Slipcover Style: Peaceful Living Room Ideas

Inspiration and tips for creating a tranquil space with relaxed slipcovers in soothing colors and comfy natural fiber fabrics.

Living room with white slipcovered furniture.

Welcome to my new blog series, Slipcover Style. It’s all about slipcover design — fabric finds, styling, decorating, before & afters, and plenty of resources to inspire creative ideas for your own slipcover projects.

I hope you enjoy this first post of the series!

Simple natural canvas sofa slipcover in living room.
Becki Griffin’s Curious Details

Soft brushed cotton, calm colors, and simple design is the perfect mix for creating slipcovers that soothe. Becki’s living room is a lovely example.

I like the minimal detail on her covers — a few decorative buttons and edge stitched seams, that’s it. Becki’s slipcovered pieces not only set the stage for a peaceful living room but also serve as a quiet backdrop for her curated collections.

Get a similar fabric for your slipcover: 8 oz. Brushed Chino Twill

A pair of linen slipcovered chairs in living room.
Rooms For Rent

Bre over at the Rooms For Rent combined a pair of pale grey linen slipcovered chairs with her white canvas slipcovered sofa. The two very different fabrics in two neutral colors compliment each other and create a comfy, restful space.

I like how her natural wood pieces, baskets, bamboo blinds, and chunky woven rug add warmth and texture to the space. Such a pretty balance with the pale slipcovers.

Get a similar fabric for your slipcover: 12. oz Brazil Linen or 11 oz. Hemp Canvas

White slipcovered sofa in eclectic living room.
The Inspired Room

Melissa’s pretty bench seat sofa is the Pottery Barn York, slipcovered in casual, washed white denim.

It’s the focal piece of her living/family room and looks terrific with textured neutral pillows, worn leather ottoman, laid-back macrame accents, and the softly distressed rug. Now that’s the way to create a tranquil space with loads of style!

Get a similar fabric for your slipcover: 12 oz. white cotton bull denim.

Pale yellow linen slipcovered sectional sofa.
Found on Pinterest.

Not all slipcovers have to be white or natural to create a tranquil space. This soft yellow slipcovered sectional accented with chalky grey pillows has Zen written all over it.

I especially like how it looks in the minimally decorated room with whitewashed walls and nature-inspired accents. Feathers, botanical art, weathered wood, and greenery can add a wonderfully serene feel to any space.

Don’t you love those cushy down wrapped seat cushions with narrow boxing?

Get a similar fabric for your slipcover: 9 oz. Organic Cotton Duck or 9 oz. Brushed Bull Denim Twill.

Simple white slipcover chair and ottoman.
Pine & Prospect Home

A sunny corner, a comfy chair, and a cozy throw blanket. If that’s not a restful combo I don’t know what is! Especially if the chair is slipcovered in a fabric and color that speaks to your idea of quiet and stillness.

For Andrea of Pine & Prospect Home, that’s an Ikea Farlov chair — a graceful sloped arm design with a washable, textured cotton cover in white.

Casual sofa slipcovers with pleated skirts.
My 100 Year Old Home

No matter if you live in a small contemporary apartment or a 100-year-old house with rooms galore like Leslie, it’s easy to create a relaxed, peaceful feel with slipcovers.

The key is to unify your furniture with covers made with casual, natural fiber fabrics in a neutral color. That’s what Leslie does throughout her home using basic, washable cotton denim and canvas. They make versatile, long-wearing slipcovers that are easy to wash.

Get a similar fabric for your slipcover: #12 weight Natural Cotton Canvas or 12 oz. Natural Cotton Bull Denim.


  1. Karen your work is so beautiful and I’m so glad I found you! The slipcovers you made for my dining room chairs are stunning and truly make the room so special.

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