31 Performance Fabric Sofa Styles (Pet And Kid Friendly)

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Looking for the best performance fabric sofa for your living space? Check out all the stylish options that are no fuss and easy to clean.

Many people love the look of a white or ivory sofa but they are afraid it will stain. If this sounds like you then I am here to help guide you through the process.

So here’s the thing if you buy a regular sofa in say cotton or linen then yes over time you will have stains.

On the other hand, if you invest a little extra money in a high-performance fabric you will have peace of mind while you entertain.

This is because fabrics like Crypton, Revolution, or Sunbrella are stain-resistant and super durable. I’ll explain more details below but know that a white high-performance fabric sofa will look fabulous for years and years.

And yes even YOU can have one!!

This post is all about the best performance fabric sofa for your living space.

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Why You Need A Performance Fabric Sofa

During my time at the furniture design center, I learned about the benefits of using high-performance fabrics in sofas.

There are many to choose from but the concept is they’re more durable and stain-resistant than non-performance fabrics.

The sofa below is the Beckham pit sectional in Bone (Revolution high-performance fabric). That stain-resistant couch style was my number one top seller as a design consultant.

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performance fabric sofa pit sectional sofa with two ottomans and neutral pillows
Revolution Fabric Bone 1495-0

In my experience, customers were super happy with their high-performance fabric sofa purchase.

If you love to entertain, have pets, or have small children you should ask about your performance fabric sofa options. Using this fabric on your new sofa will give you peace of mind so you are not stressing over an upholstery stain.

There are performance fabrics in chenille, velvet, wool, and canvas to name a few. Many look the same, if not very similar, as the regular fabrics you are used to.

You will get the same luxe look and feel but with resilience and durability.

No matter your design style many sofa silhouettes are available in performance fabrics so there is one for you.

Benefits Performance Fabric Sofas

A stain-resistant white sofa is not just beautiful but it’s also practical. The durable material will resist everyday stains and spills.

With this pet- and kid-friendly fabric you’ll spend less time worrying and more relaxing with your loved ones. There’s no need to stress about having a glass of wine or a cup of coffee on your white couch.

The long-lasting sofa will be super easy to maintain and keep clean. Here’s a list of the top benefits:

  • Stain Resistance
  • Durable
  • Simple Cleanup
  • Fade Resistant
  • Odor Resistant
  • Sustainability (some styles)
  • Allergen Resistance (some styles)

Types Of Performance Fabric Sofas

When it comes to performance fabrics there are many names to look out for.

The top 5 performance fabrics for upholstered furniture are:

  1. Revolution– One of the more affordable performance fabrics for sofas
  2. Sustain– This can be found at Pottery Barn and Wayfair but it doesn’t always say the name.
  3. Sunbrella– Best performance fabric for outdoor spaces that works great indoors too.
  4. Crypton– Worth every penny! Liquids will bead off this fabric and not seep in.
  5. Perennials– This Luxury high-end performance fabric is an investment in your home.

These fabrics are kid-tested, pet-friendly, and sustainable.

Since they are durable they are longer lasting and better for the environment.

Before I share the performance fabric sofas let’s talk a little about my 3 favorite fabrics.

1. Crypton Fabric

Crypton fabric is stain & spill-resistant to both water and oil-based stains. If you pour liquid on this fabric the liquid would stay on the surface and will not be absorbed. It is both beautiful and durable.

Highlights of Crypton are:

  • Stain-resistant
  • Beads liquids
  • Rejects odors and bacteria
  • Sustainable and doesn’t harm the planet
  • Available in many textures, colors, and patterns
  • Soft and luxurious

Retailers who carry Crypton fabric sofa options are CB2, Pottery Barn, Lulu and Georgia, and One Kings Lane to name a few.

Crypton Cleaning Tips:

How to clean performance fabric:

Most liquids simply roll off of Crypton fabrics, or they can be quickly blotted off the surface with a dry towel or sponge. The spot-cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most light to medium stains, such as coffee, red wine, crayons, and ketchup.

