Cotton can be overlooked when it comes to redesigning or reupholstering your furniture. Yes, it is not known as the most high-end of fabrics, but when paired right it can up the look of an furniture piece. The key to not going wrong with cotton is knowing the benefits to such a material. For instance, cotton has a definite length unlike other materials, making it easier to weave together. The huge upside and benefit of cotton is that it is a durable as well as breathable material. Cotton is known to be great for and a go to for slip covers. Just as there are benefits to cotton there are downsides. The main downside is that the material, exposed to sun for long periods of time can fade the color. Overall, cotton is great to work with when it comes to upholstery, because it not only looks great, but feels great too.