Our sofa is now four years old and despite the covers being washable and it’s not a particularly light colour, it’s starting to look it’s age and more than just a little grubby and dull. Sofa’s are one of those expensive home items that due to daily use and abuse by your family, often soon look the worse for wear quite quickly. I think we’ve had everything and anything thrown at our sofas from weaning babies, toilet training toddlers, my husband falling asleep on it holding a glass of red wine (eek!), to the dog lying on it eating her chews and who knows what else?. However as Miss L and the dog are still young there is no way I’m going to replace it, also one of the sofa’s folds out into a comfortable sofa bed for when we have guests which is really useful.
Our sofa came from Sofa Workshop specifically because they did replacement covers for this model, so you could change the colour and look of the sofa and therefore the room easily. Of course what happened…they stopped making the sofa and therefore the covers! So my plans were scuppered!
So what to do? I’ve had a look round and found an interesting article from SofaSofa with some great ideas of how to transform your sofa. I like the idea of having made up or making my own slipcovers for the sofas. There are some great ideas and fabrics out there and it would mean that I could change the room colour and buy new throw at the same time to add a new accent. A while ago I came across a great blog post from Pink and Polka about how to make your own slipcovers.
New throw cushions covers would be a cinch and I’ve been thinking about changing our beige and dark brown for something either floral or stripy. As we have a Homesense, TK Maxx’s sister home store opening in March in Cambridge I think that a shopping trip might be in order.