We are looking for some new sofa’s, our current ones are 7 years old now and looking pretty worn. The springs have gone in several places despite being replaced repeatedly over the years and the feather pads are now flat as a pancakes. The whole thing is getting more uncomfortable by the day, so I guess it’s time to think about something new.
Our current sofas have washable covers, a godsend if you have a child/dog/red wine habit. I think while Miss L is still smallish and as the dog sleeps on the sofa it’s probably best to get new sofas with washable covers too.
I’ve looked at DFS – they don’t have washable covered sofa’s, SofaWorkshop – the last ones were from there and I wouldn’t buy from there again and Sofa.com – are just too expensive. I’ve not seen any other’s I like/are in the right price range – cheap!.
Which leaves Ikea, I know I’ve blogged about it before but I really like the look of the Ektorp. I especially like the fact you can buy extra covers while you’re washing the other set or replace them if something catastrophic happens.
This model is only £399 and a new cover in the same colour is £190:
Which means I won’t have to scream at people if they eat/colour/bounce/chuck red wine/generally live on it. If we had one which was £1500, you know I would be doing that ALL time!
But are they any good long term? Do any of you have them? Are the covers really washable? Can you think of anywhere else I could get a washable sofa from? Any advice at all?