What Couch Fabric is Best?

Feb 28, 2022 | Blog

When it comes to furniture shopping, there are a lot of choices to make. Do you want leather or fabric? A recliner or a couch? One cushion or two? What color should you choose? What size will fit your room? Will the style fit the rest of your decor? 

But perhaps the most important choice of all is what kind of fabric your new piece will be upholstered in. Fabric can make or break a couch – it can add comfort and style or make you feel like you’re sitting on a cloud (or a rock). Here are some considerations to help you choose which couch fabric is best for you and your home.


If you’re looking for a comfortable couch with some style to it, then cotton might be the best option. Cotton fabric comes in all kinds of colors and patterns, so there will be something out there for you, no matter your decorating style. While cotton does tend to wrinkle easily and is prone to fading, it is a relatively inexpensive option and has the best reputation for being comfortable.


Polyester fabric might be another option if you’re looking for something comfortable and stylish. Polyester results in a smoother feel with fewer wrinkles than cotton but tends to fade over time – especially if you have a light-colored couch. However, polyester is more durable than cotton and can be easier to clean.


Leather is always a popular choice when it comes to furniture, and for good reason – it’s classy, timeless, and easy to care for. Leather doesn’t fade or wrinkle the way cotton or polyester does, but it can be a little uncomfortable if you don’t have any cushions on it. And while leather is more expensive, it’s an investment that will last for years to come. 


If you’re looking for something durable and stain-resistant, then microfiber might be the best option for your couch. Microfiber is made from a synthetic fiber designed to be resistant to dirt and stains, making it a good choice for those with kids or pets. Microfiber also tends to be soft and comfortable, making it a popular choice for sofas and recliners.

No matter your style or budget, there is a couch fabric out there that will be perfect depending on what you are looking for and your particular lifestyle considerations, such as a pet, young children, etc. Consider the tips above, and you’ll be well on your way to choosing a couch that’s perfect for you!

The variety of couch collections available at Pies Lockport Furniture is the most extensive selection in Western New York! Whether you’re furnishing a new home or simply redecorating a room or two in your current home, you’ll have the most choices to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want at a price you can afford.

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