Piping layout for sofa and chair slipcovers

Kivik chaise lounge in Gaia Navy with contrast piping white
Sometimes it's hard to visualise whether piping would look good for your slipcover, which is why we created this guide. Take a look below at how and where we'd normally add piping to a round arm sofa, square arm sofa as well as dining chairs.

Piping on a Round Arm Sofa

There are two looks to a round arm sofa and traditionally, the classic round arm sofa would look best with pleated skirts. However, if you were to have pleats on the slipcover - the piping will be "cut off" where the pleats begin, as per the image below:
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If you prefer a snug fit where the legs are shown, the piping will accentuate the slipcover very nicely as so:
default piping for round arm sofa slipcover snug

Piping on a Square Arm Sofa

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Similarly with the square arm sofa, the pleats will prevent the piping from following through all the way down. If you ask us, we'd prefer going without piping if you're opting for pleated skirt for your slipcover.
default piping for square arm sofa slipcover snug
Either that, or you go full piping if you're opting for a snug fit.

Piping on Dining Chairs

Finally, if you're after wondering how piping would look on dining chairs, this would be it:
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Dining chair without armrest

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Dining chair with armrest

And that's pretty much it - alternatively if you have an idea of where you'd like piping to be on your slipcover, just send us a reference to info@comfortworks.com.au, and we'll let you know whether we'll be able to replicate it for you :)

Happy designing!