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has anuoen got an IKEA sofa

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FluffyMummy123 Sun 21-Sep-08 13:42:19

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midnightexpress Sun 21-Sep-08 13:44:22

I have one of the really cheapo ones in the DSs' room and it's fine. But its loose cover is really annoying - won't stay in place, so it spends quite a lot of time draped in a throw. But pretty comfortable, and I've had it for about 8 years.

OooWowOooArr Sun 21-Sep-08 13:44:43

No, I haven't.

Got spare sofa bed and it's a bit shit but looks nice.

norksinmywaistband Sun 21-Sep-08 13:45:14

We had a fantastic leather sofa from Ikea, put up with being jumped on etc. Only got rid of it because wanted to change for a sofa bed.

Pushpinia Sun 21-Sep-08 13:45:22

naw. Have got an old put-U-up sofa which is very nice and has a horse hair mattress grin

Blandmum Sun 21-Sep-08 13:46:19

I've got one that is on its last legs, but that is after over 10 very hard years wear. fabric on the arms has worn, rest of sofa is fine, and not saggy or baggy

It is a sofa bed and is good as both a sofa and a bed, IYSWIM

Not as much choice of covers/material as in other places IME, but much cheaper.

and thinking about getting another one

a good choice for a 'family' sofa that you will not go crackers over if the kids make a bit of a mess on it.

ayecod Sun 21-Sep-08 13:47:59

yes and it dips in the middle grrrrr

its shite, i tell you

crokky Sun 21-Sep-08 13:51:31

I have the Ikea Ektorp sofa.

It's really nice (IMO!). Covers just zip off and go in wash in the event of an accident (or they babywipe nicely).

It's very comfortable and hard wearing. I've had it about 3.5 years and it looks fine.

Some of the ikea sofas do look crap so you just have to choose carefully.

Dalrymps Sun 21-Sep-08 13:54:27

Went to ikea yeasterday. Sat on most of the cheap ones and would say the're ok for a spare room but not as a main sofa. Not sure about the more expensive ones though.

Most of the cheap ones were really small, low down and quite hard.

Buda Sun 21-Sep-08 13:54:42

We have 3. 2 Ektorps - I bought 2 diff colours of covers when we bought it so I could change the look of the room. One other corner/modular one down in the basement that my friend who lived in this house before us bought and then when she left I bought it off her. It had hard wear from her 3 for 18 months but hardly anything from us. They are all fine.

beautifuldays Sun 21-Sep-08 13:55:52

i have the ektorp one, it's great and you can buy new covers for it when you fancy a change

JackieNo Sun 21-Sep-08 14:03:38

We have a leather one - is fine, comfortable, wearing well. Have only had it a couple of years, at most.

more Sun 21-Sep-08 14:12:56

We have the Ikea Ektorp and we love it. Nice red corner sofa where the whole family can sit together.

squigglywig Sun 21-Sep-08 14:16:25

We have the IKEA klippan. 'tis grand - and long enough to sleep on properly. Covers come off easily, and go back on easily. Can change for new colours without breaking the bank.

bran Sun 21-Sep-08 14:18:01

We have a two seater Ikea sofa that served in our sitting room in the last house for 5 years and is now in DS's bedroom and it's still comfy after 12 years, the fabric is a bit threadbare at the edges though.

SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 14:24:30

We've got Ektorp sofas. They're fab. Covers wash well.

SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 14:25:54

also have a 13 year old Ikea sofa which is absolutely filthy (bought before children, no washable covers!) but still comfy and works well as the playroom sofa covered with a throw.

notsoteenagemum Sun 21-Sep-08 14:26:18

We have two 2.5 seater lervik leather ones, they are lovely, nice soft leather and really sturdy, DS launches himslf on them constantly so they've had a good testing!
IMO considering the price they seem much better quality than DFS and similar.

EColi Sun 21-Sep-08 14:40:11

We have an 8 year old IKEA sofa (huge - and not EKTORP) which has had loads of kids bouncing on it, cat sick etc, still going strong in the playroom. And we bought another couple, different style but again huge and not Ektorp, last summer for the sitting room and they are still fine. Covers come off easily but are dry clean only shock, luckily they seem to babywipe ok though.

cornsilk Sun 21-Sep-08 14:42:29

I've had 2. First one was removable covers, but they discontinued the covers after we'd bought it, so when it tore (very quickly after we'd bought it) we were stuffed.

Now we've got some leather ones from there - so far so good.

FluffyMummy123 Sun 21-Sep-08 15:30:53

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cornsilk Sun 21-Sep-08 15:35:16

It'ss be fine - get the extra covers when you buy it though.
Do you have a big posh house cod?

LIZS Sun 21-Sep-08 15:35:35

We have one which had 4 years use as a main sofa and is now in spare room as sofa bed. It has worn really well and comfy as an occasional bed.

NoblesseOblige Sun 21-Sep-08 15:36:04

we have an ektorp. DO NOT get a beige one hmm

but otherwise v fab. easy to dismantle and reassemble if you want to move it around too smile

foxinsocks Sun 21-Sep-08 15:43:21

yes it's fine - I think you need to sit on them before you buy them though

best sofa ever from habitat in a massive clearout sale they were having

also check homebase because they were doing buy a 3 seater get a 2 seater free deal when I looked

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