Be careful to brush lightly since fibers can be broken or matted during the cleaning process.

2. Revolution Fabric

Revolution performance fabric is stain-resistant and can be cleaned with a bleach and water solution. This fabric is super durable and looks beautiful too.

You can choose white or a light color fabric and have peace of mind.

Revolution fabric comes in a dimensional weave, basketweave, herringbone, boucle blend, looped texture, and slub texture.

Highlights of Revolution Fabric are:

  • 100% woven in the U.S.A.
  • Stain-resistant
  • Bleach cleanable
  • Chemical-free

Retailers who carry Revolution fabric sofa options are Crate & Barrel, Wayfair, Room & Board, and Bassett among others.

Revolution Fabric Cleaning Tips:

Performance fabrics that look amazing and can be cleaned with a little water. 100% bleach safe.

  1. Remove any loose debris and blot stain.
  2. Blot or spray water and bleach solution on the stain and allow the solution to soak into the fabric (if possible, place a clean towel between the fabric and foam cushion to absorb any excess moisture).
  3. Thoroughly rinse the fabric with water until clean.
  4. Let the fabric air dry.

3. Sunbrella Fabric

Very popular in outdoor furniture this fabric is stylish and made to last. It can be used for outdoor, indoor, and even marine living.

There is a wide variety of fabric colors, styles, patterns, and textures available that work with a variety of applications. This fabric can be used in residential, commercial, indoor, and outdoor spaces.

There is a 5-year limited warranty for upholstery fabrics and a 10-year limited warranty for shade and marine fabrics.

Sunbrella fabric comes in performance chenille, performance velvet, heathered weave, linen, and more!

Highlights of Sunbrella are:

  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Soft to the touch
  • Easy to clean
  • Stain-resistant
  • Bleach cleanable
  • Color stable
  • Built-in UV protection
  • Fade-resistant

Retailers who carry Sunbrella performance fabric sofas are Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Bassett plus many more.

Sunbrella Cleaning Tips:

Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned and sanitized with disinfectants such as bleach and other chemicals without fear of color loss or degradation. Disinfecting or sanitizing often requires the use of strong chemicals that might damage other fabrics. However, Sunbrella fabric is proven to withstand repeated cleaning with chemicals without voiding our comprehensive warranty.

For more cleaning tips head to the Sunbrella website HERE.

Now that we have the high-performance fabrics out of the way let’s get into the pretty stuff, Shall we?

The sofas shown below are mostly Crypton and Revolution. I’ll do a separate post on Sunbrella sofas since those are typically for outdoor spaces.

The last green sofa is in Sunbrella which is awesome for indoor/ outdoor spaces.

Where To Buy Your Performance Fabric Sofa

performance fabric sofa collage

Here you will find all the performance fabric sofa details for this roundup.

1. Ashby Performance Fabric Sofa from Arhaus

two seat cushion sofa with performance fabric

This Arhaus Crypton sofa is handcrafted by American upholstery artisans and has a classic, midcentury-inspired silhouette.

The inset feet make each piece appear to float above your floor. This Crypton fabric sofa features deep seating and is upholstered in chic, menswear-inspired performance fabrics.

Crypton® fabrics are Earth-friendly, recyclable, and sustainably certified. They are free of harsh chemicals and halogenated flame retardants. This makes them easy to clean, stain-odor, and moisture-resistant.

The high-performance fabric is incredibly durable and virtually unstainable. The above neutral fabric sofa is the perfect backdrop no matter your color scheme.

This performance sofa comes with two lumbar pillows that add comfort, luxury, and relaxation. If you are looking to elevate your living space this performance fabric sofa is for you!

I love the clean lines and modern silhouette. The fact that this performance fabric sofa is stylish and durable makes it a great option for the active home.

