08 April 2011

slipcovered furniture

I just love slipcovers. Easy, breezy, instant Coastal Style. With two English Bulldogs, I don't dare invest in upholstered furniture. And what better way to recreate a Coastal Living room, then with slipcovers? Have you ever seen an issue of their magazine, that doesn't feature at least one room with a white slipcovered sofa or chair?

The way I see it, you have two options for slipcovered furniture. 1) Pottery Barn.  2) IKEA.

I love (really love) the Pottery Barn Comfort sofa. When they say comfort, they mean it. But, I don't love the price tag. It's not so much the cost of the sofa, which is reasonable at $999, but it's the cost of the replacement slipcovers.  I could pretty much buy a new sofa.

And then there is IKEA... They have alot of covers to choose from and lucky us, the white is the least expensive. At $49 for a sofa cover, I could just skip washing and put a new cover on. (Does that qualify as being earth friendly? I am saving water after all). And if they don't have a cover that fits your fancy, there are two companies I have found that create custom covers specifically for IKEA furniture.

I ordered some fabric swatches from Bemz (you can get 5 for free) and LOVE their 100% linen. I could totally get an IKEA sectional sofa (less than $1,000) and give it a custom look with a pure linen cover.

So ... you know what I'll be sketching and planning this weekend.  A sectional sofa that 2 bulldogs, Mr. CV and I can kick back and relax on.

Have a fabulous weekend!!! 


Desire Empire said...

Love the shots. I have slip covers too but I am forever chasing the kiddos off as I too think the laundry would be horrendous. Trying to keep them clean for as long as possible
Have a great weekend
Best Carolyn

sealaura said...

great post. I went to PB yesterday to drool over my dream couch. I hope to replace my current one pretty soon and I just adore the look of neutrals for seating. My little dogs are teeny tiny shedders so the neutral color also helps camouflage that until I get the vaccuum out. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Fabulous article - I've got to get some covers for my furniture...you've inspired me to do it this weekend LOL! Hope you're having a lovely day :O)

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

Love slip covered furniture so practical.

Seaside Style said...

Agreed! I have a bull dog as well so I know what you mean!

Love of the Sea said...

Every piece of furniture in my house is slip covered. I love the look and you can change it up. With two golden retrievers...and four cats - slipcovers are the way to go!!

Beach House Living said...

Slipcovers are a great option but the price of them hurts the wallet.
We have some from Pottery Barn that fit our existing furniture.

I was saving for Rachel Ashwells Studio Sweep love seat and chair and then she closed. She is back and has something similar at almost twice the price.

Pottery barn won't fit in the door otherwise I would have went with that.

Ikea is sounding better all the time but I wonder how their new
Ektorp is now that you have to assemble it??

michelle said...

Love the photos and slip covers. We have a large sectional so I would either have to make one or have one made. Maybe one day I will tackle it but I am going to practice on a recliner that is pretty beaten up. :)
Can't wait to see what you do. :)

Chelle said...

I *just* ordered white slip covers to put over my couches last night from Macys.com! I have been looking and looking then I looked last night for fun and saw Macy's had them on sale! Reg $400 with promo codes I got all of it for $120 shipped! SOOO excited for them to come! I have 3 little kids and everyone tells me white slip covers are great because I can wash them w/ a little bleach as needed!

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Mermaid's Palette said...

great post! I have 3 sets of the Ikea slipcovers (2 of the light neutral and one blue) and love them!

Unreal said...

Take a look at eSlipcovers too. They have some really great colors and patterns. eSlipcovers

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