Jump to content

What's with the ads?


Photo
- - - - -

Ikea Ektorp Sofa?


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

What's with the ads?

#1 TXMomof4

TXMomof4

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3335 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

We have sold our couch and loveseat and are looking for something cheap, sturdy and I think this is what we've settled on. Any reviews? Good, bad, indifferent? We'll have to drive to Atlanta to get it - shipping is outrageous, so I'd like to be relatively certain before we head that way. TIA!

#2 OhanaBee

OhanaBee

    Hive Mind Level 2 Worker: Nurse Bee

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 139 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

We have sold our couch and loveseat and are looking for something cheap, sturdy and I think this is what we've settled on. Any reviews? Good, bad, indifferent? We'll have to drive to Atlanta to get it - shipping is outrageous, so I'd like to be relatively certain before we head that way. TIA!


We bought one when we moved in 2007. It's a nice sturdy little sofa. It's held up well in the past 5 years, through 3 kids, 4 cats and a dog. Make sure you try it out before you buy it to see if it's comfortable for you. My in-laws hate this sofa because it's not "squishy" enough. I like it because it's not too soft.

#3 Giraffe

Giraffe

    Sitting on the dock of the bay...

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2603 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

If you're in Texas there's an Ikea in Dallas, not so far to go....

#4 TXMomof4

TXMomof4

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3335 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

Ah - Used to be in TX - not anymore. We're in GA and moving back to TX, but unfortunately El Paso - which is nowhere near any Ikea. Thanks for the info. I've loved everything I've bought from Ikea and been pretty impressed with the quality. Couches do get beat up more than most things though. I don't want to spend big money because everything gets beat and battered in moves but I don't want something that will fall apart too quickly. KWIM?

#5 speedmom4

speedmom4

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1796 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

I looked at their sofas as well. What I really like is that you can buy slip covers for them that are washable. It did seem to add a lot to the price though.


My mom just bought a couch at Pottery Barn with slip covers. It's also a pull out bed. It's really nice and big.

Good luck!

Elise in NC

#6 Giraffe

Giraffe

    Sitting on the dock of the bay...

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2603 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

I liked the Ektoro when I saw it in the store. When it comes time to buy it's at the top of my list.

Look at buying a second set of slipcovers so you can trade out when it needs to be cleaned.

#7 JeanM

JeanM

    Hive Mind Level 6 Worker: Scout Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 516 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

We've had an Ektorp loveseat and chair for about 5 years. They're both very comfortable and sturdy. I love that the covers are removable and washable, and they have both held up pretty well. I must say that at this point, the cushions are sagging a bit. If you're really interested, pm me and I can try to take a picture. Actually I'm not sure how the pm thing works on these new boards, but I'm assuming it's similar to the old boards.

#8 tearose

tearose

    Hive Mind Level 5 Worker: Forager Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 579 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

I've had my Ektorp for over a decade, and it's still in great shape. Even though it's easy to change the slipcovers, I haven't had to replace the original ones I bought yet.

#9 Mom in High Heels

Mom in High Heels

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5340 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

We have 2 Ektorp chairs and I really, really, really want the sectional. We all loaf all over it when we are in IKEA because it's soooooo comfortable. We've had the chairs for a couple of years and they look perfect. My mom doesn't like them because she says the backs aren't high enough to rest your head on, but we've never found that to be an issue. I love that I can just pull the slip cover off and toss it in the wash. It's not always easy to get them back on (I really think it's a 2 person job) though, simply because they are made to be tight.

#10 MiniBlondes

MiniBlondes

    Royal Cupcake Connoisseur

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 886 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

I have wanted 2 Ektorp sofa's for as long as I can remember. As someone earlier mentioned, they aren't 'squishy' like many sofas. I actually like that about them. Also, it's worth pointing out that the white slipcover is the only one that can be washed in the washing machine. The other colors have to be dry cleaned.

#11 StephanieZ

StephanieZ

    Child Wrangler

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5311 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

We have the love seat and the large sofa with the chaise thingy and also an ottoman. I looooove them. Best $ furniture purchase I have made. I have a similar pottery barn sleeper sofa, that retails at $1800, and when I went to replace the slip covers, the PB slipcovers are over $600!!!!! So we retired that couch to the basement, and bought all that new furniture for about $1000, and could replace all the slip covers for under $200-$300 or so for all three pieces! The furniture is in our family room, so gets used all day by all of us and our four dogs and four cats. I've washed the covers a bunch of times, and they wash up perfectly. So far, I don't see any need to replace the covers, but when I do, it is nice to know is will be easy and cheap!

