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If you are looking for the best washable slipcovered sofas, then you might find one that you’ll like for your home. In this review, we’ll be taking a look at seven of the best that are currently on the market. These will also include the best white slipcovered sofas. Whether you are redecorating the living room or just moving into a new place, finding a sofa that is comfortable and perfect for all kinds of relaxing won’t be easy.
These sofas will be looking at are available in different shapes and sizes. We’ll also be looking at different attributes like seat height, seat depth, and, if available, any extra features that these sofas may have. While the reviews are detailed, you can check out the comparison table if you are pressed for time. Otherwise, keep reading to find your next slipcovered sofa.
First on the list, we’ll be taking a look at the Stone & Beam Carrigan Modern Sofa Couch with a slipcover. This uses 100% cotton fabric that is perfect for almost any living room or lounge setting in your home. Not only that, but the slipcover included also reduces plenty of wear and tear that can occur over time. The slipcover is removable, and the cushions are reversible, which makes switching things up a breeze (especially when you need to do some cleaning in between and under the cushions).
If you are looking for a sofa that is easy to assemble, the good news is that this one does. Putting it together by yourself is simple and should take you no more than 15 minutes to get it done. Why go through a complete process of assembling a complicated sofa?
This sofa is available in four different colors. One of them might stand out to you, and you can choose it based out of personal preference. Other than that, it’s a sofa that is solidly built and is guaranteed to last you quite a while. Why shell out more money every year for a sofa that isn’t so durable? For the nominee of our Editor’s choice, this sofa is an excellent contender for the title.
What we liked: The setup is a thing of beauty. The design, the looks, everything makes it look inviting to houseguests and even those living with you at home. It’s even got an additional Ottoman (set sold separately) that you can use if you want to kick your feet up and relax. We were also happy with how quick and easy it could be to assemble it.
What could be better: One of the things that didn’t stand out as much as the comfort levels. When starting out, the sofa is a bit stiff. So, it can take a bit to “break it in.” On top of that, there are some threads that may tend to loosen up after short time use, so you may need to make some sporadic stitch jobs here and there.
This sofa is one of the longest on the list. It’s perfect for a large family (and large living rooms). The seat height is about 20 inches high, which is ideal for most sofas. The frame itself is built to handle plenty of people on this sofa at the same time. But it doesn’t stop there. The fabric upholstery is heavy-duty and quite durable. So, if you are worried about wear and tear, worry not. Because it can handle all the moving around and multiple amounts of people sitting down.
If you are worried about ruining the upholstery because of stains and spills, don’t worry about that either. It’s got a stain-resistant slipcover that makes cleaning quick and easy. You can remove it with ease and do some cleaning in between the cushions and all over the place if and when the time comes to clean it. Other than that, it’s a sofa that can last a long time thanks to the material and overall structure.
This is the perfect sofa for those family movie nights, parties with friends, and so much more. You can huddle around the TV and watch a marathon on Netflix or play rounds of multiplayer games. It’s all up to you.
What we liked: There are some things we didn’t like…but loved! First and foremost, the overall construction. This is by far one of the toughest, well-built slipcover sofas on the market. We might be exaggerating a bit, but it’s built like a tank. It can handle plenty of moving around, spills, stains, and everything in between. Nothing an easy cleaning can’t fix. Also, the upholstery is very difficult to wear and tear.
What could be better: This is where it gets difficult. There really is nothing that comes to mind on what could be improved. But what we can tell you is that this is a large sofa that will take more than one person to assemble.
This sofa is available in two different colors — storm grey and optic white. Either color will best suit your living room or even a spare room where people can relax, lounge, or even nap. The materials comprise a blend of polyester, viscose, cotton, and linen. It’s a pretty decent combination that proves its worth in the durability department. Plus, with the inclusion of the slipcover, it makes cleaning a breeze even when there are spills and stains to clean up.
This is a sofa that is more of modern design, but it does have a few hints of classic to it. But nevertheless, it blends in nicely with any style of home. Whether it’s a newly built modern home or something that’s been on the block for nearly a century, it fits for any small family home. And by the way, there is no assembly required. No joke. If you hate wasting time putting something together, this might be the sofa for you.
This classic contemporary style sofa is built solid to handle a few people and is perfect for apartments, condos, and small homes. If you are looking for something small, simple, and easy to move in, you might find this sofa as one of the best choices up to this point.
