IKEA EKTORP Sofa Review


Hi friend!

I’m so glad and so grateful you stopped by the blog today! It’s been a crazy couple weeks! I have lots in the works and lots of ideas swirling around! Both which are all kinds of good! But I thought I would slow things down a bit and write an IKEA EKTORP sofa review for y’all!

We’ve had our IKEA sofa for over a year now so I feel like I can give a good honest review on how this slipcovered furniture has worked for us.

Our Sofa 

We purchased the EKTORP sofa with chaise from IKEA a little over a year ago. Here’s what it looked like when we got it vs what it looks like now.

Then

IKEA EKTORP Sofa Review

Now

IKEA EKTORP Sofa Review

How It’s Held Up

Not much difference! It’s held up really well. The sofa is still firm and comfy. Now granted we are just 2 people who don’t spend copious amounts of time sitting on it but I’m still impressed! Plus it’s still nice and bright and white!

IKEA EKTORP Sofa Review

The Slipcover

Speaking of it being nice and white. As far as choosing a white sofa I have NO regrets! I love that I can wash it and it comes out bright and fresh smelling! We eat and drink on it everyday and every stain has come easily been removed!

How I Wash the Slipcovers

Since we’ve had the sofa I wash the cushion slipcovers every 6-8 weeks or as needed and then every other time I also wash the actual sofa cover.

First I let my top loader fill up. I add a combination of bleach, detergent, and Oxyclean. Then I put in the slipcovers and let it soak for while. I also pretreat any spots or stains with Oxyclean ahead of time.

IKEA EKTORP Sofa Review

How I Dry the Slipcovers

After it’s soaked for awhile I let it run. Then I dry it just until it’s about 75-80% dry. This allows any wrinkles to fall out or be smoothed out on their own. Aka no ironing for me! Lol!

I think the worst part of the whole thing is putting all the slipcovers back on! It’s like wrestling an alligator! Lol! But it’s always worth it!

IKEA EKTORP Sofa Review

All in all I would definitely buy an EKTORP sofa again! And I actually have plans to do just that soon! Stay tuned! I hope this IKEA EKTORP sofa reivew was helpful! You can also check out more of our living room HERE.

 

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