As Nate Berkus, interior designer suggests that when you're shopping for slip covers for sectionals, it's best to remember that materials that are too weighty are likely to feel too warm against the body and may not form nicely to the shape of your sofa. You'll find a lot of slip covers for sectionals fashioned out of polyester blends because they're durable and less likely to wrinkle. Cotton slip covers for sectionals are another good option because they're washable, soft to the touch, and will likely be available in a variety of colors and prints. If you're looking for something a bit more luxe, you could opt for a velvet-like material that won't feel too bulky sitting over the top of your sectional and looks and feels plush.
Kelly Behun recommends that choosing slip covers for sectionals that come in at least two separate large pieces make things a lot easier to fit your unique sofa shape. They're designed differently than a regular single couch slipcover because you're dealing with sofas that are modularly shaped, come with a chaise lounge on one side or simply split up into two or three sections. You'll always want to measure your sectional to make sure your new slip cover will properly fit the length, but the two-piece basic rectangular design usually allows for both sides of the sectional sofa to be fully covered. Slip covers for sectionals are able to stay snuggly in place on the sofa with either elasticated sides or stretch retainers with straps or buckles that fit underneath the couch to keep everything smooth.
Noz Nozawa, notes that when picking out new slip covers for sectionals, it's vital to pause and consider your family's lifestyle and needs and how they will wear over time. For example, if you have young children or pets, it's probably a good idea to choose a material that's machine washable, hypoallergenic, and pet friendly. There are also options out there that are specially made to be more stain-resistant and anti-tear which allows for longevity. There are also slip covers for sectionals that come with additional matching covers for separate cushions. If you're always looking for handy storage, you also might opt for slip covers for sectionals with side storage pockets to keep reading material or television remotes. And if you're having trouble smoothing the slip covers out, some options come with foam filling or additional smoothing parts to help achieve a streamlined look.