Thursday, February 28, 2008
update your ikea sofa
If you own an Ikea sofa or armchair and are tired of the current slipcover,and Ikea's selection is boring you, check out Bemz, www.bemz.com. On this website, you can choose an Ikea frame, click on a fabric swatch and watch it transform. What's even cooler is that, free of charge, you can order 6 swatches to be sent to your house from their headquarters in Sweden. I sent away for some and had them within a couple of weeks. They offer 68 quality cottons and 22 linen/cotton blends in solids, stripes, florals and other fun geometric prints.
Now, I don't have an Ikea sofa or chair, but I do have two tub chairs and a wing chair that need either recovering or a new slipcover. I thought that maybe I would measure my chairs and compare with Ikea's dimensions to see if they might fit. Bemz prices are pretty reasonable considering the diversity of fabric selection, the quality and the fact that they will hug your Ikea piece like a custom sewn slipcover.