a living room refresh with Bemz

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Renovating a house is a funny thing… you start one room and in the midst of that project, you start to cast an editing eye around to the other rooms. Or at least that’s the trap I keep falling into! Lately I’ve been feeling like the living room needed a bit of a refresh, especially since I haven’t changed that room much in almost a year. One major change we made recently was to get an IKEA couch and then increase the drama with a new slipcover from Bemz; the effect is quite dramatic, but also very livable and comfy!

a budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhacka budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhack

When Bemz initially reached out to partner, I was really excited to work with them because I have always wanted a linen sofa. The thing is that I could never actually afford a linen sofa! Thankfully, Bemz is known for making stylish covers for IKEA pieces. Once I’d selected a sofa with clean lines, I ordered free swatches in a variety of colors and stripes. It was really easy to order them — the hard part was picking just one!

a budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhacka budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhack

I was really pleased to find out that not only is their linen dreamy and the perfect weight, but also machine washable. When the cover arrived, I couldn’t help but bury my face in it. It’s not hyperbole when I say this: I want every surface in my home to be linen. I love it that much.

a budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhacka budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhack

I was also delighted to find out that these high-quality sofa covers are tailor-made, meaning that each one is custom made for you as soon as you order it. This ensured that each corner of my sofa was perfectly covered, no awkward sagging, draping, or adjusting after you have a movie night. The new slipcovered sofa looks so sophisticated… my dream.

a budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhack

Before this experience, I was definitely someone who groaned at the mention of a slipcover. I grew up in a house where my mom always draped these unwieldy, slippery slipcovers over our sofas that were just constantly disheveled looking. There was no way to get comfortable without totally messing up the slipcover! I think I was a bit traumatized, to be honest. This experience with Bemz was so positive though that I think I’m on Team Slipcover now!

a budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhacka budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhack

If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly living room refresh, be sure to check out Bemz!

Styling by Jojotastic, photography by Meghan Klein.

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8 Comments

  1. 7.28.17
    Janis said:

    Which IKEA sofa do you have and which style cover did you choose?

    • 7.28.17
      joanna said:

      Hi! This is the Karlstad 3-seater covered with the Loose Fit Urban cover in Indigo Brera Lino linen.

  2. 7.28.17
    Danielle Rivera said:

    Are you kidding me with these slip covers?! They’re so crisp + clean! I wonder if I can get one for my IKEA sectional… SO GREAT!

    • 7.28.17
      joanna said:

      You totally should! I’m obsessed with mine :)

  3. 7.27.17

    The couch is so cute! I also used to hate slipcovers, but this post is making me reconsider.

    • 7.28.17
      joanna said:

      Thank you! I am totally in the same boat. I had no idea a slipcover could be this good. Mind = blown!

  4. 7.27.17
    Dana Moss said:

    Get out of here! Haha! I am in love with the new slipcover! We have the exact same couch and I’m so over the dark gray that we have now.

    • 7.27.17
      joanna said:

      Ha! Isn’t it so cute?? You should totally get one of these. Linen is an instant upgrade ;)