How to Put on a Couch Cover

How to Put on a Couch Cover

The process will likely be a bit different if you use another brand’s couch covers, but we’re going to go a little bit deeper into the steps for installing Nolan Interior couch covers. The process of installing couch covers is simple. Here’s a quick breakdown of the three-step process.

Whether you’re constantly brushing pet hair off your sofa or stressing about the kids spilling drinks or leaving crumbs behind, washable couch covers are a lifesaver. You can protect your sofa all while spending less time on housekeeping - making these a no-brainer investment.

But where do you begin? This guide on how to put on a couch cover is an excellent starting point, as we’ll cover everything from choosing the right non-slip couch covers to actually installing them, washing them, and more.

Part of why our selection here at Nolan Interior has come to be known as the #1 choice is because of how simple we make it put on your couch covers and take them off when it’s time to clean them.

The process will likely be a bit different if you use another brand’s couch covers, but we’re going to go a little bit deeper into the steps for installing Nolan Interior couch covers. Here’s a quick breakdown of the three-step process:

  1. Find high-quality couch covers (Like Nolan Interior’s)
  2. Get the right size couch covers
  3. Stretch the couch cover around the couch cushion

It’s really that simple! But for more context on installing couch covers, read on below.

couch cover on a couch with books and a coffee cup

Quick Overview of Couch Covers

Before we get into how to put couch covers on, let’s talk about what makes these a must-have for any modern home. Also referred to as sofa slipcovers, these serve the dual purpose of protecting your couch while elevating your living area’s aesthetic.

As the name suggests, they completely cover your couch cushions. This shields it against daily hazards like spills, stains, and even just wear and tear from usage. While pet couch protectors are essential for anyone with a dog or cat, these covers are also a godsend for those with kids.

But beyond protection, they offer an immediate makeover for your living space, allowing you to update your home's aesthetic with minimal effort and expense. You don’t need to buy a whole new couch to change things up!

The materials used for these covers range, but here at Nolan Interior, we use a blend of high-stretch, soft jacquard fabric. It conforms snugly to a variety of sofa shapes and sizes, providing a sleek, custom look that rejuvenates your décor.

This material also makes it easy to put on and take off your couch covers as you see fit to wash them. Yep, that’s right - no more manual cleaning! That being said, let’s get into how to put couch covers on below.

removing a sofa cover

How to Put on a Couch Cover: 3 Quick Steps to Installing Couch Covers

Now, let’s get into what you really came here for - learning how to put on a couch cover. As we said from the start, it’s super simple and straightforward. Actually installing your couch covers takes no more than a few seconds. 

That being said, picking the perfect couch protectors is step one. So, here’s what you should look for if you don’t already have yours on hand…

Step 1) Find a Quality Couch Cover

The first step in the process is actually finding the right cover. You’re going to want to look at the type of sofa you have, along with your personal style to determine which couch covers will be perfect for your home. 

For example, there are L-shaped couch covers and U-shaped sectional couch covers. You can also narrow your search based on how many pieces your couch consists of:

We offer individual couch cushion covers at Nolan Interior, which is a big benefit for both the protection and aesthetics of your couch. Having individual covers around each cushion allows full coverage and protection, plus it looks way more natural and visually appealing. 

From there, you can start to consider the specific style of couch cover that aligns with your home’s aesthetic. This is another reason our customers choose us - you have an array of fabrics, colors, and styles at your fingertips:

  • Classic: Features sophisticated tones like dark grey, light grey, and coffee, along with vibrant hues such as jade white, lake blue, and orange. It’s a versatile range for any decor.
  • Wheat: Offers soft, earthy colors including light grey, beige, and sky blue, with touches of pink and green, perfect for a natural feel in your space.
  • Modern: Delivers a contemporary look with shades of light grey, dark blue, and dark green, accented with pops of pink and orange for a modern twist.
  • Maze: Includes geometric patterns in shades like metal grey and jade white, with vibrant options like lake blue and orange, adding dynamic visual interest.
  • Leaf: Inspired by nature, featuring dark and light greys, sea blue, and earthy tones like mustard yellow and cypress green, ideal for adding a natural touch.

