I am by no means an expert on sofas. Let’s just clarify that from the start. I am an expert on sitting on them, but that’s a different blog post. Seriously- I’ve logged some serious sitting hours. If sitting on a couch could be used for a practicum, I’d have a doctorate by now. I wish I was kidding.
When I moved into my new place in October I decided on IKEA for a sofa because of one reason. I wanted white. Some people called me crazy and some, well, actually I think everyone called me crazy or gave me that ‘what would possess you to get a white sofa??‘ face. I usually replied with “I have no kids and no pets – right now is the perfect time for a white sofa!”
So I chose mainly IKEA for my white couch for two reasons: 1) Price and 2) look. The price was just right at just about $400. This was perfect if the couch got ruined which, with my track record, I was almost planning for.
Now for my actual review of the sofa. I’m going to actually switch to the word couch now because I honestly never call it a sofa and I’m not sure why I wrote the first half of this post doing so. Instead of changing it, I’m writing this short paragraph explaining it. On to the review-
The couch is simply really not great. I love IKEA but this couch disappointed. I knew the risk I was taking because of the low price but I had read tons of reviews like this one before making my choice and it really seemed like it was going to be just dandy. The problem is, I am assuming that most people that have this couch are not using it as their curl-up-on-the-couch-on-a-rainy-day-couch. This ain’t that.
To give you a little bit of an image: I live with a 6’2″ man. I am a 5’5″
girl woman. I am by no means tall, but he obviously is. Picture a whole bunch of scrunched legs.
BTDubs: I chose to get the matching ottoman and I placed it in front of one of the cushions in order to make it look like a chaise without the restriction of the chaise. Say chaise again. The ottoman is great and the storage inside of it was clutch. 6’2″ man usually took the “chaise” side with his feet hanging off, of course.
Overall, it’s a cute couch and it’s actually sitting in my office now looking really perrrrrty. I am sitting on it writing this post. I will call it my sit-on-and-write-blog-post-couch now. It has a better ring to it anyways.
You really only have to read this paragraph: don’t get this couch as your comfy living room TV couch. Get this couch for a sitting room that people rarely sit in and is just there to look good. Or, get this couch for your office so you can ignore your brand new iMac and sit on the couch typing on your super slow old laptop. It is actually perfect for that, take it from me ya’ll.
A new condo tour will be coming soon! Even if I said that like two months ago…