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Ikea Sofa Transformation With Linen Cover by Bemz
I love the idea of bringing a new life to old furniture. We bought a used IKEA 3-seated Kivik sofa for our apartment on Facebook Market. Then we got covers from the Scandinavian brand Bemz. It is a company that specializes in creating high-quality, custom-fit covers for IKEA furniture. This allows you to update the look of your IKEA pieces without purchasing new furniture.

In addition to the custom covers, Bemz also offers a range of other accessories and options, such as cushions, and even furniture legs, to help you create a unique and personalized look for your IKEA furniture.

Using custom covers from Bemz is a great way to bring new life to the old furniture and add some unique style to your home. Plus, it's an environmentally-friendly option that allows you to extend the life of your furniture and reduce waste.
There are several ways of transforming your Ikea sofa:
  • If you already have an Ikea sofa - you can elevate it by buying a new cover;
  • You can buy used furniture and then change the covers;
  • Or you can buy a new sofa and change the cover to the one, that you like the most and make your sofa more unique.
01
FIND YOUR INTERIOR INSPIRATION
I wanted to create a warm, cozy feel with a soft, but at the same time modern look. I like the soft minimalism trend in interior design. It perfectly fits our current home decor.

The soft minimalism color scheme is all about the foundation of the neutral tone, but they're not limited to shades of other colors. Neutrals including gray, white, beige, caramel, black, and earthy, wood tones are commonly used in soft minimalist designs.

02
CHOOSE YOUR SOFA MODEL
You need to find out which Ikea sofa model you have or which one are you going to buy. I bought a used 3-seated Kivik sofa on Facebook Market. I find the Kivik model perfect in terms of combining the soft feeling and edgy corners.
03
CHOOSE A COVER FABRIC
The last and most important step is to choose a fabric that you like the most. The easiest way is to decide on the material type first. Ask, yourself, do you like harder or softer materials? Do you prefer neutral, earthy color tones or bright ones? Do you like light color palettes at home or you prefer dark ones? On the Bemz website, there is a huge range of fabrics: cotton, linen, wool, velvet, and others. And all are in different colors and patterns.
The Bemz offers the ability to order fabric samples on their website to see the texture, color tone, and material.
It's such a great idea to be able to see the fabrics in real life and compare them before ordering. I ordered 5 different fabric samples and was comparing them to my home walls furniture, decor, etc. to see how contrasting and suitable the color tone and material are.

And my final decision was a Natural Linen fabric cover in natural linen color. I find it's color and texture cozy and soft. Exactly what I wanted! I think is a great choice for people who want a relaxing area at home.
IKEA KIVIK SOFA TRANSFORMATION PROCESS
The process of changing the covers itself was really fast and smooth.
I hope that you enjoyed this blog post about the process of how I transformed the old Kivik sofa.

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See you next time,
Arina

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Disclosure: This blog post is gifted in collaboration with the Bemz brand.
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