New sofa: IKEA Söderhamn

One of the things I have learned the hard way is that it's wise to invest some money in a good sofa. For years I've had a red leather IKEA Klippan that was very comfortable. However, red is a colour that you get tired of after a while. When the leather started to fade and tear a little my boyfriend and I started our quest for a new sofa. We wanted a corner sofa (with a chaise longue) that was less than 2 meters wide -- a fact that eliminates a lot of couches. We ended up with an extremely budget-friendly sofa and a year later we know why ;) Even with constant rearranging and whipping up the pillows some dents remain visible and you're constantly aware of where you should and shouldn't sit ;) When I was writing my thesis last month I spent a lot of time on the sofa with my laptop and my back started to protest after a while. 

With Oscar night coming up soon - when we always have a lot of people over to watch the ceremony all night long - until 8 o'clock in the morning! - we decided that maybe we should admit defeat and try our luck with another IKEA sofa. My all time favourite blogger home is the home by Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap and I immediately fell in love with the IKEA Söderhamn sofa that she has in her home. She owns the chaise longue and the sofa (as seen in photo 1+3+4). I was also considering buying the IKEA Karlstad sofa that so many lovely interiorbloggers own (Ale Besso, Ollie and Sebs Haus, That Nordic Feeling..), mainly because it was available in a lighter colour than the Söderhamn - and would thus make my home appear larger. My Instagram friend Tiene (make sure to follow this lovely lady here!) owns the IKEA Söderhamn sofa and was very helpful in helping me make a decision - as always! :) My boyfriend is very much a lounger, and I'm a person who works and studies sitting up, with my legs pulled up. The Söderhamn is a very deep sofa so it's perfect for the both of us - especially for the boyfriend, the one who has had to endure all the interior changes I've been making to our home in the past 3 years ;) 

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely week. If you're curious; in photo 5 you can see my old cheapy sofa -- after I've gone through some trouble whipping it up ;) The new Söderhamn sofa will arrive in 9 days!

UPDATE: Since many of you are visiting this page after searching for "Soderhamn review" I'll add a short review :-) It's been three months now and we are very happy about our IKEA Soderhamn sofa; it's comfortable and perfect for that secret afternoon nap as well. One of the negative points would be that every little stain is very visible immediately because of the dark fabric -- but then again; it washes off very easily with a wet tea towel :) Also take in mind that it may look rather large/bulky in your living room, it being a deep sofa in a dark colour. But it's extremely comfortable. Another plus point is that there are still no bumps or lumps, which was an important issue for us since having our last horrible sofa. If you're still not sure: just go to IKEA and try one :) For photo's check out my Instagram account.

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