I purchased chairs & a sofa from Ikea before we got cats. We had no cats, now we have 3, LOL. They like to climb, and scratch on the furniture. Ikea's fabrics are a very hearty, heavy cotton, and their covers come off and are machine washable. I even have white (Horrors!, but my youngest child is 18). I've washed the covers with no ill effects.
The cat's "scratchings" create a bit of a snag, but it actually handles this much better than I ever would have anticipated. I have a very expensive pseudo velvet on my sectional in my family room that is ruined from cat scratches.........but the Ikea cotton is going strong. The nice thing about Ikea is that you can get different colored covers or replacements for under $150 directly from them.
We have a leather covered chair in our bedroom that is getting teeny tiny holes from the cat's nails...........I put an afghan throw over it, and that solved that problem