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Toohardtofindaproperusername Mon 02-Jan-17 09:12:03

That didn't have washable or removable cushions? I really like it, have until tomorrow to change my mind ... Not sure if non removable cushions makes life hard. Ima. Fairly heavy user of sofas and they get washed a fair amount. I might have answered my own question but ... I really like the sofa (and it feels a bargain-50% reduced on eBay shop)
Will try upload photo

SoupDragon Mon 02-Jan-17 09:17:56

Not a chance. I have three children and a dog.

Toohardtofindaproperusername Mon 02-Jan-17 09:31:33

Hi soup dragon. I don't have kids or pets so I could be tempted.. But tbh I am heavy user - don't live in a show home type way by any stretch of the imagination, so I probably ought to start looking again really. I'm just not neat and tidy and careful enough to manage a demanding velvety sofa (boo hoo)

SoupDragon Mon 02-Jan-17 09:58:47

I looked wistfully at an unwashable teal velvet sofa with huge squishy cushions... I've just bought Ikea Stocksund sofas with washable covers instead. I do love them though!

Even before I had children things got spilt in an old unwashable sofa. It was a pain. Maybe one day I'll be grown up enough for one!

YouMeanYouForgotCranberriesToo Mon 02-Jan-17 10:15:33

Where is this lovely teal sofa soupdragon?

We have always had sofas without removeable covers, never actually considered that you could get them with removable covers.

SoupDragon Mon 02-Jan-17 10:20:33

The teal/turquoise one was at

(I've had a bed from them and their service was faultless but there was a thread about sofas recently where someone had problems.)

I went with Ikea ones in practical grey in the end.

Toohardtofindaproperusername Mon 02-Jan-17 10:26:24

Cranberryforgettersmile- how on earth do u keep anything remotely clean if u can't remove cushions and wash the, coffee, wine, dirt, etc etc... Actually the more I think about it the more convinced I am ... But I sooo loved that sofa.

namechangedtoday15 Mon 02-Jan-17 21:48:36

I wouldn't ever buy one with washable covers to be honest. They never look as nice as fixed cover sofas IMO - especially once you've removed covers and tried to put back on.

We've also got 3 children. Sofas in lounge are 8 years old I think and still look pristine (mink chenille fabric) and just got light grey for kitchen diner. Go for it!

CaptainBumpALot Mon 02-Jan-17 21:51:32

You need to buy the sofa AND a wet vac. We have fixed covers, and they just get wet vacuumed whenever they look shabby, works perfectly.

Toohardtofindaproperusername Mon 02-Jan-17 22:24:50

Oh god- I've got a Dyson, now pondering a cordless, amd need to throw wet vac into equation? Right, better get working as deadline tomorrow to sort this out. Name change today- I'm on my own but really heavy user of " stuff"- am constantly wasting covers on current sofa. How do u manage with 3kids? What do u use to maintain or are your children particularly well behaved? wink the sofa is velvet to boot, which I think is not very hard wearing. Decisions decisions.

YouMeanYouForgotCranberriesToo Tue 03-Jan-17 20:37:49

Cranberryforgettersmile- how on earth do u keep anything remotely clean if u can't remove cushions and wash the, coffee, wine, dirt, etc etc...

I think it's because all of our spills go on the carpet not the sofa somehow

starsinyourpies Tue 03-Jan-17 20:42:24

I have fixed cover ones and just accept that I get someone in to clean them once or twice a year. Was less frequent before kids!

gluteustothemaximus Tue 03-Jan-17 20:50:57

Our sofa covers aren't removable or washable, we just have a lovely throw. Is that an option?

Toohardtofindaproperusername Wed 04-Jan-17 16:02:44

Thanks all. Ended up cancelling as got ill and had some bad news so couldn't think straight- sofa seemed one more thing to stress about , silly as it seems. thanks for comments though.

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