So just like last time I couldn’t leave the IKEA sofa alone. Am I the only one having a problem with the height of these sofas? Am I the only one having an elderly / dentist's waiting room moment when sitting down on them? Why are they so high? Are all sofas this height?
What did I do? I chopped off just over 5 cm (2 inches). I remember Martin and I slightly freaking out when we cut the legs off the Karlanda when it was brand new. The second time around I wasn’t worried, I just got the Japanese saw out and went at it knowing it would make a world off difference.
Of course I had to adjust the slip cover accordingly and hemmed it all the way around. While I was at it I stitched the vents close. Like Anne, I’m not keen on the flip of the skirt, I prefer when it’s more straight.
Oh, I also cut 15 cm (6 inches) off the lumbar cushion cover. The feather pillow inside is still its original size but the whole thing was way too long and weird looking.
So, how do I feel about the new sofa? I mentioned it in a comment already, it does take a bit of getting used to, it’s much poofier than the Karlanda. Don’t get me wrong, I love it because Wille loves it and it’s sooooooooo much more comfortable. I do get the feeling that I need to switch out the armchairs now though, they are kind of too similar but not right if you see what I mean. I’d love the Ektorp armchair because again it’s so comfortable, but I also don’t want my whole living room to be matchy matchy IKEA. I’d love something more modern. Any suggestions?
Oh, one more thing. I can’t wait to wash the slip cover in the hope it will shrink a little bit because it’s pretty loose and feels too big. I do want things neat, nice and tight, thank you very much.
Top photo: IKEA.com