Sofa upholstery

Sofa cover: selection guide

Among the first parameters to consider when buying a sofa is the upholstery of the sofa. It is in fact an element that affects many aspects, both aesthetic and functional.

The choice of one for the sofa then becomes an essential parameter when you need to reupholster the sofa.

The sofa is in fact one of those furnishing elements to which one grows fonder, even if only for a matter of pure comfort. And when its cover is damaged and worn out due to indelible stains, scratches or simply due to the passage of time, it is therefore good to provide a new coating.

Which material to choose to reupholster the sofa

The sofa fabric has great importance.

First of all it must guarantee the sofa itself a certain degree resistance use.
But not only that, it must also possess a whole host of characteristics related to quality ed aesthetics. In fact, it must be inserted uniformly to the style of the house and to the rest of the furniture.

Leather sofa cover

Beautiful ed Elegant, the leather sofa upholstery enhances very refined environments.

One of the many qualities of leather is that it is a material durable over time and that it does not create problems for people suffering from allergies such as that to mites or dust.

On the other hand, leather sofas are not removable and must be cleaned with specific products which are generally quite expensive.

Leather is also a very delicate material that it is easily scratched.
Finally, the leather sofa upholstery is pretty expensive.

Sofa fabrics

By opting for cheaper solutions, let’s see which fabrics to choose from to reupholster our sofa.

  • Alcantara: soft and with a velvety effect, it is a microfiber material composed of polyester and polyurethane. It has excellent stain resistance and is easy to clean.
  • Microfiber: comfortable, soft and resistant, it is also waterproof and easily washable. It is also breathable, making it perfect for use in all seasons.
  • Cotton, wool, linen and velvet: they have fine textures but are more delicate than microfiber and alcantara. They also require more care in cleaning.
  • Acrylic: similar to linen and cotton, it is less resistant.
  • Synthetic fabrics: soft to the touch, they are very practical and very resistant. The downside is that they are less breathable than natural fibers.

Sofa upholstery by LeComfort

The philosophy behind the coatings LeComfort they are hygiene, functionality and aesthetics. All the coverings selected by Le Comfort are antibacterial and stain-resistant, water-repellent and soft touch.

They are also all available in a refined gallery of colors and shades in order to guarantee every style and every environment its perfect suit.

Canada line

The fabrics of the Canada line present a dense texture of chromatic references.

Blue upholstery from the Canada line by LeComfort

The uniformity of the surface brings to mind expanses of ice and water that plunge into celestial and uncontaminated horizons. 10 different colors available.

Dallas line

More modern, the texture of the Dallas line goes beyond the aesthetic boundaries of more traditional coverings.

Beige variant of the Dallas line by LeComfortBeige variant of the Dallas line by LeComfort

Very soft to the touch, this type of coating is water-repellent, antibacterial and easily washable. Choice of 9 colors.

Disco Line

The mild punched effect of this fabric already anticipates the intense perception of caressing lightness which are then confirmed to the touch.

Sofa cover from the Dallas line by LeComfortSofa cover from the Dallas line by LeComfort

Nizza leather line

As for the skin, the Nizza line includes products from first choice 1.2 – 1.4 mm thick. A pigmented leather worked with a natural grain retanning.

LeComfort leather sofa cover
LeComfort leather sofa cover

Very soft and waxy to the touch, it has a semi-opaque appearance. Availability of 56 colors.

Fabrics for Ikea sofas

Less sought after but definitely cheaper solutions from IKEA which offers awide range of liners to choose from. The ideal choice especially if you have small children or pets in the house and we are forced to reupholster the sofa often.
Ikea covers are very practical, all removable and machine washable.

In the Ikea catalog we find dozens of different covers, in many colors and finishes.
The soft ones give your sofa a more informal and relaxed style, while the covers that remain tight create a more linear and clean look.

All are available in many different measures: for two or three seater sofas, for armchairs, armrests and chaise-longue.

Here is a selection.


Made of fabric 100% polyester, this light beige cover is easy to remove and machine washable.
Cover for Ektorp sofa by IkeaCover for Ektorp sofa by Ikea

Tests carried out guarantee that this liner has an ability to resist abrasion of 25,000 cycles. To give the idea, let’s consider that to be suitable for furniture that is used daily in the home, a cover must withstand at least 15,000 cycles.


Sofa cover made with the INSEROS fabric in 100% cotton, a canvas with a smooth surface.
Groenlid, Ikea sofa coverGroenlid, Ikea sofa cover

Available in various colors including white, light green, smoky gray, light red, dark gray and natural sporda.

The cliff

Sofa cover in 100% cotton machine washable at max 40 ° C.
This upholstery of the sofa it is available in a cheerful and lively bi-color pattern: Storvreta red / white, Rotebreo fantasy, Radbyn green / white.

Cover for sofa Klippan by Ikea, here in the blue versionCover for sofa Klippan by Ikea, here in the blue version

Also available in plain color in shades of blue, gray. Dark gray and lemon green.

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