Prescott View Home Reno: Add legs to Ikea couches

Ever wondered how to add legs to ikea couches? …or pretty much any couches or any furniture?  Ever since I bought these Ikea sofas, I wanted to add legs to them to raise them up higher.

Ikea Couches

My Ikea Couches

I have had the Ikea KIVIK for a couple of years now. These Ikea couches are seriously wonderful. They’re comfortable, modern looking and have washable covers. You can’t beat that. Unfortunately, there are not ikea legs to add to them. I searched for some ikea legs to help me raise the height of the Ikea KIVIK to no avail.

In our last house, the low height didn’t bother me but for whatever reason, they felt so bottom heavy and too low for this space. Today I’ll show you a super easy way to add legs to your ikea couches!

Gray Ikea Couches

I loved the set up we had in the space but it really felt heavy and the couches felt so bulky. I found these legs on Amazon and after inspecting the bottom of the Ikea couches, I found that it’d be super easy to raise them up and make them look a bit lighter in this space.

Adding legs to the Ikea KIVIK

How to add legs to ikea couches

First, I removed the Ikea legs that came with the sofa.

Add height to Ikea Sofas

Next, we install these industrial strength furniture brackets and screwed them over the existing hole, lining up the hole where the bolt of the leg screws in.

Replacing Ikea legs on Ikea Sofas

After they were all screwed in, I let my kiddos twist on the legs and I gave them an extra twist or two just to be safe! 😉

Replacing Ikea Legs

Ikea Sofa Hack

Here’s how it sat on the floor before…

Ikea Kivik Sofa Hack

and here it is with the first sofa done. I love the added 5″ height! It made it absolutely perfect. The back cushions sit right beneath the window, just like I wanted!

Ikea Couch Hack

I absolutely love how it changed the sofas and if you’re debating on adding or changing the legs on your furniture, DO IT! There are so many cute options out there! Make sure to tag us on Instagram (@classyclutter) and use #myclassyclutter so we can see your projects and possibly feature you!!

Ikea Couches in living room

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  • Reply
    Millie Torres
    February 15, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Putting the legs on the furniture sure makes a big difference. I did the same thing to my Ikea furniture many years ago….Millie from: http://frugaliciouschick.blogspot.com

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    May 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Did you have to do anything extra to the metal support legs that attach the chaise and the sofa? I saw in your first pic that you had a sectional, but you don’t mention or show any sectional pics below! Thanks 🙂

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      Mallory & Savannah
      May 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Amanda!

      I’m not sure which sectional you are talking about. We don’t have a sectional. We have two sofas sand one has a chaise attached but they’re the KIVIK sofas from Ikea. Hope that helps!

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        February 28, 2018 at 1:07 am

        I have the same issue, I have the Kivik couch with the Kivik chaise attached and want to add legs to the entire piece as a whole. Do you have a solution to adding legs with the chaise still attached? There is a metal bar that supports and connects the two pieces, giving no room to add another set of legs. Hope this makes sense and hope to hear from you

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          February 28, 2018 at 1:10 am

          Oh I just read your reply down below that you used furniture risers! Could you provide where you bought the risers from? And how to get them to an even height to match the legs exactly? Thanks super appreciate the help!

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          November 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

          What did you use to rise the attached area?

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    Sandra Pando
    June 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I am obessed with the set of frames above the sofa! Help!!

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    July 14, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Hi guys, I believe Amanda was referring to the sofa with the chaise which is also known as the Kivik sectional. I’m also looking for a good solution to adding legs to my sofa with chaise but the area where the chaise and the sofa connects is not ideal. Any suggestions?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      February 21, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      Hi! So if you flip the Ikea sofa on it’s back, it has a bracket that attaches the chaise to the sofa. I used furniture risers to support that bracket since it would no longer be supported by the floors. Hope that helps!

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    November 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

    We are wanting to do this exact thing to our Kivik sofa with chaise. In your first pic it shows the chaise attached. Did you have to do anything special where the chaise attaches to the sofa?

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      April 22, 2020 at 7:46 am

      Hello, thank you for the information… how did you attached them?

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    MJ Chinworth
    March 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    This looks fantastic! How has it held up at this point? I read some Amazon reviews that said they wished they had wider legs for such a wide couch. I only have the Kivik 3-seater sofa, so I don’t imagine it will need to be so much more supportive than with a chaise.

