Couch shopping, to put it lightly, is a daunting task. Buy too cheap of a couch and it will fall apart, buy a used "nice" couch and you get pet hair and who knows what else, buy a "nice" couch and you blow all your savings - so where may I ask is the middle ground? Where can I find a couch for under $1000 that doesn't feel flimsy and cheap? After four months of a an on and off search, I concluded my best bet was the above Kivik loveseat and chaise couch in Teno Light Gray from Ikea. Don't get me wrong, I love Ikea, but I get nervous about making an expensive purchase from them given how flimsy their hardware and and materials can be. Love their textiles, rugs, small things, but as an owner of one of the Malm beds and an Expedit bookshelf, the contruction is very much "you get what you pay for". But after sitting on the couch in the store I feel hopeful, so, we shall see! In the meantime if you have any couch suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them!