Tidafors & Lappljung08:00
When I was shopping for our new sofas I liked the look of the Tidafors sofas from Ikea (btw this isn't a sponsored post) but they were so new in the UK I couldn't find any pics of them in people's homes, or how they'd worn.
The Ektorp is of course the most popular sofa and we looked at that too because of the practicality of the covers. We went to the Ikea store and just hung around sitting on the sofas for a while. When we were there an employee was spending time attending to the display Ektorps. He spent a massive amount of time plumping the cushions, lint rollering the covers, and yet when he'd finished, they still looked tired!
So we plumped (ha!) for the Tidafors in the Tullinge Grey-Brown. We went for a 2 seater and a 3 seater to give us more options rather than a corner unit which would have probably been a better use of space.
I took some photos of how they arrived and then today I've taken some photos of them with 3 months worth of wear and tear.
The layout of our ground floor is such that to fit any sofa in without taking it apart, we would have needed to remove the living room window and then have it replaced. The Tidafors came as a self assembly sofa (ha!!) and fitted in perfectly even though we have a narrow weirdo angle coming in through the front door.
As you can see each sofa came in bits. The back, the base and then the arm rests.
You bolt the base onto the back, add feet, then bolt the arm rests onto the back and base. They're very sturdy and the feet are nice and chunky.
Here's what they look like today in July, 3 months on.
This is the 3 seater Tidafors in Tullinge Grey-Brown. It's the sofa we use every lunchtime and every evening and it does need plumping to keep the back nice and pouffey, but it's still very comfortable and the seat is bouncy. The arm rest are really comfortable for resting one's head on when lounging around.
This 2 seater sofa is sat on, just not very regularly and it's still so pouffey that I slide off it! I'm only short and my feet don't touch the floor!
And while we're looking at the living room, I'd like your opinion on some curtains I told you I'd bought and wasn't sure on. They're the Lappljung curtains from Ikea. They were cheap (£15), long (300cm) and bring a bit of colour into our grey living room. I'm not sure whether they're too Africa rather than Marrakesh.
They are about 30cm too long so I can make some cushion covers from the excess to tie them in with the rest of the room. What do you think of them?