.
You can also order a futon cover to your taste and decor. Many retailers will display stands full of swatches, and you can pick the cover fabric and coordinating pillow fabrics and order them. Some companies are even offering a further customized option – you can send them your own fabric and they will sew a cover for you.
In a retail store, expect to see a price range of $29-$49 for a simple, solid-colored or printed cotton cover to $300 for the best available woven upholstery futon covers. High-end futon covers are made from some of the finest upholstery fabrics produced in the home furnishings industry here and abroad. Currently the most popular retail price range is between $99 and $119.