There are many different Sofa and Armchair options within IKEA’s KARLSTAD range, so it’s just as well we have many different Sofa and Armchair Covers to offer you.
There are two different two-seat sofas in the range one has exposed legs, and the other has a skirt to the floor. The three-seaters include the standard version, a version with the skirt and a three-seater sofa bed, and if you want to extend any of these at any time you can with the add-on lounge chaise.
Moving up the KARLSTAD range there is a two-seater, and three-seater sofas with Longue chaises attached (left or right) or you can go the whole hog and have chaises on both ends.
Don’t forget the corner sofas with the 2+3 and the 3+2 (very similar but slightly different sizes owners of these sofas will understand)
There are a few options in the KARLSTAD Armchair range; firstly there is the two longue chaise’s and armchair combo (which really is a sofa but for some reason is in the armchair range) then the armchair and chaise left or right (which again really is just a sofa. For actual armchairs, you have the choice of a KARLSTAD and a KARLSTAD Wide which is lower and wider than the standard version.
Finally, don’t forget the footstool and the cushions.
There are KARLSTAD replacement covers in over 200 different colours and various fabrics for
- Two-seat sofas
- Two-seat sofas with long skirts
- Three-seat sofas
- Three-seat sofas with long skirts
- Three-seat sofa beds
- Two-seat sofas & chaise longue left
- Two-seat sofas & chaise longue right
- Three-seat sofas & chaise longue left
- Three-seat sofas & chaise longue right
- Two-seat sofas & 2 chaise longue’s
- Three-seat sofas & 2 chaise longue’s
- Corner Sofas
- KARLSTAD Corner sofas & chaise longue
Ikea Karlstad Sofa Covers come with Polyester covers that are made to last a long time.
When your cover wears out, you can replace it with another Polyester cover or a cover of a different material.
Alternatively, you can buy a new Karlstad chair and upgrade the cover immediately.
In a single stroke, you can make your Karlstad Sofa more comfortable, better suited to your living room and decore, child and pet resistant or easier to clean.
All you have to do is choose a suitable material based on your requirements.
If you’re a tidy person who never spills food or drinks on your sofa without young children and pets, you can get away with any material.
If you eat and drink on your sofas and expect the odd spillage, you will want to choose a material that’s easy to clean. Before you say, “we’ll never spill anything on our sofa”, remember it doesn’t matter until it does. The easier to clean the material, the safer your cover is regarding accidents.
If you have children, easy-to-clean covers are preferable as children will always have accidents, the general rule of thumb is the younger your children, the easier to clean the cover you want.
Pet fur attaches to some materials while it falls off others. Therefore, consider your material carefully if you have pets, especially if you sit/sleep on your sofa.
Some cats like to claw sofas. If you have a cat that likes to claw, pick a hard-wearing material that won’t show the claw marks.
Sofas that are sat on all day and every day will wear out quicker than sofas that are sat on in the evenings or weekends only, pick the material accordingly.
So which material should you choose? This list will help you decide.
Polyester is the standard material for off-the-shelf Karlstad sofas, good quality with high abrasion resistance and colour longevity. Polyester doesn’t absorb stains and is easy to clean. However, some effort is required to remove pet fur from Polyester materials.
Canvas is tough, highly resistant to claw marks and densely woven, so easy to clean in the event of a spillage.
Cotten is exceptionally comfortable, fade-resistant and durable. However, it absorbs spillages and isn’t the easiest to clean unless you put the cover in the washing machine.
Linen is a light, airy, soft and luxurious material. Get Linen if you want the ultimate in comfort. Avoid if you have pets or children. Linen is problematic to clean.
Leather is effortless to clean as spillages and fur are not absorbed and are wiped off easily. Leather is very durable, it can get sticky in hot weather, and claw marks and scratches are noticeable. If you can’t afford leather, consider Vinyl, another durable, easy-to-clean material cheaper than leather.
Microfibre is an excellent comfortable material that’s durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean. However, pet fur does stick to the microfibre and can be difficult to remove.
Nylon is very durable and resistant to staining. Not the most comfortable of materials and can feel a bit scratchy, which is easily remedied with cushions and throws. Nylon holds its colour well and will last many years. A good choice for sofas that get a lot of use by adults, children and pets.
Velvet is soft and luxurious. It doesn’t absorb stains. It’s easy to remove pet fur from and straightforward to clean.