Get all the details about purchasing a Pottery Barn York Sofa to help make your decision easier. We’re talking comfort, style and design elements for Pottery Barn sofas in this complete Pottery Barn York slipcovered sofa review!

Whether your style is ultra modern, traditional, farmhouse or shabby chic, a white Pottery Barn slipcovered sofa can work in any living space!

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We’ve all been there. Choosing a new sofa can be so stressful. We measure, we look at fabric samples, we tape out the shape on the floor for scale and measure again.

We search every local showroom floor, hoping to find the one. It has to be the right style, the right materials, and the right price.

It’s no easy task, friends… and after all that debating, that’s how I ended up choosing our Pottery Barn sofa. I’ve also chatted about our Serena and Lily Sofa and the Sectional Sofa in our basement, so read on!

When we were searching for new sofas for our living room, we knew that we wanted clean, simple lines in an updated traditional style. Above all, I wanted something that would work well for our family- it needed to be comfortable, look good, and hold up to the messes that can come along with three kids.

It’s a question I receive all the time… “Julie, how do you live with such a white house, with white sofas?” The answer lies in one of my best housekeeping tips… I like to see the dirt, so I can clean the dirt. This York slipcovered sofa allows me to do just that! 

Read on to find out what we love and appreciate about this Pottery Barn sofa, and don’t forget to pin this post and save it for later!

Soft pastel pillows piled on a white Pottery Barn slipcovered sofa

Why You’ll Love this Sofa

  • Stain resistance – they are surprisingly easy to spot clean
  • Slipcovers are machine washable
  • Comes with a wide variety of replacement slipcovers
  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Perfectly deep seats
  • The down wrapping is a little more luxurious than many of the sofas at similar price points

Pottery Barn York Sofa

Slipcovered sofas because you can easily wash or dry clean them (note instructions for your specific couch). Each individual cushion cover can be removed so you can wash as needed or wash them all for a complete refresh.

There’s one large slipcover that covers the base of the sofa itself. Note that you may need to steam to release the wrinkles (primarily on the skirt).

When you can see the dirt, you can clean the dirt. Living with a white slipcovered sofa is actually the ultimate housekeeping hack! 

That’s right, I simply wash the slipcover in my own washing machine when necessary. Even better? If you want to take your stain protection up a notch, consider one of the Sunbrella High Performance Pottery Barn slipcovers. 

Get more of my best tips for how to design and maintain a clean house right here. You can also see more of this sofa in action in our living room tour

A white living room with a pottery barn slipcovered sofa and chairs.
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Our Pottery Barn York Sofa Details

Pottery Barn sells several classic slipcovered couch styles. We wanted the traditional look of a full slipcover, with no legs showing.

  • Depth | 38.5
  • Length | 80.5
  • Fabric | Twill, Cream
  • Double Cushions | although I love that single bench cushion too!  

Why did the York win out? We loved the sleek, slightly modern line of the sloped arm, and the depth was perfect for us. Because we are minimalists, the design needed to be simple and compliment the rest of our home.

The down-wrapped cushions add a little luxury and it’s so comfortable, even for Netflix binges. In fact, I work on my laptop from this sofa for many hours of the day! 

Two white Pottery Barn sofas with a wooden end table in a neutral living room


  • My best tip when you’re considering this purchase? Wait for a sale! Pottery Barn almost always runs a sale for anywhere from 20-30% off your purchase. This can save you a significant amount of money!
  • We’re also very lucky to have a Pottery Barn outlet here in St. Louis, and I’ve seen some incredibly beautiful sofas in there at bargain prices. It’s worth the drive if you have one nearby!
  • Don’t be afraid to wash your slipcovers. While it’s a bit of an undertaking, they wash beautifully and we always feel so much better when it’s done!
  • I love that the Pottery Barn slipcovered sofas are available in so many stain resistant fabric options. Plus, they offer free swatches, which can be so helpful.
  • The look of the York is a little more luxurious than our Ikea sofa- that down wrapping makes a world of difference in the look and feel of the sofa. It’s worth the splurge!
A white living room with a white Pottery Barn sofa

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Where to Buy Pottery Barn Slipcovers

You can buy slipcovers directly from Pottery Barn, of course. Slipcovers (for the York and so many more) are available in an incredible range of fabrics and you can replace or simply switch out your look at any time. 

