White furniture is so clean and beautiful, until your little guy spills something or it becomes your pets favorite place to nap. A slip covered chair takes out the anxiety of keeping it clean. I remember unzipping the cushion cover on my couch and throwing it in the washing machine every now and then. (pretty sure it wasn't washable) It felt better to know I didn't have to freak out on anybody for the sake of the furniture. I have always appreciated design with kid and pet friendly benefits.