I will be subletting an apartment, not sure for exactly how long and I was looking for help with one thing in particular. The apt. currently has a worn in but comfy black leather sofa, almost exactly like this one. I'm not sure its worth the expense of a slipcover, since I don't know how long I will be staying there. Do you have any ideas on how to make it softer/warm it up/make it more girly?
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Dear MP, That's a tough one! That sofa just wants to be its big, bad self (and leather is famously hard to cover as it is so slippery with fabric).
We'd say that the simplest thing to do is to get a nice throw blanket and hang it down the backrest of the sofa and then get two throw pillows to soften the front.
And remember, black is basically a warm color, so it will mix well with all other warm color: those being colors with red in them, from warm greens to cool lavenders. Patterns will also add a girly element and distract from the solid black of the sofa as well.
It won't be perfect, but it should be good enough to get you through your sublet.