10% Off May Sale – NOW EXTENDED UNTIL 15TH JULY

MY Sofa Covers Sale

Take advantage of our latest sale and enjoy 10% discount on all new tailored Multiyork covers.

MY Sofa Covers are currently offering a 10% discount on all new Multiyork furniture covers. The offer is available on all fabrics and is valid on all orders placed between now and 15th July 2020.

If you have been debating getting your sofas recovered for a while but couldn’t decide on the right time, it is now! We have a wide range of fabric types to choose from including:
• Patterned
• Plain
• Textured
• Non-allergenic
• Extra durable
• Wipe clean
• UK sourced and manufactured


Our fabric suppliers include Jim DickensArt of the Loom and many more. We offer a free of charge fabric sample service. Please do not hesitate to get in contact should you wish to have samples sent out, or if you require any further information.

Please be aware that we are a small team and, as we are anticipating a lot of interest from this sale, lead times may be longer than usual. Orders are processed on a first come first serve basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why get your sofa recovered?

There are many benefits to recovering your sofa rather than replacing it totally. It is more cost effective, better for the environment and can be more practical. We have a few articles explaining in further detail. Read them here:

5 Reasons why you should get your Multiyork sofa recovered

10 Facts about Multiyork that will Convince you to get your Sofa Recovered

6 Things to Think about when Buying a New Sofa

Tips to Revamp your Home During the Lockdown

Now is the perfect time to make headway on any home projects you’ve been meaning to get around to. Initially it may seem that planning to revamp your home during the lockdown will prove difficult. While some jobs which are not urgent and require external help may have to wait, there are still plenty of things which can be done in the meantime. With many online retailers still open for business and offering home delivery, it may not be as tricky as you first thought. Have a read of our handy list of tips below.

Revamp your home during lockdown, our 3 simple tips.

Revamp Tip 1: Clear out clutter!

This is a big one. If you are anything like us you will have cupboards (and sometimes even rooms) full of clutter you’ve been meaning to sort through but have never had the time. Well, now you do! 

If you have a lot of clutter the task can seem overwhelming at best. Make things simpler for yourself and get a system in place. Find or purchase some storage tubs. Using colour coded stickers choose one colour for each tub to sort items into. For example:

Red = shed
Yellow = attic
Green = charity shop
Blue = tip

Make your way through each room, one cupboard at a time boxing up items appropriately. When a tub is full, store it in the relevant place. For charity shop and tip items, find somewhere out of the way to store them until the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Revamp Tip 2: Spring clean and rearrange…


Once all the clutter is out of the way you can see what you have left to work with! Give everywhere a good dust, wipe and hoover before deciding where to place everything. Try rearranging furniture in the rooms, changing photos and changing the placement of ornaments and other feature items. You’d be surprised how much of a difference small swaps as simple as moving photo frames can make. Shifting the furniture can open your mind to new possibilities within the space. Perhaps opening up a wall to use as a feature.

It may be that you’ve had your furniture arranged a certain way in order to hide scuffs. marks or stains on walls and furniture. If that is the case, find up or order a tin of paint to give the room a fresh coat.

If there are some marks or stains on your sofa which you’ve been trying to hide, consider ordering some replacement sofa covers. We are still open for business and are able to offer replacement covers for all Multiyork furniture. Unlike many other suppliers we don’t need to visit your home to measure up your furniture. We know the Multiyork patterns inside out meaning we are able to quote for and make your covers after asking just a few questions. The majority of our replacement covers can be fitted by you at home too. Get in touch to find out more

Revamp During Lockdown Tip 3: Repaint and re-purpose

If you have some old tins of paint kicking around in a cupboard, shed or garage, now presents the perfect time to use them up! 

Think about which walls could work as a feature to use up any bold colours. If you have spare paint for all of the rooms, have a look to see which walls would benefit from a fresh coat of paint. It’s incredible how a lick of paint can completely refresh a room.

If you want to go the whole hog and completely redecorate paint is available to order online along with paintbrushes and all the tools you will need. This article gives some great advice and guidance on the necessary preparations for redecorating.

