Desperately Seeking A Small Sofa
That post title sums up how I was feeling a few weeks ago. One of the final pieces we had to find for the basement was a sofa. A small sofa. Make that a VERY small sofa. As with most basements, we had a narrow stairwell to maneuver a sofa through. That passage was made smaller as we had new drywall installed right on top of the old textured plastered walls (you can see them here at the bottom of the mini mudroom post), leaving only a 28" wide stairwell.
I searched high and low for a sofa that could fit - maybe one with a low back or removable feet, anything to save a few precious inches. Finally, thanks to Ikea, I found the one: the Karlstad sofa in Isunda Gray.
I've paired the sofa with the Star Trellis rug from Rugs USA. I really love the vibrant colours and graphic punch of this rug. The rest of the basement is kind of beachy and relaxed but the rug adds an element of fun.
The Isunda Gray slipcover has a really nice texture and looks almost like suiting fabric. I didn't want to get a slipcover that was too dark or the sofa would look too big and heavy in the airy basement. You need to put the slipcover on before you assemble the sofa. I was surprised by how nice and tight it fit! I sewed the two pillow covers and the throw is the Threshold organic blanket from Target. It has a fun herringbone pattern and the throw is the perfect size - its not one of those skimpy blankets that are too short to cover your feet. This sofa has quickly become my favourite place to have a nap.