No matter your style this performance fabric couch will be a focal point in your interior design.

2. Sloane Sofa from West Elm

west elm performance couch with silver tapered legs

The West Elm high-performance couch above is available in many fabrics including a linen weave or performance velvet options.

Featuring a timeless but trendy silhouette you can choose between three lengths when you place your order. The beautiful design has gracefully bowed arms and a modern approach to elegance.

Each sofa is custom-made in your choice of color, fabric, and size so you can choose the one that’s perfect for you.

This stunning beauty is awesome to update the modern contemporary home!

3. Curvo Snow Performance Fabric Sofa From CB2

ivory curved sofa with gold tapered legs

This gorgeous curved back sofa is available in three fabrics. The featured image is shown in the Crypton sofa fabric which is soft but durable.

Made of 92% polyester and 8% linen the fabric has the appearance of a plush chenille with a hint of linen. Crypton performance fabric is highly resilient, easy to clean, and can withstand lots of wear.

That said it’s the perfect choice for busy families with no time to worry about accidents.

As for the design of this elegant Crypton fabric couch, it features a comfortable crescent shape silhouette with modern champagne-finish legs. This sofa evokes a light and lounge vibe that is perfect for entertaining your girlfriends.

This is one of my favorite Crypton sofa options simply because I LOVE the shape and design. The fact that it is durable and stain-resistant is a bonus!

curvo ivory performance fabric sofa with green chair and black marble coffee table

On a recent trip to Dallas Texas, I took the above photo of the curvo sofa. I have to say it’s even more beautiful in person. There are subtle pale bronze threads in the snow performance fabric for interest and dimension.

In my opinion, the seat is on the firm side but it was super comfortable. It does have a deep seat but if you’re short like me (5’3″) just put a pillow behind your back to sit up straight.

You’ll find the deep seat is awesome for lounging and relaxing with loved ones.

4. Barton Sofa in Perennials Basketweave Chalk from Serena & Lily

bench seat sofa with wood frame

Perennials is a higher-end performance fabric. It’ll be an investment but will last for many years. Remember the average person shops for a new sofa between 7 and 15 years. You get what you pay for, my friends, so make sure you invest wisely.

The Barton couch is available in stain-resistant neutrals. Either one can be styled with a pop of color or monotone depending on the “look and feel” you’re after. This classic sofa is great for families, pet owners, or those who love to host parties.

MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT >>> Perennials Fabrics

5. Peyton Pit Sectional from Crate & Barrel

pit sectional sofa

By now you know I’m obsessed with modular pit sectional couches! They are trendy, stylish, and ridiculously comfortable.

Designed for the modern family, this six-piece stain resistant sectional sofa features generous, deep seat cushions nestled between wide taper arms.

Peyton features a modern clean line silhouette that consists of two corners, three armless chairs, and an ottoman. The supportive innerspring suspension system makes this a top contender in the performance fabric sofas category.

The design details of this performance fabric sectional have a similar look to the Beckham pit sectional which was my favorite at Bassett.

Be sure to choose from one of the many performance fabric options when placing your order online. You’ll entertain in style and with peace of mind.

6. White Performance Fabric Couch from Lulu and Georgia

performance fabric bench seat couch

For a laid-back vibe, this white performance couch will make a fabulous addition to any modern contemporary home. It has plush pillow-back cushions with a bench seat for extra comfort.

The sophisticated sofa design will ship to you within 10-12 weeks so be sure to order ASAP to make the holiday season. It’s available in white, ivory, and gray performance fabric.

No matter your space one of the four sizes is sure to fit perfectly. For apartment living, the 72″ would work while those with large spaces can handle the 108″.

Enter the code INSPIREDDESIGNTALK15 for 15% off your Lulu and Georgia order! Happy shopping!

