For some reason, as soon as the temperatures warm up, I start craving slipcovered furniture. Maybe it reminds me of the beach but there is just something about slipcovers which screams summer to me. Am I alone in this desire? This year, I decided to address the problem head on when the weather started heating up in late April. Our family room sofa came from a great little furniture store called Urban Retreat in Reston, Virginia. It's not a sofa we'll have forever (at least not in our family room) but the size and price worked well for what we wanted post renovation. Oddly, it was one of the only immediate furniture purchases we needed to make post renovation!
It's covered in a rugged chenille which doesn't show a speck of dirt or wear. Last year, I warmed it up more with some monogrammed brown velvet pillows, but the overall look wasn't doing it for me in the warmer weather.
I love the idea of having a seasonal sofa which I can warm up in the cooler months, then throw on the slipcover in the summer. I guess this means that I could get even more longevity out of this sofa. The added bonus of the white denim is that it would go with pretty much any room in my house so if I ever decided to move the sofa to the basement playroom, it would work flawlessly.
I'm curious - does anyone else use a slipcover only in the warm weather? Do you like it? Do you remember to take it on and off?