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How often do you replace your sofa?

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userofthiswebsite Wed 31-May-17 23:33:50

Had mine 6 years; don't like it any more for various reasons and want to get another so just made me wonder how often others replace their sofa/suite?

userofthiswebsite Wed 31-May-17 23:36:15

to add: this is the one I'm thinking of getting. I do know plenty will roll their eyes at the choice of DFS but hey-ho...
www.dfs.co.uk/gloss/gls24aoss#ampViewer#vxuge30lewsThddk.97
Don't know if link will work but if not, it's the Gloss range in Teal

TittyGolightly Wed 31-May-17 23:39:06

DH bought our sofas with his ex. We've been together 16 years.

I bought my first home 20 years ago and am still yet to buy a sofa!

Slimthistime Wed 31-May-17 23:42:46

Mine's 15 years old I think

My sister's is about 25 years old! As long as it's looked after, I wouldn't bother replacing it but it's a good lot of money to me.

Wolfiefan Wed 31-May-17 23:44:54

When it starts to sag.
Don't buy from DFS. It won't last more than a couple of years!

ImperialBlether Wed 31-May-17 23:50:45

No, that's not right, Wolfie! I've had my leather sofas for a hell of a long time and I'm sick of them, but they're still in a good state!

Wolfiefan Wed 31-May-17 23:52:28

Really? I'm sure that's where we bought our first set from. It was crap. Sagged beyond repair in a few years.

Quietwhenreading Wed 31-May-17 23:53:39

DH and I have been married for nearly 20 years and we have just bought our second sofa.

tellybear Wed 31-May-17 23:56:31

I got mine when I moved into my house in 2001. I've replaced the seat cushions but it's still going strong. Although I am bored of it. And luckily the cat hasn't scratched the front of it.

BackforGood Wed 31-May-17 23:57:45

My current one is 16 I think (might be 17..... I know dd who is 18 is on the old one as a baby, but dd2 who is nearly 16 is on this one grin).
Before that, all 3 previous ones were 2nd hand (or more than 2nd hand) so I don't know how old they were. I reckon the first one was about 25 - 30 yrs old when I was given it. Next suite I bought out the local paper for £40 (sold it about 6 yrs later for £50) and my 3rd suite was given me by a colleague - it was about 16 yrs old when we first had it, and we had it about 7 or 8 years.

HTH grin

TattiePants Thu 01-Jun-17 00:00:22

We've recently replaced ours after about 12 years. I toyed with getting it recovered as it was stupidly expensive but decided it wasn't worth it. We Also have a corner sofa in another room that is 8-9 years old and still going strong.

yesnomaybeoh Thu 01-Jun-17 00:21:41

Every 2 years. When I dedicate the full house. It's my obsession.

yesnomaybeoh Thu 01-Jun-17 00:21:52

Redecorate *

MrsMoastyToasty Thu 01-Jun-17 00:27:31

My DM still has the one that she had when I left home. I moved out in 1991.

Slimthistime Thu 01-Jun-17 00:50:56

Every two years?! What do you with them? eBay or donate to fellow MNers? Id not refuse a two year old sofa....

MrsPear Thu 01-Jun-17 08:40:27

I really don't like my sofas anymore but they are still acceptable so I can't justify getting new.

CheeseAtFourpence Thu 01-Jun-17 08:45:57

Both of ours are DFS. One 14 years old and the other 7 - both leather. The older one is fine. Probably due for a replacement in a couple of years but as the dog sleeps on the 2-seater (dog-bed refuser!) I'm reluctant to change it.

CheeseAtFourpence Thu 01-Jun-17 09:39:57

Both of ours are DFS. One 14 years old and the other 7 - both leather. The older one is fine. Probably due for a replacement in a couple of years but as the dog sleeps on the 2-seater (dog-bed refuser!) I'm reluctant to change it.

Fairylea Thu 01-Jun-17 09:42:39

We replace ours every 6 years or so. I don't know what we do to them to be honest but they always seem to lose their shape and spring! 😳 I think having a child with asd that enjoys using them as a trampoline probably doesn't help....!

We've always bought from dfs and found them really good.

Cakedoesntjudge Thu 01-Jun-17 09:45:12

I've only had mine 5 years but it was second hand from ex's family member so I have no idea how old it actually is.

I am currently looking at replacing it but have been looking for about 6 months and can't decide what I want and haven't found one I love yet! It's driving me up the wall!

elevenclips Thu 01-Jun-17 09:47:44

Mine is 12 years old from Ikea. It has washable covers so looks fine. I'd replace if it looked crappy or was uncomfortable or broken or if I didn't like it - you can always eBay or freecycle in that case.

Mumofazoo Thu 01-Jun-17 09:50:20

We've had ours 9 years now and it's still going strong.

OnlyOneOfThose Thu 01-Jun-17 09:51:28

That does look nice OP! We had to put up with second hand or cheap for years but bought two traditional comfy leather sofas from DFS in 1995 and they are still lovely now. We don't intend to replace them any time soon. They were expensive at the time, but so worth it. Some like to go with a trend, but then have to replace often, no problem with that. I prefer to keep a neutral look for the big ticket items.

lamado Thu 01-Jun-17 09:55:48

I intend to have mine for as long as possible. One sofa is 37 years old, it's a chesterfield, was my parents, I remember when they bought it, looks fab. Our other sofa is 10 years old, leather sofa from Heals and I'm hoping it lasts as long as the chesterfield. Also got an original 60s armchair which DH has had since he was a teenager, we did get that recovered though.

PhilODox Thu 01-Jun-17 09:57:06

We bought ours in 2000, v expensive, and has lasted well. We'll probably replace in three years time.(house move)

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