February 7, 2018

A New Sectional for Our Family Room (Ikea Farlov Sectional review)

Ikea Farlov sectional review with beige slipcover
Hello! It is a snowy day here in NJ, just the sort of day to spend by the fire in our family room. We added a new piece of furniture to our family room in early January and we have been so busy enjoying it that I forgot to blog about it! Our old Ikea sofa was 14 years old and was looking tired after serving our family well for many years.
Ikea farlov sectional review
We decided that, this time around, a big sectional would be the best choice for our family of 5 (plus 2 goldens). We shopped around at the usual spots - Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and Ikea. We narrowed the selections to only those with slipcovers because those have worked so well for us in the past. For the price and value, we just couldn't pass up the Farlov sectional from Ikea. It is a generous size for our family room - which is about 24x24. We brought our kids with us to Ikea to get opinions on the Ektorp vs. Farlov sectional and as it turns out, the Ektorp wasn't an option for us. My guys dwarfed that thing. But the Farlov was the perfect fit for us.
Ikea Farlov sectional review with beige slipcover
Because we have 2 spoiled pups who are welcome on the furniture, we decided to go with the beige colored cover. Ikea calls it Flodafors beige and it just so happens to be a perfect shade to camouflage the dog hair that covers every surface in our home. I have found that any shade of off white or beige is MUCH more forgiving than white when dealing with slipcovers in a busy household. I didn't even consider the white slipcover for our family. I haven't washed these yet but I will update when I do. These covers are machine washable and I have lots of experience with Ikea slipcovers so I don't anticipate running into any trouble with these. I shared more about the other Ikea furniture we live with in this post.
I did a bunch of research on this sofa before we bought it and most of the cons were things we felt we could live with. The main complaint I read is that the fabric feels a bit rough, which is true - but I have to say it still feels comfy enough for us and seems durable. I will be curious to see if Ikea comes out with a new fabric next year. The great thing with Ikea is a new slipcover is just a 15 minute drive away. Also, with online vendors like Comfort Works (I got a slipcover for our last Ikea sofa from them), it leaves so many options open for the future. I love that - because I obviously I change things up quite frequently.
Ikea farlov sectional review
Another thing reviewers mentioned was that the cushions felt hard but we haven't found that to be true. In fact, it just seems to be getting more comfortable with use. The corner is hands down the favorite spot for adults, kids and dogs alike.
Ikea Farlov sectional review with beige slipcover
This sectional now anchors the television watching section of our family room. The sectional came with a bunch of matching throw pillows and then I added a few more neutral pillows in a variety of textures from my collection.
Ikea Farlov sectional review with beige slipcover
In my next post, I will share more about how it fits in with the rest of our Winter Family Room.
Pottery Barn console table in neutral living room
 Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon. :)


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20 comments:

  1. Kid tested and Golden approved! Ha! It can’t get higher ratings than that! ❤️
    Chris Wells

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  2. Very lovely! Your blog is always so inspiring!!! I just replaced our sofa, chair & a half, & ottoman a couple of days ago that were also 14 yrs old, but should have been replaced earlier after years of abuse w/lots of girly company, a giant dog, & 4 cats. It felt amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aaaah, new furniture feels like such a luxury, right? Enjoy yours too and thanks for stopping by today.

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  3. This looks nice and comfy Courtney. Pup approved too! Love the color. It looks so pretty in your family room. I like that is had the wider seats too. Better for lounging and taking naps! Have a great week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. I love the wider seat for the family room. So much more comfy. Have a great week too!

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  4. Love the new sectional! I wish I went with a slipcovered one when we bought ours. But we did do a light tan color, which of course, matches Rosie's fur. One must consider these things with goldens! I am glad your family, dogs included, are enjoying your new sofa. It looks perfect in that room! Enjoy the snow! Can you believe my kids have off? We barely have an inch and it's supposed to switch to rain!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks Shelley. Yes, always have to take that golden fur into consideration. We have lint brushes in all of our cars and the mudroom. Forever removing the dog hair. My kids are in school today. We have a couple of inches but it should turn to rain soon. Timing actually worked out in our favor on this one for once! I hope you guys enjoy your day home.

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  5. Looks so cozy! As always your room looks delightful. I love the crocheted runner on the sofa table...perfect touch!

    Enjoy the snowy afternoon������
    Gena

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    1. Thanks Gena! I am loving that runner too. Adds so much coziness. I hope you enjoy the snow.

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  6. Very pretty and cozy. I love how you create little nooks and spaces. I never think to look at IKEA, but I'm thinking of it now! lol. I meant to tell you - this past Jan we were photographed for the 2018 release of Country Sampler magazine. I have to tip my hat to you for loads of inspiration over the years. Our styles are different, I'm more on the colonial side of things, but your home speaks to me and your style is so refreshing. I honestly feel like YOU started most of the trends that you see all over today. You pioneered a lot of these looks before they became popular. You go girl!!

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  7. Gorgeous sectional, Courtney, and your family room looks amazing and ever so comfy, as always!! I love your home....you truly have a wonderful talent for decorating!

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