🎄 Christmas – we’re closed, re-opening 4th January 2021

Firstly, we’d like to wish anyone who is celebrating a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We know that this year will be very different for many of us, and may be quite different to what you had planned, but we hope you have a wonderful time despite that.

We will be closed from 23rd December 2020 until 4th January 2021. If you require any help regarding an outstanding order, quotation or query over the Christmas break please contact us via sales@mysofacovers.com. We will be monitoring emails for any urgent enquiries therefore email will be the best method of contact. As our team will all be on annual leave over the Christmas period please be prepared for some delay in response during this time.

If you’re looking for some home decor inspiration during this time, check out some of our blog posts. Our latest one is all about creating a tranquil space to escape this winter.

Thank you for your support this year and see you in 2021.

Best wishes,
MY Sofa Covers

P.s. We’re going to be upping our Instagram game in the New Year. Make sure you follow us for some great home styling looks!

Creating a Tranquil Space to Escape this Winter

Creating a Tranquil Space to Escape this Winter

2020 – the year of making our homes a calming and enjoyable place to be. Creating a tranquil space to live and escape from the doom and gloom has been high priority for many homeowners across the UK. 76% to be exact. According to a report conducted on behalf of money.co.uk, this is the percentage of UK homeowners who spent money on home renovations during the first lockdown.

According to the same report, the top reason for homeowners wanting to make these improvements is interesting. It was not to increase property value but rather to make their homes a more comfortable place to be. This reason accounted for a whopping ⅔ of homeowners surveyed.

The report also suggests that the trend for investing in homes won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Almost three quarters (73%) of the homeowners admitted that even as lockdown eases, they will continue to stay home as much as possible.

With that in mind, here are our top tips for creating your safe haven:

Light it up –

For optimum zen flood the room with natural light during the day and light it subtly in the evening. To optimise natural light in your room make sure your curtains and blinds can be fully drawn. Ensure no large items of furniture are obscuring the window or light path. Finally, cleverly place mirrors in positions which reflect and bounce the light around the room.

When choosing lighting, look for warm yellow and gold bulbs rather than white. Also, use lamps rather than the main light. A standing corner lamp with a table lamp in the middle will be perfect in an average sized room. Of course if your room is an odd shape, you may need to consider an additional lamp or two to light up all the nooks and crannies. 

Use fairy lights to create a cute and subtle glow too. They don’t just have to be for Christmas. Fairy lights are becoming more and more popular to decorate a room all year round. 

Clear the clutter –

There is nothing calm about clutter. There is a huge difference between soft furnishings, photographs and ornaments making a room feel lived in and cosy to just straight up clutter. 

For people prone to clutter, use a drawer or an ottoman to stash the items away. This is a great solution until you are able to get around to sorting, filing or clearing them away properly. Creating a tranquil space is about finding the perfect balance between calm and cosy. When you get it right your mind will thank you for it.

Cuddle corners –

You need your seating area to draw you in when you look at it. Whether it’s to put your feet up and watch a movie, rest your eyes for a nap, cuddle a loved one or sink in and read a good book – it needs to be a place you want to be. 

If it’s not, consider changing it. There are many things you can do to make it more desirable without changing the whole suite. You could give it a good clean (we’ve got some great tips for you here), replace the loose covers in a stunning new fabric or simply spruce it up with some soft furnishings – scatter cushions, blankets and throws can work magic on a budget. 

Prioritise your vision for the room –

A living room often needs to be a multi-purpose space. Some people use the space as a stand alone room used exclusively for TV and Netflix, some use the room as a tech free zone purely for reading, some use it is a joint living and dining space, some use it as a social space and some use it as a private space. 

Decide what you want yours to be and what functions it needs to serve. If it needs to serve multi-functions look at how you can divide the room using furniture or screens to create the cosy areas desired. 

If you feel including a social space is compromising your sanctuary, think about using alternative rooms as your social areas. Also consider temporary ‘pop-up’ or ‘pull-out’ solutions to create the social space as and when it’s required. Furnishing the room with storage which doubles up as seating, extendable furniture or investing in a set of comfy stackable seats can offer the extra seating capacity needed for when you have visitors without you having to sacrifice your tranquil alone time.

Interior Design Trends Autumn/Winter 2020

From pumpkin latte colours, timeless neutrals and granny chic styling to the must have accessories. We’ve got you covered on the latest looks for this year’s hibernation season.

Interior Design Trends – Colours

Neighbourly Neutrals

Neutral colours are timeless because they just work. Neutrals provide calm and restfulness in the home while also acting as a base for styling. We love a play on the classic neutral palette by using greys instead of cream and linen shades. Grey neutrals paired with chunky knit throws and rich coloured velvet scatter cushions can create a delightfully inviting texture.

Spice is Nice!

Warm earthy colours not only add depth to a room but they are extremely cosy and comforting. Think oranges, browns and autumnal shades. Including these tones in your colour scheme will ramp up the desire to snuggle on the sofa with a hot drink in seconds.

