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How to Measure a Sofa, Chair, or Recliner for a Pet Cover

Got your eye on a new furniture cover for the living room but not sure if it will fit? With a tape measure and some simple measurements, you can find out exactly what you need to ensure full coverage and a well-fitted look. Follow along with the directions below in each video for a quick walk-through on measuring!

Sofa Furniture Protector


How to Take Recliner Measurements for a Furniture Cover

Materials

  • Tape Measure

Directions

  1. Start with your unadorned recliner. Measure the width of one arm diagonally.
  2. Going front to back, measure the arm depth.
  3. Measure the backrest height, top to bottom.
  4. Measure the seat width from inside arm to inside arm.
  5. Measure the seat depth back to front.
  6. Compare the armrest width and armrest depth to the arm flap dimensions for the recliner protector.
  7. Compare your backrest height to the back flap length.
  8. Compare your seat width to the seat width for the recliner protector.
  9. Compare your seat depth to the seat-to-floor flap length.
  10. Select the recliner protector with a longer overhang of fabric for the recliner's arms, backrest, and seat
    to help keep the recliner protector in place.
  11. Drape your new recliner protector over the recliner.
  12. Tuck excess material down between the arms and cushion. Adjust as needed.

How to Take Chair Measurements for a Furniture Cover

Materials

  • Tape Measure

Directions

  1. Start with your unadorned chair. Measure the width of one arm diagonally.
  2. Going front to back, measure the arm depth.
  3. Measure the backrest height, top to bottom.
  4. Measure the seat width from inside arm to inside arm.
  5. Measure the seat depth back to front.
  6. Compare the armrest width and armrest depth to the arm flap dimensions for the chair protector.
  7. Compare your backrest height to the back flap length.
  8. Compare your seat width to the seat width for the chair protector.
  9. Compare your seat depth to the seat-to-floor flap length.
  10. Select the chair protector with a longer overhang of fabric for the chair's arms, backrest, and seat
    to help keep the chair protector in place.
  11. Drape your new chair protector over the chair.
  12. Tuck excess material down between the arms and cushion. Adjust as needed.

How to Take Sofa Measurements for a Furniture Cover

Materials

  • Tape Measure

Directions

  1. Start with your unadorned sofa. Measure the width of one arm diagonally.
  2. Going front to back, measure the arm depth.
  3. Measure the backrest height, top to bottom.
  4. Measure the seat width from inside arm to inside arm.
  5. Measure the seat depth back to front.
  6. Compare the armrest width and armrest depth to the arm flap dimensions for the sofa protector.
  7. Compare your backrest height to the back flap length.
  8. Compare your seat width to the seat width for the sofa protector.
  9. Compare your seat depth to the seat-to-floor flap length.
  10. Select the sofa protector with a longer overhang of fabric for the sofa's arms, backrest, and seat
    to help keep the sofa protector in place.
  11. Drape your new sofa protector over the sofa.
  12. Tuck excess material down between the arms and cushion. Adjust as needed.

How to Fasten D-Ring Straps

Some furniture covers, like the Ultimate Pet Furniture Protector or the Paramount Furniture Cover, have hidden D-ring straps to keep the protector in place. Learn how to use D rings properly for a crisp look that won't get rumpled every time someone takes a seat.

Directions

  1. Slide the strap through both rings on the D-ring strap.
  2. Double the strap back and feed it through the second ring only.
  3. Tighten the strap for a snug fit.

Exclusive Designs

Furniture covers designed by Touch of Class include an illustration of furniture protector dimensions on each product page. The graphic below is for the Paramount Furniture Covers and can serve as a quick visual reference, when you're measuring your own furniture.

Furniture Protector Measurements