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Best Slipcovered Sofas: 10 Stylish Options for Any Budget

Best Slipcovered Sofas

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updated: July 8, 2024
edited by Amber Katz

Whether you’re going for the farmhouse vibe or want a durable option in case of spills, a slipcovered sofa is a fantastic choice for style and functionality. A slipcovered sofa is simply a sofa with a removable, washable cover (with some even machine-washable) and nowadays they are as pretty as they are practical.

But not all slipcover sofas look like the stark white ones plastered all over Instagram either. There’s a myriad of choices available no matter your favorite design aesthetic, budget, or fabric needs. We’ve sifted through the choices and put together this curated list of our favorite and best slipcovered sofas, so you can find the perfect fit for your home.

Our top picks for the best slipcovered sofas

Here’s a list of our favorites and why each of these may make a smart addition to your home.

Best splurge-worthy sofa: Birch Lane Putney 2-Piece Slipcovered Sectional

Best splurge-worthy sofa
Birch Lane Putney 2-Piece Slipcovered Sectional

Birch Lane Putney 2-Piece Slipcovered Sectional

If your sofa is the star of the room, you may be looking for a show-stopper no matter what it costs. If this is the case, consider the Putney 2-piece slipcovered sectional from Birch Lane. Not only is it gorgeous, but it comes in over 60 fabric options—including high-performance endurance fabrics—so you can customize it based on your household’s level of destruction. And with its down cushions and seating for five, it’s as comfortable as it is practical.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 31 inches x 94 inches x 39 inches
  • Fabric material: Varies
  • Care: Varies, depending on fabric
  • Price on publish: Starting at $4,132

What we like

  • Customizable with fabric and seat orientation
  • Removable cushions
  • Down-filled cushions
  • Variety of performance-fabric choices

What we don’t like

  • Down can be an issue for allergens
  • Made to order, longer delivery time

Best machine-washable slipcovered sofa: Maiden Home The Dune

Best machine-washable slipcovered sofa
Maiden Home The Dune Sofa

Maiden Home The Dune Sofa

You might assume all slipcovers are machine washable, but it’s tougher to find than you might imagine. The Dune by Maiden Home takes it a step further by making all its fabric options machine washable, so you don’t have to guess which one works for your family. It comes in a variety of colors and configurations, so you can create a custom look for your home. Plus, the reviews rave about how comfortable it is and gets even more so over time as the cushions settle. Shopping tip: Need a bit more room to stretch out? Maiden Home made our list of the best sectional sofas you can buy online.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: Varies, 30 inches x 60 inches to 120 inches x 36 inches
  • Fabric material: Fabric or leather (leather isn’t machine washable)
  • Care: Machine-washable or dry clean
  • Price on publish: Starting at $2,725

What we like:

  • Every color choice is machine-washable
  • Can further customize size and configuration
  • Multiple color options available
  • Down-wrapped cushions for added comfort

What we don’t like:

  • Some fabrics take weeks for shipping

Best small slipcovered sofa: Grandin Road Ava Slipcovered Sofa

Best small slipcovered sofa
Grandin Road Ava Slipcovered Sofa

Grandin Road Ava Slipcovered Sofa

Perhaps you don’t need a ginormous sofa, but your space commands more of a petite size. The Ava slipcovered sofa by Grandin Road is just what your space needs. It offers two sizes: a 93 inch and 86 inch, so you can go slightly smaller but with big style. This slipcovered sofa comes in three beautiful colors (that aren’t white!) and with a durable, moisture-wicking, stain-resistant slipcover.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 36 inches x 86 inches x 45 ½ inches
  • Fabric material: Performance fabric is 98% Polyester, 2% Nylon
  • Care: Spot clean or dry clean only
  • Price on publish: Starting at $1499.25

What we like:

  • Gorgeous colors
  • Removable cushions
  • Down-wrapped cushions
  • Works for smaller rooms

What we don’t like:

  • Spot-clean only
  • Delivery can take longer

Best slipcovered sleeper sofa: Pottery Barn York Slope Arm Sleeper Sofa Barn

Best slipcovered sleeper sofa
Pottery Barn York Slope Arm Sleeper Sofa Barn

Pottery Barn York Slope Arm Sleeper Sofa Barn

Sleeper sofas aren’t always known for their high-style design, but Pottery Barn has taken care of this and created the beautiful York Slope Arm Slipcovered Sofa in a sleeper option. You can choose from a full or queen size and you don’t have to sacrifice comfort, looks, or the convenience of a slipcovered option. Plus, the slipcovers are designed with an easy-on/easy-off function. Just add your best sheets and pillows for an instant “guest room” experience. Shopping tip: For more options, consider our list of the best sleeper sofas.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: (Queen size) 37 ½ inches x 81 inches x 38 ½ inches
  • Fabric material: Varies
  • Care: Spot clean or dry clean only
  • Price on publish: Starting at $2,699

What we like:

  • Huge assortment of colors
  • Removable cushions
  • Quality sleeper mattress
  • Works for smaller rooms

What we don’t like:

  • Spot-clean only
  • Delivery can take longer

Best slipcovered sofa for pets and kids: Crate and Barrel Willow II

Best slipcovered sofa for pets and kids
Crate and Barrel Willow II

Crate and Barrel Willow II

You don’t always think of design and functionality coming together beautifully with furniture safe for kids and pets, but somehow Crate and Barrel has pulled it off with the Willow II. The design is contemporary, but includes fabric options safe for the whole family (including fur kids). It also has a lower profile, making it sleek and easy to work with in any room. There are a variety of fabrics available, which can all be spot cleaned. Some are machine washable too and all can be removed for professional cleaning.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: Varies
  • Fabric material: Canvas or linen-blend options
  • Care: Spot clean or dry clean only
  • Price on publish: Starting at $2,100

What we like:

  • Beautiful, contemporary design
  • Removable cushions
  • Can customize
  • Extremely durable, high-quality fabrics

What we don’t like:

  • Spot-clean only for some fabric choices
  • Delivery can take longer

Best colors options for slipcovered sofas: Wayfair Kian

Best colors options for slipcovered sofas
Kian 84'' Slipcovered Sofa

Kian 84'' Slipcovered Sofa

If you’re looking for a slipcovered sofa but aren’t exactly sure what color you want just yet, then the Kian by Wayfair may be the perfect fit. You can choose from almost 80 different colors and can choose what type of fabric you prefer, such as microfiber or twill. Plus, its classic lines and 84-inch frame make it ideal for smaller rooms.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 34 ¼ inches x 84 inches x 42 inches
  • Fabric material: Varies (almost 80 fabric options)
  • Care: Spot clean or dry clean only
  • Price on publish: Starting at $1,459

What we like:

  • Gorgeous colors and huge selection
  • Removable cushions
  • Down cushions
  • Works for smaller rooms

What we don’t like:

  • Spot-clean only for most fabrics
  • Delivery can take longer

Best patterned slipcovered sofa: One Kings Lane comfy Slipcovered Sofa

Most slipcovered sofas come in neutral, muted tones, which does make it easier for decorating. However, sometimes we need a little pattern in our life and the comfy slipcovered sofa in a blue and white stripe fits the bill. It’s a lovely, classic design and even though it’s patterned, can fit into numerous decors. As an added bonus, the slipcovers are machine washable too.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 37 inches x 90 ½ inches x 41 ½ inches
  • Fabric material: Linen
  • Care: Machine-washable
  • Price on publish: $2,986

What we like:

  • Beautiful blue and white pattern
  • Removable cushions
  • Dense-foam cushions

What we don’t like:

  • Delivery can take longer
  • No customization options

Best custom slipcovered sofas: Pottery Barn PB Comfort Roll Arm

Best custom slipcovered sofas
PB Comfort Roll Arm SectionalArmless Loveseat Knife-EdgeVelvetBisqueSlipcover

PB Comfort Roll Arm SectionalArmless Loveseat Knife-EdgeVelvetBisqueSlipcover

It’s hard to beat the crisp, classic look of a Pottery Barn slipcovered sofa, and the PB Comfort Roll Arm is no exception. You can customize this sofa to your heart’s delight, starting with the width. It comes in five sizes, from 64 inches to 102 inches and over 120 color options. You can further customize it with the number of seat and back cushions, and choose between memory foam or down cushions for the ultimate comfort.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: Varies, 64 inches to 102 inches in width
  • Fabric material: Varies (over 120 fabric options)
  • Care: Spot clean or dry clean only
  • Price on publish: Starting at $1,619

What we like:

  • Truly customizable, including width, cushions, and color
  • Removable cushions
  • Performance fabrics available

What we don’t like:

  • Spot-clean only for most fabrics
  • Delivery can take longer

Best budget-friendly slipcovered sofa: IKEA Uppland Sofa

Sure, the instructions may not be the most intuitive, but hopefully with the UpplandSlipcovered Sofa from IKEA, you won’t have to worry about it as much. We think it’s worth the effort though for this budget-friendly, beautifully designed slipcovered sofa available in multiple colors. The slipcover is machine washable too, which we love for busy households and for those on a budget.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 36 ¼ inches x 88 1/4 inches x 36 inches
  • Fabric material: 100% cotton
  • Care: Machine-washable on normal cycle
  • Price on publish: $849

What we like:

  • Classic design
  • Machine-washable covers
  • Soft, 100% cotton fabric
  • Removable foam cushions

What we don’t like:

  • Limited sizing (only one)

Best linen slipcovered sofa: Sixpenny Amelia

Linen is luxurious for a reason—its tight weave makes it durable and it’s cool to the touch, making it an amazing choice for a slipcovered sofa. The gorgeous Amelia slipcovered sofa by Sixpenny offers a modern twist on a traditional sofa and is sure to make a statement in any room. The slipcovers can be removed and laundered or dry cleaned (depending on which fabric you choose).

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 33 inches x 96 inches x 35 inches
  • Fabric material: Light- or medium-weight linen
  • Care: Can be laundered with care
  • Price on publish: Starting at $1,999

What we like:

  • Various choices of linen, including lightweight and heavier weight
  • Can choose down or poly-fill removable cushions
  • Choice of 84 inches or 96 inches length
  • Some fabrics are machine washable

What we don’t like:

  • Long lead times for custom orders

What to look for in a slipcovered sofa

Like shopping for the best mattresses or really any major furniture purchase in your home, you should carefully consider which features and options are most important for your household and what will be the most functional. For slipcovered sofas, we recommend you choose one based on the following.

  • Size and shape: Carefully measure and make sure the sofa fits in your room. No matter how good it looks, if it doesn’t fit, it won’t function properly. The great thing about slipcovered sofas is they’re available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can find one that’ll fit your space perfectly.
  • Fabric choice: Look for ones matching your lifestyle, whether it’s stain-resistant, easy to clean, machine washable (versus dry clean only) and make the selection based on this.
  • Maintenance: Double check the slipcover can be maintained in a way that fits your lifestyle and budget, such as machine washable versus dry clean. Also, check out the reviews and read comments from others about how easy it is to maintain.
  • Style: Find a style suitable for your room, such as a relaxed look that fits in with a cottage, farmhouse, or casual decor. Or, you can choose something more tailored for a more classic or formal look.
  • Comfort: Comfort is key too, since you’ll likely spend hours on your sofa. Not only does this refer to the material of the slipcover, but also the cushion material, such as down or memory foam.

How we selected the best slipcovered sofas

We put our own personal experience to use with this after spending many months shopping for a slipcovered option. We looked at reviews, materials, maintenance, and style to show what options may be worth considering.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Which fabric is best for a sofa cover?

The best fabric for a sofa cover depends on your specific needs and preferences, but durable and stain-resistant options like microfiber or tightly woven fabrics like canvas and twill are generally recommended for longevity and easy maintenance. Ultimately, you should consider factors like your lifestyle, budget, and your favorite style when choosing the right fabric for your sofa cover.

Why are slipcovers popular?

Slipcovers remain popular because they offer an easy, cost-effective, and versatile way to update the look of furniture, protect it from stains and wear, and they can be easily removed and cleaned. It makes them a practical choice for households with children or pets.

Who should use slipcovers?

Any person or family can benefit from the use of slipcovers because they offer easier washability. This makes it an ideal choice for any households with pets, kids, or messy people.

How do you clean a slipcovered sofa?

To clean a slipcovered sofa, first, remove the slipcover and check the care instructions on the label. In most cases, you can either machine wash it on a gentle cycle or hand wash it, and then allow it to air dry or tumble dry on a low heat setting.

How long do slipcovers last?

A slipcover’s longevity depends on factors such as the quality of the fabric, how often they’re used, and how well they’re cared for. Generally, a well-made slipcover can last anywhere from a few years to a decade or longer with the proper care and maintenance.

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