The 7 Best Slipcovered Sofas to Buy in 2018

These hassle-free couches will make your life easier

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Life happens and sometimes it gets messy. The best solution for living rooms everywhere? Slipcovers. Although some would argue slipcovered sofas are an outdated concept, slipcovers give homeowners the convenience of washing their sofas without the hassle of professional cleaning.

And while you can just get a standard slipcover to fit most sofas, if you know you'll need to clean your sofa a lot (ahem, any household with children), choosing a sofa that has a coordinating slipcover from the get-go ensures you'll be able to buy an extra slipcover to have on hand for laundry day—as well as finding a slipcover that fits your sofa just right. So go ahead, get that white sofa you've always had your eyes on—since you can just bleach away any stains in the wash. 

Here, the best slipcovered sofas for your household. 

  • 01 of 07

    Best Overall: EKTORP Sofa With Chaise

    EKTORP Sofa With Chaise

     Courtesy of IKEA

    One of Ikea's most popular sofas is the Ektorp—not only does this top-seller come in a bunch of customizable options for your space like a loveseat, three seater, sectional, sleeper, or chaise model, it also has an array of colors and patterns to choose from. So you can buy a basic white slipcover option to have and then choose a patterned one for when you want to add some more pizzaz to your space. 

    As with most Ikea products, you'll need to put this together but it is fairly seamless. When your slipcover needs a cleaning you can just throw all of the pieces in the wash and air dry and be left with a like new sofa in a few hours! 

    What's more this sofa also comes with a limited 10-year warranty so you know this will stand up to all the Netflix binge-sessions and active children you may have at home. 

  • 02 of 07

    Best Customizable: Harborside Slipcovered Sofa

    Harborside Slipcovered 3-Seat Sofa

    Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

    When you think about the perfect sofa, if comfort is the first thing that comes to mind then the Harborside Slipcovered sofa is for you. Not only is the sofa comfortable for an afternoon nap it also works seamlessly with any decor, from beach house chic to even minimally modern. When it comes to what color to pick you have the option of dozens of different colors, materials, and patterns so you really can find the perfect fit for you. Plus, you can also choose what type of cushion fill you want, be that plush, spring fiber, and five other options. Since this sofa is customizable you'll have to wait about 6-8 weeks for arrival. 

    The slipcover is also machine washable, so it’s super easy to take care of when it looks dirty. Reviewers have written about how impressed they were with how easy it was to wash and one reviewer, in particular, stressed that even with grandchildren, it’s easy to take off and throw in the wash after they’ve come over. If you’ve got family or are particularly messy yourself, this sofa will work for you.

    All of these customizable options make this one of the more expensive options on our list but you'll get a slipcovered sofa that will be with your family for the long haul. ​

  • 03 of 07

    Best for Small Spaces: Stone & Beam Bryant Modern Slipcover Sofa

    The perfect seat for two, this small but mighty slipcover sofa is just the right size for small spaces at only 69" wide. This piece is also ultra versatile, so whether your style is mid-century modern or country farmhouse, it will fit right in with your existing décor.

    And the best part? The cotton slipcover is machine washable, so you can easily clean up those inevitable spills in a snap without having to replace your entire sofa. You’ll sit comfortably on the ultra-padded frame, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. Choose from the optic white or the storm grey color to get the right hue for your space. Bonus: no assembly required.

  • 04 of 07

    Best White: York Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa

    York Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa

    Courtesy of Pottery Barn

    The York Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa is the white sofa you’d see in a movie where the setting is minimalistic but not too sterile, relaxing but also vibrant.

    The biggest concern about white sofas are that they are hard to keep clean. This is why choosing a white slipcover sofa like this one is so important if you're set on taking the minimalistic route. If it’s looking like it needs a brightening up, you can take it off, wash it, and pop it back on again. It’s actually that simple.

    The other good news about this white sofa? It can go with any kind of aesthetic, so whether you’re a modern or classical type of decorator, the York Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa will look amazing in your living room.

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  • 05 of 07

    Best Budget Customizable: Madison Slipcover Sofa


    Courtesy of Wayfair 

    Just because a sofa is customizable doesn't mean it has to cost a bundle. The Madison Slipcover sofa from Wayfair comes with 84 different fabric choices and 84 different pillow choice fabrics (the sofa comes with two pillows) so you can get the exact right sofa for your needs. 

    This made in the USA sofa is filled with down-blend cushions so you'll get a soft but supportive feel. The slipcover is machine washable so you can clean this as much or as little as you like. It measures 26''x 84'' x 42'' so about the standard size sofa and it ships in 3 to 4 weeks for most patterns and styles.

    Overall, reviewers are happy with the comfort of this sofa. A few noted they were scared to purchase such a large ticket item online but they are impressed with the quality they received. 

  • 06 of 07

    Best Sleeper: PB Comfort Roll Arm Sleeper Sofa Slipcover


    Courtesy of Pottery Barn 

    One of the first questions you should ask yourself before buying a sofa is if you will want the option for a pull-out sleeper. If you do think you will need a sleeper sofa the Pottery Barn Comfort Roll Arm Sleeper Sofa not only provides guests with a comfortable space to rest if also comes with 95 different slipcover options!

    Your slipcover fabric choice will determine the amount of production time the sofa will need but most in-stock options ship in 4 to 6 weeks with more custom colors at 12 weeks plus. 

    This best selling sofa has a pull-out sofa that is actually comfortable, it has a pull away middle bar so it won't dig into your back and a memory foam queen sized sofa so your guest (or you!) can rest easy. And for when you aren't using the bed part this sofa has extra deep seats that provide plenty of room to snuggle up on the couch. 

  • 07 of 07

    Best Sectional: Birch Lane Jameson Slipcovered Symmetrical Sectional

    Whether you have a big family or a large space to fill (or both!), a sectional is a great way to decorate a spacious area and sit all of your loved ones during a night in. This symmetrical sectional from Birch Lane will fit seamlessly into the corner of your space. And of course, the slipcover makes cleaning the sectional a breeze.

    The Birch Lane sectional comes in a whopping 27 upholstery options, so you're sure to find a fabric and color that matches your home style. Fabric options range from cotton to polyester to a poly-blend. The sleek and minimal modern style looks great in a variety of homes and fits up to five people at one time.