Friday, May 1, 2009

white couches

a do or a don't?





pic. 1 unknown
pic. 2 IKEA
pic. 3-5 Country Living

20 comments:

Vanilla Lavender said...

Definitely a do! Lovely!

Ajalee's Sweet Life said...

Definitely a do!!1 I have a white couch and chairs and I LOVE them!!! Just pop the covers in to the washing machine with some oxiclean and you are good to go :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I love the look. However, I'll speak from abit of real life experience here. I've owned an ivory sofa and loveseat before and they didn't look like that for long.

Slip covers are definately the way to go if you're going to attempt such a light colour on something you sit on so often. And eat on. And drink on. And, well, just live on. Unless you tuck it into a very seldom used room of course...

Donna

Jill said...

My new for summer, white slipcover just arrived this week! I love it - they are bleachable! I will be posting pics soon (which for me will be like in 3 months at the rate I am currently blogging! The white slipcovered has created a whole pillow dilemma....

Katy said...

Well, a DO in someone else's home...... a DON'T in my household.
However, I love the look tremendously!

Fabulously french said...

I love them but they would be a nightmare to keep clean and would never look as white once washed, a bit like white lingerie :-)

Jess said...

Absolutely a "do"! Just ordered our contemporary rolled arm couches in white leather-- easier to clean up than our ikea slipcover sofa!

Tracey said...

Love couch #4 and the way white couches look unfortunately with 2 cats and 2 dogs and 1 3 year old, it's not going to work in my house.

Tricia said...

A do! I have them and four kids & a doxie- slipcovers are the answer. Washable ones...

jbrinda1 said...

I've been drooling over the Ikea chaise for months. I'm just trying to figure out where to put it!

Jodi said...

I think the white is lovely, but I have a rambunctious 2 year old and a 2nd on the way. White furniture is just not practical.

I've been considering white or off white slipcovers, though!

The Mermaid Cottage said...

I have white slips that are close to 10 years old and two black cats! These slipcovers have been barfed on, spilled on, peed on a time or two, have had chocolate chips melted into them....I could go on and on. I treat the spots with Shout and throw them in the washer...sometimes I use Rit fabric whitener. They still look fantastic. Nothing lifts a room like white!

SCmama1971 said...

White couches are a DO for me! We have two from Ikea and I love them! Really versatile.

:)

Deb said...

Oh, definitely a YES in my book! White slipcovers are so fresh and crisp for spring & summer... and with some Oxyclean, they stay as pristine white as when they came out of the bag!

Sheryl said...

Real Life: My parents gave us their white couch and chair. You see everything! If you can pop slipcovers into the wash, that's another thing.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I adore it. But, I imagine with 4 dogs, kids, and my husband I'd need at least 2 slipcovers because 1 would always be in the wash.
I keep telling everyone that no matter what color your fabric on your sofa it will get dirty, so slipcover and go with what ya love.

Coastal Nest. said...

Definately, slip cover of course..
washy washy fabulous-o!!

Sara said...

Totally a "do" !!! .... I just bought a white couch on craigslist for the playroom....you'll be seeing pics of it soon! I go with what I love.....not what the majority thinks I should do.....can't wait to see white couches in your home soon!

windhula said...

Oh yah, baby...white couches all the way. White couches can be any style, modern, country, etc. I have two couches that were very light but were constantly dirty so I slipcovered 'em in white canvas denim and I have 2 little boys. It totally works for us. When they get dirty and I throw them in the wash and bleach them. Who else can do that?

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