It’s been awhile since I’ve shared in this space and I’ve missed it. Life has been rolling along as we enjoyed this past summer and are now a month into the new school year (which I intend to share a bit about in another post).
One thing that has become apparent to Mark and myself over this past year is that it feels like we will be planting roots where we are at. Every place we have been prior to this has felt like the perfect place for us… for a time, but this place feels different. This is the first time that we have looked around and thought that we will be here for a very, very long time (Lord willing).
That being said, it changes the way you look at your home. I have been looking long term at decisions we’ve been making along the way and ones that we see coming down the pipe for the future. What feels homey and cozy? What will be a timeless decision that I will still enjoy decades from now? What is the feeling I want my kids to have when they think back about our time in this home?
It seems silly to some, but it feels important to me. We envision this place as being somewhere that our kids and their friends gather. A place that we open up to our neighbors and church family. A place where we host dinners and back yard bar-b-ques. You know… a home.
So, with that I want to share a small change that we recently did that made quite a big transformation in our living room. Our Ikea Kivik sofa has been a great choice for our family. We have all crowded on it for movie nights and many a nap has been had on a Sunday afternoon. Our cover was looking a bit worse for the wear and I wanted to brighten it up a bit, so I searched for a simple solution- a sofa cover!
Low and behold there was a company out there that made covers specifically for Ikea sofas. I messaged them right away and got the process underway. I had originally planned on going with a blush color, but opted for the color that I felt like was timeless- Linen Luna Flax.
The cover fits the sofa like a glove and each piece was labeled (thank you!!!!) so I knew what part of the sofa it belonged to. I even got some pleats on the bottom corners to give the sofa a more traditional feel. Y’all, the workmanship is excellent and their customer service has been just as good.
I wanted to share because sometimes the integrity of our furniture is still good, but we need a little update without buying an entirely new sofa set. I encourage you to check Comfort Works out. They even make covers for other brands, so peek at their website and see what they can do! If you decide to give it a shot, please send me photos!!!