Thursday, May 17, 2012

why neutral rocks!


Why?? Because the possibilities are endless.
You can completely change the look of your room with a few accessories.
You're all familiar with the Ikea Ektorp, right?
A basic, machine washable, slip covered sofa, for $399!
It is the main piece of furniture in all of these rooms, and they couldn't be more different.

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This shows two ottomans pushed against the sofa.

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You're all the best,
 thank you for stopping by every day to check what simple project is in the works. 

Hope your weekend, rocks!

26 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

All of these make me pine for a summer slipcover for my leather couch!

Tracey Steele said...

It is interesting how different the same piece of furniture looks in each room setting.
I had to smile at the one with the dogs, that would be ours, except it wouldn't be looking that pristine for long!
Have a great weekend.

Lisa Scibilia said...

So crazy that you posted about this topic because I have been in the market for a white slipcovered sofa that I can bleach and I think I've read every review about every couch known to mankind - and it's really amazing the positive reviews the extraordinarily inexpensive Ikea one gets! For $399???!!! Crazy I tell ya. My husband isn't sold on buying a sofa there, but after seeing these beautiful photos I bet he'll change his mind!

Happy weekend lovely!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

..And I continue to pray that Ikea moves closer to where I live :)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! I love this white couch and had no idea it was so inexpensive. I wish I could have one, but being a 12 paw household I don't dare. LOL!

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Holly said...

They are all pretty fabulous - I love that you can make the look yours so easily. The last few projects I've been working on I feel like I've been adding white bedding or a white slipcovered chair/sofa - because I know it will work anywhere. Some people are extremely anti (including my hubby unfortunately), so I guess I'll have to wait for my white sofa until the kids are older (insert sad face). Have a great weekend Pam!

Nancy said...

These are great pictures Pam! I have always had a house full of animals, kids and family that brings everything outside inside, and I have always had a white couch in my home. I love the versatility! And oxyclean got red wine spills out of my white sofa! Have a great weekend!
Xo
Nancy
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Dana Frieling said...

Neutral= happiness in my book! Pretty pictures. Happy weekend, friend!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I had no idea that those were an Ikea couch- some of those photos have been bookmarked forever because I loved the looks! Happy weekend Pam!!

Suzie said...

I am so depressed. Why did I spend 2,200 for mine? Just think of all the throw pillows I could have bought:)

Lori said...

Such pretty photos. I love the versatility. Hope your weekend rocks too!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

That really is crazy how each room looks so different but they all have the same sofa. My hub is anti white slipcovers :( so we have leather but I'd love to have my own pretty sitting room one day with a little slipcovered loveseat just for me!

Like Me Some said...

That sofa works anywhere and everywhere!What's better is the price!! Gorgeous rooms!

Andrea said...

I love this look. I'm not brave enough to use white with my messy kids, but I do love the look!!

SSM said...

Hello Pam,

I love white!

I have a white slip covered pottery barn sofa.

Have a great weekend too!

Jill Elaine said...

I totally agree! I love neutrals:) And I love my slipcovers - so easy to wash and make everything fresh again.

Leslie said...

The dogs are so cute and ALL the more reason for slip covers!! It's amazing how much you can change the look of furniture with the right slip cover. So practical too!

Have a great weekend.

leslie

Gretchen said...

I think my next sofa purchase will be one of those. I see them everywhere so they must be comfy, but of course, I would have to try it out first.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I am so with you on that neutral base thing. And thanks for the fabulous inspiration! I need to follow a few links and pin for my family room. I have grand plans to make a neutral slipcover for the sectional in there ...

... I'm thinking there may be a lot of stitch pulling -- and hair pulling -- with that project!

:)

Linda

And thank you for your very sweet comments on my guest post at Cassie's yesterday! Greatly appreciated!

natasha {schue love} said...

Totally agree... neutral is king! Love how versatile the couch/slip cover is!

Emily @ Raines and Shines said...

i love neutrals. matches with everything!

A Vintage Vine said...

This is exactly why I bought a erktorp love seat in the "as is" section! It had been a floor model and the slip cover needed washing, I felt like I had hit the "mother load" and only paid $249!!! Great post, sometimes I think mine looks too country but u just changed my mind, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have long been in LOVE with an all white sofa but always to chicken to buy one. Ihave seen this sofa numerous times but I am worried about it holding up. Is it durable and comfotable...anyone have one that could let me know

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Anonymous - there are several reviews online if you Google it, I've always heard only great things about them. Here is a good site with a lot of reviews. Good luck! http://www.thetinytwig.com/2011/11/10/the-truth-about-the-white-ikea-ektorp-sectional/

melissa@thetinsel.com said...

Lovely blog! My home is all neutrals~love it!!

kelley Beverly said...

For the money this was a great small sofa.. It came very well packaged but we did notice some bolts etc missing to do the installation.

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