Selecting the Perfect Sofa

Slipcovered furniture comes in slipcovered sofas, slipcovered chairs, slipcovered sleeper sofas and slipcovered sectionals. You can find a slipcovered style to fit any decor. The styles vary from sleek, clean lines with straight arm slipcovered furniture to more traditional rolled arms or a shabby chic look. Look For Details Details like contrast welt can really give the slipcovered sofas a designer look.Well made slipcovered sofas, have slipcovers that are fitted tightly and have zippers. Double stitching is important because it prevents the fabrics from fraying in the wash. 

A knowledgable sales person can direct you to the best fit for you. Slipcovered sofas range in depth from an average 36" deep to 40" or more. Some people prefer a sofa that is not extra deep because they are not tall or older. Tall people who want a more relaxed lounge type sit will be happier with at least 40" deep. Slipcovered cushions come in a variety of fills. High density foam will give a firmer sit then a down cushion. When considering down look for a company who offers an inner core foam with down wrap. This will keep your cushions from getting too flat. 

A well made slipcovered sofa frame will be made from hard woods and kiln dried to prevent warping, mildew and odors. They will also have corner blocking in the frames for stability. Look for companies that make products that are eco friendly. That's not only better the the environment but a safer product to use. Concern for the environment is a true sign of a responsible company who cares.



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First determine the style that works best for you and your home. Do you tend to gravitate to contemporary or do you like more transitional or traditional. If you prefer contemporary, then you will be looking for clean lines and straight arms. Rolled arms tend to be more transitional or traditional.

Upholstered or Slipcovered

Think about your lifestyle. If you have kids, dogs and lots of company, slipcovered sofas are a great way to go because you can remove the covers and clean them easily. No worries when there is a spill or sandy feet. If it is a more formal room, that isn't used much, then upholstered could work well for you. The downside is that upholstered sofas have to be professionally cleaned.


 The size of the sofa depends on the size of your room and what depth of sofa you are most comfortable in. Taller people tend to want a deeper sofa, such as a 40"" depth. The average depth of a sofa is 36"". We recommend that you tape out the size of the sofa in the room to make sure it fits with everything else you have in the room. We offer free design advice with floor plans of your space showing the size of the furniture and the best placement of the furniture.


What is best down or high resiliency foam? There is no right answer. If you like a softer, sink into sit, then down is the best option. If you like a firmer sit, then high resiliency foam is the way to go. Down also tends to look more relaxed and high resiliency foam tends to have a straighter look.


Fabric choices are endless.Cottons are great when you want something easily washed, durable and comfortable. Linens are beautiful but usually require dry cleaning. We have a few linen blends that are durable and washable. Acrylic or sunbrella fabrics are a great way to go with really heavy use. They come in an array of colors and are also fade resistant.

Slipcovered Fabric Choices

By far the most popular fabric color for slipcovered furniture is white. White fabric can be from a variety of contents such as cotton, linen and performance fabrics. There are many variations of the color white to select from and you can’t go wrong with any one of them - whether it be a warm white or a bleached white or somewhere in between. Next most popular are neutrals-linen and natural tans. With these lighter, neutral tones, you can pull in any accent color you wish. Finally, we offer a wide variety of blues from sky to navy as well as shades  and variations of grays, reds, stripes and patterns combing colors.

Popular Slipcovered Fabric Colors

-Whites : keep the main seating crisp, clean and relatively neutral. White cottons can be brightened and white allows any accent color into the space.

-Tans/Neutrals: keep the space a safe, a good light color choice that feels natural and organic and it also allows a variety of accent colors.

-Blues: define a look, hides everyday use fairly well, offers a coastal feel whether it is pale, sky, aqua, navy or a classic stripe.

-Greys: define a cooler look and feel, hides everyday use fairly well,  when lighter -offers a modern feel.

-Reds:  the flip side of nautical blues with bold warmth and energy.

Slipcovered Sofa Reviews

"I love the idea of changing the look of my living room simply by switching out the slipcover!"

- Carol G. Boca Raton, FL 

"My wife and I were in the market for new seating and we did not want worry about the grandkids, the sand they have on their feet or our two labs getting on the furniture. We decided to go with a slipcovered sectional and it's the best thing we have done in a while. The whole family piles up for movie time, we nap, we snack, we truly use and enjoy the furniture without worrying about anything. We wash it, dry it a little and put it back on! Highly recommend for a busy family."

-Gary M. Stratham, NH

"I love my new St. Barts sofa. I never thought I would go with a white sofa, but it looks so clean, inviting and beachy plus it's really easy to maintain. The size and style fits perfectly in my condo. I love it!!"

-Amber J. San Diego, California

Just like our reviews, we can say that there are many pros to purchasing a slipcovered sofa. There is a wide range of style, shapes and sizes making it a possibility for every home. The fabric options for the slipcover is endless, the slipcover can be easily removed for washing and can also be replaced in the future for half the cost. Slipcovered furniture is classic and timeless never looking dated or trendy so no need to replace for many years. The look and feel of slipcovered furniture is relaxing, welcoming and simply makes you feel good and inviting to your guests and you can feel good about purchasing pieces that are manufactured in the U.S.A. 

Slipcovered Furniture Styles & Themes

Slipcovered style furniture is so versatile in style, shapes and sizes and it can fit many different themes. So whatever your space is there is a place for slipcovered furniture. There are several themes and styles to choose from:

Apartment / Small  - In many cases a slim track arm slipcovered sofa is perfect for apartment style living. It gives a stylish look in a small space while offering comfort and versatility. It also keeps the space feeling light and airy. 

