A Quick&Easy Makeover of a Tired Brown Sofa
I have a confession. I really really dislike my sofa. HandyMan purchased it ten years ago for his single guy condo. It's still fairly comfortable but the back cushions constantly look saggy and wrinkled and I am so over the microfibre. I can never get it looking quite 'neat' and updated. But the part I dislike most is the brownness of it. There is so much brown in my living room - in the sofa, coffee table, rug, curtains - that I've been feeling the need for a change.
Here's what the living room is looking like now. Its fine but NOTHING has changed since 2011 when we finished renovating this room. Boooorrrinnng.
A new sofa isn't in the budget right now nor are my skills up to sewing a slipcover, so when Ikea sent over a gift card and asked me to participate in their Quick&Easy textile campaign, I got excited. Small changes with textiles can make a big difference and really help to refresh a space. I don't actually mind the pillows and textiles I have but they are feeling a little heavy and more suited to cold weather. I've been craving a lighter and whiter summer look so here's what I picked up:
I decided to bring in easy textiles with texture and simple patterns. The natural texture of the Vitfjaril pillow covers, the Elly tea towels thrown casually on the coffee table... things are feeling lighter around here. The curtain panels are unlined (the previous curtains had blackout lining) which is a small difference but helps to make the room feel less formal.
It's not necessary but I like having a throw on the sofa to add bold pattern. Anything to detract from that brown sofa ;)
Its amazing how just changing the textiles can alter the vibe. I still have a few dollars left on my gift card so I might have to pull a quick&easy makeover on a few other rooms in my house.
How about you... do you change out your textiles seasonally? Or maybe you have a brown sofa you're desperately trying to cover up too??