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Ikea Lofallet Beige Slipcovers – An Honest Review

Ikea Lofallet Beige Slipcovers – An Honest Review

If you are considering Ikea’s Ektorp furniture series, you are going to want to read today’s post. In this review, I am sharing my honest thoughts about the Lofallet Beige slipcovers and giving a comparison of Ikea’s beige fabric versus white.

Given I have owned the Ikea Ektorp couch and arm chairs for over five years, I think it is safe to say that I am somewhat of an Ektorp expert (and no…Ikea is not paying me for this post).

While I am happy to report that the actual furniture itself has held up beautifully to pets, kids and my husband for half of a decade now, I cannot claim the same for the original white slipcovers that came with the sofa and the arm chairs…

review of ikea ektorp furniture

Not only were the slipcovers stained beyond Clorox intervention, the actual fabric had ripped from repetitive removal and cleaning…

ikea ektorp white slipcovers versus beige

While I briefly considered replacing the original Ektorp slipcovers with white replacement covers, I pondered Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity…

Paraphrased, his quote defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Why the hell would I set myself up for failure again with fussy, white furniture?

Not only did I want to go with a more practical selection this time around, but Ikea recently jacked up their prices on the white slipcovers. In fact, Lofallet Beige replacement slipcovers are the most affordable option.

With practicality and price on it’s side, Lofallet Beige was the clear winner this time around…

ektorp lofallet beige slipcover review

Not only is the beige more forgiving of stains, it has a beautiful linen texture to it that actually provides the Ikea furniture with more of an upscale, richer vibe…

lofallet beige ektorp ikea review

Up close, you can see the nice texture of the Lofallet Beige. Zoom in further, and you will notice the peanut butter finger prints that were immediately deposited by my three-year-old (I had literally just put the freakin’ slipcovers on the chair).

As you can see from the image above, the slipcovers are a bit wrinkled straight from the packaging. However,for the most part, the wrinkles do come out after a few days…

lofallet beige ektorp review

And for those of you curious to compare the white fabric with the beige, I constructed a side-by-side comparison….

While the Lofallet Beige does not reflect natural light as much as the white slipcovers, I am super happy with my choice. As I mentioned, the linen texture actually gives the low-budget Ektorp furniture a higher-end look.

And from a distance, you really cannot detect all of the peanut butter stains.

ikea lofallet beige ektorp slipcover review

For the price, you really cannot beat Ikea’s Ektorp series. (If you want to read a more thorough review of the Ektorp sofa, click here for that post).

Just keep in mind, that the slipcovers do take a pretty hard beating….especially with kids and pets. Sure…you can wash them, but the repeated removing, washing and reapplying can tear the seams.

While I have only owned the Lofallet Beige for 3 months, I am hoping I will not need to wash them as frequently. In return, I hope this will result in longer mileage from the slipcovers this time around.

I hope this review helped any of you on the fence about Ektorp fabric selection.

Now get out there and design some good vibes, and please be sure to share on social media or with a friend if you found this post helpful (it makes all the difference in the world..thank you!).

honest review of ikea lofallet beige ektorp slipcover



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Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Thank you for this; these are the two I am comparing, and now I know the beige is the way to go!

Designing Vibes

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

I am so glad you found this post helpful, Margot. So far, the beige has been much more practical .