Eclectic/Boho Chic - Slipcovered Furniture is the essence of looking relaxed and yet tidy at the same time. It's a bit eclectic and yet stylish and it is the best element for creating a home that is warm, welcoming and makes you want to cuddle up with a book and never leave your spot on your favorite slipcovered sofa. 

Cottage - A cozy slipcovered sofa is a must have to add to your collection of coastal cottage furniture. It is the center point of the home. Every great cottage exudes the feeling of family gatherings, history and relaxation. There is no better way than to start with the most important piece - a comfy, down filled, white, oversized slipcovered sofa. 

Modern - Who said slipcovered sofas aren’t modern? We offer quite a few collections with modern looking slipcovered sofas and other contemporary coastal furniture. Modern is about clean lines and simplicity. Modern is sleek, clean-lined, with features like exposed square polished stainless steel legs or a neatly appointed bench seat. It is the perfect choice for the modern home while still being an ideal choice for lounging and entertaining. 

Classic/Traditional - Even with the many different styles of slipcovered furniture, it always remains classic, timeless and never trendy. Slipcovered furniture can also be traditional but in a way that is not dated and old world as traditional can many times be. It can be mixed with other pieces, and works well with dark woods, antiques or weathered woods making it the best option for both classic and traditional living spaces. 

Outdoor - The trend is to bring the outdoors in and by adding slipcovered outdoor furniture to your outdoor space you are creating an extension of your home. Outdoor slipcovered furniture is made to withstand harsh elements and has fabric that is both stain and fade resistant.

Slipcovered Furniture Collections

We have several slipcovered furniture collections from which to choose. Each collection offers something unique and special.  All of these collections are manufactured in the U.S.A and support quality manufacturing, exceptional customer service while keeping the environment in mind. We are here to help you decide which collection is right for you simply call us today! 

Oceanside Collection: Nantucket, Carmel, South Beach, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Newport, Hampton Bridge 

Beachside Collection - Montauk Point, Annapolis, Key Biscayne, Manhattan Beach, Naples, Palm Coast & Sanibel Island

Island Collection - Bali, Caicos, St. Barts, St. Kitts, Majorca, Barcelona, Bermuda, Fiji, Maui, Gustavia, St. Lucia, Laguna, Lounge, Vista & Grand Cayman

Harborside - Morada Bay, Westchester, Newport

 Seaside Collection - Montauk III, Big Sur

Slipcovered Fabric FAQ & Common Questions

Can you wash slipcovered fabric? People who buy slipcovered furniture do so because they want the look, the comfort and equally important is the worry-free lifestyle that it affords. Many slipcovered fabrics are machine washable for this reason. The fabric is pre-washed prior to manufacturing the slipcover so there is no worry about shrinkage. Sunbrella fabrics are also a great option and these fabrics are extremely durable, washable and both stain and fade resistant. There are also many fabrics to choose from that are not washable but can be easily dry cleaned and/or professionally cleaned depending on the fabric content. 

Is slipcovered fabric kid friendly? Slipcovered furniture is the perfect choice for a family with children of any age. The ease of removing the slipcovers and laundering makes for no stress living. Let the kids be kids and know that the proper slipcover fabric choice is the key for longevity. Additional slipcovers can also be purchased for about half the price any time in the future for as long as you own the slipcovered furniture. 

Does slipcovered furniture wear out or fade? Slipcovered furniture made in the USA is held to a much higher standard than those made overseas. We highly recommend choosing your slipcovered furniture with this in mind. Slipcovered furniture made with hard woods, corner blocks, double doweled and sinuous springs are vital keys in the quality and durability of the furniture. Eco-friendly products are also key factors in the quality and durability of the furniture. The key to comfort is the content and density of the cushion so be sure to understand the type of cushion and it’s contents that you are purchasing. Slipcovers should be made with quality workmanship, reinforced seams and quality fabrics to ensure a long lasting durable product. Products in the made in the USA have strict quality assurance programs in place to ensure the end product is of best quality. The best of fabrics are subject to fading when in a room with sunlight. If sunlight and fading is a concern we would recommend having the slipcover made in an acrylic fabric such as Sunbrella or Outdura. 

Can slipcovered furniture go outside? Outdoor slipcovered patio furniture with bright colors withstands both harsh rays from the hot sun and coastal elements from rain and salt water. Strong slipcover fabric such as Sunbrella is constructed with impressive ratings. Outdoor slipcovered furniture is manufactured to withstand the elements, let water drain and built to resist mold and mildew. Simply pressure wash the furniture with slipcover on as needed and the furniture will look brand new. 

How to measure slipcovered sofas? Deciding on the size of a slipcovered sofa can be a challenge. The two biggest criteria are the room size and the height of the users. You want to select a sofa size that is scaled properly for the room and is also comfortable and purposeful for the end user. It is best to provide a floor plan with dimensions of the room and have a professional furniture layout done. We provide this service at no cost but if you are a do-it-yourselfer you can do it the old fashion way and tape out the size on the floor with masking tape and try to envision how it will feel and look. As for the size for comfort I would again recommend professional guidance for selecting the right size based on height and planned use to ensure the most comfortable choice. If you have a sofa that you love you can also measure the seat depth, seat height, arm height and back height and pick one that closely fits those dimensions.

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