I originally posted about my excitement in getting my coveted White Ikea Ektorp Sofa here.
That was just over a year ago. So I thought I'd do one of those updates on how it has stood the test of time, especially given it is white!
And, announce I now have the matching 2 seater!
So, overall I'm super happy with my 3 seater sofa. I have noticed that the covers get dirtier faster in Summer with lots of little dirty feet curling up on it. But in Winter, with lots of little socked feet on it, it's not so bad.
The kids aren't allowed to eat or drink on the sofa, so we haven't had any major spills, but any small marks I just spray with Napisan spot remover before washing and they come straight out.
I probably wash the covers about every 2 or 3 months to keep them looking like new. And I love that newly washed detergent smell. They are really easy to take off and I can get them washed and dried in one day, sometimes with a little bit of time in the drier on colder days. I've noticed too that the cushions can get a bit saggy, but when you wash the covers and put them back on the whole lounge bounces back, just like brand new. And no, I don't iron them. I just pull the bottom corner pleats into place as neat as possible.
Our sofa is super comfortable and fits perfectly with the farmhouse style of our lounge room. In fact, I loved it so much that when I just happened to spot a 2 seater on the weekend on ebay for a great price, I just had to have it.
And with a new white cover it looks perfect!