Why a sofa doesn’t need to rob your wallet.
Finding the right sofa for your interior is always a struggle. Buying a decent/designer one is most often quite the investment. After all, who wants to commit to something that big in a rental apartment you are probably not gonna stay forever?
After three years of living on IKEA’s iconic sofa bed, time started ticking. Finding an affordable, durable, multifunctional and beautiful sofa was very necessary but seemed impossible. Thank god, like in any fairytale, I was invited to the launch of IKEA’s Delaktig sofa – designed in collaboration with world-renowned designer Tom Dixon. This sofa was all about flexibility, noncommitment and durability. I immediately pitched my love for this concept to the IKEA team and by my surprise they where sold.
The beautiful Delaktig three-seater now shines in our living room flanked by the huge pouf. Although the concept is quite funky (do watch the promo video), the sofa blends in quite easily in our already pretty loud interior. Although my boyfriend and I stand for quality and durability, IKEA has always been part of our lives. We made it our mission to hunt down vintage Ikea items like our grey painted dining table or the IKEA Bekvam stool when we lived in our tiny apartment in Rotterdam. Also the Ivar bookshelves I got from my parents – who bought it for their first house – were expanded with (limited) second-hand and new parts. We also DIY’ed a wardrobe out of the Ivar racks. (And don’t forget the Hay x IKEA magazine rack and Walter van Beirendonck accessories)
It is quite clear that the Delaktig fits our taste and style and although it is another IKEA item entering our interior, we are happy to say that we definitely don’t live in a catalogue – enough personality has been added. The flexibility of the Delaktig gives us the freedom to change up our interior very easily and friends are very happy to use the couch as a bed as well. The strong aluminium frame (comparable with an iPhone with cushions on) gives the sofa a high end finishing, levelling up our interior a bit more.
I definitely support IKEA with their constant flow of new ideas and concepts. You can even cover the sofa in velvet at Bemz, or add some aluminium accesoiries by Tom Dixon. With this “open source” concept IKEA finally embraces hacking, although we all have been doing that for years, and I couldn’t be more happy about it.
The IKEA Delaktig combinations are now for sale online and in store.
What is your best IKEA hack?
P.S.: This post is created in collaboration with IKEA. Everything except the Delaktig is purchased by me or my boyfriend troughout the years.