COMPETITION: Win a John Lewis Aquaclean sofa worth £1,249

Post in association with Aquaclean

I think this could actually be the highest value item I’ve ever given away in a competition? Fancy.

Let’s take a look at the prize shall we, get ourselves in the mood. Here it is, the John Lewis Barbican 2 seater sofa in apple:

John Lewis Barbican Sofa in Apple

It looks pretty comfy doesn’t it? You just LOOK at it and you want a sit down.

I feel like if this was your sofa, your life would be full of family barbecues, weekend papers, succulents and Aperol spritz. An adorable toddler with blond pigtails would run at you and clamber up on your lap with a copy of The Gruffalo for you to read. You’d ask Alexa to turn down the acoustic folk music you were listening to and to switch on the reading lamp.

Your partner would come into the room and you and the toddler would both look up expectantly.

‘I was thinking of cooking a big curry and inviting Dan and Emily over,’ they’d say, ‘and can I top up your prosecco while I’m here?’

I’ve no idea who Dan and Emily are but I think they’d bring a bottle of artisinal gin that they’d picked up at a food festival recently and thought you might like.

*snaps self out of fantasy*

Where were we?

Oh yes.

There are a lot of things that I like about this sofa.

Firstly, I love the design – it’s simple but has a bit of a mid-century edge to it with the curved corners and elegant wooden legs.

Second, I love the colour – the fabric is called ‘apple’, and I feel like this would fit pretty much anywhere. Although I do love bright colours – vibrant yellows and dark pinks – some key items, like your sofa, are often best in neutral colours so that you can swap and change colourful accessories depending on your mood or the time of year.

Last, but definitely not least, I love that it’s made with Aquaclean fabric. A lot of sofas offer the option to be treated with products that are meant to prevent stains, but Aquaclean is different.

Aquaclean is ‘made not sprayed’. Every thread is finely coated with a completely natural, unique technology which, the company says, means ‘nothing is impossible to remove, however long you leave it.’ Adding water coaxes the stain to the surface, so you can just wipe it clean.

Now that’s a BIG deal, especially when you have small children. Or even big children. (Belle eats a LOT of snacks on our sofa.) Or if Dan and Emily bring their two rescue dogs with them.

For more information visit the Aquaclean website or ask for Aquaclean next time you’re in John Lewis.

John Lewis Barbican Sofa in Apple 2


Win a John Lewis Aquaclean sofa worth £1,249

If you want to live your very best stain free sofa life, then take a look below at all the different ways you can enter this competition.

Entry options include visiting the Aquaclean website, signing up to my newsletter, and visiting both me and Aquaclean on various social media channels. Each option is worth one entry so the more you do the higher your chances of having Dan and Emily round for a curry winning the John Lewis Aquaclean sofa.

The competition is open to UK residents only and will close at 11.59pm on September 15th 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

Good luck!




  1. Claudia
    1 September, 2018 / 11:49 pm

    Just wondering how we would know if we won!

    • Jo Middleton
      3 September, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      Hi Claudia – the winner will be announced in the widget but I would also email you directly. When you enter you will either have put in your email address or logged in with Facebook or similar, which automatically lets me know your email address. (I don’t do anything with the email address though, so unless you sign up, you won’t get newsletters or anything. Just so you know!)

  2. Claire mc
    2 September, 2018 / 10:43 am


    • Julie-Ann
      4 September, 2018 / 8:13 am

      I would love to win!

  3. Barbara
    4 September, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    All done.. brightens up my morning your blog! Hopefully I will be reading them on that sofa soon..

  4. Anneka Avery
    4 September, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    I’d love to win this for my best friend she really needs a new sofa!!

  5. Chris Turnill
    4 September, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    As you say a lovely neutral colour. Would love a new sofa.

  6. Alice Hassall
    4 September, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    Jo I Need a new sofa. This is perfect timing

  7. 4 September, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Beautiful sofa it’s a gorgeous colour

  8. Mel Knibb
    4 September, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    That’s a pretty exciting competition! I haven’t had a sofa in my front room for a year and a half (using garden furniture in place of a sofa at the moment). Would love to win!

  9. Kayleigh Watkins
    5 September, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Absolutely beautiful sofa, would look perfect in our new home, I’m thinking the dining room which is our relaxing room, or will be when we have finished xx

    5 September, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Will go nicely in our colour scheme

  11. Sarah Cuttle
    5 September, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    This is just gorgeous, what an amazing prize to be able to offer… WOW.
    Looks super comfy too. x

  12. Heather Brannan
    5 September, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Simply stunning sofa

  13. Kelly Hemmings
    5 September, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    This would be amazing to win! Fingers are crossed tightly

  14. Kellie Steed
    6 September, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    OMG what an incredible prize! I love this. Everything crossed and thank you so much for the chance!

  15. 7 September, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    My god I’d love this, all done except twitter ive lost password, but if its meant to be it will be !

  16. Susan Ann Bennett
    7 September, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Oh wow my dream sofa x

  17. Amelia Avossa
    7 September, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Wow! been window shopping new sofas! this is superb! Something i would defo chose!

  18. 7 September, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    thanks Jo! X

  19. cheryl hadfield
    7 September, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    wow fantastic prize

  20. Alex Brown
    8 September, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Just heard you on @bbcsomerset and followed you on twitter really in need of a sofa and as a lad a wipe clean sofa would be most useful lol

  21. Michelle Clark
    8 September, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Perfect colour for bringing the outside in! It would look gorgeous in our conservatory :o)

  22. 10 September, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    with 4 sons this actually would be a dream sofa!

  23. theresa
    14 September, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    very stylist

  24. sandy ralph
    14 September, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    wow amazing sofa

  25. Joan Hewes
    15 September, 2018 / 5:39 am

    It would replace my 3 legged one

  26. 15 September, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Golly it would be fantastic to win this fantastic sofa. Thanks for giving us the chance Slummy single mummy and John Lewis

  27. Chevaune Stanley
    15 September, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    My sofa is as comfy and stylish as a “bag of spanners” please count me in. Looks perfect to sit in front of a roaring fire in comfort and style!

  28. Lorna Wils
    15 September, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    Need to replace my old out dated sofa!! Winning this would be a dream coem true!!

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