Well, I don’t think I’ll be making a habit of writing about furniture (even if I hopefully have to get a lot of it in the near future, as soon as I land a job and move to a new apartment).
Anyway, if the fatboy I previously wrote about is a bit expensive for you ($229-349), refreshing your existing furniture might be worth a shot. Bemz is a company based in Sweden that creates slipcovers for sofas, armchairs and cushions from IKEA. They cost a bit more than the covers you can get from IKEA, but at least they are more unique! And the selection is pretty awesome. Basically, you pick your model and you pick a fabric – they then make your product on demand, so to say.
Given that IKEA furniture is so cheap to begin with, perhaps investing in a cover to make it a bit more unique isn’t such a bad idea? I’ll probably get one at some point anyway, just need the sofa first 😉