Saturday, November 19, 2016

New Slipcovers for the Family Room

I've written before about the slipcovers in my family room, and that I'm using them because I'm so tired of the floral design of my sofa and love seat.  But I'm even more frugal than I am tired of the design.  I've made slipcovers, but am not a pro at it, and my olden bones don't like me crawling around on the floor measuring and pinning, and all that, so I splurged a little and got new covers more to my liking than the ones I've been using.

I gave more for these than I wanted to, but I wanted something with separate cushion covers, and when you buy those, you've got to spend a little more.

Here is the looks of the sofa and love seat over the past few months.

(Reminder I'm using what I have and not purchasing new furniture right now).

Below with tan stretchy slipcovers that I've had a long time:

Problem with the tan covers, I was constantly tucking and straightening, every time someone sits on the furniture, it's to do over and over again.  So, I went shopping for new slipcovers.

The new gray covers:

This is a more streamlined look.  I love that this cover fits around the bottom, and pushes the skirt underneath the seat.

These are Surefit™ covers, but I bought them at Bed, Bath, & Beyond ™ so if I didn't like them I could easily take them back, and not have to wait on the snail mail system. They are suede, and were easy enough to adjust to fit my furniture.  Having the cushions covered separately, keeps it much neater looking in the room.  The other color was a deep, deep chocolate brown, which might have matched things a little better, but my husband doesn't like brown, so I bought the gray.  Another feature of these covers is that the cushion covers work for either box cushions or "T" cushions.

These 4 throw pillows were gifted to me by Oriental Trading for doing a sponsored post, and they work perfectly with the gray covers and for the season.

I'm calling these slip covers an early Christmas gift to myself!!   I think I will thoroughly enjoy these!

Oh, on another note, I am tired of the orange and rust colors in my house, so I gathered the fall decor up and put it back in storage.   I'm taking a week or so of rest before I decorate for Christmas, then I hope I can limit the amount of decorating I do.  I told my husband to not allow me to keep bringing stuff up from the basement.  I plan to do a simple small tree, the mantel, and set up a Christmas village.

I changed the mantel from the fall look to this for now.

Gone are the orange colors and pumpkins.

In their place, crystal and blue/white jars.
A brief quiet respite before the Christmas decor.

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