Similarly, have a think about how you can spruce up any old or knackered furniture items. A battered table or dresser can quickly become a shabby chic statement piece with a little bit of preparation, paint and TLC. 

Have fun! Inspired by any of our ideas? We would love to see! Take a photo and tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the handle @mysofacovers!

COVID-19 UPDATE – WE ARE STILL OPEN

Understandably the COVID-19 pandemic is cause for concern for many businesses and individuals at the moment. With many businesses having to close, we wanted to update you all to let you know that MY Sofa Covers are still open.

We, like all independent businesses, are doing our best to work around the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to say that we are still able to operate safely in line with government guidelines. The majority of our team are now working remotely and we have introduced extra measures in our workshop for the one member of staff who is required to work from there (fortunately she lives nearby)!

As a relatively new, small business we feel extremely fortunate to be able to still operate under the current conditions. We take the safety of our employees extremely seriously and would not continue to operate if we felt any of them were at risk. Our unique circumstances in which our employees are able to work remotely or live locally to our workshop mean this can be the case.

We are a small team, and with the current situation lead times may become quite lengthy. With this in mind please bear with us as we work through enquiries. We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and rest assured we will keep in contact to keep you updated.

While many of our suppliers are still operating, some have had to close for the time being. We have plenty of fabrics in stock and are able to send out samples upon request. If there is a specific fabric which you require please get in touch! We will do our best to source your required fabric or offer a perfect alternative.

We hope you and your loved ones are well. Stay safe from all of us at My Sofa Covers.

Contact us today for your free quote!

Simple Updates to Refresh your Living Space

Whether you love your living space or hate it, even the most content amongst us will require a change occasionally. 

A change doesn’t need to be costly or a lot of work, there are many simple swaps, updates and additions we can make to transform or refresh your living space.

It could be a new trend you’ve spotted online which has taken your fancy, or just a desire for something different. Whatever it is, it doesn’t have to cost the earth and labour. It’s possible to do it right for minimal costs and effort. 

Here we will show you three ways in which you can make minimal adjustments to your space and achieve maximum impact.

1.  Make it Kew-l

Take inspiration from Kew Gardens and other botanical marvels by filling your room with plants, plants and more plants. Adding plants is one of the most effective ways to breathe a new lease of life into a room, literally. 

With plants, the options are endless – tropical plants, flowers, climbing plants, cacti, succulents, hanging plants – each can give your room a totally different look and feel.

Get a bunch of tropical floor plants to provide a rainforest feel. Find a metallic tray or terranium to create a delightful succulent arrangement. If you have shelving, some cleverly placed climbing or hanging plants can completely refresh your space. Or simply just purchasing a few beautiful bunches of flowers and placing them in different spots in your room can change it for the better.

The great thing about plants and flowers is that even just swapping the pots and vases out for different ones, or moving them to a different spot, can provide simple ways to update your room.

If you have pets or small children, be sure to check that the plants you buy are non-toxic!

2.  Reframe it

Most of us have photos, prints or pictures either standing on shelves or hung around the room in our living space. Another simple transformation which can be done is to mix these up. 

There are a few options here as one simple swap is to change the images within the frames, another is to change the actual frames  or alternatively upcycle the frames. 

If you decide to change the images within the frames and your decor is quite neutral, liven it up with some bold imagery and prints. If your decor features a lot of bold colours already, try changing it up with some subtle or geometric patterns.

Of course, many of the images we have up in our homes hold sentimental value and therefore you may not wish to change those which are on display. If this is the case for you, try changing the actual frames themselves. Many home stores sell frames at really reasonable prices, changing a thin wooden frame for a thick black or metallic can offer a totally fresh perspective.

If you’re working to a really small budget, purchase some paint from a DIY store and upcycle the frames you have. The ranges of paint available are so diverse now you can create a completely new look often for under £10. Just make sure the paint you buy is suitable for the material which your frames are made out of.

3. Fancy fabrics!

There is so much you can do with fabrics which can completely refresh your living space. From a basic change such as a new throw to something more drastic like changing your sofa covers; the options truly are vast when it comes to fabric. Another option would be to consider a new set of curtains. Again, changing these feature fixtures can totally refresh your living space.

