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ikea ektorp sofa

Ikea Ektorp Sofa

Bored of the same Ektorp sofa you’ve had for years? Give it a whole new look with machine washable, pet & kid friendly custom slipcovers here now! Designed with comfort in mind, this round armed classic is a favourite in many households around the world. Comfort Works makes custom slipcovers for the entire Ektorp series – even the Ektorp 2 seat sofa bed and Ektorp 3 seater sofa bed which has been discontinued by IKEA. Our hand made slipcovers comes with side pleats, matching piping and large back cushions which you can rotate to even out wear. 
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Ikea Ektorp Sofa

I am sitting on my IKEA Ektorp sectional right now. We had the Ektorp sofa for years and loved the fact that we could buy new a new sliocover over whenever we wanted a new look. Last month, we decided to redecorate and get the Ektorp sectional. I can’t recommend this sofa enough! My current slipcover is brown, which works for us as it hides the muddy paw prints from our two dogs that believe their bottoms should not touch the floor. Although the brown does show every white hair from the cat, but because the fabric is so durable, I just vacuum it off whenever it gets to be too much.
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Ikea Ektorp Sofa

I found this review on pinterest and am so glad I was looking for Ektorp Sofa. We are about to purchase two loves seats this weekend, and my husband is quite unsure about it. He loves the ugly one that we have, but I hate it! I have been trying to convince him that with the dogs, a sofa from Ikea is the best way to go. I spent over $100 on a Surefit Slip cover, and it just does’t fit properly on our sofa, and it always gets mussed when w sit on the sofa. Witht he Ektorp, we don’t have to worry about the slip cover not fitting. And because we have dogs–who are ALWAYS on the sofa (they are family afterall), I was glad to hear that the covers still look good with dog slobber and whatever else bring to the sofa. We are getting the white because I want a bright living room. Everything is so dark right now and its depressing. Fantastic review! I wrote down some of your pros & cons so that I can work my magic on hubby
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Ikea Ektorp Sofa

Rated 5 out of 5 by wsl50 from Very comfortable I bought the Ektorp sofa several months ago after thinking about this sofa for over a year. I read all the reviews, sat on it every time I visited Ikea, and finally decided this was the sofa I wanted. I am very pleased with my purchase. It went together easily and the slipcovers were easy to put on. The Ektorp is very comfortable. I like the way it looks and you can’t beat the price. Date published: 2017-05-14
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Ikea Ektorp Sofa

We have 2 ektorp sectionals in our house, love them! I am a slave to ikea ektorp because we also have an ch air and sofa bed too. Both the chair and sofa bed were white until recently when we acquired a dog who likes to dig in the dirt and then get on the sofa. I got sick of washing slipcovers!! I had no problems with my 4 and 6 year old, but the dog….geez! I discovered that dharma procion dyes worked great and dyed them dark brown; it cost about $40 for the dye, salt, etc. for both. Anyway, both of the sectionals were Craigslist purchases, and they have both held up great! Perfect for our family that we can throw the covers in the wash. And now that I know I can dye the white covers in any color I want I will always yor for the basic white!
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Ikea Ektorp Sofa

We just bought 2 Ektorp couches today (2 full size couches, with 3 cushions on each couch; not the 2 cushion loveseat) and 1 Ektorp chair. I’m SO EXCITED to receive these couches! I have 2 kiddos & the couches we have now we bought when my husband & I were both still in college & beyond broke so needless to say the couches we have now are in pretty bad shape. They were a beyond cheap couch set that has gone through a lot but it definitely shows by the huge hole that is in it. The fabric is not torn but whatever keeps a couch up or level is not there in our couch anymore. If you happen to sit on the hole you will feel the wood frame stick you in you back & butt, not fun! Now that we have 2 kids I wanted a couch where I could unzip the covers & wash it all. I looked all over & these couches were the answer to my prayers! I too wanted the “Pottery Barn look” without having to pay the Pottery Barn price. These couches are EXACTLY what I wanted/needed with a husband and 2 kids. Not to mention additional family members that are constantly over. For what we paid for 2 full size couches & 1 matching Ektorp chair, you would only get 1 couch (possibly just a loveseat; 2 seat cushions) from Pottery Barn. This doesn’t mean that I don’t like Pottery Barn furniture, on the contrary, I actually LOVE Pottery Barn. I just (sadly) cannot afford Pottery Barn furniture at this point in time. I cannot wait to revive them & let you all know how they hold-up with my ever busy household but from reading some of the other reviews, it sounds like they will withstand a whole lot more than our cheap, crappy, college years couches ever could.
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Ikea Ektorp Sofa

Hello, I found you by doing a search for reviews of jute rugs and then saw the reviews of the Ektorp. We must be separated at birth! I love the look of your home. It seems similar to mine. I have the exct same sofa and rug from Rugs USA. First of all, I LOVE my Ektorp. I have had mine for one year and have washed it 2-3 times. We are retired but have two very rowdy and grubby grandkids who think sofas are climbing equipment and shoes are required. Most of the time, if they get some dirt on the sofa, I just wpe it off with a damp cloth and it either goes away completely or it is faded enough until the next washing. I like all the comments about getting different colors of covers. I think I will try that. I did however buy an extra white cover when I bought the sofa. It’s still in the box. My one little peeve with the bleiking white covers is that they are so tough that everything with any nap to it snags on the fabric and I am always picking lint off of it. I love throws, but have found that I have to stick with neutral ones, as the red and the blue one that I bought shed on the couch like crazy. Do you have that problem? I would have thought that dirt woulc be the problem with the white covers, but dirt is a breeze to deal with; it’s the lint from other fabrics that I have trouble with, even after washing them repeatedly. Anyway, it’s something I can live with and I now only use neutral throws for daily wear band use the colored ones for Christmas and just deal with the lint. After a little while that doesn’t bother me much either. And when people come over, I always find myself quickly giving the couches a once over and thinking I should have cleaned such and such a spot, but honestly NO ONE ever notices any dirt, fuzz or spots on the sofa. They just look at those beautiful babies and say Wow! How do you keep those couches so clean? ; ) Thanks for this review. I agree with everything.
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Ikea Ektorp Sofa

Great review Liz! I am also an Ektorp owner….I have the sofa with chaise and a chair with ottoman in medium brown. I also have the white slipcovers but I haven’t used them yet. We’ve had them for about 4 years now. I like the look, the fact that I can wash & change slipcovers, and the price was great. They have held up well and I have 3 kids! It’s kind of ironic that I came across this post earlier today because my 6yr. old daughter vomited all over herself, the middle seat couch cushion, and her sister’s foot. As I type this I am washing the slipcover. Ugh! So not what I planned for my cozy Friday night!! Really it’s the best furniture to have with kids and pets. It makes me think back about a year ago to when my son literally emptied his bladder on the couch after falling asleep during a movie. I would definitely buy an Ektorp again but I do have a few Cons to add….for some reason the seat cushions constantly slip forward and have to be fixed, limited slipcover colors available, discontinuing slipcovers so if you need a replacement you’re SOL, and non-existent IKEA customer service if you have a problem. I enjoy following your blog and welcome back to Michigan.

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