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winkywinkola Tue 09-Jun-15 22:04:51

Are they any good?

I spent £2.5k on a sofa from John Lewis two years ago. The dcs have trashed it. hmm I was foolish to spend that on a sofa.

I will never spend that kind of money on a sofa again whilst I've got children.

So what are my stylish budget alternatives? I like classic styles rather than modern square styles. Sofa beds too.

reallybadidea Tue 09-Jun-15 22:11:11

I can't vouch for the long term durability as we've only had it two weeks, but we have the 3-seater stockesund which looks quite traditional rather than ultra modern. It seemed very well constructed when I was putting it together and it is certainly very comfortable. I really like the fact that the covers are machine washable and you can but another set for about £150.

For £525 I think it was really good value.

HTH

winkywinkola Tue 09-Jun-15 22:13:36

Thank you. I will check it out.

EldonAve Tue 09-Jun-15 22:19:35

www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S39898836/#/S29840544
We have this

We had a JL leather one for less than 10 years which went all saggy etc even though I don't allow jumping etc

www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S49875839/
this one is more trad - again comes iwth washable covers

TheBitterBoy Tue 09-Jun-15 22:30:12

We have had a 2 seater ektorp for 12 years, three covers later it is still going strong. Highly recommended!

CookPassBabtrigde Tue 09-Jun-15 22:35:02

We've had the kivik for a year and a half and it's still in really good nick. For the price its definately worth it, I don't expect it to last a lifetime but we will get a good few years out of it still.

wonkylegs Tue 09-Jun-15 22:38:27

We have a 2 seater ektorp in the family room that's so far withstood 2 years of abuse (lego/starwars battles, , turning into dens, lying/sitting on anywhere but the seats etc)
It's not the same as my multiyork sofa in the living room but as it was a fraction of the price and was easy to buy a spare set of covers for without remortgaging our house it's a bloody good deal.

trickyex Tue 09-Jun-15 22:47:20

Why don't you look on Gumtree for a preloved John Lewis/Laura Ashley/Sofa Workshop sofa instead?
IKEA sofa are fine but they don't usually have a classic look.

msmorgan Thu 11-Jun-15 05:02:56

We have had the Kivik for about 6 years. We have 2 young children and a dog, it gets all sorts of abuse and is still in good condition.

DeidreChambersWhatACoincidence Thu 11-Jun-15 05:48:06

We've had the Tidafors for three years and it's still perfect.

Kids room has two Klippans which are older but still going strong. I think I'd like new covers for them though just to brighten up the room.

I like IKEA furniture, we do seem to have quite a bit of it. We've usually found the affordable solution to what we need there and it lasts well.

Mrscog Sun 21-Jun-15 17:01:58

We've got a kivik, chosen because we have a 3 year old and a 2 month old and it has removable covers. Really pleased with it seeing as it was only £500.

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