My husband & I purchased a home from my Great Aunt. One of the pieces of furniture that she left in the house was a love seat with a hide-a-bed. It was upholstered in a tweedy fabric. Well not exactly tweed but tweed-like, if you will. We wanted to keep the loveseat since it had the hide-a-bed feature. I really wasn't keen on the fabric design and couldn't find the kind of slip cover I wanted in the size I needed for the price I was willing to pay.
Simple "Slipcover" Technique to Update a Couch or Loveseat
A simple quick & easy way to transform the look of your couch or loveseat couch is to use a sheet as a slipcover!
Not wanting to admit defeat, I decided to grab two plain white full size sheets and voila! a "new" loveseat! I was amazed at the transformation!
While I liked the overall look of the love seat with the simple slipcover treatment, it wasn't quite as comfortable as I would have liked. I had some extra chair pads so I decided to add a few of them under the slip cover to see if that helped make the love seat a little more comfortable.
Don't be frightened! I covered them up with yet another sheet, some extra material and even a curtain! Definitely more comfortable! I added a third throw pillow to add a little more texture and draped the cream throw along the back of the love seat.
I can quickly change the look of the loveseat by changing out the throw pillows. For the warmer months, I can remove the two extra layers of fabric that I used.
The same simple draping technique could be used with a painter's drop cloth if you wanted something a little thicker than the sheet.
- Two full size white sheets (had on hand)
- Piece of muted pastel fabric (had on hand)
- 3 throw pillows (had on hand)
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