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10 Best Sofa Covers to Protect and Upgrade Your (Old) Couch

Esquire Logo By Maverick Li of Esquire | Slide 1 of 13: Hanging onto an old sofa is like keeping around a favorite sweater that no longer fits: We do it for the sake of reveling in memories and heritage of the past (not because of our abandonment issues, we swear). That’s why casting away an heirloom-worthy furniture piece like a sofa—that's lasted longer than you'd like to admit—in your contemporarily-styled living room (or any room of any style) is not an option here. So, if you're not ready to buy a new one just yet, there are a number of ways you can make the most of your old one. In fact, whether it’s your seen-some-days three-seater or brand new sectional, you can both maintain and enhance it by simply getting a sofa cover. No reupholstering needed.Think of couch covers, otherwise known as slipcovers, as makeup for your sofas. They’ll fit over your couch to give it a facelift, from different colors and textures to patterns. Sofa slipcovers are also protective against water and scratches, making them helpful for coffee spills, dirty fingers, grubby paws, and even messy children.Lastly, they’re like decorative throws that are actually useful. Sold yet? Below, we’ve picked the 10 best sofa covers to make life easier. These couch slipcovers definitely don’t look like they belong to your grandma, and will keep your couch clean and ready for the generation after you.

Hanging onto an old sofa is like keeping around a favorite sweater that no longer fits: We do it for the sake of reveling in memories and heritage of the past (not because of our abandonment issues, we swear). That’s why casting away an heirloom-worthy furniture piece like a sofa—that's lasted longer than you'd like to admit—in your contemporarily-styled living room (or any room of any style) is not an option here. So, if you're not ready to buy a new one just yet, there are a number of ways you can make the most of your old one. In fact, whether it’s your seen-some-days three-seater or brand new sectional, you can both maintain and enhance it by simply getting a sofa cover. No reupholstering needed.

Think of couch covers, otherwise known as slipcovers, as makeup for your sofas. They’ll fit over your couch to give it a facelift, from different colors and textures to patterns. Sofa slipcovers are also protective against water and scratches, making them helpful for coffee spills, dirty fingers, grubby paws, and even messy children.

Lastly, they’re like decorative throws that are actually useful. Sold yet? Below, we’ve picked the 10 best sofa covers to make life easier. These couch slipcovers definitely don’t look like they belong to your grandma, and will keep your couch clean and ready for the generation after you.

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