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« on: July 18, 2007 04:20:31 PM »

first off thanks for looking!

Here it goes...I wanted to buy the Klippan sofa from Ikea but Im curious. Are they actually comfortable? Does anyone have a sofa from Ikea? I really really would love feedback, because I don't want to waste money. im sure they charge to send it back.

here is a pic.

ps. its a love seat

« Last Edit: July 18, 2007 04:21:54 PM by mandasbrighteyes » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007 04:43:28 PM »

We've had one for the past 4 years as our main couch. They're very comfortable, well sprung, easy to keep clean and easy to make new covers for. I recommend them Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007 04:49:26 PM »

Hubby & I bought a pair of couches from Ikea 2 years ago when we bought this house. They are comfortable enough to watch a whole extended edition of LOTR but they aren't "OMG! I'm never getting up off this couch! ever! I'm sleeping here the rest of my life!!" comfy- that couch is at Restoration Hardware and cost $3 K, our friends who have that one named it Uncle Couch.

Back on track. We bought ours in store- they were all pretty much the same seat comfort wise, so you should be good there.

Things I don't like about our couches:
They are very light weight- light enough that the kids move them all over when they play (our floor is tile, stuff slides really easy) and the LR always looks like we've been ransacked. Heck, my FiL flopping himself down on them can send them skidding back a foot.

We picked a slipcovered style for a couple reasons, one being that changing it around would be fun right? And a neutral beige when we have the kids out on occasion? Wrong, half the material under the slip cover is that stuff like you see on the bottom of an upholstered couch, like Pellon, but thicker. It's not something you would leave uncovered for anyone to see.
The slip covers themselves are kind of wimpy too. In places that "don't show" there are pannels of Pellon like material instead of being all whatever you covering chioce is. This stuff has torn on both couches at the bottom of the back where there is velcro on the couch to hold the slipcover in place. You can't flip the cushions over if they get stained because the underside is that pellon stuff again.

We picked a slip covered style thinking it would look nicer longer because you can take off all the pieces & launder- right? Dry clean olny on the label- $200 to get them cleaned and then they shrank anyway!! It was hell getting all the pillows back in their cases.

A year later our poor color choice of beige had the couches looking like they had been under a bridge because the kids and 2 large dogs had done such a number on them. There is no Scotch Guard or anything on any of their upholstered furntiture- keep this in mind.

Neither Here nor There, just info:
I finally broke down & decided to launder the slip covers at home because they looked so horrid. I had some generic covers on standby in case they shrank to oblivion. I washed in cold & dried on the air/ fluff cycle till they were dry(about two dryer cycles per load). They came out pretty good & didn't shrink. I have washed individual cases a couple times since (grape juise anyone?)

I wish we had bough the leather one- I think it might have looked better a bit longer. But then again we are pretty hard on furniture and they have remained structurally sound (my hubby weighs 350 lbs.) and they have kept their shape pretty good.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007 05:44:51 PM »

My sister had a Klippan.  I would never buy one for the simple reason that while it was okay for sitting, not good for 'lounging' (i.e. you can't nap on it).  The armrests are way too high for my comfort and very sturdy (read too tall and too hard to curl up against without hurting your neck).  Also it was a bit 'dainty', not precious dainty, but as mentioned - rather lightweight and small.  I love IKEA stuff - but if I wanted to stay within that price range I would check your local Craigslist and pick up a used sofa.  You can rent a pickup truck for $20 at Home Depot - much cheaper than shipping a loveseat.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007 07:50:48 PM »

Some friends of ours have a Klippan, and they've been pretty happy with it, especially since it was so blessedly cheap. I don't think anyone would expect it to be a super-duper high quality piece of furniture, but they've had theirs for several years, and it still looks pretty good. They have a slipcover for it, and while it never looks perfect, it doesn't look as bad as those generic ones do because it's actually made for that couch. The other downside to the slipcover is the fact that IKEA discontinues colors/patterns fairly often, so if you really like a particular cover (or build your room decor around it), you might want to pick up an extra.

The back is a little low for my taste, but it's still a comfortable couch. Definitely better than some of the inherited couches I had in college.

Might I suggest a look at the Lilliberg series? The couches are VERY comfortable and super cheap. The frame is wooden, so they don't lose their shape, and if a cushion gets too flat, you can just go buy a new one. It comes in black now, too!

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007 09:17:54 PM »

i have another question lol.

is the love seat big enough for two normal sized people? well im 5 and my bf is 5'5.

I wish that we had an Ikea close to us but that is 5 hours away!  Undecided

I really thank all of you for your answers. I was thinking that if I got the black one that i really wouldn't have to worry too much about the stains and since its just me and my bf we really don't have to worry much about that, until we get a booger dog. lol

how does the back hold up? can you at least lean your head back on it?

i love the fact that it is super-duper cheap, and i wanted to make sure it wasn't cheap because it is cheap.


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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007 12:50:45 AM »

It's big enough for two people to sit on. My bf is about 6'5 and I am nearly 6'2 and we fit on there (and we are both rather ... big in all dimensions). The back is rather low, it ends under my shoulder blades, so no chance to rest my head. We are still thinking of buying one because they are cheap and you can change the colour whenever you want to.
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2007 07:10:00 AM »

Yeah, i mean you cant beat the price! and the fact that you can change the color whenever you want is super awesome.

"In my world everyones a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies."

« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007 07:33:59 AM »

Just fyi: the Alme, Almas, Granan and Vilme covers are all 100% cotton with no unsightly other fabric attached. They have very deep sections on the covers for pushing and tucking into the sides and back of the seat and are all machine washable and tumble dryable on a cool heat.

Mine has stood up to a lot of battering from a 3 to 7 y/o and a cat with claws. My partner is 6'5" and lanky whereas I'm 5'10" and chunky and we both fit on it comfortably with my son as well. We have the 2 seater.

I've always had it against a wall but I put non slip cups and pads under the feet to help with any marks it might make or skidding problems and it's been fine.

Lillberg sofa (imo) are too low and can't be laid down on at all (on the 2 seater). That was what we had before and we replaced it with this Klippan 2nd hand.

« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2007 02:32:39 PM »

whoo i feel so comfortable now that i know. thanks so much!

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