We purchased the Soderhalm sofa for our first flat back in 2016. It was perfect - cheap, modern & easy to maintain. Four years on and we’re still cosying up on it every evening in front of the TV. While we are still happy with it, it's starting to show its age The covers aren’t as ‘fresh’ as when we first bought it and we have since moved to a new flat with a new aesthetic, meaning we want to move away from the stark white for something a bit more earthy in tone.
We started shopping around for a replacement and were astonished by how much it was going to cost us and how long we were going to have to wait for it (the lead times are usually 12-16 weeks).
With that in mind, we went home to mull it over. I started thinking of ways to refresh our look without such a big investment when I came across several brands that work solely to supply additional options for Ikea products. Check out my top four brands that are giving new life to all Ikea sofas out there.
The most well known brand currently on the market has to be Bemz. They are a Stockholm based company that specialises in custom covers & legs for Ikea furniture. The founder Lesley Pennington started the business after moving from Canada to Sweden and was furnishing her new home with some Ikea finds. She loved her new sofa but wanted to add a personal touch, and so Bemz was born. Bemz has hundreds of different fabric options to choose from & service the full range of Ikea sofa designs. The fabric covers are all made in Europe and come with a 3 year guarantee. Not only do they offer covers, but they have a selection of legs to choose from too. If you're mulling over which fabric option to go for, you can select up to 5 different samples which they’ll post to you for free.
This Melbourne based company is founded by DIY-obsessed couple - Henry & Rachel. They’ve been creating their own IKEA covers for years, using a second hand sewing machine & youtube tutorials. What started as a side business, now employs over 55 people and ships worldwide for free. Comfort Works offers a wide range of fabric finishes, including velvet, linen, and even synthetic leather. The covers all come with a 3 year guarantee, and you can select up to 8 free samples to help the purchasing decision. They do Pottery Barn, Muji & you can get your own custom sofa covers too.
Changing your sofa cover will make a big impact - but how about changing the legs too? The people at Pretty Pegs have you covered. Another Swedish based company - they specialise in legs, knobs and front covers to personalize your IKEA furniture. They offer the most extensive range not only for your sofa, but for tables & cabinetry too, in brass, wood or matte black finishes to suit all styles.
Superfront normally is not a brand you would associate with sofas as they have long been one of the leaders in designing fronts, sides, tops, handles & legs for the IKEA cabinets. However, many of their leg options can be used on your IKEA bed or sofa too. Take a look at their range of legs here.