Do you have kids jumping all over your couch? Or pets that would stop at nothing until they claw and deposit a lot of fur on your couch? All you can hear at this point is your couch screaming loud for help. Now, you're thinking about changing your couch, but the cost doesn't fit your budget.

Well, your answer is sofa slipcovers (they are durable, cost-effective, protective, great with kids and pet). But, they could be tricky to implement as their practicality often trumps style. The only exception is that it looks as good as it functions.

In this article, you'll learn about how to choose the best slipcovers and implement them correctly.

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5 Types of Sofa Slipcovers Based On Features

There're six significant types of sofa slipcovers based on features you'll find on the market:


If your pet is giving your sofa a tough time, the pet-friendly slipcovers will come to its rescue. They are quite sturdy. Plus, they protect from the smell, claws, and fur of your pets.

These slipcovers are usually machine washable - so you don't have to get them professionally cleaned when the fur piles.


Custom-made slipcovers are quite easy to deal with as long as you know two things: your sofa dimensions and the fabric you want.

Once that's settled, it would look perfect. And there won't be any issues like fabric sagging or a distorted look. But it's an expensive option.


Do you want a very romantic, breezy, airy, and light look in your home? If yes, then the skirted slipcovers will deliver that reality. When you use them, they cover the floor. So, underneath your furniture can pass for storage space.

No doubt, this option may make your sofa look bulky and heavy if you're not careful. It's always safer to choose a light fabric with neutral colors.


A form-fitting slipcover always looks natural in the home. And it saves you the stress of tucking the excess fabric into your furniture. These slipcovers fit snugly over your piece of furniture because the fabric is stretchy.

Slipcover Grip

It looks appealing and more professional to have a strapless slipcover going on. But, it gets frustrating when it shifts as people sit. In this case, you need a slipcover grip to hold it in place. It's ideal for homes that have a lot of adults and children that use the sofa often.

Elegant Pet-friendly Sofa Slipcovers
Cotton Custom-made Sofa Slipcovers
White Skirted Cushion Sofa Slipcovers
Ruffle Skirted Grey Sofa Slipcovers
Stretch Form Fitting Sofa Slipcovers
Soft Suede Sofa Slipcovers Grip

3 Types of Sofa Slipcover Designs

We have three types of slipcover designs:

Furniture Throw

The furniture throw doesn't offer protection down the sides and the back of your furniture. But, it's still a great way of protecting your furniture from damage. It's quite easy to put on and take off. It's great for senior citizens since it's easy to handle.

Flower Printed Cushion Furniture Throw
Anti-slip Cushion Furniture Throw
Cotton Grey Furniture Throw
Oversized Quilted White Furniture Throw
Grey Weighted Cotton Furniture Throw
T-Cushion Simple Furniture Throw


If you want a modern look, the one-piece will do the job. It's easy and fast to wear on as it comes in one piece. The only snag is that if there's any spill or stain, you'd have to remove the whole slipcover for cleaning.

Natural Cotton White One Piece Slipcover
Pattern One Piece Sofa Slipcover
White Ruffle Skirt One Piece Sofa Slipcover
Elegant Black White One Piece Sofa Slipcover
Soft Jersey One Piece Slipcover
Box Cushion One Piece Sofa Slipcover


The two-piece slipcover is a fantastic option if you want a tighter and more natural-looking fit.

Stretch Two Piece Sofa Slipcover
High Stretch Two Piece Sofa Slipcover
Stretch T Cushion Two Piece Sofa Slipcover
Grey Two Piece Sofa Slipcover
L-shaped Stretch Two Piece Sofa Slipcover
Velvet Plush Two Piece Sofa Slipcover

How to make sure the slipcover fits?

If you have a traditional sofa or armchair, it's quite easy to get a slipcover that will fit. But, if you have a couch with a curvier arm like the Belgian or English roll, it's tougher to find slipcovers that will fit perfectly.

In this case, you can go for several pieces or one-piece slipcovers. The several pieces offer a more seamless look while the one-piece is easier to remove for washing and provides a broader variety of sofa sizes.

Of course, the key to the perfect fit is measuring your furniture.

How to measure for a sofa slipcover?

For you to find the right size of the slipcover, it's vital to measure your sofa. Here're steps to measure your sofa accurately for slipcovers with a tape rule:

4 Slipcover Materials You Can Choose

Here are four slipcover fabrics you can pick:


This material always looks great, fresh, and neutral. It also comes with a charm: it wrinkles more than other fabrics.




Polyester slipcovers are cost-effective options that offer easy cleaning, resistance to fading, excellent strength, abrasion, and wrinkling.




Velvet is a woven fabric that stands out for its vibrant color, comfort, and texture. But, it's most suitable during winter because it provides heat and a creamy feel that'll keep you warm.




Microfiber is an excellent choice if you have pets and young kids. This thick fabric is stain-resistant and easy to clean.



What are the best slipcover materials for my needs?

The slipcover comes in different materials like cotton, linen, velvet, polyester, suede, spandex, etc. Your choice of fabric should be subject to the frequency usage of your sofa.

Now, you can go ahead and give your furniture the makeover it requires with the perfect sofa slipcovers that suit your home.