The Top 8 IKEA Couches to Buy

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blue couch on showroom living room floor IKEA

Looking for an affordable new couch?

Whether you need to seat two people or a whole crowd, I’m sharing the best and most highly-rated sofas from IKEA – our favorite sectional, the best IKEA sofa beds, and more!  Rest assured, your relaxation time will not only look good, but the prices will be even better.

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Here are our top picks for highly-rated IKEA couches:


IKEA modern green sofa with blanket

Price | $599

If you’re looking for a comfy but super chic couch, this sofa from IKEA will really show off your personality. Speaking of personality, you even get to customize this one from the color to the legs, so you get just what you want.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Comes in 2 neutral colors
    • Dark gray and light green
  • Easy to assemble
  • Quality fabric
    • Resistant to color fading
      • Level 5-6 on a scale of 1-8
    • Ability to resist abrasion
  • Two styles of sofa legs to choose from
    • Metal or wood
  • Comfortable seat cushions
    • Filled with high resilience foam and polyester fiber wadding
  • Removable armrests
    • Ability to add a chaise lounge
  • 10 Year limited warranty

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • The fabric didn’t hold up well over long-term use with family

“I highly recommend this couch if you’re looking for a mid-century modern piece that will flow nicely with your apartment or home. It was really easy to assemble and it has just enough firmness, yet is still comfortable enough to curl up and watch a movie. This is the first sofa everyone in my family could agree on without conflict and we are loving it so far!” 

– Jackie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2. KIVIK Sofa

family sitting on gray sectional couch sofa from IKEA

Price | $699

Whether you’re planning many hours of rainy day naps, socializing with family, or relaxing with a good book, this memory foam couch is going to be the main attraction of your family room!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Generous size
    • Deep, memory foam cushions
  • Low, flat-surface armrests
    • Could be used as a table
  • Available in 6 different colors
    • Gray-green, anthracite, beige, dark blue, light gray, and red
  • Very comfortable
    • Filled with a layer of memory foam
      • Contours to your body and curves for extra comfort
  • Chaise lounger
    • Can be placed on left or right side
    • Has the ability to store stuff inside for extra storage space
  • The cover is removable and machine washable
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • Cushions aren’t as supportive as IKEA claims and has caused some lower back pain

“I’m an IKEA employee and I bought the KIVIK loveseat and chaise 2 years ago and still love it! I was looking for a sofa that was comfortable and could fit a good number of people. The sofa is so comfortable that I fall asleep on it pretty easily – sometimes easier than my own bed. LOL! The wide arms are also great for my laptop, remote control, etc. As a bonus, the fabric has been very easy to clean.” 

– Shayna ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


KARLSTAD couch at IKEA with striped throw pillow

Price | $399

Clean lines and modern, this KARLSTAD couch is what your minimalist living room needs! Plus, you won’t have to worry about spills when you can wash the fabric! Win, win! 

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Minimal and modern design
  • Covers are removable for easy washing
  • Comfortable seat cushions
    • Filled with high resilience foam and polyester fiber wadding
    • Removable so guests can sleep on it
  • 10 Year limited warranty

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • Couch covers have to be purchased separately
  • Seat cushions don’t stay in place
  • Didn’t last more than 6 years

“This sofa is incredible! It has been my main sofa in 6 different homes (including 2 countries and 3 states). Not to mention, it transports very well since the legs and covers come off which also makes it easy to clean and reassemble. The cushions are still firm after all this time and I just love it – what an investment!” 

– Kary ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

4. KIVIK Sectional

blue denim sectional IKEA couch with pillows

Price | $1,299

Looking for an affordable couch that can fit the whole family – and then some? You’re going to love this large sectional from IKEA that not only has style, but an amazing price to match.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Comes in 6 different colors
    • Gray-green, anthracite, beige, light gray, red, dark blue
  • Low armrests for ultimate comfort
  • Comfortable cushions
    • Filled with memory foam
  • Covers are removable for easy washing
  • Large sitting capacity
  • 10 Year limited warranty

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • None that any mentioned

“I spent 6 months visiting furniture stores, sitting on couches, and comparing prices. To boot, I have 4 kids, 2 cats, and a dog who are all HARD on furniture. Spending a fortune on a couch literally made me feel sick. We finally went to IKEA and sat on the KIVIK. It’s comfortable, sturdy and I was sold on the idea that I could wash covers. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a pretty good looking couch, too.

