Many people would regard a white couch as an impractical choice, and if it is an upholstered model, they’d be right: The poor snow-hued sofa will likely look dingy before its time. However, if that sofa has a slipcover in a machine-washable fabric, it might be the most practical choice of all.
That’s right, a white sofa can be easy to maintain.
Fans of white slipcovers know that white is secretly easy to keep pristine. As Shabby Chic founder Rachel Ashwell once told Victoria magazine, “White denim is great when your children are young, and as they get older you can change to white linen. White is always good, as it can be bleached.” That’s right, the not-so-secret weapon is bleach.
Whether you purchase a piece of furniture with a white slipcover or you add one to an older piece, a white slipcover is a classic look that spans many decorating styles. Slipcovers aren’t just for the sofa either: Dining room chairs, headboards and other upholstered pieces can also benefit from a slipcover. Here are 12 rooms to inspire you to give white slipcovers a try.