Whether you’re revamping a retro settee, a winged armchair or a more modern recliner couch, your choice of fabric is make-or-break. Modern fabrics create strong, washable sofa covers - yet, inspired by popular art movements and textiles through the ages, they can really look the part.
This includes Easifit fabrics, which incorporate a small amount of Elastane for ‘give’ and a good fit. If you’re looking for family-friendly sofa covers with excellent value for money, but don’t want to compromise on the look you’re going for, Easifit will tick all your boxes.
Easifit stretch covers for sofas are practical as well as being available in a stunning array of designs. The flexibility of the fabric ensures a fitted look, even to furniture with awkward shapes, including recliner couches and winged armchairs. This includes 2 seater sofa covers and 3 seater sofa covers.
This ‘give’ in Easifit fabric also makes them easy to remove and replace to wash, and there’s no ironing involved - they remain crease-free. There are around 100 Easifit fabrics to choose from, including the following small selection from dozens of designs inspired by history. Many come with the option of matching curtains.
With a lively and rich floral repeat, Byrom - Bordeaux is inspired by the designs of William Morris, one of Britain’s most famous Victorian-era textile designers.
Among other talents, Morris was also an artist, architectural conservationist and printer who was associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He’s credited with the popular saying ‘have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’.
Byrom - Bordeaux is a stunning Easifit fabric in Polyester and Elastane making washable sofa covers (on a 40ºC cycle). Matching curtains in polyester and cotton can be hand or machine washed at 30ºC or dry cleaned.
Palladio - Vanilla is a flower-and-leaf Easifit fabric with a hint of William Morris’ flair. Its unusual muted golden-green tones would look superb as sofa covers on winged settees, chaise lounge and divan styles. It could also be paired with a complementary or contrasting fabric as a cushion cover to create a unique two-tone look.
This lovely Easifit washable sofa cover fabric is Polyester and Elastane, so can be cleaned at 40ºC. Matching curtains in 100% Cotton can be hand or machine washed at 30ºC or dry cleaned. This pattern is also available as Palladio - Ruby.
The Victorians loved bringing nature indoors and Fernwood - Olive carries this taste into modern times. This contemporary fern leaf design creates very stylish and retro settee covers suitable for any shape of sofa or armchair - and can be matched with curtains in the same design. It certainly helps set the scene in both shady drawing rooms and bright conservatories.
This Easifit sofa cover fabric is Polyester and Elastane, so can be washed at 40ºC. Matching curtains in Polyester can be hand or machine washed at 30ºC and can be dry cleaned.
Jacobean textiles were heavy on the embroidery. While this regal Jacobean Blossom - Red Green sofa cover fabric is definitely a modern, woven material, it’s certainly evocative of the era. Textiles during the reign of James I were bolder in colour than they had been during the reign of Elizabeth I - given a nod here with the vibrant crimson and defined shape of the floral design.
Despite its appearance, Jacobean Blossom is a modern Easifit washable sofa cover fabric of Polyester and Elastane, and can be cleaned on a 40ºC cycle or dry cleaned.
The artist Claude Monet was famous for his paintings of water lilies and the beauty of his garden at Giverny, near Paris (which is open to visitors). His studies of nature and light produced some of the most famous impressionist paintings.
Our Monets Garden - Soft Gold sofa cover fabric is a diffused-light floral leaf pattern with a delicate appearance. This sofa cover fabric is stronger than it might appear! Made of Polyester and Elastane, like all our Easifit washable sofa covers, you can pop it in the washer at 40ºC or dry cleaned. Matching curtains will finish your look - made from Polyester and Cotton, they can be hand or machine washed at 30ºC or dry cleaned.
Why not browse our sofa cover fabrics and shortlist a few favourites? We’ll send you a free swatch pack of your chosen samples in the post.
When you’re ready to talk through your options, it’s time to book a free visit from your local consultant. They have a lot of experience and can make sure your sofa gets the makeover you deserve.