Slipcovers For IKEA Furniture – Yes or No?

October 8, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

I have an IKEA sofa that I want to move into our guest room — but it needs a bit of a facelift so I’m thinking of ordering a Bemz slipcover. Are you familiar with them? They are based in Sweden but ship worldwide and they have slipcovers for almost everything IKEA stocks that is upholstered – and they carry a bevy of colors, fabrics and patterns to choose from. My favorite is their loosefit collection shown below. I just love that they use gorgeous Belgium linen because I find it among some of the best linens in the world – it’s so comfortable and wears well but also drapes beautifully.


Bemz Loosefit Collection

Would you order a slipcover for a chair or sofa in your home? Have you ever ordered from Bemz before? What do you think about slipcovers on furniture? If done right, meaning the cover fits well and the fabric is nice, then you can refresh your furniture easily if the overall piece is still in good shape (frame, cushions, etc.). You can even keep a spare slipcover around in case you like the idea of changing them from time to time. Perhaps in the winter you want your sofa to be in a deep grey velvet but in the summer, a loosefit beige linen. I think the flexibility is nice. What do you think?

(images: bemz)