There are a few items on our fix-it list before we take the Winnebago on her maiden voyage, and one of them is to modernize the interior just a bit. The interior is in pristine condition except it’s heavy on the mauve. There’s a mauve dinette, mauve window treatments, mauve carpet, mauve captain chair, and, oh yeah, a mauve jackknife couch.
Our game plan with the magnificent mauve jackknife was to cover up as much mauve as possible, without having to reupholster anything. We took a trip to Ikea to scout out some solutions and found a futon cover for $30 that fits with a little tucking in. Then lo and behold, matching cushions were awaiting us in the pillow section! We removed the old couch cushions along the back and replaced them with the Karlstad cushions. Next we tucked in the futon cover, found an old sheet to cover the bottom portion of the couch and finished the look with a map pillow and soft throw.
Feeling inspired to mod your rv couch? Here’s our Ikea shopping list:
Beddinge Sofa Bed Slipcover – $29.99 (and it came with two small pillows!)
Karlstad cushions – no longer available
Benzy Land cushion – no longer available
Gurli throw – $12.99
Old jersey knit fitted sheet – found it in the closet!
Total cost: $145.94 (includes Karlstad cushions and Benzy Land cushion that are discountinued by IKEA)