The hardest part of the assembly was unboxing and finding room for all the pieces and getting the covers on the cushions – my husband and I spent less than 2 hours on it. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. If you’re stressed about bringing a couch into chaos, this one is a great value!”

– Molly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5. EKTORP Sofa

woman changing white slipcover on sofa

Price | $499

Have kids and pets that are constantly dirtying up your furniture? Now there’s no need to worry when you scoop up one of these couches because it’s totally washable! And once you want a new, fresh look, you just slip on a new cover!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Timeless style and design
  • Thick comfy cushions
    • Filled with high resilience foam and polyester fiber wadding
    • Back cushions are reversible
      • Allows for better longevity
  • Easy to change covers
  • 6 different slipcover patterns and colors available
    • Floral, beige, dark beige, dark gray, yellow check, and white
  •  Machine washable covers
  • Various coordinating furniture styles available
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • Newer models seem to be lower quality than older models
  • The frame becomes squeaky over time
  • Legs broke due to poor product control

“I love this sofa! I have bought sofas in the past costing well over $1,000 and they become worn or lumpy over time. This IKEA sofa is comfortable, washable down to the cushion covers (not just the slipcovers), and is all around a great purchase. Instead of, yet again, replacing my leather sofa which had been ruined in a spill, I decided to go with 2 of these and place them in an ‘L’ formation in our family room. I have had them for two years and they have been sat on, spilled on, slept on, washed and washed again and still look great! I would buy these again in a heartbeat and never ever will I again go to fine furniture stores to overpay for sofas that don’t stand the test of time. Thanks, IKEA!” 

– Debra ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

6. KLIPPAN Loveseat

IKEA loveseats

Price | $379

Every style ends up coming back, as they say – except this is one style never left! If you’re looking for a vintage-style sofa with a price better than today’s average couch, you’re going to love this cute loveseat.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Comes in 3 neutral colors
    • White, Black, and Brown
  • Clean timeless style
    • IKEA launched this in the 1980s
  • Durable couch
    • Contains heavy-duty metal springs to keep its shape
    • Durable material
      • Looks and feels like leather
      • A protective coating of polyurethane
    • Resistant to color fading
      • Level 5 on a scale of 1-8
  • Small and can fit in tight spaces
  • Easy to keep clean
  • 10 Year limited warranty

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • Not the most comfortable option
  • The backrest is low and difficult to lay back on comfortably

“I’ve been using this sofa for 2 purposes and I’m so happy! I put it at the end of my bed to watch TV and read and I also use it to sit down and get dressed. It’s nice and low so I can still watch TV in bed. This is such a practical and comfortable couch, I’m very pleased with this addition to my home!”

– Denise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

7. FRIHETEN Sleeper sofa

close up of IKEA black sleeper sofa

Price | $600

There’s no need to worry about having room for guests when your sleeper sofa gets the job done for you! This piece is two in one and we’re here for it!

sleeper sofa with blankets and pillows

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Comes in 5 different colors
    • Black, Beige, 2 different Dark Grays and Blue
  • Converts into a bed
  • Has built-in storage
    • Enough room to store books, bedding, and pajamas.
  • Durable fabric
    • Black color looks and feels like real leather
    • Other fabrics are resistant to color fading
      • Level 5 on a scale of 1-8
    • Ability to resist abrasion

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • Some claim that the couch isn’t as durable as older models
  • The leather started to peel after a few years
  • The bed and cushions could be more comfortable

“This sofa is the best purchase we’ve made for our newly renovated guest room! Our guest room doubles as a theatre room and after a movie, it’s SO EASY to pull out the bed and say goodnight. The fabric has also been easy to clean so far, and it looks so perfect in our home!”

