Prescott View Home Reno: How to add legs to Ikea couches

Ever wondered how to add legs to ikea couches? …or pretty much any couches or any furniture?  Since I bought these Ikea KIVIK sofas (mine are Isunda Gray but I’m not sure if they have that color anymore…), I wanted to add legs to them to raise them up higher. 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 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 couches, I found that it’d be super easy to raise them up and make them look a bit lighter in this space.

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

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.

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! 😉

Here’s how it sat on the floor before…

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!

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!!


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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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    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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