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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:53 AM
We have been on the hunt for a new sofa for a while now and fínally bit the bullet and purchased a gorgeous italian sofa by Erba for 7k including scotchguarding down from 11k (display model). We thought this was a great price and allowed us to look past the fact that it was fabric and White! The alternative was b&b italia charles in dark grey,which was a good 5k more and for the record uncomfortable. Our Erba is amazingly comfortable and looks beautiful too. This is the pic below
Now, we have got it scotchguarded but with a toddler and baby this may not be enough. Would a slip cover look awful? What idea do people have or was this a total mistake buying this with young kids?!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:58 AM
I would never buy white not just with my kids but visitors as well. My grandfather has spilled Tea numerous times ( he is 90 so I forgive him!)
We are up for a new couch but just going to replace our black leather with an other black leather.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:00 AM
I tried to attach a pic, dont think it worked.
Edited by Vesper79, 06 January 2013 - 07:01 AM.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:01 AM
Catastrophe, even with scotch guarding would be stressful I think. We have one lounge from ikea with washable covers and to be honest i prefer our leather sofa.
So would definitely get slip covers
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:07 AM
i think it was a really bad idea.
With babies and young kids you are going to regret it. UNLESS you have it in a formal lounge-room where they kids are banned.
We've got a leather lounge suite and it gets sticky and messy and yoghurt covered, BUT it wipes clean.
I've got a dining set with cream fabric seats and even though it's got stain treatment, it still doesn't clean up well.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:08 AM
It's lovely but you are crazy!!! I can't tell you what's gone on our couch, and only some of that was from kids!!!! We also got the store protection treatment but its not like youve covered tge couch in a dirt repelling force field !! Id slip cover it, but also try to put something under the slip cover and pop some throws on top. I'd only remove all this when I wanted to show it off!!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:10 AM
Nice lounge - looks comfy. If you do get it professionally cleaned you will need to have it scotchgarded again.
We have a standard lounge and two recliners from Harvey Norman and have had it steam cleaned a few times and always get it scotchgarded again
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:16 AM
It's gorgeous. You're crazy! I wish you nothing but the best keeping it clean. My kids are pretty neat but they have still managed to spill/drop/mess our lounge up, and every time I thank my stars it is a dark leather that I can wipe clean. I would have massive anxiety with a white lounge.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:19 AM
Im having anxiety already and its not even delivered yet!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:29 AM
Oh, you don't have pets too do you? I can't imagine a cat and a white fabric lounge...
But then again, i can't imagine paying that much for one lounge and not a whole suite (leather) either!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:34 AM
Madness. Is it too late to return it? If you cover it with slip covers it could be any counch uner there right? I think save the pretty (and expensive) sofa till the kids move out.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:47 AM
You've bought the lounge already, so unless you can exchange it, I would definitely put a slip cover on it, preferably one custom made to fit the lounge. You could choose another colour for the slip that will hide any potential stains better. Then when the kids are older - voila - you remove the cover and you have your beautiful white lounge, ready to enjoy in pristine condition!
Different story but I regret not putting some kind of cover over my black leather lounge when I first bought it as my cat was a kitten then and was a bit crazy on smooth surfaces and slid across the chaise lounge bit and scratched it a fair bit. Anyway just mentioning that regret in case it helps you with your decision.
Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 06 January 2013 - 07:48 AM.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:57 AM
I have a dark brown sofa with washable covers and DS is 5. Thankfully I can sponge most of it off. Most dirt comes from his hands and I'm quite a stickler for him washing his hands. I also have wipes handy all the time. His fave is to pick his nose and .........
Make sure you don't put newspapers on it, handbags etc. Anything like that adds dirt and eventually it gets a bit of a grey look around the edges.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:59 AM
See how that lady is standng on the lounge?
Yep, that's probably what your kids would do.
Buy two sets of slip covers and rotate them when you wash them so they can't get to the lounge in between.
Then buy new slip covers every couple of years until they move out.
Then you can have your lounge back!
(Don't worry - I feel your pain - DH insisted on a white leather set, we don't' have kids but it already has pen marks and just gets generally grubby from use. I have to clean it more regularly than I would another colour).
Edited by eyesabove, 06 January 2013 - 07:59 AM.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:09 AM
It's very pretty , but I wouldn't buy it in a million years and I don't even have kids.
We have a black leather ls and a brown leather ls.... We conditioner treat then every few weeks and wipe them down whenever necessary....
White carpet drives me crazy .... White furniture is a no
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:41 AM
Thanks people, i wouldnt have bought it without the big discount, which kinds mitigates the potential problems!
2 slip covers it is....
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