I am prepping a condo for Airbnb and the sofa is UGLY. I am on a budget and have been researching creative ways to improve the sofa. Has anyone successfully used a slipcover for a sleep sofa?
Is it dirty or are you just looking for a new look?
@Sunny Alexander that is an ugly sofa. Not sure about slip covers for a pull-out. What if you bought a colorful, washable throw blanket? like a simple yellow or orange one. And then the cleaners would toss it in the wash with sheets etc
@Sunny Alexander any slip cover is going to go over the entire couch, so it will make it harder to use the sleeper sofa. I understand having a budget, but old and outdated furniture will affect your reviews and income potential. Just something to consider. Spending $800 may seem like a lot, but at $150 a night, you come out ahead after 6 nights. So just a few days extra occupancy in the year will make all your money back.
One idea is use a slip cover, but provide instructions on how to remove and put back on. Not ideal, but it could get you by until you have more money.
im sure pinterest would have some amazing ideas. Have you tried that outlet?
if it was dirty iwould of gave you some pointers.
Go to your local thrift store and buy a gently used leather sofabed for $200. Use a nice Navajo blanket to cover if needed.
How much for an ikea replacement?
@Gianni Mancinelli , I just busted out laughing! It is UGLY. I may try the throw blanket....or buy a new sofa, although I have been told "no" a couple of times with the plan of buying a new sofa.
Happy to report the UGLY sofa is GONE! I cannot begin to tell you the sweat, pain, and frustration of getting said sofa into the condo. We had it delivered 4 hours before the guest was scheduled to arrive....we needed all 4 hours to get this sucker inside the condo. On the plus side, it looks AMAZING!
Hi @Sunny Alexander , You can try to use a slipcover or adorn it with colorful throw pillows, and you may want to check Pinterest for better ideas
Looks great and I think you'll be glad you went with a new one!
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