Enter Comfort Works. A company based in Australia that makes, one at a time, slipcovers for IKEA furniture. From my first request for swatches until the slipcover was on my sofa the experience has been wonderful. I got the look I wanted…casual but a little more refined. A lovely cream instead of white. Perfectly me.
I found Comfort Works when I was doing my research on the Ektorp sofa before I bought it. They were always in the back of my mind if the white slipcover didn’t work out. A few months into living with the white slipcover it became obvious that it wasn’t for me. I ordered swatches from Comfort Works and the process began. I chose this linen-look fabric called Kino Natural. Their selection of fabrics is huge and varied. You can get a totally custom look for an off the rack price. Can’t beat that.
Here’s a few things to keep in mind:
- Order the free swatches. It takes about 10 days to get them but it’s worth the wait. We all know how different things can look on computer monitors.
- Since the slipcovers are made one at a time, lead time is 4 to 5 weeks. I used that time to paint, choose other furniture, etc. My slipcovers came before I was ready.
- The piping and construction is beautiful. The zippers are sturdy and the fit is right on.
- My slipcover is under $300.00. For that price I am getting a great product and yet I can switch it out without breaking the bank.