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Top 3 IKEA Couches for that Scandinavian Look

by Inspired Anam

I think you all know that I LOVE IKEA! I can spend hours on end at that store and not get tired. In fact, I’ve taken you guys along for shopping to IKEA with me many times on my insta-stories. What I love most about this furniture giant is that it makes it so easy for you to achieve that clean, sleek and bold Scandinavian look without breaking your bank. I have a lot of stuff from Ikea, and I want to share with you all my favourites over a series of blogposts, starting first with Ikea Sofas.I get a lot of questions on my Instagram account about my IKEA couches, which is totally understandable. There are so many options and it can be really hard to pick one. IKEA couches are great especially for small homes and apartments where you have limited space, winding staircases or narrow hallways. They come in small pieces which you can easily bring in through narrow doors and tiny elevators and then assemble where you need them.

So, if you like the bold and clean Scandinavian look, or are just in the market for some good quality sofas, then keep on reading to see my top 3 picks from IKEA.

[1] LANDSKRONA
Three-seater price: CAD $999 | USD $799

This beautiful couch is offered as a three-seater, a two-seater, a single armchair, or as a sectional. I’ve had the Landskrona sectional couch in my main living room for over a year now and I love it! It is super comfortable, deep and durable.

I think most people generally expect an IKEA couch to be cheaper than this. The Landskrona is definitely on the high-end side but I think the price is fair given its amazing quality and the fact that it’s leather. It comes in white, grey and black. I decided to go with white because I really like the brightness it adds to the space.

My #1 FAQ on Instagram has to be – how do I maintain a white couch? Well, first of all, I just have one kid. If you have multiple little ones who like to jump on the couch and use crayons on it, then yes, a white couch may not be for you. I think it’s definitely easier to have a white couch with one child. Secondly, we normally don’t eat here as we use our kitchen eat-in area or the dining table. That prevents things like curry and ketchup from colouring it. But of course we use this couch on a daily basis and it often get little marks and handprints. In those cases, I love that I can just wipe this couch clean. That’s not really possible with a fabric couch unless it’s easily washable. A leather couch also doesn’t readily absorb liquids as a fabric sofa does. Lastly, I also have the IKEA Leathercare kit. The kit recommends cleaning the couch twice a year. I’ve used it once so far and saw great results. The second cleaning is due very soon. I will take before/after shots and share them on my Instagram. I would also like to add that sometimes your furniture can get damaged despite all your efforts to be careful and protective. And when that happens, you have to just be okay with it. Your black leather couch can get a tear, or your white couch can get a pomegranate stain. But it’s not the end of the world. We shouldn’t get too attached to material things 😉

[2] KARLSTAD
Three-seather price: CAD $599 | USD $399

Source: Happy Grey Lucky

Grey sofas are a staple in Scandinavian homes. If you’re looking for that nordic look, the Karlstad is perfect and very budget friendly for the quality and durability it offers. Pinterest is full of ideas on how to style it, and how its legs can be switched out for that beautiful mid-century look. The covers are washable as well which is great with kids. I don’t have a very in-depth review on this one as I personally don’t have it. I would’ve totally gotten it for my family room, but because that room is in the basement, I wanted a couch that was a rather low-laying. More on that next.

[3] SODERHAMN
Three-seater price: CAD $550 | USD $449

This is a modular series that you can put together and customize to meet your needs. You can choose to purchase it as a single seat, a sofa or put pieces together to make a sectional. You also have the option to not buy arms for the sofa if you want to keep it looking more open.

Since our family room is in the basement (still a work in progress), the ceiling of the room isn’t that high. Keeping this in mind, I wanted something with a low back so that the room can feel spacious and airy. We ended up going with the three-seater and are really happy with it. It has skinny seat cushions but they are surprisingly comfy. To me, it is just the perfect couch family room couch for lazying around. It’s great  to accommodate a guest as well as it is as wide enough to act as a single bed. My favourite thing to do on it is to sit cross-legged with a cup of tea and watch Netflix. Speaking of tea, the covers are fully washable as well, which makes it a great choice for a family room setting where there will be lots of food and drinks.

So that’s it guys! Those are my top 3 favourite couches from IKEA. Let me know which of these you would go for, and if there’s any others you love. Until next time, ciao!

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