Interior Design Trends – Patterns and styling

Granny Chic

Granny chic is all about layering. Think patterned wallpaper, full-length curtains and highly patterned rugs. Furniture covers are velvet in bold colours such as violet, coral and teal. Tone it down by breaking up patterns with colour blocks and neutrals.

Teeny Tiny Florals

Delicate floral prints create a cute backdrop without being overpowering. Paired with velvet soft furnishings or clashed against other patterns in a granny chic style, however you do it the results will be stunning. Velvet is a staple this season. Perfect for the colder months, it’s classic, elegant and feels cosy.

Naturally Nature

Being immersed in nature is key for our wellbeing. Bring it indoors by using aged woods for furniture, shelving and flooring and using a soft green colour palette on walls and furnishings. Choose a pretty throw or scatter cushion covers in a nature themed pattern. Tranquil.

Interior Design Trends – Accessories and furniture

Carefully Cane

Cane is everywhere this season – sideboards, beds, coffee tables, sofas and chairs. Cane typically has a light, washed finish to give it an aged appearance – perfect for a rustic look. As well as cane, rattan has also made a resurgence. Lightweight furnishings such as these can be styled up or down creating a beautifully natural or retro look.

We have a huge range of fabrics available to suit any of the above interior design trends for this season. Get in touch with our customer service team today to request your fabric samples.

Creating a Bright and Cosy Space for Autumn/Winter

If you experience serotonin depletion and low moods in Autumn/Winter you are not alone. It’s a common occurrence for many to notice a dip in moods – as many as one in three Brits are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If this sounds like you, tailoring your decor and creating a bright, cosy space for Autumn/Winter would be beneficial.

A connection has been established between sunlight and the brain’s release of serotonin. Studies have shown that serotonin boosts a person’s mood whilst also providing a calming effect and allowing more focus. Without enough exposure to sunlight your serotonin levels can drop, resulting in a higher risk of low mood and depression. As a result, many people suffer with this mood disorder which follows a seasonal pattern.

Whether you are affected as extremely as this or not, there are still mental health benefits associated with increased, or at least maintained, sunlight levels.

Read on for some useful tips on how to create a bright but cosy space over the winter months to maximise the available sunlight in your home.

First things first – clutter

The simplest and best place to start is to clear clutter. In small rooms especially, unnecessary furniture, piles of miscellaneous items and packed shelves not only close a space, they can also disrupt the flow of light in a room. The more items in a room the more shadows and the more potential obstructions to the natural light.

Clearing surfaces, shelves and floor space of unused items will instantly brighten a room, reduce dark corners and offer more surfaces for light reflection. Keeping the room clean and dust free will maximise this also.

You’ll want to keep some furnishings and accessories for contrasting (more on this later) and to create a cosy, lived in feel but many of us go way too overboard. Strip it back to the basics, and as you work through this list reassess the space at each step and work out what you can and can’t get away with. A minimalist theme is the way forward when wanting to keep your living room light and airy. 

On reflection…

The exception to the clutter rule here is mirrors. Cleverly placed mirrors can make a room appear larger whilst also bouncing any natural light around the room. Including metallics and glossy surfaces in your overall aesthetic helps with this too.

Try placing a mirror where the light reflects onto a matte white surface. This offers a diffusion effect which creates a cosy glow. 

Be thoughtful with your mirror placements, too many, or any in the wrong positioning, can result in an undesired glare. Experiment with a couple in different areas of your room to see what produces the best results.

White = light!

The lighter the colours used in the space, the lighter the result. If you are looking to redecorate completely, look at any existing colours on the walls and go a few shades lighter. Where you have dark feature walls, switch them up to be bright and light colours. Whites, creams and light greys reflect sunlight which make rooms look clean and brighter. Similarly using pastel colours can produce a bright and calming effect.

If your ceiling is any colour other than white, repaint it to make the most of the reflective properties and give the illusion of a higher ceiling.

If you don’t have the budget or just are not looking to redecorate use neutral styling to brighten the space instead. A cream throw over a dark sofa offers a contrast whilst covering a large surface area of darkness. Similarly a nude colour rug on a dark carpet can instantly brighten up a room.

You can even use wall art to brighten the space. Hang large white, pastel or neutral canvasses, prints or paintings over dark walls to offer relief from the gloom during winter months.

Contrast is Key

Using whites, pastels and neutrals are great for brightening up a space but can often leave a room feeling void of personality or a little on the cool side. Cosiness in a living space over Autumn and Winter are essential and you can have them both! Contrasting darker autumnal colours with the bright and white neutrals effectively injects a bit of personality and warmth back into a room, without undoing all the hard work you’ve put in to make the room bright and airy.

Layering is the trick here. Use scatter cushions in an earthy fabric or a second throw over top of your neutral throw to offer a colour splash. Include a piece of wall art using autumn tones among your neutral artwork and look at any other accessories which you can switch or add to provide the warm layer – candle holders, curtains, plant pots, lamps and lampshades or even furniture such as a new chair or sideboard.

Selecting the right fabrics is essential when creating a bright and cosy Space for Autumn/Winter. Contact us today to talk about our fabric range and request your free samples.


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!


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

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.