When we moved from the UK to Vancouver Island we also made a transition from a classic UK terraced house to a classic Canadian, well, bigger house. So we were in need of some extra furniture.
Sofas are a pretty major investment, and after spending some time – ok a lot of evenings desperately browsing online and fraught trips to showrooms with children in tow – I found and chose a decidedly non bargain large feather sofa and square for in our main living room. But we also had a sunroom to fill and I was starting to lose the plot – also feeling like this might cut into my cushion-buying budget, so was on the hunt for something a little more…affordable. And mid century type, sunroom suitable style.
This was the dream:…but not in the budget.
This was getting closer on the budget side of things, at just under £1000 (£995) and fulfilling the wooden arms brief:
(But still have the classic ekenaset chair which I did add to our living room)
I felt a bit sad that IKEA let me down here in what should have been a Scandinavian flat pack dream request, surely? They have stopped making the Ekenaset sofa in the UK, which would have been pretty good:
Anyway, this was my solution – for the princely sum of £240, delivery included!
It was from a shop I would never have expected to buy a sofa from and I will admit I was dubious about what the quality would be like but it has really surprised me. It’s not a fluffy big sofa – it’s very firm – but it’s a great extra sofa (actually a sofa bed). I don’t need to be precious about the children jumping on it and smearing hands all over it. And it gave me an extra excuse to buy nice cushions and throws…