IKEA Tidafors Sofa Slipcover Hack

Tidafors Sofa Before the Hack

A little bit sick of the way your Tidafors sofa looks, and want to give it a makeover? Thinking of having it re-upholstered but don’t want to spend thousands? Well a little DIY, persistence and slipcovers from Comfort Works may help you do just that. Here’s the original sofa: It wasn’t as tough as expected, but it did require a… Read more →

6 Ways to Save Thousands When Shopping for Furniture

online bargain shopping

Besides going to just IKEA, which is not that cheap by the way – there are actually other ways to save thousands of dollars when shopping for furniture. Moving in to your new place can be daunting, especially when it comes completely unfurnished but it can really be fun to play “interior designer” at times. The problem is making sure… Read more →

IKEA Alternatives – Just Because You Can!

CB2's amazing outdoor collection

Do you have IKEA fatigue? Maybe you’re bored of IKEA, or maybe you just hate the experience of shopping there, but we thought it’s definitely worth the time to share with you some of our alternatives to shopping at the big blue Swedish store.   1. Craigslist / Gumtree These two sites are probably most well known in the English-speaking… Read more →

Top 3 Reasons to Save your Sofa this Earth Day!

earth day 2017

What will you be doing this April 22, 2017? How about saving your sofa this Earth day? Every year, families around the world would one day wonder, “where should my old sofa go?”. And it’s painfully sad that we should have the mindset of throwing away the sofa instead of trying to salvage it. And we aren’t even talking about… Read more →

Muji Beads Sofa (Or Bean Bag Cushion) Review

Muji Beads Sofa with Girl Lying on Top

Stone the crows, it’s a bean bag mate. And a bloody comfortable one at it. This is our review of Muji’s Bean Bag Cushion, or as you lot call it, the Beads Sofa. I hear the Seppos call it the Body Fit Cushion ey. OVERVIEW Muji is this Japanese brand which means no-brand, quality goods. And they mean it. Big… Read more →

Velvet Sofa Covers – Style over Practicality? We Don’t Think So!

Karlstad Slipcovers in Rouge Emerald fabric with piping by Comfort Works

It’s been less than 6 months since we launched our new velvet fabrics for slipcovers and we’ve been overwhelmed with the amazing reception and responses we’ve been getting from everyone. We’ve been fielding questions left and right about this, including concerns about how practical the fabric can be for sofa covers. In case you’re wondering, yes, these slipcovers can be taken off and machine… Read more →

5 Sustainable Ways to Create a Better Living/Work Space

Karlstad armchair Gaia White

Many people would tell you that you can arrange tables or paint the walls a different colour to maximise productivity. But as a general rule of thumb – here are 5 ways that you should always remember if you want a better environment to work or live in.   1. Renovate Actually this should be the very last resort if… Read more →

IKEA’s Ektorp Sofa Hack – How We Modernised A Classic

A cute Triceratops on top of the armrest of an Ektorp sofa with a custom sofa cover set in Shire Rust by Comfort Works

Everyone knows the Ektorp sofa. Pleated long-skirt, round arms, a classic look. Is it too dated and unfashionable? I say ‘Yes’, but it doesn’t have to be! But first… But how? With minimal work, that’s how. Simply obtain a set of customised slipcovers, or sofa covers for the non-US, for your Ektorp sofa. We are unashamedly the best (read: only)… Read more →