Ikea Ektorp Sofa?
Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:48 AM
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.
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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.
Elise in NC
Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:42 PM
Look at buying a second set of slipcovers so you can trade out when it needs to be cleaned.
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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.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:20 PM
I recommend them!
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:36 PM
I find them quite comfortable.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:40 PM
I really wanted a couch with a movable attached ottoman because we rearrange furniture frequently, and this couch has been just right.
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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.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:19 AM
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.
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.
Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:03 AM
Sitting on one right now
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.
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.