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
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
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.
Sofa Shield Recliner Protector
Designed for recliners, this cover from Sofa Shield comes in two sizes for a perfect fit – a 25-inch seat width and a 28-inch seat width – so measure your furniture before ordering. The cover’s snug fit comes thanks to 2-inch wide straps to keep the shield in place. It’s machine washable and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Gorilla Grip Slip Resistant Sofa Protector
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.
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