Awesome Couch Cover Ideas

There are plenty of awesome couch or sofa cover ideas that you can utilize to spruce up your upholstered furniture.



You may have spent a lot of money to make your home look good, but older furniture or mismatched furniture can put a damper on your decor. Although most people figure that the quickest solution is to simply purchase something better, this isn’t always the best solution for a variety of reasons.

On average, people change their decor every few years, and most cannot afford to replace expensive furniture simply due to color or pattern clashes. Many people also hate to get rid of an investment if it is still useful. Plus, few want to invest in new furniture due to the cost of these items, especially if they are raising children or have pets that may have made their otherwise useful item looking less than ideal.

Luckily, there are a ton of awesome couch cover ideas that you can utilize to spruce up your large furniture pieces. Use these to update decor, get a few more years of life out of a couch, or cover up unsightly stains and wear when you have company.


Couch Covers Verse Reupholstering

Updating outdated upholstery used to be a popular step to hold on to family furniture heirlooms and take advantage of cheap thrift store buys. It also was a good way to hold onto favorite comfy couches when you updated decor. It still is a great step to bring new life to old couches, but it can be an expensive option and one again limits our decorative choices when you decide to make a change.

Couch cover ideas are widely varied and provide many semi-permanent and temporary solutions to your needs. The following highlights some of the most popular ideas you can easily apply to your own couches to help upgrade your decorative looks and elongate your furniture life.


What You Might Need

If you choose to purchase a cover, there are many you can find online. However, if you want to make your own, at the very least you should have a basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine, or have access to somebody who does that can bring your ideas alive. If you are feeling a bit more creative, you can take advantage of more expensive choices, such as top long arm quilting machines for a detailed touch.


Prefabricated Stretch Sofa Covers

You can purchase a stretchy couch cover that is made from a blended fabric to allow for stretch and cling to get a very close fit. These are edged in elastic to make them more secure, and generally come in one or two pieces to fit over various styles of couches. Careful measurements are required to get the correct, snug fit.


Prefabricated Sofa Protectors

Sofa protectors generally are measured to fit your sofa and are made from a soft, fabric blend on top, with a non-slip grip material on the bottom. These lay over the cushions and arms of your couch to serve as a protective surface, but also cover up any unsightly fabric issues. They come in a wide array of colors and patterns and are an inexpensive option.


Drop Cloths

If you need a quick, protective surface, or are on a tight budget, consider the use of a drop cloth. These come in various cloth thicknesses and sizes as they are used to furniture protection and painting processes. You can easily place them over a couch and tuck them into and around the cushions for a more fitted look.


New Sew Cushion Covers

It is easy to cover your individual cushions to bring new life to an old couch, mix and match colors, or cover up spills and accidents. SImply find material you love, cut it large enough to wrap your cushion in and pin it on the bottom side.


Thin Rugs

Thin rugs are excellent sofa protectors and provide unique patterns in unexpected places. You can simply lay them over the back and cushions of your couch. They are especially helpful for homes that have pets.


DIY Slipcovers

Slipcovers are very easy to make and allow you to personalize your cover to perfectly match your decor. Patterns are widely available online, and provide you the freedom to pick and choose our materials, colors, and patterns. Ruffles, quilting, tufting velvet, and even pintucked satin are all possible when you make your own.



Whatever your reasoning, you don’t have to go out and buy a new couch to update your look. Couch covers are excellent options and provide many efficient ways to update, protect, and bring new life to otherwise outdated, or unwanted couch patterns and colors. They also are a great way to protect couches from pets and children.

To truly match and personalize your decor, you may want to create your own slipcover, but many no sew options exist, as well as prefabricated choices you can pick from.



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