'The Entire Livingetc Team Wants One!' Which of the 12 Best White Boucle Sofas Will You Covet the Most?

The 12 best white boucle sofas range from modern to mid-century, large to small, rounded to straight. But they all feel very on-trend and ideal for an elegant living room

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A white boucle sofa has become de rigeuer in certain design circles. Originally popular in the mid twentieth century, the tactile texture has made a dramatic return. It's now top of the wish list of the entire Livingetc team, seen in many of the houses we feature, and shown by most of the biggest brands in the world at the annual Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan.

Turning up in European design ateliers from Sé to Sella Concepts over the last few years, white boucle upholstery is now easily available on the best couches from many online stores.

Whatever style you're into, or type of home you inhabit, there's a white boucle sofa to suit. Here's our round up from the best home decor stores

Best Curvy White Boucle Sofas

Best Linear White Boucle Sofas

Best Small White Boucle Sofas

Best Statement White Boucle Sofas

Is white boucle hard to keep clean?

Any white upholstery fabric is prone to getting grubby and bouclé is no different. However, most modern bouclés are made from high performance polyester and many are made stain-resistant. 

The shades on offer tend to be ivory and cream rather than pure white. So unless you have young kids, mucky pets or tend to get giddy on Malbec it should be simple enough to keep it clean. 

'Boucle is is a fabric made of looped yarns. Given its taller pile, the loopy fabric tends to hide crumbs a bit easier,' says Paula Cossarini, Product Design Manager at Article.

'However, you can vacuum up crumbs easily with the upholstery or crevice attachment. As with any upholstered item, you’ll want to treat spills quickly to keep your furniture looking new. The trick is to absorb spills with a microfiber cloth or paper towel instead of rubbing the spill into the fabric.'

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.