Review of Our Ikea Finnala Sectional
AUGUST 18, 2022 | BY BRITTANY
What I Was Looking For
Order and Delivery
Assembling the Finnala was pretty straightforward. If you’re accustomed to assembling more complex furniture pieces, you shouldn’t have any issues. Just stay organized, take your time, and follow the directions! I did the vast majority of the assembly by myself and only called for help to attach the heavy 2-piece loveseats to the corner section.
Unfortunately, the back cushions gave me some trouble. These cushions come compressed in a vacuum-sealed bag, and they’re supposed to regain their shape after 72 hours. Well, they weren’t looking so fluffy after 3 days.
We ended up purchasing another set of back cushions and had mostly the same result. A few regained their shape perfectly, and the rest didn't. We returned the worst-looking ones back to the store, and luckily Ikea gave us a refund for the ones we kept that didn't take their proper shape. Ultimately, this ended up being a non-issue since I don’t really notice a difference between the perfectly-formed cushion and the others.
Wear and Tear Four Months Later
Gunnared Beige is the exact color I wanted. The color is a bit of a chameleon when paired with other large pieces (e.g., rugs, walls) that are more warm or cool. But I would describe the color as cream with a light gray undertone. I haven’t had to wash the covers yet, but we’ve already spilled food on it. Clean up has been easy. I’ve had luck removing stains with a paper towel soaked in diluted dish soap. For more routine maintenance, I vacuum the cushions and rotate them (when I remember).
What I love about Ikea’s furniture is that you get to see exactly what you paid for. Key pieces of the sectional frame are solid wood, and the seat cushions have pocket springs and sturdy foam. You’ll find this type of construction in plenty of sofas that are much more expensive. Definitely research the materials and construction of any furniture piece you’re buying (instead of using brand name, popularity, or price as a proxy for quality) and decide what’s worth it to you.
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