Patterned fabrics that look good on large sofas

9th August 2023

Patterned sofas make an interesting focal piece in a living room or can add to the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve. You can choose from bold, vibrant and busy patterns or fabrics with a subtler, more delicate design.

Do you have a big family settee? Patterns are no problem for even an extra large sofa cover. And as for patterns, take a look at this collection – any of which would look fabulous as large sofa covers.

1. Highland Check – Caramel

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A country classic that brings the tones of the rolling Scottish glens into your living room, Highland Check ‘Caramel’ is a timeless patterned fabric. A pale brown cut through with faint criss-crosses of wine red and pale white, it oozes a cosy aura and would look spectacular as a 3 seater sofa cover.

Available in other colours too, like a deep, or a more neutral Highland Plaid ‘Granite’, it’s a versatile choice which will give any big, sad sofa a lift. Made from polyester, it’s durable and easy to maintain. Throw this sofa cover into the washing machine and choose a 30°C cycle.

2. Cotton Diamond – Dove Grey

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Subtle and sophisticated, Cotton Diamond ‘Dove Grey’ is probably our most versatile fabric pattern. With its pale grey colour palette, as large sofa covers it will suit many interiors. Its neutrality is ideal for anyone looking for a sofa cover fabric that looks fresh regardless of the season. Delicate and complex, the dotted pattern adds a level of interest and intrigue.

As a rich cotton blend with polyester for extra strength, it’s a sofa cover that’s soft and breathable, keeping you cool and comfy on the warmest of days. To care for this sofa cover and keep it looking in top condition, machine wash at 30°C and avoid dry cleaning.

3. Cotton Diamond – Soft Terracotta

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Cotton Diamond ‘Soft Terracotta’ strikes the balance between plain and pattern, and still manages to help your 3 seater settee make a statement! Orange-brown spots in a diamond pattern accentuate the terracotta tone of this large sofa cover fabric. Pair this one with pastel greens like an armchair in Luxury Cotton weave ‘Olive. Not everyone is a fan of orange, but this couch cover fabric is available in other colours too, like a deep rich red or a dark navy blue.

Care for this sofa cover just like the rest of our cotton diamond range and simply throw in the washing machine and select a 30°C cycle.

4. Highland Check – Sky

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Though a stronger pattern than the rest on this list, Highland Check ‘Sky is understated enough to rejuvenate a big couch with large sofa covers. Pale sky blue – with a distinct seaside feel – sets the tone of this patterned fabric against a light check of cream and navy.

Tartan-style checks are always a classic that’s for sure and gives any tired sofa a lift of elegance that draws the eyes. It’s also bright and airy, breathing freshness into your living room. This large sofa cover fabric is available in other colours too, like a neutral beige. Machine washable at 30°C and durable, this sofa cover is sure to last.

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We have so many fabrics suitable for large sofa covers that it might be difficult to choose! Check out other patterned fabric sofa covers like Cotton Diamond Navy Blue and Olive Highland Plaid or browse every single one.

If you’d like to see how our patterned fabric sofa covers looks and feels first hand, you can order a free sample pack through our website, which we deliver right to your door!

And if you’re looking for any in-depth advice or extra information, our in-house furniture specialists are here to help.

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