Highly recommend!

#12 skimomma

skimomma

    Hive Mind Worker Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 518 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

I have wanted 2 Ektorp sofa's for as long as I can remember. As someone earlier mentioned, they aren't 'squishy' like many sofas. I actually like that about them. Also, it's worth pointing out that the white slipcover is the only one that can be washed in the washing machine. The other colors have to be dry cleaned.


Mine are machine washable. I have two sets of covers, red and tan. The labels say they can be machine washed and hung dry. They have both been through the washer at least a dozen times....sick cat..... We have had an Ektorp for about 15 years and it is a great shape. I picked up the second set of covers just to change up the look of the room from time to time.

#13 Patches

Patches

    Hive Mind Level 6 Worker: Scout Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 551 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

I have a Ektorp sofa, chair and ottoman. They are sturdy, and look good and about 7 years old. I wash and dry the covers when needed.

I recommend them!

#14 lovinglife

lovinglife

    Just Visiting

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 110 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

I recommend them as well. We have a sofa and chaise that we purchased nearly 4 years ago and they are holding up beautifully, even with 6 kids!

I find them quite comfortable.

#15 tex-bex

tex-bex

    Hive Mind Royal Larvae

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 672 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

I'm laying on one right now! I really like it. And all the chocolate I've spilled on it blends right into my dark brown slipcover! :D

I really wanted a couch with a movable attached ottoman because we rearrange furniture frequently, and this couch has been just right.

#16 amyrobynne

amyrobynne

    Hive Mind Level 2 Worker: Nurse Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 394 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

We had a sleeper sectional for 5 years in our family room. Between the kids and the cat, the slipcovers were trashed, but I found the identical slipcovers on Craigslist for $75. Some of the cushions were wearing out but it was very usable still. I'd buy it again. We eventually sold it on CL for $300 (with the new slipcovers) when we redid our basement and couldn't fit the sectional in the new space.

#17 ktgrok

ktgrok

    Apprentice Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8519 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

I like it, but found at first the cushions wear oddly..so it was sagging where DH sat, and firm on the other side. Easily fixed by flipping/rotating the cushions every few days at first. Otherwise it is great. I LOVE the Ektorp chair...LOVE IT. I have it with the ottoman and that is where I nurse my baby, read a book, watch tv...love it.

#18 TXMomof4

TXMomof4

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3335 posts

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

I'm so excited! Dh and I are going this weekend. Thanks for all of your input - makes me feel much better about spending the money.

#19 Sharma615

Sharma615

    Just Visiting

  • Registered
  • 1 posts

Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:39 AM

Ektorp sofa, how much?



#20 Jeannie in NJ

Jeannie in NJ

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2709 posts

Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

we have the sectional, it is comfortable and sturdy.  It is dark blue, I have washed the covers many times.  They look good.



#21 HLDoll

HLDoll

    Hive Mind Level 6 Worker: Scout Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 449 posts

Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:19 AM

We have 2 ektorp sofas in leather. I bought both used on Craigslist (2 for the price of one!) and have had them for not quite 2 years - they'd been used 1 year before we got them. We've been very happy with them. We have a small living room and we're small people, so the scale of the ektorp is perfect for us. With 5 kids, they're holding up much better than the oversized white upholstered set I bought for my first apartment.

#22 Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4988 posts

Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

I've wanted and Ektorp forever and now reading your reviews makes me want one even more! Too bad about shipping being so high.



#23 6packofun

6packofun

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4391 posts

Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

Can anyone tell me if you can buy replacement cushions only if they get squishy after a while?  lol  We are in the market for new living room furniture big time and these reviews are making me lean towards Ikea.



#24 Tap

Tap

    Beekeeping Professor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12702 posts

Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:03 AM

Sitting on one right now  :thumbup:

 

It is actually a pretty comfy sofa!  We have the charcoal grey covers and they look great.  We have the chair and ottoman as well and couldn't be happier with the price for quality. 



#25 Mom in High Heels

Mom in High Heels

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5340 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:44 PM

We just bought the 2+2 sectional and had it delivered yesterday.  OMG, it is so comfortable!!!!  I slept on it last night, because the blow up bed is killing my back (our stuff isn't supposed to arrive now until the END of Sept!), and it was wonderful.  We had the slip to have a new one pulled for us, but when we got down to the "As-Is" section they had one that had been a display model for $450, without a cover.  We bought the cover new for $199 and it saved us over $150!  Squee!  I adore it!  I wanted they gray cover, but since my chair already has the khaki cover, and I didn't want to buy a new cover for that as well, we went with the khaki.  




What's with the ads?