We’re sure it comes as no surprise that we are suggesting recovering your sofa; but a new set of covers really can transform not only your furniture, but the entire room. We have a huge range of fabrics to choose from, plain to patterned, so whatever style is taking your fancy at the moment we’re certain we would have something to your taste. Get in touch today and we’d be more than happy to send out a selection of free fabric samples.

MY Sofa Covers Top Reasons to Buy Loose Covers

Changing the loose covers on your sofa is one of the simplest ways to give your living space a major update. It’s cost effective, impact-ful and, with MY Sofa Covers, super easy to do. Keep reading for our top reasons!

1)  Cost-effective

We’re all looking for more and more ways to save on costs. Whether you’re looking for ways to be more thrifty, saving up for something in particular or simply looking to cut down on non-essential spending, replacement loose covers offer an excellent wallet friendly solution. While there are cheap or budget sofa suites available on the market, replacing a full suite to the same quality as your existing Multiyork suite can cost upwards of £2000. When that is not within your budget or, it is not that high of a priority, replacement loose covers are the way forward. With loose covers you can revive your sofa at a fraction of the cost (starting from £300) – and many of our customers say it’s as if they have a brand new suite.

2)  Save time and effort on cleaning

Once a sofa suite begins to age, stains and wear and tear are inevitable. This leads to many wasted hours of wishful thinking scrubbing at the stain again and again hoping it will lift this time, or attempting to hoover up the ‘dust’ which we all know is really fade. Eliminate this frustration with a new set of loose covers. The replacement covers are made out of brand new fabric and many are machine washable meaning they are super easy to care for. If (or more likely when) they get dirty simply take them off and stick them in the wash. They will come out looking as good as new (just make sure you follow washing instructions).

3) Revive the room 

Furniture that looks a bit worse for wear can make a room look more dated than it is. By replacing the loose covers on your furniture you can liven up your room in a whole new way.  MY Sofa Covers have a vast selection of fabrics in a variety of prints, textures and styles. With everything from stripes to florals, you’ll be able to find a fabric perfect for you and the desired new look for your lounge.

4) Tie everything together

A furniture suite is typically a focal point of any room. If you’re the kind of person that collects an array of mismatched furniture and accessories, clever fabric selection on replacement sofa covers can allow you to tie the entire room together.

5)  Help protect the Environment

By making the choice to buy replacement loose covers as an alternative to completely replacing your furniture you are helping the environment! Reviving your current suite prevents it from going to landfill and doesn’t buy into the unnecessary production of new furniture.

If we’ve convinced you, send us an enquiry now! If we haven’t quite convinced you, send us an enquiry anyway – our prices just might!

How to get Rid of an Old Sofa

Get Rid of an Old Sofa

It is difficult to know what to do with unwanted items of furniture. This can leave you wondering how to get rid of an old sofa. A sofa is a large item which typically can’t go out with your usual household waste. Due to size, a sofa is also difficult to transport to elsewhere. There are also other factors to consider such as the environmental impact, along with financial costs. There are several things to think about when it comes to parting with your old sofa. And there may be more options than you first thought.

Council Collection

It is possible to arrange collection of large items with your local council. The collection must be arranged and confirmed in advance. Then the item must be left out on your allocated bin day and collected with your bins. The cost and conditions for council collection vary from council to council. You can use this link to enter your postcode and find out more about large collections with your council. 

Find a greener way to get rid of your sofa

While a council collection may be a convenient option, it is one of the less green and more costly options. According to the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA), the UK throws away around 672,000 tonnes of furniture annually. Of this waste, the society advises that over half could be re-used. Only 17% of unwanted sofas are re-purposed, with the other 83% going to landfill (read our blog post on why recovering your sofa is better for the environment for more statistics on this). With that in mind, below are some alternative methods to think about first.

Donate your old sofa to Charity

If it  is still in fairly good nick, don’t get rid of your old sofa donate it to charity. Many charities are grateful for furniture donations to stock and sell. There are several charities who accept furniture donations, some of which even assess and collect the items. Some of those which offer collection are the British Heart Foundation, Sue Ryder, YMCA, Debra, Age UK and more. If there is a charity in particular you feel strongly towards and wish to support, it’s always worth contacting your local charity shop directly to organise a drop off or possible collection. There may also be some smaller, independent charities local to your area who would gladly receive donations.