7. Harmony Sofa from West Elm

performance fabric sofa with wood base

Harmony is one of the most comfortable sofas with its deep seat, plush cushions, and lumbar throw pillows. This durable couch is made for sprawling out or curling up with its low, clean-lined frame, reinforced joinery, and plinth base detail. 

There are so many more things to love about this stain-resistant couch! She is available in an abundance of color and fabric options.

Those options include performance fabrics in basketweave, linen, washed canvas, velvet, twill, basket slub, distressed velvet, and chenille!!

So many I know!

This sofa is also available in four widths and three depths. That said once ordered your handcrafted sofa is custom-made just for you.

The materials used are sustainably sourced which makes this couch great for the environment as well.

No matter the style or size of your home you will be able to create the perfect sofa for your living space.

8. Ashby Crypton Fabric Couch from Arhaus

navy performance fabric sofa

I chose the navy Crypton fabric couch as an example of the bold colors available. This fabric is my go-to when sourcing sofas for clients. We also have a navy sofa in our living room and it can be styled in so many ways.

Whether you add a navy or denim couch to your living room it’ll act the same as a neutral. It’s just like your favorite pair of jeans that go perfectly with just about anything. Same concept!

expandable furniture black coffee table with blue velvet sofa

Stores that have Crypton fabrics are Pottery Barn, Arhaus, Kathy Kuo Home, Wayfair, and Crate & Barrel. Order a free fabric test kit from Crypton to your home. This way you can try it out and see how durable it is.

9. Jake Performance Sofa from Pottery Barn

ivory bench cushion performance fabric sofa

In just over 10 weeks you can get a custom-made stylish performance fabric sofa made to your specifications. This is another option that comes in every color and type of performance fabric you can imagine.

Whether you are looking for a white performance fabric sofa or a colored couch there is one perfect for your needs.

The Jake performance sofa features a sleek transitional design with polished brushed nickel or bronze legs. She has modern track arms, a comfy bench seat, and loose cushions.

Oh, and I almost forgot you can choose between four sizes. So whether you have a small space or large this beauty will fit right in!

10. Josephine Sofa from Lulu and Georgia

ivory curved back performance sofa

This stunning silhouette was inspired by the opulence of the 1920s. Upholstered in Crypton performance fabric she is not only trendy but super durable.

Featuring smooth curves and a low profile this performance sofa is both timeless and modern. It features a sinuous spring seat construction that will be comfortable and last for many years to come.

Entertain in style and confidence knowing this Crypton couch has your back!

11. Parkwood Sofa from Serena & Lily

crypton fabric sofa

No need to worry about staining with this trendy performance sofa! Woven from 100% solution-dyed acrylic, it will resist wear and tear, staining, mold, and UV radiation!

The luxurious performance fabric has a thick weave that gives the sofa texture and a casual look. This beauty is perfect for any design style from the modern home to a more coastal vibe.

12. Revolution Performance from Wayfair

grey fabric tufted couch

Made of revolution performance fabric this sofa is handmade using old-world craftsmanship. The tufted back and button trim detail adds a sophisticated look that will elevate your interior design.

This sofa features gorgeous European linen upholstery, premium foam, and metal springs to provide the ultimate comfort and design.

Add a touch of high fashion and glamour to your home with this stylish revolution fabric sofa.

Shop The Look

grey sofa in modern living room with colorful artwork

For those looking for a design concept based on this sofa head this Grey Modern Living Room Design to SHOP THE LOOK.

It’s full of everything you’ll need to design your living room ASAP. I’ve done all the hard work for you. Just click and shop without the headache of having to coordinate all the pieces on your own.

You can also use this design as a starting point if you’ve already started shopping. Either way, it’ll help guide you through the process.

13. Outdoor Sofa from Anthropologie

green sunbrella couch with bench seat

One of my all-time favorites is the Denver Indoor/Outdoor Sofa. It’s upholstered in Sunbrella performance fabric that’s weather-resistant. This trendy sofa pairs perfectly with a modern minimalist decor style home.

