The 7 Best Slipcovers to Buy in 2018

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Whether you’re tired of getting covered in pet hair every time you sit down or you simply want to make cleaning your furniture a breeze, a slipcover is a great way to protect your couch, sofa, sectional and more. They’re attractive, easy to wash and generally cheap to replace—and there’s a greater variety of slipcovers on the market than you might expect.

The most important thing to look for when shopping for a slipcover is the fit. First, consider if you want a more tailored and fitted look or if you want to go for a more traditional slipcover that ties onto your furniture. Make sure to check the measurements of both the slipcover and your furniture before purchasing and thoroughly read all of the reviews to see what other customers have reported on the product. 

From products designed for recliners to non-slip slipcovers perfect for people with kids and pets, you’re sure to find one that’s a perfect fit for your furniture and your needs. We’ve rounded up the top slipcovers available right now, so you can buy with confidence and rest assured your favorite couch is fully protected.

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    Best Overall: Sure Fit Stretch Metro Box Cushion Sofa Slipcover


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     One of the top names in the slipcover game is Sure Fit. If you are looking for a slipcover to cover any piece of furniture (or even your car!), your first stop should be this brand.

    The Metro Box Cushion sofa slipcover covers dated or stained furniture with a very tailored look. It comes in four different neutral colorways and is made of a polyester and spandex blend so it will easily fit on sofas around 72" in length. When it comes time for laundry day, this slipcover is easy to remove, wash, and put back on without breaking a sweat. 

    Many customers have said that this was the only slipcover that worked on their sofa, and the fit and material were great. One customer even reported that this covered up their father's 1970s couch with style! 

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    Best for Pet Owners: Gorilla Grip Original Slip-Resistant Furniture Protector

    People with pets are well aware of the struggle to win the never-ending battle against fur buildup. And if you’re not careful, your couch can quickly become a nest of unwanted fluff. This Gorilla Grip slipcover is our pick for pet owners not only because it does a great job of protecting your couch, but because it anchors to the seat to prevent slips caused by leaping cats and pups (or kids, for that matter).

    Made of non-slip material, the Gorilla Grip slipcover is perfect for both reducing worry and making your life easier when it comes time to clean that hair away. Available in designs for both chairs and sofas (and charcoal and coffee colors), it includes two adjustable elastic straps and seat anchors to prevent slippage. Reviews are glowing as well, with customers saying it stays firmly and place and is easy to clean.

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    Best for Ikea Sofas: Bemz Sofa Covers


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    Think you need to go to IKEA to buy a slipcover for your IKEA sofa? Not necessarily—our favorite choice in this category actually comes from Bemz, a company that designs stylish covers for IKEA products. Customization is the name of the game: Bemz lets shoppers select their fabric, color, and designer, with literally hundreds of possibilities. There are six different fabrics to choose from alone, ranging from textured cotton to velvet, and dozens of unique patterns and designs.

    While the price runs higher than the other slipcovers on our list (it’ll vary based on your specifications), reviews are highly positive, noting that the fit is accurate and the quality is high. The company gets its praise for its customer-friendly, communicative approach.

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    Best for Dining Chairs: Sure Fit Duck Dining Room Chair Slipcover

    Duck Dining

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    Why would you want to buy a slipcover for your dining chairs? Correction: Why wouldn’t you want to buy a slipcover for your dining chairs? With all the spills and splatter of mealtime (a familiar scenario for those with kids), it’s never a bad idea to protect your furniture and reduce cleanup. Macy’s Sure Fit slipcovers are stylish and easy to clean, fitting chairs with backs up to 42” in height. It’s available in three colors (sage, blue stone, and claret) and will work for most armless chairs.

    Customers love using them to keep their dining chairs safe from kids and pets, or simply to give their room a new, fresher look. They also note that the slipcovers hold up well over time and maintain their shape even after washes (with no ironing needed).

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    Best for Sectionals: OstepDecor Rectangular Quilted Furniture Protector

    Finding the right slipcover for a sectional can be tricky, but the OstepDecor Quilted Furniture Protector makes it a breeze. Simply measure each component of your sectional, and scan the provided list of measurements and purchase the sizes that fit your furniture. With quilted corduroy on top and anti-slip material on the reverse, the OstepDecor slipcover is both functional and attractive, ideal for people with kids and pets. And with the variety of sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your piece—follow the guidelines in the Amazon listing if you’re unsure. Just bear in mind that each item is sold separately, not as a set.

    Customers love this slipcover’s luxurious feel, with a soft-but-thick texture that’s comfortable and fully protects the fabric beneath. The sizing is also noted as being true to fit, running the exact measurements described.

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    Best for Recliner: Sure Fit Stretch Pique Recliner Slipcover


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    When it comes to recliners, some slipcovers simply can’t hold up to the constant motion. The Sure Fit Pique Recliner Slipcover was created with movement in mind, stretching and bending to stay in place even when it’s time to take a load off. It’s made from polyester and spandex and comes in ten easy-to-match colors such as blue, beige and burgundy. The Sure Fit works for recliners up to 88” extended and the elastic openings tuck neatly under the footrest and base.

    Recliners are often the most used piece of furniture in a den or living room and the Sure Fit will make it even easier to keep clean (especially after those game day snacks). It’s machine washable and reviewers say it holds up wash after wash.

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    Best Loveseat: Maytex Pixel Stretch 2-Piece Loveseat Furniture Cover

    Your loveseat needs love too and the Maytex Pixel Stretch Cover is made just for your smaller pieces. The loveseat size cover will fit furniture up to 73” wide and stretches to hug your sofa. It’s two pieces (cushion and base) and comes in five subtle colors such as wine, sand, and olive. It’s made of 96% polyester and 4% spandex so you can expect a perfect fit. It’s liquid, food, and pet-friendly and is incredibly easy to wash.​

    Shoppers say this cover looks almost custom, noting that it stretches to fit every nook and cranny of your loveseat. Some note that the material is thin, but for the price, it’s a great quick upgrade for your furniture.

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    Best for Chairs: Home Fashion Designs Form Fit Chair Slipcover

    Whether you want to update that old chair in your living room or you simply want to protect your investment, the Home Fashion Designs Form Fit Chair Slipcover is a great choice for oversized chairs. This cover will fit most armchairs up to 40” wide and comes in 13 different colors, both solids and prints. It features a strapless elastic base that stays in place even when Fido leaps onto your favorite chair. It’s made from polyester and is machine washable.

    Amazon reviewers rave about the Home Fashion covers. They love the right fit and the trendy designs. If you want a fast living room makeover, updating your favorite reading chair with this cover is a great choice.