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Monday
Dec122016

New sofa covers.

A tiny little post on our new sofa covers because they are making me happy. In our living room we have an Ikea "Kivik" sectional that we dearly love. It was one of the first things that we bought for the house and I still think it is a great fit. However after more than five years of wear and tear, the covers were filthy. I did wash them twice a year but lately it didn´t really improve things anymore. I guess with twenty paws in the house this isn´t actually surprising.

However I didn´t realize how filthy the sofa was until we got our new pale grey covers and they were basically the same color as our old, originally white ones. Ha. The new covers are from Bemz - you can get replacement covers from Ikea but I didn´t like their fabric choices. Plus Bemz had a huge sale in November so we just went for it. And I am so glad we did, I love the new covers! So clean! For maybe two seconds until Ludwig first drooled on it. Oh well. 

I was a bit worried things would be too matchy-matchy in here since the covers are now almost the same color as the walls. I didn´t really mind though because I was planning to go darker in here with new paint. That might still happen, but I don´t think it´s terrible as it is. But maybe definitely some new cushion covers? Time will tell.

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Reader Comments (7)

It looks so beautiful! Not only your 'new couch' but that light in your room......
You write 20 paws......and living in the country?
I was counting our paws here in the house.....I count 20 paws here too and I can tell you I am always
washing and cleaning.....
Can you give me some tips? It looks so clean in your house!

December 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterInkiemulder

It looks very elegant and light, I love it!

December 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterannton

Inkie - I don´t think there´s any way to keep a house tidy except to constantly clean and wash! So, no tips unfortunately!

Annton - thank you!

December 13, 2016 | Registered CommenterKatrin

I really love the new covers....I think new cushions are a good idea, what makes you want to go darker, do you just fancy a change...or is it your addiction to painting!!xx

December 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

It looks wonderful!! That is a great color too. We are looking into getting a new sofa as well. Ikea has crossed our minds. I like the idea of something that has a slip cover and one can get new covers after awhile. You got a great one!

December 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterangela

Sieht wirklich sehr schön aus!
Dein Post kommt allerdings etwa einen Monat zu spät. Habe letztens auch einen neuen Sofabezug bestellt, allerdings bei einer anderen Firma und bin leider nicht ganz zu frieden. Jetzt hab ich mir die Stoffe auf deiner Website angeguckt und möchte am liebsten gleich wieder einen neuen bestellen. Ist dann allerdings doch etwas zu kostspielig.

December 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPixelpu

Helen - haha yes my addiction to painting! I don´ know, I always thought darker would be nice in here... well, yes I probably just fancy a change :-) xx

Angela - Ikea sofas are surprisingly great and sturdy, and Bemz even carries covers for the models Ikea has discontinued (in fact I think that´s how they started their business).

Pixelpu - oh das tut mir leid. Ja es gibt inzwischen einige Bemz-Nachahmer, die alle um einiges billiger sind. Ich mag die Stoffe von Bemz aber so gerne, dass die anderen Anbieter für mich nie wirklich in Frage kamen...

December 15, 2016 | Registered CommenterKatrin

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