Anyone ever buy a couch at Ikea? (photo incl)

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

ButternutPoppy :  as a true Swede, every couch I’ve ever had has been from IKEA and they’ve all been really comfortable and durable 🙂 ;P

Post # 17
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Sugar bee

We have two Ikea couches and one of them is really cozy and lasted me about 6 years (though i had to repair the cushions), and the other is horrible and feels like sitting in a wooden box. 

They have huge variation because there are the ultra cheap ones that are basically for college students just to get SOMETHING, and then they have ones that are more middle ground. Is there any way you can go in and sit on something from a similar line before purchasing? 

 

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It depends.  If you buy a cheap couch, it’s not going to be comfortable.  I have a friend who bought a pull out couch there for like $250 and it was so bad she had to get a mattress pad that cost her $300… so had she just put all that money towards a decent couch, she would’ve been happier.

We have the Ektorp couch, and really like it. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

I had a small white Ikea couch. Built for two.  It was hard and uncomfortable. Always looked grungy. The slip cover didn’t help.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

We have the TIMSFORS. It’s leather coated fabric…whatever that means. Super comfy. I’ve fallen asleep on it numerous times and occasionally the dog joined in.

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

ButternutPoppy :  My slip cover attached with velcro under the bottom of the couch. Getting it back on was not super difficult,  but it never looked smooth like in the catalogue. It always looked lumpy and wrinkled.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

I have a few family members with ikea couches. My sister’s cushions completely scrunched up after maybe a year and made the couch worthless. My Mother-In-Law and SIL both have the same couch and there’s have done fine. They also really liked that they could buy extra slipcovers, which I think is a great feature. I would just caution that you have to take care of the thing, fluff the cushions, don’t squish the back cushions, things like that and I would think it would hold up. Note, my sister is far more careless than my Mother-In-Law and SIL, so that could’ve been a factor in her couch’s short time on this earth.

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ButternutPoppy :  we have a 2.5 seater sofabed. It think it’s called the Carlsbad. Neither hubby or I are destructive or have any pets or children but this couch failed to impress. Its not comfy to sleep on or sit on and the covers and construction quality is crap. The couch is made of rough sawn  plywood that has basically worn through the foam padding and the cover on the corners of the arms. The covers are also bad quality and wear out easily. The zippers also break  on the cushion covers and pukk open to reveal the foam. The last cover I purchased was an after market one which is way better quality. (Comfort works is the company that makes aftermarket covers for Ikea furniture) 

We have moved to a new house and are redecorating and are buying a new couch. The one we are looking at comes from a reputable company and we have other furniture they sell that has held up well (looks new) and ironically the couch we are buying is only $250 more than what we paid for the Ikea one and they give you a choice of fabrics too.

Sorry for that but I hope you have a better experience than we did. Their kitchens are good quality for price  though! Nott sure about their furniture…

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

We almost bought that one, but the idea of putting it together was a huge turnoff. The reviews I read about it were enough for me to buy elsewhere. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My husband and I bought the SODERHAMN sectional from Ikea and absolutely love it. We have a cat with a sassy habit of scratching, a soon-to-be 100+ lb dog, and a baby on the way. Realistically we know we’re not going to be able to have nice furniture for a few years. lol. We don’t spend a whole lot of time on it, probably 2-3 hrs per day depending on the day, but I think it’s really comfortable (I’m 5’1″) and so does my husband (he’s 6’5″).

Post # 28
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Busy bee

ButternutPoppy :  we had one similar, and it was incredibly uncomfortable! The back was too short and offered little support to just lean back and relax. I was so glad to be rid of it…

Post # 29
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Busy bee

cmsgirl :  I forgot about that! Our cushion zippers ripped too! So yeah there washable but then good luck getting them back on and zipped up. 😒  It was so cheap! 

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

greeneyedbee :  Yes exactly!! It’s not like you could go to a store and buy a new zip that long to replace a broken one. I’d end up having to cut it open and sew it up every time I wanted to wash the damn thing. The after market one ironically has never split open at the seams or had the zipper break…. 

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