Living in a household with as many bodies as we have, our couches sure do take a beating. When we originally bought the sofa and love seat, I wanted to be sure to pick a color that wouldn't show the dirt, so I went with a deep forest green...no one told me it would fade! LOL. So while, they look just horrible and smooshed, the frames are actually still quite strong and sturdy, plus having kids in the home and three canines, I just cannot justify splurging on something like a brand new set. So, my choices were either have them re-stuffed and reupholstered or slip cover them. Well the expense at having them redone is almost as big as buying a new set so the decision was obvious at that point. SLIPCOVERS IT IS! I have to say, it's a simple change that has had a big effect. I feel like I actually have a new set and I love that I can take the covers off at any time and wash/refresh them.
This is my sad looking sofa. Granted I didn't puff up the pillows or set the cushions back into place. As you can see, Cookie thinks the whole thing is her bed.
What a difference. This is actually the love seat, placed at an "L" from the sofa. I'm still fussing a bit with the slipcover, getting them into place and what not, but I think they look pretty darn good. I like that they are "lighter" and "fresher". I live in a rather cozy home, so the lighter colors really seem to make it feel more "airy".