Have you ever got something spilled on your couch and no way of taking off the stain?? Well, this just happened to our sectional and I was a little devastated about it because I hate replacing things that are still in really good shape. I am that girl who still owns some shoes from junior high and let’s just say my high school just celebrated its 10 year reunion a couple of years ago! Yikes!! I know, so old, right.. I’m talking about my shoes ;p But they’re still in really good shape. In fact, I’ve owned quite a few Jordans from junior high and high school that I finally gave half to my son and the other half my husband sold on eBay.. I’m that girl that keeps things til the wheels fall off.. But here we are with a new sectional and I have to say, it was a sectional I did consider buying a while ago and just didn’t think would be a good idea since I’ve had a bad experience with an Ikea couch before.
This sectional is called the Ikea Ektorp corner sofa 2+2 found here. This is a corner sectional with 3 separate pieces that come apart and attach together easily. It’s also a slipcover couch with many different covers to choose from. I bought 2 covers called Tygelsjo beige and Blekinge white. After trying both covers, we decided we will be returning the white cover. It’s a little too harsh of a white and I think the beige is a little more child friendly. My husband is also requesting that we exchange it for the charcoal grey cover which is pretty much similar in color to our last couch so it will fit this space well also.
So what are my first impressions of this sectional? Well first, I love that they are equal in length on both sides as opposed to some that are more of an L shaped sectional. This one just fits our small space better and gives me a variety of choices of where the sectional can go in our family room. It’s also a pretty heavy couch compared to our last couch in that if it were to not lay flush against the wall, it doesn’t cause any problems for my husband who loves to throw his body on the couch every time he sits. Lol! I know there has to be at least one of you who has a husband with this same tendency!! It is a really cozy couch and not just in how it actually feels to sit in, but also in aesthetics. It really gives that pottery barn cozy look without breaking the bank. Lastly, I love, love, love that it’s a slipcover couch. I just love the idea of having the choice of basically throwing my couch into the washer. I’m just hoping washing the covers won’t be a pain.. So far I’ve read many reviews on this and people seem to have no complaints with that so we shall see. Oh, and I have to mention: my husband is really pleased with it so far which is such a relief cause he’s totally tough to please when it comes to couches. So negatives: so far I don’t think I have any as for first impressions.. I just asked my husband of any negatives and he says no, just potential stains but it looks like washing would be the resolution to major stains.. But, again we shall see..
So, if you haven’t noticed already, we are trying this couch out in front of the widow; where our tufted chairs usually sit found here and here. It’s such a big change cause we’ve had our couch on the other wall forever so this is kinda exciting for me. Haha.. So far, everyone is enjoying it over here, so it may be here for a while! Anyway, hope you enjoyed the new sectional in this space as much as we do and the review!! If you own this sectional and would like to share your thoughts, please do in the comments up top! Well, thanks so much for stopping by!! Now go and have a fabulous day friends!! hugs