The 8 Best Slipcovered Sofas of 2020

These hassle-free couches will make your life easier

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Our Top Picks
"Comes in a bunch of customizable options for your space...and an array of colors and patterns to choose from."
"The difference lies in the filling, which combines feather and down with a fiber blend to create unparalleled comfort."
"The perfect seat for two, this small but mighty slipcover sofa is just the right size for small spaces."
"The white sofa you’d see in a movie where the setting is minimalistic but not too sterile, relaxing but also vibrant."
"Comes with 84 different fabric choices and 84 different pillow choice fabrics so you can get the exact right sofa for your needs."
"Provides guests with a comfortable space to rest it also comes with 95 different slipcover options."
"Will fit seamlessly into the corner of your space...comes in a whopping 27 upholstery options."
"A shabby chic take on the slipcovered sofa, this couch will add a relaxed vibe to your living space."

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 Although some would argue slipcovered sofas are an outdated concept, slipcovers give homeowners the convenience of washing their sofas without the hassle of professional cleaning.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, more customizable versions are also readily available.

Here, the best slipcovered sofas for your household.

Best Overall: IKEA EKTORP Sofa With Chaise

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. 

Most Comfortable: SixPenny Neva Sofa

It’s not that hard for a sofa to be comfortable, but SixPenny’s Neva Sofa—or, as one reviewer calls it, “the sofa equivalent of a human hug”—truly takes it to the next level. The difference lies in the filling, which combines feather and down with a fiber blend to create an experience that very well might compete with your mattress. A resilient foam core adds further support, and if you’re not a fan of the feather down (or want to save a few bucks), you can also opt for a similarly comfortable polyfill. 

This sofa isn’t all fluff, though: on the inside, kiln-dried hardwood and plywood beams form a sturdy frame, while corner blocking reinforcements ensure increased stability. Meanwhile, high-tenacity webbing and a spring suspension system add even more support. The cushions secure to the seat frame with a hook and grommet, making for easy removal and care.

Though on the pricier side, reviewers note that it’s well worth the cost. This is not only to because of its design and comfort level but also how convenient it is to maintain and clean: all of the slipcovers are removable, making spot cleaning or dry cleaning a snap. However, you might still want to keep potential messes in mind when selecting your material. One of the lighter colored linens, for example, might not be the best for homes with children or pets. Some reviewers also recommend getting a few color swatches before making your decision, as there were some discrepancies in how the fabric looked online versus in real life.

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 inches 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. Also, no assembly is required.

Best White: Pottery Barn York Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa

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 is that they're 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.

Best Budget Customizable: Wayfair Custom Upholstery Madison Slipcover Sofa

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 inches 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. 

Best Sleeper: Pottery Barn PB Comfort Roll Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Mattress

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 it 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. 

Best Sectional: Birch Lane Heritage 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.

Best Design: Crate & Barrel Willow Modern Slipcovered Sofa

If you’re looking for a slightly elevated take on the classic white slipcover look, Crate & Barrel’s Willow Modern Slipcovered Sofa is a great pick. With its modern lines and clean, neutral color options, this couch will add a relaxed, shabby chic look to your living space. Its slipcover is made with pre-washed cotton, which is much softer on the skin and lends the couch a more lived-in look. Strategically placed inverted kick pleats ensure that it won’t move out of place—though it’s still removable, in case you need to toss it into the wash. Meanwhile, a steady frame—made of certified sustainable hardwood, kiln-dried to prevent warping—ensures that you have the support that you need to lounge and entertain.

Though available in a variety of neutral covers, reviewers seem to love the classic white (one remarked that this Crate & Barrel-exclusive sofa is the “best of its kind”). Note, however, that the white requires a bit more upkeep; besides the usual spot treating advice, Crate & Barrel also recommends avoiding sun exposure and rotating the cushions every few months to prevent sagging.

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