Are you looking for a loose cover sofa for your home?  Loose or slipcovered sofas are a practical option as you can remove, launder and change the covers on your sofa.  Problem is, they can be hard to find in Australia.

White Ektorp SofaI love the relaxed look of a loose white cover but with a black dog and two teenagers, there’s no way I could have a white fully upholstered sofa.  I’d need to get it professionally cleaned all the time.  Loose covers mean I can wash or change the cover whenever I need to.

loose cover sofa guide

I’ve been looking for a new loose cover sofa for over 12 months, so here is my guide to loose cover sofas in Australia at the moment.

The Best Places to Buy a Loose Cover Sofa – Our Top Picks


Ikea Ektorp Sofa

Good old IKEA.  From the classic EKTORP (pictured above) and the STOCKSUND to the modern lines of the NORSBERG, IKEA have a whole range of slipcover or loose covered sofas to choose from.

Additional Covers: Yes.  All sofas and armchairs have a choice of covers.  There are 8 cover choices for the EKTORP.  There are also a range of companies that make custom covers for IKEA furniture.  Read our post on IKEA Slipcovers to learn more.

Budget: A 3 seater EKTORP with a white cover starts at $499, STOCKSUND from $799.  EKTORP covers range from $119 – $319

Alfresco Emporium

Vermont Loose sofa cover

Alfresco Emporium offer the VERMONT loose covered sofa.  It is available as an armchair, chaise and two and a half seater sofa.

Additional Covers: Yes  There are 8 different covers to choose from. The Vermont is supplied with a latte cover, and additional covers can be purchased separately.

Budget: The Vermont sofa is $2299.  Additional covers range from $399 – $799

French Dressing

South Hampton Sofa

French Dressing offer a range of armchairs and sofas in their Louis XV range including the LILY, SOPHIA, and SOUTH HAMPTON.

Additional Covers: Yes.  The sofas come in a range of standard colours, and there are are range of fabrics at different price levels to have additional covers made.

Budget: A 3 seater LILY starts at $3,495  The SOUTH HAMPTON is currently on sale from $3,036

French & English

french loose cover sofa

French & English have a range of loose cover sofas including HASTINGS, LONG ISLAND, and WINDSOR

Additional Covers:  The sofas are available in a range of linen fabrics that are dry cleanable.

Budget: The HASTINGS 2 and a half seat sofa is $2,195 and the WINDSOR is $2,995

Other Loose Cover Sofas Worth Considering

Early Settler

Rochelle loose cover sofa

Early Settler sell the ROCHELLE 3 seater chaise with a removable dry-cleanable cover.  This is a big sofa so you need plenty of room.  No additional covers are available.  Currently on sale for $2,590.


Hampton Sofa

Zanui sell the HAMPTON sofa in a linen cover for $1,379.

Freedom Furniture

Loose cover sofa

Freedom sell the Benson loose cover sofa.  Only available in Donkey colour.  Currently on sale for $1,699.

MolmicMolmic LoftMolmic make the LOFT sofa which has a removable cover.  There are 5 colours available in the LEVI fabric range to choose from.

MCM House

Hamptons Sofa

The HAMPTONS sofa from MCM House is available in white, stone or smoke covers.  It retails for $5,600

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn has a great range of slip covered sofas and covers but they are not available in Australia even though they were briefly.  We will have to stay tuned as to whether they make a return.

What to Consider When Buying A Loose Cover Sofa

Here are some of the factors you may want to take into account when buying a slipcover sofa:

  • Are the covers washable or dry-clean only?
  • Are additional covers available?
  • Is it likely that you can buy additional covers in the future?
  • How easy is it to take the covers on and off?
  • Will you need to iron the covers or are you happy with a more relaxed look?

If you know of another place to buy slipcover sofas in Australia or have any tips of loose cover sofas, please leave a comment below 🙂