IKEA Kivik Sectional Review (Video)

Hey friends! The IKEA Kivik sectional is obviously a hot topic. It’s my most popular pin on Pinterest and I get questions about it all the time. So with that in mind, I created a video review to give you even more info!

IKEA Kivik Sectional review

Considering the Sectional

Purchasing a sofa is a big deal. We are just like most people and spend a lot of time on our sectional. Between watching movies, reading stories to grandkids, and overflow beds for sleepovers, our sectional gets used continually.

After I spotted the Kivik Sofa Sectional at the IKEA showroom, my wheels began to turn!

We had the Ektorp sectional for over three years and actually loved it. You can read that review here.

Ektorp Sofa Sectional

Modern Farmhouse Style

However, I had in mind something a little larger with deeper seating.

The square arms of the Kivik appealed to me for a more Modern Farmhouse aesthetic, which is my design style here at the cottage. I was inspired by the Pottery Barn Square Arm Comfort Sectional. But the Pottery Barn price was not inspiring!

The IKEA Kivik sectional was looking like a great option.

Just Let Me Know!

I was pretty sure I wanted to go ahead and purchase the Kivik sectional. But I did what most of us do these days and went searching online for reviews!

Let me tell ya, at the time, there just wasn’t much out there. I really wanted another blogger’s honest opinion, and I wanted to see it styled in a real person’s home.

The one review I did find was at the blog Dysfunctional Ever After. I appreciated her honest review.

But I wanted more!

That’s Why I Made the Video!

We’ve had the IKEA Kivik sectional for about eight months now. First it was in our living room and now it’s moved upstairs to our bonus room (where we put an insanely large tv).

If you want the written review with photos in our living room, you can take a look at that here.

Ikea Kivik Sofa Sectional

Below is the video review. The sectional is now in our remodeled loft, that we’ve turned into a bonus room/family room kind of place.

Hey, in small homes, you have to use every bit of space. Nothing is “strictly decorative” in a cottage!

If you want to check out the before and after of the loft, you can find that here. I’ll be updating the photos with the IKEA Kivik in there once I get it styled. I’ve been thrifting some things for in that space, so stay tuned for the reveal!

Loft Remodel
We closed in our open loft to create a bonus room.


I hope you enjoy the video and the written reviews on the IKEA Kivik sectional sofa. If these help you out in making a decision, then I’ve met my goal!

If you have any questions at all, let me know in the comments here on the blog, or on my YouTube channel.

Thanks for reading and talk again soon!

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  1. I enjoyed reading your review but what drew me to your post was the beautiful rug. Can you tell me where you purchased it? Love it!

    1. Hi Pam,
      The rug was from Lowe’s. I bought it at the store. I’ve looked for it since then and can’t seem to find it.
      If you haven’t checked out Rugs.com or Boutiquerugs.com, they have some gorgeous rugs also, at great prices. I’ve shopped from both and had good experiences.
      Hope that helps!

  2. hello, i really enjoyed your review. I wanted to ask, you mentioned the light gray doesnt have the piping. Are you talking about piping in a different area, because online it shows the gray in with piping. thanks so much for a great review. you sold me on it

    1. Hi Kim,
      It’s funny that you bring this up. I was in a city in early March that had an IKEA. I only got about 15 minutes before they shut down and weren’t open the next day! However, I happened to see the Kivik with the gray slipcover on it. I was shocked and told my husband, “It has piping now!”.
      It looked really good and I might have to pick one up. Hey, maybe they saw my review complaining about it! Ha!
      It’s a definite improvement. But I still love the one that I originally bought. That little bit of linen in the fabric gives it such a beautiful texture.
      Anyway, I hope that helps. I would love to know what you end up choosing! Thanks for visiting today. 🙂

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I found this review to be super helpful. I am shopping for a sectional, and the Kivik is at the top of my list.

    1. I’m so glad to hear it. I really couldn’t find any good reviews when I was looking, so thought it was needed! Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for visiting the cottage today!

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