Ikea Patio Furniture Review

Ikea Patio Furniture Review

So a trip to IKEA was in order to check it out in person. We went up at dinner time so we could gorge ourselves on Swedish meatballs and lingonberry juice beat the traffic and then check out IKEA’s sectional options. One look at the ARHOLMA sectional and I knew it wouldn’t work for us – the color of the plastic rattan is a much lighter brown than we expected from the online picture and wouldn’t work with the color of our outdoor dining furniture. While this was STRIKE ONE for us, if you are looking for a light brown woven sectional, the ARHOLMA is comfortable, attractive, and overall a good find at a very reasonable price.
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Ikea Patio Furniture Review

BUYER BEWARE: I just finished assembling the ARHOLMA sectional collection () and I must say that I am not impressed. Its the first IKEA product that I had an extremely tough time assembling. Usually their furniture is not too much of an effort to put together but with this one, I am re-thinking if I like IKEA stuff or not. The individual pieces making up the chairs did not align well and I had a tough time putting the screws together. But that’s not all. To have a snug sectional where the individual chair pieces do not move, there is a little plastic clip that needs to be attached to the bottom of each adjoining chair. The clip kept coming off and I had a terrible time joining them together.
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Ikea Patio Furniture Review

So with five options and five strikes, we have exhausted our IKEA sectional options. The search continues….Although we’re not looking for anything other than some additional outdoor seating, were a few other outdoor items at IKEA that I thought were great. One is the AMMERO table ($199) – the neat thing about this table is that it has an extra leaf so you can have create a 90.5″ long table
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Ikea Patio Furniture Review

Now, let me first tell you that the Mr. is allergic to IKEA. I have to plan my attack carefully (like asking the parents to attend a party) because I know after the word IKEA comes out of my mouth he’s likely to stop listening. He believes that everything in the store is crap, and sure to fall apart in less than a year.

Ikea Patio Furniture Review

IKEA’s site shows the sofa combinations which makes it SO easy to add it to the cart and print the shopping list with isle location, number of pieces, and total cost. I cannot stress how this step can save your relationship if someone who hates IKEA is going along! Just walk in through the checkout doors and straight to the isle holding the items needed.
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Ikea Patio Furniture Review

On a recent trip to Ikea, I saw the APPLARO bench and wall panel and loved it! I think it’d look so cute against our shed. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up one or two for the summer. And I’m always amazed at how expensive patio furniture is! At least for us, on the east coast, it just doesn’t make sense to spend that much on something that gets used 3-4 months out of the year. Perhaps you can find something more reasonable on craigslist?
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Ikea Patio Furniture Review

Decorating a small outdoor space presents many challenges. The furniture is often too big, too traditional, and too expensive. That’s where your favorite affordable decor megastore comes in. Ikea has a surprisingly wide range of outdoor living solutions that are small, stylish, and refreshingly modern. Keep reading for the inspiration and specific products you’ll need to take your patio or balcony to the next level!

Ikea Patio Furniture Review

Well, here’s the thing….I knew making them was out of the question, and IKEA furniture is oddly sized which means cushions are not made to fit the dimensions (of course). I spent a ridiculous amount of time scouring the web and shops trying to locate cushions that were 25″ x 24″ x 6″. If they exist I wasn’t able to find them…anyone who finds the golden egg must share your knowledge PLEASE I BEG YOU!
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A lot of people have asked questions about our Applaro outdoor furniture. We got it last year from Ikea and the bench, table, and recliners are all from the Applaro line. So, the big questions on the table (har, har) are… how are they holding up one year later? Do we still love them? Wishing we had gone in a different direction? Would we recommend them to other people? Today is about answering all of those questions.
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Are you looking for the best street furniture for public or commercial space? Factory Furniture has the best street furniture including benches for commercial space, bus shelters, parks, public places, cafe, restaurants, outdoor seating, pots and planters, cycle stands, litter bins, signposts, concrete benches, etc. in more than hundreds of designs.Public Space Furniture
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Bob & ShariJuly 9, 2016 at 9:05 AMI purchased the table used and it didn't have any stains. The former owners must not have used it because our very first meal left a grease-stained mess. I have tried Awesome, which cleans everything but not this table, Dawn, Magic Eraser and none have worked. Now I have to keep a table cloth on it. I can't believe IKEA sells this product.ReplyDelete
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Has anyone seen these IKEA sectionals, recently? I live 2 hours from the closest store, and customer service told me they are sold out by March. Seems strange…don’t want to drive two hours to find out for myself.
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Hi Nikki – I found it at the IKEA in West Chester, OH but I was just there last week and they don’t have it anymore. I think all of the IKEAs have pretty much sold out of their outdoor sectionals at this point. They get them in very early in the season (March) so if you can wait, I would until next year you should be able to find it in the early spring.
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I just put an Arholma sectional in my yard, and whie I didn’t find the assembly to be overly difficult, I am VERY DISAPPOINTED in the fact that I have had them in my yard for only 8 days, and they are stained from bird droppings and leaves. I washed them twice consecutively according to the instructions and they are unchanged. I fully expected that they would get dirty, but I also had faith that they would come clean since they are washable. I called Ikea to express my disat5isfaction, and the response I got was essentially, “oh, well, so sorry”.Lesson learned.
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I purchased the table used and it didn't have any stains. The former owners must not have used it because our very first meal left a grease-stained mess. I have tried Awesome, which cleans everything but not this table, Dawn, Magic Eraser and none have worked. Now I have to keep a table cloth on it. I can't believe IKEA sells this product.

Alisha ReedNovember 21, 2016 at 8:28 PMAre you looking for the best street furniture for public or commercial space? Factory Furniture has the best street furniture including benches for commercial space, bus shelters, parks, public places, cafe, restaurants, outdoor seating, pots and planters, cycle stands, litter bins, signposts, concrete benches, etc. in more than hundreds of designs.Public Space FurnitureReplyDelete
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Paint: No chipping that we’ve noticed. There have been a few scratches and dings, resulting in paint chips, but we attribute that PRIMARILY to the fact that we had to store pieces on top of each other during the winter. You can read about how we winterized our patio furniture here. Bottom line- we’re crediting the few paint scratches to user error, not product failure.
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Last year, we bought the bench (read about that here) and the table (and that here) to kick start our back patio makeover. A little bit later, we went ahead and bought two of the recliners (read about them here) in the stained wood finish.
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And, just for kicks… in order of pieces we’ve liked the most to the least, I’d say #1 is the table (it has been GREAT for our “multi-functional” little patio, #2 is the bench, and #3 are the chairs. If your budget is only allowing for one or two pieces, that’s our two cents on what we’ve liked most out of the bunch we have.
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Deana WiatrJune 14, 2015 at 9:36 PMDoes your Falster furniture stain with grease and wine? Ours does and we have a hard time cleaning it. Ours is grey though, how is brown? We might take it back and get brown.ReplyDelete

Carlee HoopesJune 18, 2016 at 2:44 PMI've tried everything to get the stains out, but to no avail. I've had the set for almost 90 days, debating what to do about it. I love the look of it, but I don't think I can get past the staining. I get that it's outdoor furniture and therefore doesn't need to look perfect, but mine just looks awful at this point and I hate even looking at it. I think I've finally decided to return it. Ugh. Not sure what to get instead. ReplyDelete

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