– Tina ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

8. BALKARP Sleeper sofa

IKEA sleeper sofa in grey

Price | $199

Something affordable and totally appropriate for the occasional sleepover, this sleeper sofa is the answer to all your needs. Whether you want to recline, sit or sleep, you can do it all on this incredible inexpensive sofa!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

  • Comes in 2 neutral colors
    • Black or Gray
  • Multi-functional
    • Sit
    • Recline
    • Lie down
  • Small enough for tight spaces
  • Great for occasional sleepovers
  • Adjustable back
  • Timeless and clean style

Cons some reviewers want you to consider:

  • Not the most comfortable bed
  • Not ideal for daily use

“We bought this a few months ago for my son’s room to provide seating and a sleeping area for when his friends come over and so far it’s been great! It’s very comfortable as a sofa and works wonderfully as a bed, too!

It’s lightweight so moving to vacuum and clean the floor underneath is super easy. Additionally, the fabric has been a dream. We vacuum it regularly and if anything is dropped on it, a damp cloth has done the trick. We’ve gotten away with still no stains and I’m totally impressed considering it’s used by a 13-year-old and friends!” 

– Jessica ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About the writer:

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Comments 27

  1. Heather

    We have the Ektorp. I love it! It’s comfortable, easy to remove covers to clean ( kids! ) & I can switch out my covers when I want to change it up a bit! Best part – great price!

    • Linda

      Thank you for your comment! I’ve been looking at the Ektorp and wondered why it wasn’t listed!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! I love the idea of changing things up and being able to easily clean when necessary! Thanks for sharing with us, Heather!

    • Melissaan

      We have the Ektorp love seat. We love it! We’ve had it for several years. Very comfortable. Still looks new. No problems. Highly recommend.

  2. nickyB

    My son has had 2 Ektorp sofas. Each one I had to constantly move the cushions back every time I got up. They need Velcro to keep them in place.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the helpful warning! Good to know!

  3. Meg

    I have the extorp couch and I love it! I bought it used and used rit dye to change the color of the slipcover. I’ve had it for several years and love that it’s washable. The perfect couch to have with young kids!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! What a great idea, Meg! Happy to hear how well it has been holding up for you through the years! Thanks a ton for taking a moment to comment.

  4. CJ

    Does anyone have the FRIHETEN? I want one with storage and the bed is a nice bonus. I’m wondering if anyone has had a good/bad experience with it?

    • Nicole

      I used to have a Manstad, which looks almost identical to the Frihiten. It was definitely a smart piece of furniture. It wasn’t the most comfortable for a couch or bed, in my opinion, but it was firm and held its shape over the several years we had it. The storage space was huge and absolutely amazing to have and the versatility to convert to a bed was also handy. The couch was an absolute beast to move, though. I like to rearrange furniture from time to time and it definitely was not a quick and easy task with that couch!

    • Sammy

      We have had the frieheten for almost 1.5 yrs now in grey. the fabric is very poor quality and started linting, discoloring within 3 months of use. we didnt even use it that much. Also we put sheets when guests slept but everyone complains it gets very hot sleeping on it which I would attribute to the fabric maybe. We wouldnt recommend.

  5. Kara Burford is one of the best places I bought couches and sectionals from
    Every seat and ottoman has built in storage
    Comes with a warranty and you can try a chair to see if you like it for 30 days
    When you get tired of the color or a piece gets messed up you can buy replacement fabric
    If a cushion gets torn up it can be replaced
    Sectional are modular you can add pieces or rearrange them

  6. Rebekah Womble

    We have a dark gray Kivik sofa I found on Facebook marketplace for only $150!! It’s a little worn (some pilling and cushions sag kit a bit) but not bad for used, and VERY comfy. I’ve even slept on it and it’s great!

  7. cherryluva

    Hi, can anyone attest to IKEA couches? We purchased a wooden bed with storage drawers and it literally only last THREE MONTHS!! I try to steer clear of IKEA but am in desperate need of a couch.

    • Impactbrianna

      We purchased the EKTORP couch, loveseat and chair in 2006 and we still use them every day. The back cushions aren’t quite as fluffy as they used to be, but a great price to last 13 years and 3 moves (one out of state.)

