Style Up Your Ikea Furniture With Bemz

March 6, 2014 0


Not long ago it was deep wintertime and I was roaming the streets of Stockholm with eight design blogger friends. It was one Stockholm evening that we were invited to the beautiful Bemz showroom in the Swedish capital. We were welcomed by a super friendly crew and the Bemz founder Lesley Pennington. Naturally, we made ourselves comfortable on colorful sofas with Bemz covers and enjoyed tidbits and drinks while we were introduced to the success story of the company and asked to accept a little design challenge: we had to create our own cushion cover.

The design challenge was really fun although I was totally out of space and had no idea where to start from and then I had too many ideas so that the end result was pretty chaotic to say the best. But I didn’t mind because I was surrounded by beautiful fabrics, swatches and colours. Thanks again for a fun evening, Bemz!

Bemz is a fantastic way to freshen up the most popular Ikea sofas and chairs and style up your cushions. The custom covers for Ikea furniture come in all kind of colours, patterns and fabrics – it is up to you to choose and define your personal lifestyle. This idea really speaks to me – it gives you the freedom to decide what you want for your home and it enables you to update your furniture without being forced to buy new pieces and spend a lot of money. 

Do you own an Ikea sofa or chair at home? And what about the cover? Would you consider changing your cover any time soon?

Photography by Igor Josifovic and via Bemz

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  • Reply bine March 6, 2014 at 08:37

    Klingt nach einer spannenden Challenge! Ich hab tatsächlich ein Ikea Sofa, allerdings ist das noch relativ neu und braucht noch kein Update. 🙂 Wie gut, dass ein Dunkelgrau/Anthrazit so pflegeleicht ist und man sämtliche Farben in Form von Kissen damit kombinieren kann.

    Einen schönen Tag und liebe Grüße!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 6, 2014 at 08:54

      Ja, das graue Sofa ist echt optimal für Farbkombinationen und pflegeleicht. Und falls Du mal Abwechslung für Dein Ikea Sofa brauchst, weißt Du ja, wo es ganz einfach was zu finden gibt:-) Schönen Donnerstag & liebe Grüße!

  • Reply elisabetta @italianbark March 6, 2014 at 09:01

    Wow! I had a look at Bemz website and it’s so full of different fabrics! It’s a great idea for customizing ikea

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey March 6, 2014 at 13:12

    Hey. Cool post mister. Some nice looking’ bloggers on there too 😉 That was indeed a fun evening.
    The space in that first pic is so bright & airy. Has a real spring feel about it.

  • Reply KATJA/ NEOVIA HOUSE March 6, 2014 at 14:01

    Bemz is great! I have had an Ikea armchair for ten years now, and it has been regurlarly updated with Bemz covers. From white to terracotta to grey, and back to white again..(picture here: Who knows what colour it will be covered in next…there really are so many options to choose from 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 6, 2014 at 17:43

      Fabulous, Katja! I am off to check out your pictures! Glad to have a first-hand Bemz experience from you!

  • Reply Hoflove March 6, 2014 at 15:04

    Ich finde es echt toll, wie viele verschiedene Firmen es mittlerweile gibt, die einem die Möglichkeit geben, seine Ikea-Sachen zu individualisieren. Da unser Schlafsofa-Bezug so langsam ein bisschen schäbig wird, guck ich mich da gleich mal direkt um.
    Liebe Grüße, Kathy

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 6, 2014 at 17:43

      Finde ich auch Kathy – das macht irgendwie auch mehr Spaß. So hat dann halt nicht jeder immer genau die gleichen Möbel/Designs zuhause.

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt March 6, 2014 at 17:24

    How awesome is that website?!! I’m not looking for a new fabric right now but we have a Karlstad sofa and I was checking out the available fabrics. This is definitely the go-to place if we want to go bold one day!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 6, 2014 at 17:42

      Exactly Lisa! It’s a great way to change the look of the Ikea sofa once you feel it’s time for it or if it shows traces of wear. Great, individual and reasonably priced I think.

  • Reply tina @ colourliving March 11, 2014 at 06:13

    Hahahaha. Not sure what Gerard is laughing about.. he hated making a cushion cover:-))
    Nice post!

  • Reply venkata pathy April 5, 2014 at 10:09

    Hi very nice post, good to see such a very good collection of Interior Furnitures. These interior furniture’s really enhance the beauty of the house. Thanks for posting.

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