This post about buying a new Sofa is in collaboration with Koala.
Seriously, have you ever attempted to sofa shop with kids? They sit on the sofas like they are at home, and it’s impossible to actually sit on the sofas yourself and try them out. We’ve needed a new sofa for a while, and have been sofa shopping a few times. It’s always painful.
That’s why I was super keen to give Koala sofas a go. You buy them online, they are delivered within 4 hours (omg!) if you order before 2pm, and there is no hassle. Aside from the obvious benefits of not needing to drag the kids to the shops to find a sofa, there are so many other benefits.
9 years ago when I got our previous sofa delivered, the delivery guys walked through dog poop in the backyard (I know, I should have picked it up but I missed a bit!) and then brought it through the house. The sofa couldn’t fit up the stairs, so had to go through the backyard.
But my Koala Sofas? Delivered in easy to move boxes, that meant my narrow staircase wasn’t a problem!
We chose to have it delivered to the carport and then carried it upstairs ourselves. The boxes aren’t necessarily heavy, just awkward and easily carried by two people.
My lounge room really needed lightening up, so we chose brushtail grey, one of the two colours in the koala range. Also, I’m a firm believer in keeping large pieces of furniture neutralish and adding colour through accessories. But more about that later!
We ordered 2 three seaters and an ottoman, meaning we can use it for lounging around watching tv, or as a seat for the kids to play xbox, or just as an extra seat when we have people over.
One of the immediate benefits of this sofa over our previous one, is no space is wasted by big armrests that are useless, meaning there is more bum space! In fact, all four of us (2 adults and 2 kids) can comfortably fit on the three-seater.
With the kids around and the dogs around assembly takes a little longer than 4 minutes, but it is still quick and easy. The kids and the dog loved the big boxes, hiding in them and having fun. No tools are needed and the instructions were super straightforward. If you get stuck there is a video here that will help you out!
But…the question on everyone’s lips: is it comfy? It sure is! I’ve added extra cushions for styling, but apart from that it is super comfy and the long length means that even my husband (6 foot tall) can lie down on it. This is a major plus when my daughter is set to be super tall.
Random great thing about the sofa? My robot vacuum fits underneath!! So no more dog hair under the couch that I can’t get to. This has been a big bugbear for me for a while so I’m really happy that mr deebot can get underneath!
It also looks good- all the zippers are the same colour as the sofa, so they are virtually invisible. Great for when the kids are being helpful and putting the cushions on the couch! It also contains no AZO dyes or formaldehyde, meaning it’s safe for the whole family.
The Koala Sofa also comes with a 5 year full warranty, and Koala’s 120 night trial. So you can try it out in your own home. Don’t love it? You can send it back! All materials used are from sustainable sources, including the timber which has a FSC certification. This is so important to me, as I don’t want to be contributing to the destruction of our planet any more than necessary.
And this cute little turtle? With every koala sofa you buy, you also make a symbolic turtle adoption. Through their partnership with WWF-Australia, you’ll help save marine turtles and their habitat.