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Before and after: designer sofa covers transform a tired settee

Tired, old settees are commonplace and sadly a lot of people’s first response is to get rid of it from their home. We often focus on the fabric and decide that it's not desirable, but it’s actually something some well-fitted covers from Plumbs can fix.

There is a lot of untapped potential in an old settee or couch. We often see well-loved but tired settees that have had their potential realised and transformed by customers. Our range of designer sofa covers have made it possible for your old settee to Forego a one-way trip to the skip and instead be refreshed and up cycled for your modern and individual taste.

From plain and outdated to floral and vibrant

This traditional 3-seater settee with worn beige patterned fabric has been covered with Protea Blossom - Ruby loose sofa covers.

Before: A traditional 3-seater settee in subtly patterned beige fabric

After: The same 3-seater sofa in contemporary Protea Blossom - Ruby sofa covers

Patterned with a floral design, the summery colour palette of Protea Blossom - Ruby sofa covers complement each other well to give a sofa cover that is quintessentially bright, breezy and refreshing. With the aid of some plain burgundy cushions that simultaneously complement and break up the pattern, this traditional 3-seater settee has gone from a plain piece of furniture that blends into its surroundings to a contemporary focal piece. It’s easy on the eye and yet still manages to keep its traditional core.

There’s no need to dry clean this fabric. For a refresh, simply remove the sofa covers and machine wash on a 30°C cycle and leave out to dry.

If you like the pattern and would like a more muted colour palette for your living room, this loose sofa cover comes as Protea Blossom - Wedgwood. These alternatives still oozes charm and elegance. With neutral-coloured background they will work beautifully with both modern and traditional decors.

How to transform your old settee with designer sofa covers

If you have a couch or armchair that’s in need of a revamp, by our skilled craftsmen and women, we’re happy to help. We have a simple, six-step process to get your old sofa or armchair looking its best again.

  1. A home visit by a Plumbs local consultant to guide you through our range of sofa cover fabrics. Our consultant will also recommend you the best fabrics they think your sofa or chair will be most suited to.
  2. A free no obligation quote, worked out in your home and provided by the consultant for the handmade settee covers you have selected.
  3. Detailed measurements of your furniture. Your consultant will take over 100 measurements of your sofa or chair so your couch covers are made exactly to size.
  4. Hand-tailored covers for a perfect fit by our craftsmen and women who make your loose covers for sofas entirely from scratch and carry out quality checks.
  5. Personal fitting of your sofa covers by your consultant at a time that best suits you.
  6. Complete the transformation with a part or total interior design makeover. Made-to-measure curtains and blinds, coordinating cushions and footstools - all can be transformed to finish off the look of your living room.

To see more information on our step-by-step process, take a minute to look on our website, all the information you need is there.

Order free fabric swatches

Why not browse our sofa cover fabrics and shortlist a few favourites? We’ll send you a free swatch pack of your chosen samples in the post.

When you’re ready to talk through your options, it’s time to book a free visit from your local consultant. They have a lot of experience and can make sure your sofa gets the makeover you deserve.

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UK-wide service
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Made-to-measure
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Free in-home consultation
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Over 800 fabrics
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