Similarly, many families are in need of furniture items and would be grateful for a second hand one. There are schemes in place which make it possible to pair those in need with second hand furniture items. These include the Furniture Donation Network and the Furniture Re-Use Network. More information on both of these schemes can be found via the links but both are free and offer collection services.

List your Unwanted Sofa on Free and/or Selling Sites

If you think you could profit from your old, sofa you could try listing it on a selling site. Sites such as Gumtree or Ebay are free to list unwanted items.
Alternatively, try the digital version of offering your unwanted sofa to the local community. Instead of leaving it on the pavement with a sign – list it on a community selling or free cycle site. Facebook marketplace is a great tool and most communities have private groups which you can request to join also. Freecycle and Freegle are the most popular sites to offer up free items for collection. You can also offer items for free on Gumtree.

Refurbish your Sofa

We’re almost certain you saw this one coming… If you invested in a quality sofa such as a Multiyork it is highly likely your sofa still has a lot more life left in it. With replacement cushion interiors and a fresh set of sofa covers your old sofa can literally be transformed to be as good as new, for a fraction of the cost of a brand new sofa. Contact us via our quote request form to find out more.

At MySofaCovers we regularly take on refurbishment and up-cycle projects to re-home. If you have a Multiyork sofa or chair which you no longer want and are happy to part ways with, send us an email with details and photos – we may come and collect it to take on as our next project.

LATE SUMMER SALE – 10% OFF

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MY Sofa Covers Late Summer Sale.

Take advantage of our late summer sale and order your replacement sofa covers now. MY Sofa Covers are currently offering a 10% discount on all new Multiyork sofa covers. The offer is available across all fabrics which we supply and is valid on all orders placed between now and 31st October 2019.

If you have been debating getting your sofas recovered for a while but couldn’t quite decide on the right time, it is now! We have a wide range of fabric types to choose from including:
• Patterned
• Plain
• Textured
• Non-allergenic
• Extra durable
• Wipe clean
• UK sourced and manufactured
Our fabric suppliers include Jim Dickens, Art of the Loom and many more. We are pleased to offer a free of charge fabric sample service so please do not hesitate to get in contact should you wish to have samples sent out, or if you require any further information.

Please be aware that we are a small team, and as we are anticipating a lot of interest from this Late Summer Sale lead times may be longer than usual. All orders will be processed on a first come first serve basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Pro-longing the Life of Your Sofa

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MY Sofa Covers top tips on how to extend the life of your sofa.

Has your sofa begun to look worse for wear? Are your cushions sagging, and the fabric beginning to look stained and worn? Cosmetic sofa wear and tear his is the case for many homes. While it can be frustrating, many of the symptoms can easily be fixed.

Lifespan

The average, good quality sofa will usually last somewhere between 7 to 15 years. Naturally, at item of furniture which is used so often will begin to show signs of wear and tear before then – particularly a well-loved sofa in a family room. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can replenish your sofa and restore it to its former glory.

Keep reading for MY Sofa Covers expert tips on how to keep your sofa looking as new as the day you bought it.

Stubborn stains

As annoying as accidentally staining your prided sofa, there are ways you can fix it when staining occurs.

Spot cleaning is a highly effective way to remove a stain from the area of fabric. If a stain has not been worked too deeply into the fabric’s fibres, spot cleaning can get rid of the stain. There are plenty of good tutorials on spot cleaning online. Read ours on how to eco clean your sofa here.

Lifeless sofa cushions

Squashed sofa cushions are not as comfortable and can quickly age a sofa. Luckily there are several easy fixes for this problem.

Regularly plumping sofa cushions before they begin to show signs of flatness can hold off the effects of flatness. Get into the habit of plumping sofa cushions once a week, so that cushions stay fluffy and comfortable. If you notice lumps inside your cushion stuffing, we recommend either sending your cushions to a re-upholsterer or purchasing replacement cushion interiors. A re-upholsterer will quickly be able to re-fill fixed sofa cushions without damaging the fabric.

