A sofa slipcover alternative

You may remember a few weeks ago I talked about wanting to spruce up my family room?  I’m feeling the need for some patterns and color.  Anyone else going through this same phase as me?

Not in the market to buy a new sofa or a custom slipcover but tired of your old sofa?  Then these ideas are for you.

I came across this living room designed by Beth Webb.  Here she added a quilt to the sofa to protect it from the family dog.  Same could be applied to kids.  She kept the color of the quilt similar to the sofa fabric for a subtle effect.  Pretty, right?



Here is a bolder take on the same idea.


And the boldest of them all.  This would definitely save money on a custom slipcover….just do the cushions.  Love the mix of all of these patterns.  Now that’s what I’m talking about!



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  1. Mary
    Posted January 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lauren,
    Happy 2013!
    My first thought when I saw the quilt was “it would only look nice if nobody sits on it.” But that’s just me being anal.
    I do like the last idea of new cushion covers.

  2. Posted January 6, 2013 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Yes…all good. My son goes back to college tomorrow…and I will be washing our slipcovers…and the throw blankets and pillows…all needs a good cleaning.

  3. Heather
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Love the quilt idea. I wonder how hard it is to get the size right. I am going to measure my sofa tonight when I get home from work b/c this would be a LOT more economical than paying for new upholstery. And I really like the idea of being able to take it off and wash it. Thanks!

  4. Madison Gomez
    Posted May 9, 2013 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Oh yeah, I am tired of my old sofa but I love to keep it, such a sentimental fella. What I want is to look different, look refreshing. Well, those interior on Beth’s could really help me.

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