IKEA’s NOCKEBY are free-standing sofa’s with thick cushions that have multiple springs with a thick layer of padding for your comfort, the sofas are unique in that there are 2 choices of feet, but luckily we have more than 2 choices of covers we have over 200.
In the NOCKEBY range, you will find footstools, 2 seater sofas, and 3 seater sofas (both of which are available with chaise longues left or right)
NOCKEBY covers are available in a range of fabrics in over 200 colours for
- 2 seat sofas
- 2 seat sofas with chaise longue left
- 2 seat sofas with chaise longue right
- 3 seat sofas
- 3 seat sofas with chaise longue left
- 3 seat sofas with chaise longue right
With the wide range of materials available for the Nockeby Sofa Covers, it can be confusing which is the best one to choose for your home.
The best cover material depends on several factors. First of all, you must familiarise yourself with the materials available.
Ikea Sofas include a Polyester Sofa cover as standard when you buy. An Ikea cover should last you a long time before needing replacement (unless you fancy an alternative material) and is a good all-rounder regarding durability, stain resistance and ease of cleaning. Therefore, polyester is a good choice of material for most when purchasing a new Nockeby cover.
Canvas & Denim
Both Canvas and Denim are tightly woven Cotton that is hard-wearing, durable and easy to clean. They don’t stretch well, so it can be awkward to fit your sofa and cushions when new, but they will eventually stretch to the exact size and be easier to fit again if you remove them for washing.
Standard Cotton is more comfortable than Canvas and Denim but not quite as durable (although standard Cotton is durable compared to most other materials) with exceptional fade resistance. However, cotton does absorb spillages, so effort may be required when cleaning up after accidents, depending on the type of spillage.
Linen is usually white, although dyed linen is available for some covers. Linen is thin and very soft. It’s an excellent summer material as it retains coolness. However, stains are difficult to remove from linen and will wear quickly, so they are not the best choice if you have pets or children.
Leather is exceptionally durable and very easy to clean. It can be hot to sit on in summer but is wonderful in the colder months. Leather is perfect if you have children. Animal fur is extremely easy to remove also.
Vinyl is a cheaper alternative to leather. It’s very durable and easy to clean. A good option if your sofa gets lots of use and you’re on a budget.
Nylon is durable and highly resistant to spillages and stains and will retain its colour for many years. However, what nylon boasts in durability and longevity, it loses in comfort compared to most other Nockeby Cover materials.
Microfibre is usually a blend of Polyester and Nylon, so you get a good balance of durability, easy-to-clean characteristics and comfort with excellent colour retaining properties.
Velvet is a luxurious material that’s soft and easy to clean. However, velvet is not as durable as materials like polyester, nylon, microfibre and leather, although it is tougher than linen.
What Material Is Best For Your Ikea Nockeby Sofa?
The best material to choose is your personal favourite. Although this may not always be practical, linen is a poor choice if you have children and are concerned about ease of cleaning but a great choice if you want another dimension of comfort.
Other comfortable materials include Cotton and leather. Leather is comfortable and easy to clean, so it suits most situations.
Polyester is a good all-around material that won’t cause many problems if you have children or pets, although you might need a rubber brush to remove cat fur. Microfibre is a good compromise between toughness and comfort.
If you want your sofa cover to last as long as possible, choose a tougher material like canvas, denim or nylon.
- Adults Only – Choose your favourite material. All will work
- Lots Of Use – Nylon, denim or Canvas
- Children – Canvas, Denim, Polyester, Leather or Vinyl
- Pets – Canvas, Denim, Leather, Velvet,
- All Rounder – Polyester, Microfibre