However, there are several manufacturers of slipcovers that can fit a variety of their frames. I’ve heard great things about the Comfort Works slipcovers, but we have never tried them.

If you’ve bought one of these Pottery Barn slipcovers, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Soft pastel pillows piled on a white Pottery Barn slipcovered sofa

Cleaning Your Pottery Barn Slipcovers

Here’s what I love about slipcovers. When we get a spill on our Pottery Barn couch (ahem, red wine… raises guilty hand!) we can simply remove the cover on that cushion and treat the stain accordingly.

I very rarely need to remove the larger pieces for cleaning – but even when we do, it’s not a big deal. I love knowing that it’s one area of our home that we can keep truly clean with very little effort.

Yes, buying a dark colored or patterned sofa is an easy way to hide the dirt- but that’s exactly what you’re doing. Trapping and hiding the dirt can create some pretty icky build-up over time.

Why not recognize the mess and treat it as you’re able? We treat slipcover stains as we would any other laundry stains- research the type of stain and what treats it best, and we’ve had great luck.

We’ve had everything from markers to red wine on our Pottery Barn slipcovers, and the results are always great! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Pottery Barn sofa fabric is most durable?

Sunbrella fabric is an excellent option for durability in your Pottery Barn sofa slipcovers. They are built tough to withstand the outdoors, but wear beautifully for your slipcovers indoors, as well!

How long does it take to get a couch from Pottery Barn?

Look for items marked as Quick Ship, as they often ship the fastest – as quick as 2-3 weeks, in fact. Special order items take much longer, often 10-12 weeks or more!

Where are Pottery Barn sofas made?

Most of Pottery Barn’s upholstered furniture is built in the USA – in Hickory, North Carolina.

A white living room with a white Pottery Barn sofa

What are your thoughts? Do you own a Pottery Barn sofa? Are you team slipcover, or are you more into traditional upholstery? I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Do you find that the regular (not deep) York sofa is deep enough to be comfy? It had one of the shortest inside seat depths of all of their sofas. If you give it a thumbs up, I’m ready to order. Thanks!

  2. We have been wanting to purchase a sofa with slipcovers for sometime, but weren’t sure if they were really washable. I especially appreciate the comparison between the IKEA and Pottery Barn sofas. This post is extremely helpful, Julie, thanks!

    1. Hi Jane! I’m so glad to hear that! I’ve been meaning to write these posts for a long time- I always appreciate helpful reviews with pros and cons. Glad you found it helpful- have a beautiful week!

  3. I don’t have either the Ikea or PB slip covered sofas so I can’t attest to the pros and cons. I’m sure your comparison will help others make their decision on Pottery Barn versus IKEA.
    I prefer an upholstered sofa. I have a light taupe leather sofa & love seat with two fabric chairs. I love my leather furniture. It’s a classic style (roll arm/camel back) but the light coloured leather gives it a bit more transitional look. It has feather inserts so it’s very comfortable. It’s easy to wipe down. I’ve even had marker on the arm which came off easily. I treat the leather with a cleaner twice a year. I plan on changing out the area rug and chairs this year to get a fresh new look. Unless my taste change it will probably last forever. Not sure I want that!?

    1. Hi Joanna! I completely understand what you mean about leather upholstery- it’s pretty indestructible! I love the look of soft, worn leather over time though. Thanks so much for your insight!

  4. Totally agree about the merits of a PB sofa. I BOUGHT my PB classic rolled arm sectional with down cushions 30 years ago! I bought 3 sets of slip covers, too. So glad I did! It’s still in great shape after many sleepovers with several little boys, spills, dogs…you name it. However, I really want a white sectional so I’ll be buying a new one.