Ikea Couches Comfortable

Ikea Couches Comfortable

We just bought 2 Ektorp couches today (2 full size couches, with 3 cushions on each couch; not the 2 cushion loveseat) and 1 Ektorp chair. I’m SO EXCITED to receive these couches! I have 2 kiddos & the couches we have now we bought when my husband & I were both still in college & beyond broke so needless to say the couches we have now are in pretty bad shape. They were a beyond cheap couch set that has gone through a lot but it definitely shows by the huge hole that is in it. The fabric is not torn but whatever keeps a couch up or level is not there in our couch anymore. If you happen to sit on the hole you will feel the wood frame stick you in you back & butt, not fun! Now that we have 2 kids I wanted a couch where I could unzip the covers & wash it all. I looked all over & these couches were the answer to my prayers! I too wanted the “Pottery Barn look” without having to pay the Pottery Barn price. These couches are EXACTLY what I wanted/needed with a husband and 2 kids. Not to mention additional family members that are constantly over. For what we paid for 2 full size couches & 1 matching Ektorp chair, you would only get 1 couch (possibly just a loveseat; 2 seat cushions) from Pottery Barn. This doesn’t mean that I don’t like Pottery Barn furniture, on the contrary, I actually LOVE Pottery Barn. I just (sadly) cannot afford Pottery Barn furniture at this point in time. I cannot wait to revive them & let you all know how they hold-up with my ever busy household but from reading some of the other reviews, it sounds like they will withstand a whole lot more than our cheap, crappy, college years couches ever could.
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Ikea Couches Comfortable

All in all I love these sofas. I honestly & truly do. After three years of owning them it feels good to be able to still say that. It feels good to know our money was well spent & that we have no regrets from purchasing these sofas. I know everyone has their opinions, but these have worked well for us for years & we are even thinking of repurchasing. Like I said before in this post I think the sectional will work well for this space in our lower living room, so when we finish our basement we will have a third living room where we will move these current couches & replace with the sectional. That’s the plan. Who knows when it will all happen, but I think the fact that we both want to repurchase means that we really likes these sofas. Thank you Ikea for making some affordable couches so that us people in our young 20’s who want to keep lots of money in our savings account & still get a high end look can have couches that look amazing with great quality! Now it’s time for  you to chime in! I know some of you have these couches & love them, I know some of you  have these couches & don’t like them, I know some of you don’t have these couches & wonder about them, & I know some of you don’t have these couches & already hate them & have your own opinions on them. Let’s open the comments section up for some nice helpful conversations so that people wanting other opinions can get some help. What do you think of these sofas? Would you ever buy them? Do you have them? What are your pros & cons? What is your living situation? Leave it all in the comments below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. xx
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Ikea Couches Comfortable

Wow! This Ikea slipcover sofa review has been coming for almost 3 years now. Everyday I get questions about our slipcovered Ikea Ektorp sofas & whether or not we like them. I think I kept waiting to review them because I wanted a substantial amount of time with them before I gave my honest review. Before I get into the pros & cons I just want to say that I am obsessed with these couches. All of the pros outweigh the cons for sure for us. I purchased these when I was 23 years old & they allowed me to have the “Pottery Barn” look I wanted for less & I’m so thankful for that. 3 years later & 2 moves later these couches are still going strong & I’m actually sitting on them right now writing this post. We sit on these couches every single day & they still are like new. Please don’t mind these photos in our unfinished lower level living room. Ever since we have moved in two months ago we haven’t done too much to this space, & actually we just set the clock on that ledge & never centered or moved it so that will be changing soon too. But today, alas, it’s all about those sofas.
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Ikea Couches Comfortable

Not all IKEA couches are created equal, literally: some of them you must assemble yourself. The Karlstad is one of these couches, which is exactly why I chose it — flat boxes meant that I would be able to get it past the front door of my tiny hovel. I wasn't expecting much from a couch that I had to put together myself, but I was wrong. The Karlstad is wonderful. It's comfortable (I've had many a pleasantly-surprised friend spend the night on it) and it looks good. With a little elbow grease, you can make it look even better — just replace the standard-issue IKEA legs with some nicer ones purchased elsewhere, or for extra cash, you can buy one with a sleek chrome frame. In the image at left, some geniuses also tufted the pillow and made the thing look downright fancy. But my sofa, as well as those of my two friends, is plain and simple, straight from the box, and still looks lovely.
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Ikea Couches Comfortable

We need to replace our 20 year old sofa and the Ikea Landskrona seems comfortable (we sat on it) and reasonably priced. If you have one, what’s your review? We want to get something that’s comfortable and hopefully durable enough to last at least 10 years. We went to Ikea last night and really liked their Landskrona set. While we have a lot of Ikea stuff, we’ve never bought a sofa from them, and I hear mixed reviews of their sofas generally. So, if you’ve had or have a Landskrona, how do you like it? How has it held up? Thanks! posted by reddot to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
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Ikea Couches Comfortable

dear liz, i just discovered your blog and it’s beautiful. thank you for sending it out into the world! regarding the ikea slipcovered furniture, you may not know that there is a firm in sweden (established by an american lady) which creates slipcovers for many, many pieces of ikea furniture. it’s called bemz.com. you just fill in the ikea name of the furniture item, and then there is a visualizer so you can see each of the many fabrics (heaps! patterns and plains) as if they’re on that furniture. so far i’ve purchased a badalen headboard cover. it arrived promptly (all the way to australia) and the quality is good. more pros = they send free fabric samples AND will make up slipcovers for many of ikea’s discontinued pieces as well.
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Ikea Couches Comfortable

Good to know that the beige hides spots better! I do have four very messy children and I tried white slipcovers. I was literally washing them once a week.(Don’t hate me!) However, they were not ikea couches or covers and they were not made specifically for my couches so they were a royal pain to put on & off. I ended up giving them to my friend who already had a set just like them and she loves them. Oh, and by the way, she has 4 kids as well. So I think you just have to know your family and what’s going to work and what’s not. My kids are super messy and would get done eating and go rub their face on the couch before I could catch them. My friend’s kids are super cautious and clean.
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Ikea Couches Comfortable

We just bought a new home with a large living room and very high ceilings. We have three children under the age of 4, so I’m in love with the idea of washing the cover. As some have mentioned the couches are short and also pill after washing. I would love your opinion on this. Luckily, we have an IKEA a few miles from us, so no need to worry about the delivery charges. My husband and I are both not very handy. If it took a few hours to put together two sofas, it may take us a few days. I wish I could post a photo of our empty living room and get your suggestions. As I have stated, we have a large space to fill with high ceilings, and I have considered getting two sofas with coordinating chairs. Too bad they discontinued that beige color you talk about because it sounds like it would be perfect for us. I have always stuck with the same ole plain, everything beige in decirating all our homes. I’m ready to decorate this one with some colorful pillows, rugs and curtains along with bold accent peices. my husband will think I’m crazy if I tell him I want a white couch, but I’m in love with the pottery barn/country/shabby chic look with pops of color. Again, I so wish I could post a picture of our large space so you all could tell me if the couches or sectional would look best! I’m certainly open to any and all suggestions! I’ll try to look you up on FB