    • Melissa

      I have the Kivik and love it. It’s comfy and I love the wide arm rests. The lady at Ikea said the arm rests were made to double as a seat as well. I wouldn’t recommend the lighter color covers if you have dogs and kids though.

    • Tara

      I can and would recommend the Friheten Sectional! We liked our original so much, and it’s withstood our three sons so well that we bought a second one! (Just buy a dark color if you have kids!)

  8. Jackie

    We have the LANDSKRONA in black leather and really like it!

  9. Meejay

    I have an ektorp sofa (with sofa bed) that I have had for nearly 20 YEARS! The thing won’t die 😉 so I can get a replacement! I have been looking for a replacement for years just for something new, but as much as I want a different sofa…I haven’t been able to find anything that would be better even if I double the price! I have purchased a few covers over the years (and i tried to dye a white replacement cover in a huge jacuzzi bathtub…would not recommend! Even with super hot water the dye wasn’t even in color because it needed a larger tub…small pool maybe LOL ) I have purchased a better (still terrible 😉 ) sofa-bed mattress, and parts have come off (metal tension rods, chunks of pressed wood from the inside of the hide-a-bed area) but the thing still remains in good shape! FYI* I have three, rough-on-furniture boys, a full-sized dog, and have moved 3 times…there is no sofa more worth your money!!! Just decide if you want it in your life forever before you buy it! haha *We also have the ektorp storage ottoman and use it to store bedding. The washable covers in the heavy denim-like fabric are the key – they are so durable and machine washable! And there are tons of people online who sell custom covers for all ikea sofas if you don’t mind paying $$$.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Talk about an amazing piece of furniture, Meejay! You may have just talked me into the ektorp sofa!

  10. lindi

    LOVE our KIVIK!!! We got the sofa with the chaise in blue. I love being able to connect the pieces to make a sectional or keep them separate….im always rearranging furniture so its nice to have that flexibility. Also love that all the fabric is machine washable!! 2 years later…with 3 kids and a dog…and it still looks great. Its held up so much better than the more expensive sectional we had before….I’m not sure I’ll ever buy a sofa any where else!!

  11. ingodslove

    Perfect post! Thank-you!

    PS, i like the Klippan because a lot of my friends and family have shorter legs and it has a shallower seat depth that is more comfortable for smaller frames. Also, we have the Kramfors which isn’t at ikea right now, but the thing is a sturdy beast! We bought it on craigslist years ago and the kids basically use it for gymnastics on rainy days and it has held up amazingly! The only wear on it is that cushions need to be restitched a bit in a couple of places (put that on my to-do list;) It looks classy, has room for the roomba to easily roll underneath, doesn’t need any fuss with covers, and wipes clean fast. It is comfortable for napping too:)

  12. Tara

    We own two of the Friheten sectionals and LOOOOOVE them! Comfort, style, & multi-function (storage + pull-out bed), it’s the best of all worlds! I always recommend them, and friend who come over and see them are always impressed!

  13. Error

    The Hendricks sofa, designed by Matthew Long in 2014, is a bestseller at Habitat. It has been for a while; people love it because of its low profile, which provides the illusion of extra space even in low-ceilinged rooms. It also boasts generous, wide arms on which you can balance trays, laptops, children’s books and anything else you might want within close proximity as you lounge. The frame covers are removable and washable (handy for unwelcome spills) and the button detailing provides an extra sense of plushness. It’s handmade in Italy, and is available in 35 different finishes and colourways including velvet, fabric and leather – but our top pick for 2018 has to be the emerald-green velvet. It offsets darker wood pieces such as mahogany perfectly, and looks great against white walls.

  14. Judith Randall

    Why didn’t you do a review on IKEA’s Ektorp sofa? It has good reviews on their website but I’d like to know what you think before I buy it, which I’m seriously considering. Thanks.

  15. Sandra

    We’ve had our Kivik sectional for about 5 years and have been super happy. The ottoman has a huge amount of storage. It’s survived two young kids and two dogs, any overnight guests want to sleep on the couch! It’s big enough that two of my in-laws slept on it at the same time in different directions. My only complaint is that the replacement covers are crazy expensive. I wanted to refresh the covers and possibly change the color to shake things up but it was too cost prohibitive.

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