The Soltsa sofa is a bargain buy from Ikea. Some unexpected expenses came up while Chris and I were getting ready to move into our house so we decided to get this sofa for $169 instead of the larger Karlstand sofa and chaise (also from Ikea) that we wanted for $699. The Soltsa, although smaller, still suited our needs pretty well. It pulls out into a sofa bed, which we really needed since we’ve decided not to have a guest room.
We haven’t slept on the bed part but it also seems a little stiff. For a one night stay I don’t see that being a problem but if you have a house guest for a week they might end up with some back pain.
The sofa wasn’t as easy to put together as I thought it would be but we were still able to complete it in less than an hour. We were initially disappointed in the sofa because it felt very stiff when we sat on it. By the next day we were completely used to it and the stiffness wasn’t a problem.
This might not be a good couch for you if you have pets that shed, however. When our family pets came to visit (Doesn’t that make it seem like the dogs drove themselves here? That would be awesome.) the sofa became covered in hair. It was pretty easy to take off but I can see that as being very annoying if you have to do it on the regular.
Chris and I had absolutely no problems with the Lack coffee table we got for $19.99. It took less than 15 minutes to put together and feels incredibly sturdy. It isn’t a miracle worker though. You can tell it is a cheaper table and it can get dusty easily. For $19.99 we are really satisfied. The bottom shelf holds our board games! We need to get around to playing them again.
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Overall we enjoyed both of our first purchases from Ikea. For people like us that are looking for an inexpensive way to furnish our home, we got exactly what we needed.
What do you guys think? Have you purchased any furniture from Ikea?