It’s been a year since we first purchased our Tidafors sectional from Ikea and I’m more than overdue for an update to you guys. That original post is still one of my top read posts of all time. Apparently there’s no one else out there providing solid reviews on the Tidafors?!
I can honestly say – and you all know how honest I am – that we still love it. It has held it’s shape, color, comfort and more. Now, I do have to put the disclaimer out there that we do not have pets or children (I know, right? Living the life right now!). If we had pets and children there’s potential that my review would be different. But I don’t know, because I don’t have them.
Though, as a childless and pet free home it has held up phenomenally. I try to vacuum the sofa a few times a month, usually once as a deep clean and the other times as just a quick vacuum. The color has not faded at all, especially since Colorado is the sunniest place ever and we usually have our shades open during the day.
We did have our first spill on it, which was chamomile tea. I won’t lie, it was tragic. I thought the end of the Tidafors had come. That we’d have a liquid stain forever. But, surprisingly, that wasn’t the case.
We quickly blotted the spill with a towel to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. From there, I sprinkled baking soda all over the spill, allowing it to absorb more of the liquid. I then vacuumed up the baking soda. It helped to absorb the liquid but the outline of a stain was still there.
I went ahead and grabbed the hair dryer like a crazy person and dried the hell out of it thinking that if I dried it quickly it wouldn’t set. There was still a stain. I was tired and it was late so I went to bed and said I’d deal with it in the morning.
Well, in the morning it had faded a significant amount. So I let it be and when I got home from work it had faded more. A few days went by and the entire stain was gone! There was no outline, nothing.
So, while I’m not sure this method would work for say, red wine, which I’m currently very fond of, it’s worth a shot if there was ever to be a spill of that sort.
Spills and stains aside this sofa held up well through our move, which meant taking it apart, shoving it in a truck and hoping we put it back together correctly. It was a cinch to put back together and as I said, it’s still comfy and supportive as ever. And I should know since I spend nearly every night from 8pm until bedtime on it.
Eventually this sectional will likely live in our basement, once it’s quasi finished, but for now it fits perfectly in our space, it fits a good amount of people on it and it’s comfy and sturdy. What more might you ever need in a sofa?!