What we liked: What can we say? No assembly required?! That’s a definite plus for anyone who has dealt with the frustration of putting together a sofa that can take forever. No instructions. No four-letter words to utter. No nothing. Also, another thing we were quite happy with was the slipcover being very easy to remove and replace after the cleaning was all said and done with.
What could be better: One of the things that we’d like to see is a replacement cover that comes along with this sofa. As far as we know, there are no standalone slipcovers that are compatible in size with this sofa. Some may be too small, and some may be a bit too large.
Up next, we have the Sunset Trading Cloud Slipcovered Sofa. If you are looking for the closest thing to sleeping on a cloud (hence the name), then look no further than this sofa. It might just be the best sofa you’ve ever sat or napped on. It’s the best sofa that can go in a living room, a den, a guest room, or any place where you can just relax and let one of the softest sofas you’ve ever sat on taking you away.
Why settle for a futon or a sleeper sofa when you got this for your houseguests? It’s at the right size for most heights. And let’s not forget, this sofa is pet friendly as well. Don’t worry about cleaning up, it’s quick and easy (like most slipcover sofas). Plus, even after using it for a couple of years, it will still look as good as new. Try finding a sofa that can do that.
This is the sofa for you if your house is a small family home. It’s also great if you are hosting a small get together with family and friends. It’s soft, sturdy, and can definitely be the life of the party if you snag this sofa for yourself.
What we liked: Where to begin? The softness of this sofa is one of the things that we loved most about this sofa. It might as well be a cloud rather than a sofa, considering that it’s all white. Another thing that we like is the nylon fabric. It’s breathable and therefore makes it really comfortable. That’s one more good reason why this sofa is such an excellent choice.
What could be better: This is a pretty tough call. This is another sofa where there really are no cons to point out. Other than the fact that it’s a bit pricey, it’s actually worth every penny. What could be better? Probably bringing down the price a bit.
If you’re specifically looking for a white slipcovered sofa, then chances are this one could be exactly what you’re looking for. Of course, if white isn’t your color and you still like the design, they have this available in gray or beige. Either way, you might like this stylish sofa for a living room that is about average or slightly large in size. But it’s a good enough sized sofa to make it one of the best places to sit and relax with the entire family (or take an afternoon nap if you want).
The metal frame is sturdy and won’t bend or cave in when you have three people on the couch. So, if you are looking for something that won’t easily fall apart on you, this might be the sofa you want to include in your living room or extra guest room. You don’t need to be a pro home decorator to know that bright colors really go well with your living room.
The combo of nylon and polyester upholstery will give you an added layer of comfort that might just rival all the other slipcovered sofas on the market. Even better, it’s easy to clean so you can enjoy that comfort for a long time. For the price it’s going for, this sofa is worth every penny spent.
What we liked: If there is something about this sofa that we liked, it was the upholstery and how nice and soft it was. It’s not too rough on the skin compared to most materials. So, if you have sensitive skin and can’t stand the materials that make you itch, this might be a sofa that will give you more comfort for your skin than not at all.
What could be better: Nothing much can be said on what could be better. The upholstery should be a bit more breathable to ensure better comfort. Breathability will always equal comfortable every single time.
If you are looking for one of the best budget options on the market, we’ll be taking a look at the Coastal Living sofa. This is a great option for anyone who hates the idea of putting a sofa together. Yes, it doesn’t require any assembly at all. You can set this sofa in your living room or an extra room in your house. It doesn’t take a long time to place it anywhere.
This sofa has a coastal-style design. Typically, you can find these in beach homes or close by. While you don’t have to live near the water to own one of these sofas, this is something that will provide you with a great deal of comfort. It’s perfect for those family get-togethers or if you just want some time to yourself while reading a book. This has three different fabric options available, so you can choose which one will suit your personal tastes more.
The curved armrests are great for those looking for an ergonomically friendly option. Plus, when you’re taking a nap, the armrest will provide you with plenty of head and neck support while you’re using your favorite pillow. For a valuable price, it’s a sofa that can really last a while and provide plenty of comfort in the process.
What we liked: One of our favorite things about this couch is the amount of padding this couch has. It’s not too firm or soft. It’s got that happy medium that you usually don’t find on most sofas. It’s enough to just sit back, relax, and just enjoy your surroundings for a couple of hours. And since it’s light in color, it will blend in with plenty of colors in your living room.
What could be better: If there is one thing that we would like to see improve is an additional slipcover that you can use just in case you need to get it replaced. Other than that, a few extra pillows wouldn’t hurt as well.
