Living the Linen Life: Switch Out Your Slipcovers for Summer

Living the Linen Life: Switch Out Your Slipcovers for Summer

Jennifer Hunter
Jul 31, 2013

These days, all I want to put on my body is breezy, light linen, so when I went home last night to lounge on my wool sofa, it seemed a little counterproductive to my quest to be cooler.  

Since I'm not exactly keen to replace my furnishings every time the weather does a 15° swing, I stumbled upon an idea  that was as easy as changing my clothes.  Solution?  A Slipcover! 

Don't be afraid.  Yes, these fabrics are light in both weight and in color so you're tempting fate a little when it comes to stains and spills, but they're removable and therefore easily cleaned.  They're the perfect temporary solution to lounging during the dog-days of August.

Here are a few I found, but if you're crafty, you could always make your own

  1. Apartment Therapy House Tour: Eric and Alison's Chic Eclectic (their sofa is from H.D. Buttercup). 
  2. The York slipcover from Room and Board is available in many great linen neutrals.
  3. The IKEA Kivik slipcover is machine washable.  
  4. Pottery Barn's line of Windsor furniture has a specially-designed cover for a perfect fit. 
  5. The slipcover for the Crate and Barrel Klyne Sofa is made of easy woven cotton.  

Want more slipcover action?

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