Sofa Buying Guide

Finding the perfect slipcovered sofa. Comfortable, custom made slipcovered furniture is the perfect choice for carefree relaxed summer living that you, your family & your pets will love.  We offer three custom slipcovered collections that all have various styles, sizes, configurations and fabrics to choose from. You will easily find the best solution for your living room without sacrificing your style or budget. 

Each slipcovered collection offers various seating options in various styles. Some that are classic, modern, studio size, oversized and more. Once you find your style, determine what pieces you need by size and fit. Next, you will determine the line of seating that fits your style, size and then explore cushion types. Don't forget about the seat fill. Our collections have various fill that provide a lifetime of comfort. Final decision would be fabric choices. Fabric determines most of what the final product will look like.

The best choice of fabric for the slipcovers for beach house slipcovered furniture is either 100% cotton or performance fabric. The choice is yours - both are great options. 100% cotton is easily washed and, as with clothing, the more it’s washed the softer it gets. The Performance fabrics, typically are stain resistant, fade resistant and will require less laundering as you can easily wipe spots clean because the fabric repels, limiting absorption. Today's performance fabrics are soft to the touch and climate friendly. Don't forget about the seat fill. Our collections have various fill that provide a lifetime of comfort.

Sofa Selection - Considering Lifestyle & Space

Classic White Seating

The popular choice of fabric for slipcovers on beach house furniture is 100% cotton. Its soft, washable, bleach-able and affordable. Cotton slipcovers, like clothing -

the more it's washed, the softer it

becomes. If you like white but want to be more refined, go with a nice linen. If you want white but worry about stains, go with performance fabrics.

Sofa Styles

Sofas styles are predominately determined by the arm style. Also adding to the style is arm shape, sofa depth, the height, cushion configuration and stitching. A rolled arm sofa with pleated skirt is traditional whereas a sofa with track arms, low profile and bench seat is more modern style. Compare and contrast sofa images to find your style.

Size Matters

Your sofa should not take over the entire length of a wall or width of a room. There should be at least 18 inches of space on either side of the sofa and in front of the sofa - space to walk and reach a coffee table. Make note of the dimensions of the sofa you like, then measure where you're going to put it to make sure it's going to fit the way you want it to in the room.

Sofa & Other Seating

Keep in mind what other seating pieces you want for the space while selecting your sofa. Do you want accent chairs to match or complement. Have you allowed room for a clear path to the room? Is there room for the cocktail table and end tables as well as enough clear space to arrange the pieces to make the perfect coastal living area.

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Island Collection

Come home to comfort. Our Island Slipcovered Collection is all about bringing comfort and ease into your space with an inviting design and easy-care slipcover. Curl up and get cozy. These are the sofas you’ll want to fall into at the end of a long day.

Design Assistance

Our Boat House Design team is available for all your design needs. Whether you want to stop by the showroom for an appointment or give us a call. We are here for you -near of far. Just call, click or chat!

Living Room Layout  

Where should my seating go, how big should my coffee table be and what size rug should get to anchor all my pieces? The answer to these questions and more are found in our Furniture Buying Guide.

Furniture Construction

Kiln-dried recycled, sustainable hardwoods, 8-way hand-tied spring, eco-friendly fillings, superior reinforced joints are just some of the construction details found in our slipcovered lines.

All Slipcovered Furniture

Custom-made Slipcovered Furniture is our specialty! From Sofas, Sectionals, Love Seats, Chairs, Ottomans and Headboards. The style and fabric choices are endless.

Selecting the Perfect Sofa

Find out what some of the buying details are for purchasing the perfect sofa for your space. Kids, Dogs, Entertaining - we got you covered....literally.

Fabric Selections

Within each slipcovered seating collection, we offer hundreds of fabric choices from cotton twills, linens, performance fabrics and more in a multitude of color ways: white, tans, creams, blues, corals and grays.

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Sectional Shape & Directional Tips

Have a nice size living or bonus room that would be perfect for a nice, big sectional or how about a nice petite sectional with a loveseat paired with a lounge? Either preference, we have one for you.

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Lighting & Lamps 

Whether you are in the market for table lamps, sconces, floor lamp, chandelier or even a desk lamp, we have a wide variety in multiple finishes and styles. No room for a side table & lamp? Try a unique coastal style floor lamp instead. Our collections are hand-selected by a team of designers to fit any look.

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Nautical Lighting

Salvaged from coasts and ship wreckage located all over the world, we are your source for authentic nautical lighting. These lights can be used as decor or serve a functional purpose when wired. From dock lights, passageway lights, a nautical spot light or a vintage lantern - these pieces help create a vintage feel and evoke that seaside vibe for the home.

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Home Decor & Accent Pieces

Our Boat House is a one stop shop for all those unique coastal accent pieces and fine decor. Real, authentic coral, shells, hand-crafted wooden games, quote books, coffee table books, sea glass balls, telescopes, vintage trunks, bowls, baskets and more. So many little finds accentuate the interiors and define the desired style.

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Outdoor Furniture

Our Collections of Outdoor Furniture truly stand out. Each piece is uniquely crafted while being beautifully timeless. We provide high quality, sophisticated products with traditional and stylish craftsmanship with innovative, durable & diverse materials. Our pieces will be around for generations to come whether it's on the porch, patio, deck or poolside.

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Nautical Decor 

We offer a wide variety of vintage oars, lobster traps, sea glass balls as well as ship salvage from coastal towns all over the word. Every piece tells a story and has texture, age and unique finishes from yesteryear. There's also a vast array of unique decor and accessories to complete the coastal look you want for every room in your home.

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Outdoor Living

Shop selections found in our Outdoor Living Collections. Whether you need a perfect piece for your next beach outing or some fun, but useful decorative items for the deck, pool, garden, courtyard, patio or porch.From hammocks, planters, torches, umbrellas to pillows and rugs - we have you covered - or out in the open sky!

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Bedding Options

We've taken the guesswork out of textile designs by choosing coordinating colors and patterns that will complement any bedroom. Choose from exclusive designs, luxurious comfort and exceptional quality for everyone. Let us help create a dreamy retreats for the master suite and guest rooms so everyone is settled and relaxed for an embracing, comfortable night's rest.

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Rugs for Every Room

We offer an extensive selection of family, pet and guest-friendly rugs in classic neutrals, shades blues and variations of grays, pastels or fun, bright colors.Our rugs are available in a wide range of patterns, prints and stripes. Feel good about your rug investment with durable and yet comfortable materials like cotton, jute, sisal, fibers for outdoor, wool and more. There's no doubt you'll find one, two or three for your home.

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Pillow Guide

It's no secret we love our pillows when it comes to adding to the finished room. Pillows add comfort, style, design, texture and definition to a space. Our pillow selections are unique, colorful, bright, patterned. We also have calm, muted patterns, abstract, geometric or soft floral prints. There will be a pillow to coordinate with any decor. Shop by color or style in the Pillow Section.