Get all the details about purchasing a Pottery Barn 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!
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 Ikea Sofas, Slipcovered Sofas 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!
Why You’ll Love the York Pottery Barn 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 Slipcovered 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.
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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. Here’s a few of my favorites, and the ones that we considered when we chose the York Slope Arm.
- 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!
- 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!
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!
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
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!
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!
Most of Pottery Barn’s upholstered furniture is built in the USA – in Hickory, North Carolina.
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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