I’ve shown you my living room before now and then. Right in the middle of my living room, you find my trusty Ikea Ektorp sofa, about 8 years old-ish.
It’s still comfy. Sometimes it doesn’t look half bad. I’ve even had people ask me how I keep it so white.
This is our second slipcover for this sofa. The first one was beige and lasted about 4 years.
We picked this one up basically because it was a $300 slipcover on sale for $40. We weren’t really excited about it at the time, but the old one was done for. I’ve enjoyed having this white floral pattern though for the last 4 years. It’s really grown on me.
But it is well past the stage where laundering helps it and flipping the cushions doesn’t help because there are spills on both sides of all of them.
So the time has come. I Googled slipcovers and landed on the Surefit website.
So many choices! So affordable!
I ordered a bunch of swatches last week, but I may need your help deciding. It’s a big decision if it’s going to last us another 4 years. We may even get around to finishing the living room by then!
This is one of my top choices, but then I was thinking of something like this for the curtains, so that wouldn’t work.
I really really love this fabric, but I think that may be too much on the biggest piece of furniture in the room.
I think this might be the sensible choice. I get the pattern I want, but I can still do the type of curtains I have in mind. But is the color a bit too soft? Only time (and the fabric swatches) will tell.
Does anyone have any other trusted sources for slipcovers? Surefit seems to be the best I’ve seen in terms of selection and price. As excited as I am about them, this isn’t a sponsored post. It’s just looks like a good product!
So, any thoughts?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.