Since I get a lot of questions on instagram about my new sofa, I decided to write a review about the IKEA Söderhamn. I’m going to tell you why I decided to go for this sofa, and what my thoughts are after a few months sitting on it.
For years I always had second hand sofa’s, because I was living in student homes. Just a couple of years ago I bought my first new couch, the IKEA Kivik that was very comfortable. However, when we moved to our new home it looked kind of massive and I felt it was time for a change. I wanted a corner sofa that was less than 2 meters wide, which I could adjust to my liking.
Cats and sofa’s
Initially I looked at the more expensive sofa’s. But while I was searching on my laptop, I heard the familiar sound of my cats, Leylah and Samra, sinking their little claws into the edges of my couch. No matter how many scratching posts I put in the room, they somehow always prefer my lovely furniture. I didn’t want to spend a big amount on something I knew would be ruined after 1 day. So I went in search for other options.
Affordable and stylish
I already saw the IKEA Söderhamn in many magazines, on design blogs and instagram. And after I tried it at the IKEA store I was sold. The Söderhamn is one of IKEA’s less expensive sofa series, while at the same time it offers high design and comfort. Because the adaptable elements you can choose what fits for your specific living room. I ended up buying 3 separate elements, 2 single sofa’s and 1 corner sofa, because I like to change the setting from time to time.
Size wise, the Söderhamn is quite bulky. So if you’re opting for more elements than you’ll need a spacious area. But because of its wide width it’s super comfortable for lounging. The pillows keep their shape and wear well, so you don’t have to plump and arrange them every time. And it’s also good for more social seating when you have friends over for a glass of wine or Moroccan tea ;).
Covers can be washed
The colour I chose is Finnsta white. Maybe not really convenient if you have little children, or hairy dogs. Or if you’re a little bit clumsy like me. On the first day I already spilled my coffee. However, the covers can be easily taken off and washed in a regular washing machine. So no dry cleaning necessary!
Customize your sofa
If you don’t really like the covers that IKEA offers or the legs, then you have plenty of other options. I kept the original legs, because I like them. But you can also spray paint them black, gold, or any colour you like to customize your sofa. If you prefer wooden legs or something else, then you can order them online at for example PrettyPegs.
The same goes for the covers. Norsemaison and Bemz sell covers that fit all IKEA collections. I know that as soon as the cats ruined the current set, I’d be investing in a real linen or velvet set for mine.
If I’d have to mention a remark, then it’s about the separate elements that slide apart sometimes. You can screw them together, but because I want to keep the setup flexible I chose not to. So that’s on me :).
I can honestly say after sitting (and lying) on it for a few months, that for us it’s the perfect couch. And no, this post was in no way sponsored. I wish! 😉
DO YOU HAVE A SODERHAMN SOFA? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE FROM IKEA YOU THINK IS AN ABSOLUTE INCREDIBLE ITEM?