I am obsessed with the bench seat and plush cushions that’ll add a sophisticated look and feel to your home. It’s fabulous for sunrooms, poolside patios, or beach houses.

Available in five colors, this beauty will make an awesome addition to your glamorous outdoor living space.

At 80″ it’s a great size for intimate conversations. As always make sure you measure your space and have a floor plan done to scale before you order.

The worst thing that could happen is your furniture doesn’t fit in your space when it is delivered.

It’s a nightmare for you, the delivery team, and the store!

Just saying… no one likes when this happens so make sure you measure before you purchase.

Free Measure Download

14. White Performance Fabric Couch from One Kings Lane

white crypton sofa with bench seat

Another thing you should know is I LOVE a good bench seat sofa and this one is a thing of beauty. Featuring a Crypton eco-friendly fabric this stain-resistant this sofa is perfect for any contemporary interior.

Add a sophisticated touch with the One Kings Lane chic tuxedo loveseat sofa. It’s the perfect scale for smaller spaces or apartment-style living.

Along with the stylish silhouette, another selling feature of this Crypton upholstered loveseat sofa is that the high-performance fabric will repel stains, spills, bacteria, and mold.

This white performance fabric sofa comes with the throw pillows shown above. If you prefer contrast just throw modern pillow covers over them instead.

I mean what more can you ask for in a new couch?

15. Cavallo White Sunbrella Fabric Sofa from Williams-Sonoma

white performance fabric sofa

Sunbrella is the best fabric for couches in outdoor spaces. It’s also a designer favorite because there are so many colors, patterns, and textures to choose from.

This sofa is the best of both worlds. The modern silhouette has thin track arms and tufting for an elevated look plus it’s durable and stain resistant. There’s no need to fear white couches when you have Sunbrella fabric available.

Many stores carry this fabric including Pottery Barn, Walmart, West Elm, Serena & Lily, Arhaus, and Kathy Kuo Home. If you’re adding an outdoor couch to your backyard this fabric is a MUST!


White Performance Fabric Sofa Ideas

You’ve probably seen so many movies with a white sofa at the center of the living room. The reason is the clean and elegant look instantly elevates the look of any room.

That’s just one of the reasons you’ll love a white fabric sofa. Aside from that, it’ll make your living room feel open, airy, and inviting.

white performance fabric sofa collage

It’ll also give your space a sense of freshness and tranquility. The classic neutral is the perfect backdrop to any color scheme or design style.

A white couch will add a sense of sophistication and luxury to your interior design. The color is the symbol of purity, innocence, and simplicity so it’s no wonder it makes a room look clean and elegant.

Why you’ll love a White Performance Fabric Sofa

  • Timeless Elegance- Doesn’t follow the trends so it’ll never look dated.
  • Versatile- It’s a blank canvas for any color scheme or design style.
  • Light and Airy- Makes small spaces feel larger and it reflects light.
  • Easy to Update- Accent pillows, artwork, and home decor will give it an updated look.
  • Season Adaptable- Will feel cozy in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Easy to clean- The stain-resistant fabric will repel stains and look beautiful with regular maintenance.

A white fabric sofa is the perfect blend of style, practicality and sophistication. It’ll let your creativity and personality shine through with your styling.

Outdoor Performance Fabric Sofa Styles

High-performance fabric sofas are the perfect blend of comfort and durability. They’ll elevate your outdoor space with style and practicality. Sunbrella and similar materials provide resistance to fading, stains, and moisture, ensuring lasting beauty and low maintenance.

Here are the top outdoor performance fabric sofa styles for your home.

performance fabric outdoor sofa collage

As you can see there are many options in the high-performance fabric sofa category.

I hope this post was helpful and inspiring as you shop for your high-performance sofa.

This post is all about the best performance fabric sofa for your living space.

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Last Updated on March 16, 2024 by Nicole DelaCruz

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