Our final slipcovered sofa that we’ll be looking at is our Best Value nominee. It has a polyester upholstery that is difficult to wear and tear. Not to mention, it’s very easy to clean. Its hardwood frame is quite strong, so it can handle multiple people at a time. Plus, the wooden block legs help keep the sofa nice and sturdy, so you don’t have to worry about it moving around whenever you are shifting positions while sleeping or getting up.
It’s one of the many white-colored slipcovered sofas that you can find that will have no problem blending in with any living room setup, which means you don’t have to do any re-painting, re-arranging, or replacing of certain decor like curtains, rugs, and so on. Just like finding the best pair of clothes, white is a color that mixes well with all kinds of different colors and styles in your living room. You might not be the best at interior decorating, but when you picture this sofa in your living room, you know right away that it’s a perfect match.
If this sofa is well-deserving of the Best Value title, then it’s because that it’s soft, comfortable to sit on, and a perfect fit for any living room decor.
What we liked: One of the things we liked about this sofa was the skirted slipcover. It gives it that elegant look that users can appreciate. On top of that, it’s also very easy to assemble. If you want a sofa that takes a mere number of minutes to put together, this is it.
What could be better: If there is one thing we want to see, it’s the inclusion of just a couple of pillows on each end. Some sofas come with them, and others do not. We feel that this sofa, in particular, should at least come with pillows included.
Things to Consider
If you are having a hard time figuring out which slipcovered sofa is the best option, consider reading this buyer’s guide. This will help you whittle down your best options while eliminating the others. We’ll be taking a look at features that you’ll want to consider prior to buying and answer a few frequently asked questions. With sofas that come in different types of upholsteries, seat height, and frame material, among others, it’s difficult to choose one or the other. But it all comes down to personal preferences. Before getting to the buyer’s guide, let’s talk about the advantages of slipcovered sofas.
Advantages of slipcovered sofas
There are plenty of advantages that slipcovered sofas have over other sofas on the market. The question is: what are they? If you are in the market for a sofa in general, you’re probably aware of the fact that there are plenty of sofa types. But why choose a slipcovered sofa over all else? Let’s take a look at the advantages:
Easier to clean: There are sofas that have upholstery that has a need to be cleaned almost immediately after a spill or stain. With slipcovered sofas, it’s a lot easier to clean. Because you can take the slipcover off and throw it in the washer and dryer. It’s that easy. No need to mix things to make a solution or scrub it gently.
Quick to swap out: If you have an extra slipcover, you can switch out one with the other. You can buy a slipcover separately provided that it is compatible or fitting for your sofa size. You may also have different slipcovers for different occasions or holidays.
Easy to replace: If your slipcover gets damaged or stained to a point where it may be impossible to remove. If you have a spare or need to purchase a new one, they can be replaced without having to cost an arm and a leg. Keep in mind that there are slipcovers of different sizes and may not always be the perfect fit. It’s a matter of finding the closest size or measurements.
Features to consider before you buy a slipcovered sofa
Your final decision will be based on which features will appeal to you best. What is the right size for your home? What upholstery is your favorite? These features are something to keep in mind while you are making a choice.
The overall size of a slipcovered sofa is based on the measurements of height, length, and depth. How large is too large? Which size is fitting for your living room or spare room? What you need to also consider is the size of the room you want to put the sofa in. It’s clear that a large sofa can’t go into a small room. So, you’ll need something that is smaller in size. With the size comes the number of seats. Smaller sofas have two to three seats. Larger and longer sofas will have more seats (and will have a left or right corner that can be placed either in the center or along with one of the walls. You can go for something small like the Stone & Beam Carrigan Modern Sofa or the large Sunset Trading Cloud 7 Piece Slipcovered Sofa.
The seat height will roughly run anywhere between 15 to about 20 inches. You want the seat to feel like you are actually sitting upright rather than sinking low towards the ground. If you are shorter in height, you may want to consider the idea of finding a sofa that has a slightly higher seat height. Likewise, if you are taller, a lower seat height might work in your favor. For a shorter height, the Coastal Living by Universal Furniture Escape Ventura Fabric Sofa. If you want something that’s higher, the Stone & Beam Carrigan Modern Sofa might be something that’s right up your alley.
There are different kinds of frame materials. Wood and metal are the two best frame materials. Both of them were strong to support multiple people. For two or three-seat slipcovered sofas, wood is usually the typical frame. Most of the frames are made from solid wood and usually proves its worth when it comes to durability. Meanwhile, metal frames are perfect for larger sofas like the Sunset Trading Cloud 7 Piece Slipcovered Sofa (which also has a hardwood frame along with the metal).