Once you figure out the style you like, make sure the couch covers are high quality. A good way to find that out is by looking at the material used, along with reviews. We have more than 7,500 5-star reviews so you can rest assured you’re getting the quality you deserve.

Most of our couch covers are made of soft stretch jacquard fabric, 95% polyester, and 5% spandex material. Using this combination allows the sofa covers to be high-stretch, soft, wrinkle-resistant, durable, and long-lasting.

putting on couch cover

Step 2) Get the Right Size

After identifying the couch cover you want, the next step is to make sure you’re getting the right size based on your couch. The best way to do this is to look at the couch cover dimensions to figure out if they’ll work for your couch. 

We have a few different types of covers you can choose from. Here are the different options we have, along with their dimensions:

Seat cover

  • L: 25.6 - 33.5
  • W: 25.6 - 33.5
  • H: 2 - 7.9

Back cover

  • L: 31.5 - 39.4
  • W: 19.7 - 25.6
  • H: 2 - 7.9

Chaise cover

  • L: 63 - 74.8
  • W: 37.4 - 47.2
  • H: 2 - 7.9

As long as you measure your couch cushions and they fit into these dimensions, then our couch covers should work great with your couch.

Step 3) Stretch Couch Cover Around Couch Cushion

At this point, you should have a high-quality couch cover and have found the right size covers that will work with your couch. The last step is to simply put them on your couch cushions. As we said from the start, learning how to put on a couch cover is so easy when you choose Nolan Interior!

Simply stretch the couch cover around the entire couch cushion, and make sure it’s snug around the cushion. Then you’re done!

We intentionally make the couch covers extremely easy to install so that they’re user-friendly. It also makes the process of cleaning and washing them a breeze as well. So, what are you waiting for? Get your sectional sofa covers today and discover firsthand not just how easy installation is, but what a difference these can make in your life.

sofa covers with orange throw blanket

Why Couch Protectors are a Great Investment in Your Home and Your Happiness

There you have it - everything you need to know about how to put couch covers on your sofa. Before we wrap this guide up, though, here are a few more reasons to invest in your home and happiness at Nolan Interior.

Easy Installing

We understand the value of your time, which is why our Magic Sofa Covers are designed for easy installation. In just a few simple steps, you can give your living space a brand-new look without any hassle. Our covers are perfect for quick makeovers and seasonal updates.

Soft and Stretchy

At Nolan Interior, we prioritize your comfort and the longevity of our products. Our couch covers are made from a soft, stretchy fabric that not only feels great but also adapts to the shape of your sofa, ensuring a perfect fit for a variety of styles and sizes.

Stay in Place

Say goodbye to constant readjusting. Our covers are engineered with a unique anti-slip backing to ensure they stay in place, providing a smooth, wrinkle-free surface that maintains its aesthetic appearance over time, no matter how much you move around.

360 Full Coverage

Protect your sofa from every angle with our 360 Full Coverage design. Whether it's spills, stains, or general wear, our covers offer complete protection, keeping your furniture in pristine condition. It's an ideal solution for households with pets or children.

Machine Washable

Maintenance has never been easier. Our sofa covers are fully machine washable, allowing for effortless cleaning. Whether it's a small stain or time for a seasonal refresh, simply toss the cover in the wash for a quick, hassle-free clean.

installing sofa covers 

Final Thoughts on How to Put a Couch Cover On a Sectional or Sofa

That concludes our guide on how to put on a couch cover. When you’re using our couch covers at Nolan Interior, the process to install them is straightforward and simple to do.

Just to recap, here are the 3 steps:

  1. Find high-quality couch covers (Like Nolan Interior’s)
  2. Get the right size couch covers
  3. Stretch the couch cover around the couch cushion

Now that you know the steps, start browsing our selection here! With a 30-day money-back guarantee, you can place your order with confidence today.