The 12 Best Couch Slipcovers to Protect Your Sofa in 2023
Jul 29, 2023
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Like an outfit for your furniture
Once you’ve invested in a luxury sofa, the next order of business is to protect your new piece of furniture with the best couch slipcover. Children, pets, and even unruly houseguests can all pose a risk to your most comfortable couch, and cleaning your upholstery can be both tiresome and expensive. Slipcovers, on the other hand, are very affordable and easy to put on your sofas. Plus, they also come in a variety of colors, patterns, and even textures, so you can change the style of your home as quickly as you’d change your outfit.
Traditionally, couch slipcovers come as one- or two-pieces of stretchy material that you can tuck over your sofa. Because many slipcovers come in only one size, it’s very important to check the dimensions. Some slipcovers also have additional features, such as water-resistant fabric to prevent spills from staining your sofa. Here, we’ve found the 12 best couch slipcovers that will protect your love seats, sectionals, and sofas.
This two-piece sectional cover makes it easy to protect your larger sofa, and it easily fits over existing pieces.
Suitable for: Sofas 71"–91" long
This simple one-piece fits on your sofa as easily as slipping on a sock. With a slew of different sizes and neutral colors available, you can swap in different shades to magically change up your aesthetic.
Suitable for: Sofas 74–88" L x 31–37" W
If you have a furry friend who loves to jump on your sofas and leave their hair everywhere, this sofa protector is a great way to reduce the mess without compromising your furniture’s style. Simply tuck it into your cushions for an easy way to give your sofa a break.
Materials: Polyester, microfiber
Dimensions: 18" x 14" x 6"
If you’re looking for a simple option, you can buy this slipcover for a chair, love seat, and even larger sofas. It’s highly stretchy and comes with anti-slip technology, so you don’t have to constantly adjust it.
Materials: Polyester, spandex
Dimensions: 35" H x 38" W x 35" D
The velvet sofa is a newer home trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. If you’re dying to join the ranks of people obsessed with their crushed-velvet couches but don’t want to buy a new one, throw on one of these slipcovers instead to get the same effect.
Suitable for: Sofas 72–96" L x 31–37" W
Covering up your sofa offers a great opportunity to experiment with patterns and colors. This cover from Lamberia comes in more than 15 different patterns to switch up your living room whenever the mood strikes you. Depending on the length of your sofa, you can also choose from different sizes to make sure you get the perfect fit.
Materials: Spandex, polyester
If you want your sofa to still have personality while being protected, this slipcover comes in three different patterns and textures. Unlike many slipcovers, which require two pieces for L-shaped sections, this version comes in a single piece with an easy-on, easy-off design.
Suitable for: Sofas 70–145" L x 40–70" W
Considered one of the most popular couch slipcovers, this stretchy protector comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit several seating options.
Materials: Polyester, spandex
Suitable for: Sofas 72–92" L x 31–41" H x 32–34" W
Maximalists will love the opportunity to play with these patterned slipcovers. From floral designs to beautiful basics, you can change your couch as quickly as you change your mood.
Suitable for: Sofas 68–86" L
Reviewers love this simple sofa slipcover. It’s easy to apply and remove, and it’s machine-washable, so any stains will disappear swiftly.
Dimensions: 55" H x 116" W x 37" D
If you only want to protect the seats of your sofa, you can also buy cushion slipcovers. This faux-leather version comes in a variety of colors and sizes. It’s also water-resistant, so your little one can spill without causing any damage.
Materials: Synthetic leather
Suitable for: Cushions 20–27.5" W x 59–65" L x 2–9" H
It can be difficult to find slipcovers for larger sofas, but this three-piece version gets the job done. With a variety of chic neutral colors to choose from, your sectional can feel like new again.
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Tatjana Freund is Hearst's Fashion & Luxury Commerce Editor, covering beauty, fashion and more across multiple brands. Previously, she worked at ELLE.com and Marie Claire. She's a fan of whiskey neat, podcasts that give her nightmares, and one time Zoë Kravitz laughed at a joke she made.
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