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Ektorp ikea sofas ... Any good?

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ilovenautical Mon 25-Jul-16 23:10:44

I'm looking to buy 2 X 2 seater ektorp sofas from the ikea range.

I have a 8month old ds and a 6 year old dss so I need something durable, washable and comfy.

The price is at the top end of my budget so don't really want to go over.

Any feedback greatly appreciated smile

mineallmine Tue 26-Jul-16 08:43:00

I have 2 two seaters in my kitchen and love them. They're indestructible. Not the plushest sofas, but very comfy all the same. Do not go for the (cheapest) white covers, they'll break your heart and you'll end up buying different covers anyway.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Tue 26-Jul-16 08:45:07

I have a 3 seater. It's fine, not the comfiest in the world but seems durable. I got cream covers and would advise against it, however I have recently washed crayon out of it and it turned out well.

antiqueroadhoe Tue 26-Jul-16 08:47:58

You can shove the covers in the washing machine so it's quite handy. They aren't the most comfortable ever but they're fine.

CarpeJugulum Tue 26-Jul-16 08:48:58

Love them.
Love the ability to change to covers.
Love being able to read sleep comfortably on them.
Yep, get them!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 26-Jul-16 08:50:52

Yes. Also good for kids to make dens with the cushions <wishes they weren't>

Passmethecrisps Tue 26-Jul-16 08:52:58

We have the two seater in our living room. It needs some breaking in but is very sturdy and its washable covers are great for an aging old cat who voms everywhere and a 3yo who, well, is a 3yo everywhere

ilovenautical Tue 26-Jul-16 14:37:53

Sounds like a yes all round! Will be buying them tonight!!
Thankyou smile

timegate Tue 26-Jul-16 14:38:57

Don't get white!

lornathewizzard Tue 26-Jul-16 14:41:18

The footstool is good too BTW.

ilovenautical Tue 26-Jul-16 17:00:07

I'm going for the dark grey one smile

Should be child friendly haha! grin

DelphiniumBlue Tue 26-Jul-16 17:05:45

Ours is second hand, was well used and still in reasonable condition. The light colored covers looked a bit grim, so I dyed them ( dylon tulip red) in the washing machine, and they look fab. Very comfy, long enough to stretch out on. And very sturdy - I have 3 strapping six foot sons, who are bad news for furniture ( hence I needed urgent cheap replacement for previous sofa) and it has withstood them!

Luciferbox Tue 26-Jul-16 17:07:25

I've had my dark grey 2 seater for a month now and I love it. I've got a 4 & 1 year old and it cleans well after they've attacked it.

Badders123 Tue 26-Jul-16 20:39:48

Got 2 X 2 strs a s a storage pouffe in Feb
LOVE them smile
Got the nordvalle beige cover and it's great
I think they are very comfy
Planning to get another for the boys tv room!

AnotherDayInParadiseLost Tue 26-Jul-16 20:47:01

We had some for years. They were great. One lives on with a new cover as a gaming sofa for teenagers. The other has now left us for ever. But did babies, and toddlers, and moving smile.

chough Tue 02-Aug-16 16:25:27

ilovenautical, an Ektorp living room here: a three-seater settee, 2 armchairs and a footstool.
Just bought them a few weeks ago, in dark grey, and very pleased.
Excellent service, too: Ikea dealt with our in-store order efficiently, delivered the following day, a Saturday, and took away our old stuff.

Mrs9C Tue 09-Aug-16 11:09:54

The white can be bleached, I'd get them!

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