Sofas are peculiar things. They really only need to do one job…provide seating. But they are often the largest item in the room. But when a sofa changes house, or goes from one room to another, sometimes it doesn’t do it’s job just as well as it used to. Maybe it still provides the same amount of seating, but maybe it doesn’t look as sharp doing it.
When a perfectly good sofa goes bad, I’m not above slipcovering it. In fact, that’s usually a very reasonable measure. Take this little gem. She surely did her job well in the old house. But against this colorful wall and rug, things didn’t look quite right. Things were a bit too jazzy for most folks.
But a little tuck and fluff, and this “new” sofa anchors the space.
In a pinch, the old pillows can add a lively touch. Or any new pillow can stand in to finish things off.
You’ve seen this sofa super power before. With the holidays coming up, if you are itching for an affordable re-do, consider slipcovering. It’s also a great way to cover pet damage.
Or maybe you want to take on your own slipcover pillow project with this DIY Slipcover tutorial project.
We added a custom slipcover for this sofa, and you would never know that it wasn’t the original!
If you are lucky enough to own IKEA furniture, you likely have built-in slipcover options, like my Ektorp chairs, which are slipcovered and totally washable.
Are your sofa super powers showing? Do you have ideas for slipcovering something this holiday season?