The stronger the frame, the better it will be able to handle a lot of weight from multiple people (especially in high traffic areas where most people will find a place to sit).
Sofas come in different types of upholstery. For slipcovered sofas, the upholstery is usually soft materials like polyester, fabric, linen, cotton, and so on. Most of the upholstery will be difficult to clean without a slipcover. But it still can hold its own when it comes to durability. As for which sofa upholstery is considered durable, polyester and nylon are among the best.
Keep an eye out for sofas that contain any of these materials if you want to purchase a sofa that should last you a few years. The more durable the materials, the better it can stand long-term use, no matter how many people sit on it.
Caring for a slipcovered sofa is very important. Especially when you want it to last a long time. So, you’ll want to look for a sofa that has a slipcover that will be easy to wash and dry. But you’ll want to double-check how it should be cared for properly.
Some slipcovers may need to be washed a certain way because of the kind of material it contains like cotton (which tends to shrink in the dryer at times).
Also, the upholstery on the sofa itself should also be noted as well. What if your slipcover is in the washer and there is a stain on the sofa itself? That’s when you need to take care of the stain fairly quickly by cleaning it gently with a cloth and a solution mixed with vinegar, warm water, and soap. Your next sofa should be easy to care for if and when there are stains, small tears, and other signs of minimal damage.
Your slipcover sofa may also come with extra features. These may include but are not limited to an extra slipcover, pillows, even an ottoman. Obviously, an extra slipcover would be a good idea in the event if you have to switch one out with the other. If one is in the wash, you can use the backup slipcover to let it do its job while putting the other one on standby. That way, you’ll always have a slipcover handy even if the other one needs to be washed and needs to be thrown away. Pillows are for obvious reasons. You want extra comfort when you sit back and relax. If you want to take a nap, you don’t have to go too far in order to grab a pillow to rest your head-on. Most of them are pretty comfortable, to begin with. Just grab one, rest for a while, and you’ll be in good shape. Some longer sofas will have footrests or ottomans. These will also have additional storage space so you can be able to store away objects like remote controls, magazines, tablets, and so much more. You don’t have to lose a single item ever again (especially the remote). The Sunset Trading Cloud 7 Piece Slipcover Sofa might be your best option if you are looking for the closest thing to footrests included.
Of course your warranty will be important. Things can go wrong and will go wrong. So, it’s good to have something that the manufacturer will honor. Most warranties will cover damages that occur from accidents, defects, incidents prior to delivery, and more. Some warranties may cover negligence, but not all of them will cover the same way. Most warranties will last you no less than a year. Some will be longer like the Stone & Beam Bryant Modern Sofa Couch, which has a warranty of three years. The longer the warranty, the better off you might be in the event of some kind of damage that may occur beyond your control.
Not always. It will depend on the size of the slipcover itself. If it is larger in size, then there’s a good chance that you might need an extra set of hands to help you get the job done. But if you are tackling it yourself, it can be a challenging task that may take you longer than it should. If you are switching out a slipcover, you may need someone to make sure that everything is well-covered and evened out. It doesn’t matter what size it is. But you’ll want a good set of eyes to make sure that everything is straight.
It will depend on the size of the sofa. Some sofas don’t even require any additional assembly at all. Sofas that are simple to assemble may even take a few minutes to put together even when it’s done by yourself. Where the struggle begins is when you need to assemble a sofa that is larger in size like the Sunset Trading Cloud 7 Piece Slipcovered Sofa. Assembling a sofa like that can require more than one person to help put it all together. Not to mention, assembling a sofa of that size may even take a longer period of time compared to sofas that are two or three seaters.
Now that we’ve been able to review the best-slipcovered sofas, it’s time to unveil our top choices, such as our Premium Pick, Editor’s Choice, and Best Value. First, we’ll be our Editor’s Choice, the Stone & Beam Carrigan Modern Sofa. This sofa is small in size and is easy to clean even without the slipcover in place. You can remove or even reverse the cushions if you want to clean or switch it up a bit.
Our premium pick is the Sunset Trading Cloud 7 Piece Slipcovered Sofa. It’s the perfect choice for large families, and it’s super tough from the inside and out. You’d be hard-pressed to find a sofa like this anywhere else on the market (especially a slipcovered sofa like this).
Lastly, our Best Value pick is the Slipcovered Sofa by ARARA. This is one of the best choices for those looking for a sofa on a budget. It’s comfortable, has a modern design, and will no doubt fit in with various living room setups.