Karlstad

Published on August 31st, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Baby Karlstad corner sofa





Materials: 2 seater Karlstad, 3 seater Karlstad, 2 x brackets, drills and screws

Description: We have a small space in our lounge and wanted to put a corner Karlstad sofa. The problem was that the corner sofa available at Ikea was too big. We decided to make a smaller version of the Karlstad corner sofa.

Essentially this sofa is created by butting up a 2 seater sofa next to a 3 seater. We only wanted one arm on the 2 seater, obviously, so as the sofa legs are attached to the arm piece, we had to ‘hack’ our own solution to this.


We found corner brackets which would fit into the lounge and also fit to attach to the feet. We drilled 2 holes in the brackets for the bolt and dowel from the feet to go through. Next we screwed the brackets into the corners of the base on the side where the arm was missing. Then it was just a matter of attaching the bolts on the feet to the brackets with one nut each.

Et voila! With the addition of an extra Karlstad throw cushion for the corner, we have a corner sofa in the perfect dimensions for our small living room (205cm x 260ish).

One of the not-so-obvious benefits of our design is that we can pivot the 2 seater around in front of the 3 seater and make an almost full sized bed :)

~ A, Australia

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8 Responses to Baby Karlstad corner sofa

  1. Jose A says:

    OMG! Where were you 2 years ago when BF and I were really wanting the Karlstad corner sofa, but was way too big. Thanks for this idea.

  2. Sofas Dublin says:

    I had a Karlstad sofa few months back but I stopped using it as it was too big for my living room and there was not enough space to put it with a bed. I had never heard about baby Karlstad sofa before. I wish I could find it that time. Anyways, thanks for sharing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Would this work with 2 2-seater sofas?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wish you didn’t have the blanket thrown over the sofa in the picture. It covers up where the two pieces meet.

    It looks to me like the arm of the 3-seater is thicker than the back of the 2-seater. They must look a little odd where they connect, no?

  5. Pradeep says:

    Can you tell me where you found the corner brackets please…

  6. Nice way of making the most use of that baby sofa. I didn’t think you could mount it up swivel-style, though; that seems like a good idea to copy.

  7. David says:

    I completed a chair+sofa+chaise today – without this post, it would not have been possible! Thanks for sharing the bracket secret! I found them at Home Depot.

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