If you have recently purchased a new sofa and are wondering how long the sofa cushions are likely to last, you can typically tell by the amount of money invested in the item. A high quality item of furniture is much more likely to last longer. For example an expensive seat foam is likely to last around ten years, whereas a cheaper seat stuffed with polyester and/or polyurethane foam is likely to start losing fullness after three years or so.

Worn, Faded Fabric

Even the best looked after sofas can suffer wear and tear.

Whilst fading fabric is common, preventative measures can be put in place. Consider positioning your sofa away from windows and natural sunlight. In cases where this isn’t possible, protect your sofa with a removable throw on sunny days.

Worn fabric

Unfortunately fabric has a tendency to wear or fade relatively quickly. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy a brand new sofa, more often than not the sofa frames underneath will still remain in next to new condition. Most good quality sofa frames are likely to last at least ten years. So if your sofa’s fabric is beginning to look aged, whether it’s fraying, fading or general wear and tear, you needn’t buy a brand new sofa.

Many people are under the impression that to replace sofa cover fabrics a professional re-upholsterer is required, but this is often not the case. When it comes to Multiyork sofas, MY Sofa Covers are able to identify your model by asking just a few questions and provide a solution to revive your beloved sofa. We offer durable fabrics which last and can continue to save you money and keep your sofa looking great for years to come. Contact us today!

Tailored Sofa Covers – Multiyork Grosvenor High Back Large Sofa

We recently recovered this Multiyork Grosvenor High Back Large Sofa – look at the results!

The project

Our customer requested a quote from us to recover their Multiyork Grosvenor sofa.

For many years it had been kept in the conservatory causing the original fabric to badly fade. The before image doesn’t quite do justice as to how faded it actually was. Because it was in the conservatory, the sofa wasn’t well used.

Our customer asked MY Sofa Covers to recover their sofa as they wanted to re purpose it and move it into their living room. In the living room it could be well used and made to become a focal point within the space.

Logistics

Because this particular customer lived locally and was moving house she requested we collect the sofa from the old house, make and fit the covers at our premises, and then deliver the recovered sofa to her new house. In this instance we were more than happy to accommodate.

The Fabric

Our customer chose to recover their sofa using a gorgeous, robust Art of the Loom fabric. The fabric name is Fellside Angletarn.

Our Services

MY Sofa Covers are able to easily identify your piece of Multiyork furniture and provide replacement covers. Whether it be replacement loose covers or tailored fixed covers we are able to provide incredible replacements in a range of fabrics from budget to premium.

Whatever you decide for your item of furniture, MY Sofa Covers will get it looking brand new once again so you can feel proud of your piece.

Contact us today for your quote.

MY Sofa Covers Receive Funding from the New Anglia Business Growth Programme

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MY Sofa Covers are extremely grateful to have received funding through the New Anglia Small Grant Scheme.

The New Anglia Small Grant Scheme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The scheme has provided MY Sofa Covers with funding for new equipment which has enabled the company to expand our production capacity.

What will it help us do?

The new equipment will provide MY Sofa Covers with the capability to produce more products at any one time and improve our current processes. The new equipment is a major step towards MY Sofa Covers’ longer term goals in expanding further, which in turn will create a number of local jobs.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the help and support received from the New Anglia Small Grants Scheme. Their advice has been fantastic and their contribution will be key to the continued success and growth of our company.

You can do it too

Wanting to grow your business or develop a new product? Or want to improve productivity? New Anglia LEP’s Small Grant Scheme funded by the ERDF could help you too. The scheme offers grants of up to £25,000 to Norfolk and Suffolk’s growing businesses. Under the scheme you can apply for up to 20% of your total project cost. This will provide you with the needed resource to think bigger, or invest elsewhere. Contact the New Anglia Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or visit www.newangliagrowthhub.co.uk / www.newanglia.co.uk for more information.

I’m a customer not a business, how does this help me?

Well it means that now, you just may be able to get your loose Multiyork covers even quicker. Contact us today for your quote.