Furniture covers - it’s not a sexy term. Your mind probably harkens back to the clear, plastic numbers that covered the fancy living room sofa at grandma’s house. And sure, you can still buy those today, but so many more modernized options are available. If you want to protect your furniture from pets and overzealous grandkids, here are four furniture covers we recommend.

H.VERSAILTEX Stretch Sofa Cover

This super-soft cover is made from a durable polyester and spandex blend and is available in nine colors.Amazon

If you're looking to protect your furniture but in a way that looks more natural than some covers, this is your best bet. It's not only great at keeping spills and pet stains off your furniture, but it also gives new life to aging sofas and loveseats that have faded over time. Best yet - it's machine washable and wrinkle-free.

Mighty Monkey Reversible Sofa Slipcover

This thick protector is spill and stain resistant and is backed by a 10-year “no questions asked” warranty.Amazon

Mighty Monkey gives us a furniture cover that looks almost like a designer quilt, but it still delivers all the protection you crave. Available in nine designs, it's machine washable - but not recommended for leather couches. Definitely take the time to measure your furniture first so you can order the size that fits best.

Turquoize Chair Slipcover

Turquoize's covers are made of polyester and spandex fabric and fit most chair-back width from 32 inches to 47 inches.Amazon

Turquoize's spandex slipcover can be tucked into the gap between the back and sitting cushions. Its two-piece construction work well with removable seat box cushions with elastic corners.

Gorilla Grip Slip Resistant Sofa Protector

This cover is designed to stay put and comes in nine colors that will match most sofas.Amazon

True to its name, Gorilla Grip covers are made to stay in place thanks to a slip-resistant backing that's safe on fabric and leather. (But don't use this cover on furniture treated with additives, cleaners or conditioners - they can react with the backing.) Machine wash it on cold and then air dry your cover. A 10-year warranty gives added confidence.