When we first moved in our home a little over a year ago we didn’t do our homework on the couches we purchased for our living room. We bought a couch and love seat in a gray linen material from Overstock. They looked really nice online but when we received them, well they were just not so comfy, and were more just for sitting than laying down. We had them for a year before I put them up for sale on the garage sales Facebook pages and a found them a home.
During this time I had done extensive research on the Ikea Ektorp sofas. I had read review after review and I read nothing but good things! So after selling our old ones I took the plunge and ordered 2 Lofallet Beige Sofas to be delivered to our door. The shipping was handled by a third party vendor and only set me back $119 bucks. We live a ways from Ikea and we also didn’t have a truck to pick them up. So for us it was worth the $100 bucks.
They arrived within 1 week which was awesome! They were also very easy to put together. There is the base and back that’s attached already. You literally just pull back on the back of the sofa and you have your frame. All you have to do is attach the arms and feet which was super simple! The most tiring thing was getting all the slipcovers on the cushions. Afterward I felt like I had done an arm workout. I chose the beige because our carpet is a shade of beige and I though it would go with everything. I think I may purchase a set of white covers in the future to have as a backup and for when I want a different look.
Before doing a review I thought I would give it a few months to put them to the test. I can honestly say they are my favorite! We had an incident this morning where our cat apparently hadn’t dropped his business very well in the litter so he had a dingle berry that ended up smeared on the couch cushion. Good stuff right!!!
I took off the one slipcover and brushed on Ecover Spot Remover that I had purchased from Grove Collaborative and tossed it in delicate cycle on warm. I used Oxyclean detergent with the cycle as well. I took it out immediately and put it in the dryer on the delicate cycle. I then took it out still a little damp and hung it up for a few hours before putting it back on the cushion. I had read it’s best to put them on while they are still damp so it’s easier to stretch around the cushions and it gets the wrinkles out. I highly recommend it. Voile it came out great! This fabric washes so well and I’m really impressed!
Overall I would highly recommend these sofas. The beauty with them is that you can literally wash them and not worry what gets on them. That factor alone is what sold me in the first place. I love how cozy they are as well. They are easily a napping kind of sofa, and this chick loves an afternoon nap! And so does this little fella below.
Please let me know if you have any questions about these sofas in the comments section below and I’d be glad to answer. Or if you have your own story about these sofas I’d love to hear it!
Thanks for flying by my nest!