IKEA KIVIK series Sofa and Chaise Review!

Winter is the perfect time to think about updating your living room furniture! With the cooler weather rolling in your family will likely be spending more time indoors as well as having lots of company with the holidays! IKEA has a lot of great living room furniture from decor, media solutions, coffee tables, and even couches! Even if you have a small space, you find find a great solution for maximizing your space with IKEA furniture! IKEA recently produced some amazing video and photo inspirational ideas on how to create a small space that is functional and well designed! I LOVE how they put two KIVIK chaise lounge chairs to use in a very creative way in one small apartment!

IKEA Couch Review

I love IKEA’s furniture and was thrilled to be able to partner with them again to review the KIVIK series! Our family room badly needed a couch update as our last couch was a hand-me-down that was well over 5 years old and quite dirty from 3 little boys. It was amazing to see the transformation of the space as we brought in a couch that was warm and roomy! True to IKEA’s nature, the KIVIK sofa is a low off the ground couch but it is very comfortable with deep wide seats and a supportive back cushion. The seat cushions have a top layer of memory foam which makes them very comfortable and they will hold their shape well to lots of use! I love that the couch is low as it is easy for all three of my boys to get on and off of the couch and I don’t worry as much about them falling. While we love the couch and how comfy it is, our favorite aspect is probably the arm rests!! They are wide and flat which makes them double as a end table, laptop table, armrest, extra seat and even as a pillow when laying down as the armrest is the perfect height! It might seem silly, but we really LOVE the armrests as they are just so practical and give the couch a great modern feel!

IKEA Couch Review

I wanted to show you an up-close look at the Tranas light brown fabric we selected, though it’s still hard to tell. I really love this fabric! It reminds me a lot of corduroy but it doesn’t seem like it will wear down as quickly. The fabric has actual groves in it, not just lines, that makes for a really rich looking couch! All the covers on the couch are removable and machine washable which is essential for a home with small children! While the cover is removable, it isn’t loose like a slipcover can be. Each cushion and section has a tailor fit cover that fits securely.

IKEA KIVIK Sofa and Chaise Lounge

The IKEA KIVIK line lets you pick the best combination of pieces and fabric cover for your needs! The KIVIK Sofa and Chaise Lounger combination with the Tranas light brown cover retails for $998. Different covers and combinations will reflect a different price.


Update on my IKEA KIVIK review

We have no owned this couch for over a year and a half. We still use this couch daily and it has held up really, really well to use. The fabric has held up extremely well despite the fact that I have four little boys in our home.

Looking for more reviews on IKEA products? Come see our review of the HEMNES Daybed and HEMNES 8 drawer Dresser!

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Disclosure: I received an IKEA KIVIK Soaf and chaise lounge for free in order to try the product and form an opinion for this review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.


About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


IKEA KIVIK series Sofa and Chaise Review! — 10 Comments

  1. Before you head to IKEA to purchase a Kivik sofa, please reconsider. I purchased the sofabed less than three months ago and it has not worn well at all. It is lopsided; the front of the sofa dips down; the covers do not stay put on the cushions; and worst of all, the comfortable memory foam that was on the floor model is NOT what they sold to us! The cushions are definitely not memory foam and are hard as rock. When I complained to IKEA about them before, they said that the cushions will soften. NOT. It is simply not worth $1000.

    • I’ve been eying the Kivik couches for a while, testing them occasionally when I make it to Ikea. There is a definite difference between the comfort and feel of the sofabed and the regular sofa. While I love the idea of having the sofabed it is just not nearly as comfortable as the normal sofa – and I think that’s what you may be experiencing. The sofa version is really quite comfortable (it is actually shocking how bad the sofa bed is).

  2. Hi! I just got this exact couch (same color too) home today. The off gassing is making me a little sick and I've been looking up washing options. Have you tried to take the slip covers off to wash? The site says dry clean only and I'm afraid to wash them myself. My kids (and myself) all have pretty bad chemical sensitivities and I'm not sure I can keep this couch around if I don't do something about the smell…

    • I am having the same problem. I love the look but the chemical smell makes me cough and my eyes burn every time I sit on it. Help!

    • I bought the Kivik the first of Dec 2011 and had it delivered.  I put it all together and then laid down for a rest and the chemical smell was so strong I couldn’t lay on it.  So I got up, took it apart and washed all the covers, put the cushions out on a patio.  After a few hours of airing the cushions I brought them back in, but there smell was still just as strong.  I ended up putting them and the sofa frame out on the patio everyday, putting them out in the morning and bringing them back in at night, for a week and the smell still didn’t begin to fade.  Even w/covers washed in lavender laundry detergent it smelled to bad to even be in the same room with.  I called Ikea and they said they’d have to look at it before they could give me a refund, meaning I had to haul it back to the store, 1 1/2 hours away and then they might not take it back.  So I’m giving it away and went and bought the sofa I should’ve bought to begin with even though it is 3X the money.  Oh and at one point I sprayed the cushions and frame, minus the covers w/a solution of 50/50 water and white vinegar, which also didn’t phase it. 

  3. I like the tailor fit covers, the memory foam of the couch. Who knows, I might get something like this in the future.

  4. it looks really comfortable and like you can switch it around in different positions in a room