Sofa recliner cover
A whole new look in 30 seconds
In a dream world, you buy one sofa and have it for life—it's well made, so it lasts, and it's got a classic shape that always works with your evolving style. But in the real world, you're probably going to at some point wish you had a different couch—and not want to invest in reupholstering it. The solution? Get a Sofa recliner cover! Yes, your grandmother probably first introduced you to the wonders of this simple but effective transformation tool. But these days you don't have to safety-pin a big sheet over your furniture to give it a whole new look. The best sofa covers are pre-tailored: some have ties for a more cottage-core look, while others are stretchy so they cling to a range of upholstery shapes. Simply slip them over your existing piece and enjoy what looks like a completely new sofa. While most are not one-size-fits-all, you can find them in all sorts of shapes and sizes: for sectionals, loveseats, three-seaters, and more.
While a Sofa recliner cover is commonly thought of as a solution for a beat-up sofa, they are just as effective for testing out a new colorway or style without investing in a risky new piece. Think of it as a coat—put it on for a season, swap it out when the weather (or your style) changes. Below are 8 of the best sofa covers on the market right now, and why we love them.
Best Simple Skirted
For a classic and sophisticated look, the SureFit Farmhouse Basketweave One Piece Sofa Slipcover with Ties is pretty hard to beat. Meant for sofas measuring 74" to 96" long, it has four ties that can be adjusted for a more tailored fit. Choose from a solid lineup of neutrals (grey, oatmeal—pictured, Ivory, and charcoal) in a faux-linen polyester that can go right in the wash.
Best Floral Patterns
Available in four sizes and five colorful, modern floral patterns, the Sofa recliner cover by covering art is perfect for anyone who wants to get a lot more personality out of their couch. test out a playful, colorful floral pattern on their sofa. The stretchy acrylic fabric is machine washable, and each piece is handmade.
If you think your sofa is comfortable, imagine sitting in it wearing the most comfortable broken-in blue jeans. This Sure Fit loveseat slipcover is made from 100 percent cotton denim, which is naturally durable, and ties at the corners. Best for loveseats 72" long.
Best Pet Protector
If what you're really looking for is not a Sofa recliner cover, primarily for looks, but rather something that will truly protect your sofa from the wrath (read: hair, dirt, and excrement) of your pets, Pottery Barn's Pet Furniture Throw is a no-brainer. Available in three sizes, it can be ordered in all sorts of Pottery Barn upholstery fabrics.
What can I say? I am helpless to the charms of this darling Brushed Twill Sofa Slipcover, especially in the Red/White ticking stripe option (which also comes in navy and khaki). It makes me want to buy a sofa just to slipcover it.
If you're looking for a Sofa recliner cover that truly looks like new upholstery, Comfort Works might be your best bet. Choose from popular sofa styles at Pottery Barn, Crate&Barrel, West Elm, RH, Muji, or create a custom cover to your sofa's exact specs. Bonus features include reversible back cushions, non-slip lining under the seats, and superstring zippers.
If you don't have a velvet sofa and have always wanted one, this 4-Piece Sofa recliner stretch slipcovers is a no-brainer. Stretch the base piece to fit around a 72"–96" sofa, then cover three cushions with the included covers. (The same style is also available for a sofa-loveseat-chair set or a sofa-and-ottoman combo.)
For a much more casual look, Sweaterpicks'
Sofa recliner cover is essentially a very big, textured blanket in dimensions that actually fit your sofa. (No pooling on one end!) The upside, of course, is this can be used as a movie-night blanket or picnic blanket whenever you decide to change up your sofa again.