I have a white sofa (yes you read that right!) … and I have a home that is filled with kids and a dog (mess making machines!)
I am washing my sofa slipcovers today – a hugely satisfying job! – and when I saw them freshly cleaned and drying it came to me in a flash of inspiration that I should spread the word to you lovely lot about the massive benefits of having a white sofa with washable covers!
People who stop by my house are usually shocked by my choice – I swear they must look at me and think “She has finally gone cray cray!”
Ah Ha!! That’s where they are wrong! My sofas are white but there is a reason behind behind my madness!
As you can imagine the sofas in my house get quite a bit of wear and tear. I have not been as strict with my dog as I should have been and I let him sit next to me on the sofa …Well who could resist this face?
…and I am sure that’s all the proof you need that the sofa takes a bit of a beating.
When I was choosing a sofa I needed something that was:
- easy to clean
- looked good
- was versatile (as I like to change my room decor often!)
I chose the IKEA Ektorp, as it fitted the bill perfectly. It is SO easy to clean, as the covers are fully removable and washable at home – you don’t need to take them to the dry cleaners! BONUS!
I have had the sofa for about 4 years now and it still looks fab – I don’t have to get tetchy if the kids have snuck chocolate into the living room and have got a bit on the sofa. I know my good old faithful white sofa can take it! …. It even survived when it had a whole cup of tea split across it HUSBAND I AM LOOKING AT YOU! … we took the covers of straight away and washed them and it was as good as new! Good old IKEA! 10/10
So there you have it proof that I am not as mad as a bag of snakes!
Such proof can’t be found though for my slightly over the top cushion addiction! 🙂