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      Mallory & Savannah
      March 12, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Hey! They’ve held up perfectly! No changes since I initially installed them! 🙂

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    August 18, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Hi! This is just the solution I was looking for! Looks really great, a real different look! I have a question though: is it now very different to get up from or sit down on the couch? Because the ‘sitting-height’ (sorry don’t know the english word for that) is now somewhat higher. Just wondering about that…

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    November 15, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    We’re about to by the Kivik sectional and the only thing that bothered me was how low it was to the floor, so I’ll have to add these legs to it! 🙂
    Thanks so much!

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    February 20, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Thank you for sharing this project. We just bought a Kivik couch and I love it, but I was looking at it the other day and kinda wished that it had legs. It does look bottom heavy without. So thrilled to have found your diy.

    I am just wondering do you have to be more careful with the couch now that it is 5″ off the floor. Looks like you have kids, them playing on it does the height affect the stability? I don’t think there is a center support, so just wondering if the base is still solid when you added the legs.

    Appreciate the feedback.
    Thank you,

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    May 2, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Hi I love your tutorial! I am getting the Kivik 3.5 with chaise in a couple weeks. Can you tell me how many legs and hardware brackets do I need to order?

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      October 17, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      Which cover is on your kivik?

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    Brenda Scott
    October 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    This website does not work. I need to buy risers and have not found any for my sofa.

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    October 31, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Hi There!
    Thank you so much for your post regarding adding legs to the Kivik Sofa.

    I will hopefully, be purchasing the three seat Kivik sofa shortly and wanted a more mid century look; i.e. taller legs.
    I use to own the Ekeskog Sofa from Ikea which was also a heavy looking piece of furniture and had always wished to put better, sleeker legs on. I found the company called Bemz. It is an On line company that produce and sell many various fabrics for all Ikea Sofas and armchairs, even older models! They also provide solid wooden legs with fittings for the sofas and chairs too. However, some of the covers are as pricey as the Sofas!!
    The covers tend to take about a month to arrive, but the company are good to deal with. They are based in Stockholm.

    I hope this helps,?

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    Rita Schoch
    March 3, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Hello, I have the 3-seater Kivik (vs love seat) which looks like the same as yours. I was wondering that now that your legs have been in for a few years if you’re having trouble with the frame sagging in the center.

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      Jessica Carson
      May 27, 2021 at 11:36 am

      I am wondering the same! I have a KIVIK and the middle is already sagging a bit, and I want to support it with extra legs, but I’m scared of further sagging.

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    May 21, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    What color is your slipcover?

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    May 25, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Hi! I’m looking into buying that same sofa, but I want to add legs. Is the sofa good still? I see you wrote this entry in 2017 and was wondering if the legs work longterm. Thank you!

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    Jessica McGroarty
    October 11, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Hi!! I really hope you see this. What color is the fabric you chose for your sofa?? Would love to purchase the same!

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      Nicole Lents
      December 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      Wondering the same!

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      February 6, 2021 at 8:52 am

      Just like the above comments, I need to know your sofa color! I’m obsessed with it.

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        August 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm

        Me too! Where did you get the cover? There are loads of websites with replacement covers but I haven’t seen that one (that I know of!) Thanks!

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    December 11, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Hey all!

    I have the same sofa. The colour is Skiftebo dark grey. After a couple of years, I switched it up for the Hillared anthracite because the initial cover got pretty beat up.

    Any updates on how the legs have held up? Since we moved, I feel the same way about the Kivik as the writer.

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      February 6, 2021 at 8:58 am

      That’s not the color. My husband and I bought that color and it is a lot darker.

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        March 13, 2021 at 1:04 pm

        Maybe the photos are brightened a bit? Mine looks much the same. Just … grimey 🙂

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    February 20, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Can you explain how to remove the old legs?? I flipped over my Kivic and they are wedged on tight, I have no idea how to remove them!

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      March 13, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Give them a good wiggle and pull. They aren’t screwed in – just hammered in!

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    January 6, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Wow, this is exactly what I need as I recently bought KIVIK 3seat sofa and I got quite upset as the sofa was very low and some measurements did not even match the ones given on IKEA website. Your blog is going to save me lots of troubles to return the sofa. I’m in London and already checked Amazon UK for the suggested sofa legs etc. I cannot thank you enough for creating such a great and useful blog! Best wishes, Diana

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    January 7, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I also have the Kivik thank you so much for sharing this great idea! Can you tell me the name of the slip cover you have? ❤️ it!

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