Monday, April 13, 2015

Comfort Works Soderhamn Slipcover Review

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I would love to share with you all the very exciting transformation our Ikea Soderhamn sectional recently underwent. We purchased our sectional just before Christmas and were perfectly content with the dark grey covers we selected. But after Comfort Works got in touch and explained how their custom slipcovers worked and how they could make something especially for the Soderhamn, in a color of my choice, well, we were all about that! I'm so excited to share this process and the before/after pics with you as these new covers have made such a dramatic difference to our living room space and, really, it was such a simple change to undergo. I have a video at the end of this post explaining some of the process along with a time lapse for you to see how it happened. 


I started by checking out the samples at the Comfort Works website and selected 8 from what I thought was a really nice assortment to see in person (I thought long about another velvet - love the idea of blue!). I ended up going with several lighter whites and beiges and about 3 gray shades which soon arrived in the mail. We stared at them for a long time, trying them in the light and shadows and rubbing them against my cheek. :) Even trying to get them a bit messy. I have always wanted a light linen couch, ever since my first stop at August Haven here in Green Bay. But of course that sounded a little absurd seeing as I have 4 children who still love to drink chocolate milk on the couch for movie nights. But one of the samples I received had really great comfort and durability ratings and in the end, those ratings convinced me to give this lighter linen color a try! The info noted that this fabric had a special coating which ensured that it would stay clean. Seriously? Yes! We received the slipcovers about 2-3 weeks later and were so excited to get the transformation going.


In the end, Comfort Works was able to take my inexpensive IKEA sectional and make it look really elegant and luxurious. And I'm really excited that it will not only look beautiful but also last for a long time. Two weeks into our new covers, we've been pleasantly surprised at how incredibly soft they are compared to the old ones. It's definitely made a tremendous difference to that cozy factor. 


This couch features slipcovers which you either zip or velcro on. They went on smoothly and easily with a little extra attention spent on the velcro at the bottom of the couches, to make them smooth. It really has made such a difference to the living room, making it feel a little more lush, better achieving that awesome industrial vintage mix that I love so much. We are very, very happy with this product and so thankful that Comfort Works sent them our way to review.  


We have, of course, already had a couple of little messes so far, the worst being some pink candy spots during Easter weekend. I took a damp cloth to it and it washed out really easily. Thankfully! I want to mention that this particular set is dry clean only though Comfort Works does offer many fabric options that are machine washable. Slipcovers make clean up so easy and restless decorators like me so happy!


Here's a look at our video! 




{Disclosure: This is a "sponsored post". The company who sponsored it compensated me with the said product received above. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will love as much as I do. This product gets a huge thumbs up from our fam!}


13 comments:

  1. Great video! What an awesome review piece!

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  2. Love this! It's amazing how different it looks. And super sweet video. :)

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  3. Hi! I'm considering covers from Comfort Works. I was wondering if you could share how they look like after a few months of use? Does the fabric wrinkles or stretches easily? I don't want to have to iron my covers every other weeks to keep them looking neat. Thanks for your input!

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  4. Hi Catherine! I'll work on an update post in September. But the covers have held up very well. No wrinkling and stretching. I've not had to iron them again since putting them on. They really are looking great after a few months in and I'm very impressed. Thanks for asking. xx Kirsty

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  5. Hey! I really appreciate this post! We are considering this sofa for our brand new basement rec room - very exciting! Looking for something that will be really great for lounging and laying around, very deep etc. Question for you though - how do you find all the cushions with kids in the picture? That is my one reservation about this - I picture the cushions everywhere or destroyed or not comfortable for little ones (slipping in between two of the back cushions for example). Can you share your experience/opinion on that? Thanks!! Rebecca

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    1. Hey Rebecca! We've not had any problems with the cushions getting destroyed or being uncomfortable for the kids. We're still very happy with this sectional, even 1 year later. The only issue we've had has been with the slipcovers themselves as some of the zippers on the seat cushions have broken. But it seems to be a flaw in the design and even though some of the zippers are broken, because of the special fabric backing on those seat cushions, they still stay in place really nicely. Even with a busy family of 6 on and off this couch. :)

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  6. I love this sofa and I really whant it but I often have friends sleep over. So do you think one could get a good night sleep on it? and also what combination do you recommend on wich 2 people can sleep?
    Thank you!

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  7. I love this sofa and I really whant it but I often have friends sleep over. So do you think one could get a good night sleep on it? and also what combination do you recommend on wich 2 people can sleep?
    Thank you!

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    1. Yes it's great for sleeping. For 2 people I think you'll need the bigger sofa sizes with the corner piece. Depending on their sizes. :)

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  8. Hi Kirsty, is your carpet also from IKEA? Thanx for your answer!

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    1. It's not from Ikea. Just an old hand me down actually. :)

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Thanks for reading!
xx Kirsty

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