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My daybed update

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I love how small updates can make a big impact. Recently I've grown a little tired of the original IKEA cover in pale grey on our Söderhamn chaise longue (in the window nook), plus it was starting to look, well, a bit manky (think foot marks, splashes of hot chocolate, you name it!). So earlier this week I swapped it for a new Bemz Loose Fit Urban slipcover in Rosendal Pure washed Linen - Medium Grey and I'm soooo happy with the result! Not only does it feel extra cosy (I love the darker colour!) it also matches the rest of my sitting room - perfect! 

I already had the Söderhamn chaise longue with a cover, but if you're ordering a new one from IKEA you can buy one without the cover for less and then add the Bemz cover at home (it's so easy to put on!). A quick side-note: I bought the baby's breath wreath at a flower shop in town back in December - it's been in the hall for ages but I think I might just have found a new spot for it, what do you think?

You may remember the touch of chestnut from my bedroom make-over. I think the 40 x 60 cushion in Malmen velvet chestnut adds a lovely warm touch to the window nook too. I love the exposed seams and relaxed look of the Loose Fit Urban - it's what drew me to this style. 

In this last pic you can catch a glimpse of my Chinese Money plant (I love the shape of the leaves!) and my book The Scandinavian Home (not that I sit and read my own book....but I do like to dip and out for inspiration, press interviews etc). After all - there's no such thing as a cosy corner without plants and books, don't you agree?! 

Photography: ©Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home

Aaaaah, so pleased with it! If anyone's looking for me I'll be cosying up here for the rest of the day!

Have a cosy day!


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LATEST COMMENTS:

  1. Thanks so much for the discount. I love the colour of the chaise and the pillows - and think that Bemz is such a wonderful idea. I am planning to cover the Ikea Vimle sectional in Zarazoga Velvet to in either charcoal or zinc to give some high contrast in my Scandi-modern home. Thanks for all the inspiration your site provides; I love reading your posts.

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    1. That sounds perfect! Definitely go for that idea! Yay!

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  2. I looked at the Söderhamn at Ikea but do not like the little feet showing, but love the style. So I can order a cover that would cover the feet, or is that only on the chaise?

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    1. Yes! I did that in my sitting room (you can click through from this post or search ‘my sitting room bemz’ smx You’ll see my Söderhamn with a Bemz urban loose fit cover which covers the legs! So happy with it.

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  3. Awesome awesome awesome!!! Only you can bring the look, Niki. Perfect! The fabric looks ultimately soft and the products are excellent, Niki. I ordered a grey with white fabric. :)

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  4. What a beautiful spot! I love the light over your daybed. Can you tell me where it is from?

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