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My couch and loveseat are not at all comfortable, and I got sick of it - shopped around and the Kivik line at IKEA looked fantastic. It's comfortable, firm, within my budget, and the wide low arms on the loveseat are perfect for my home workstation. There was just one problem - a dealbreaker - it's 75" long and the wall is 69.5". What I needed was something exactly like it, only shorter.

Luckily Bernadette and Kym at the Mall of America IKEA were there to suggest and secure the parts for me to make that happen. The Kivik one seat section could be modified to attach an arm from the loveseat and easily fit the space. Kym knew there was a set of these arms in as-is, and called to ask them to sell me just one.

I bought that and a new one seat section and took it home that day, but the cover was a tricky issue. IKEA doesn't sell just an arm cover, and the cheapest set including an arm in the fabric I wanted (Tranas black) is $189. After thinking about it over the week I decided to go instead with Ingebo red for the seat and Blekinge white for the arm. The Blekinge white sofa cover set cost $49, and the extra cushion covers may come in handy as a spare set.

The total expense to update my living room including the sofa, modified seat, covers, and a $20 Lack coffee table came to under $800. This is what the one seat with one arm looks like finished:


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This is my old loveseat. Can you tell were my spot was?
KIVIK ONE SEAT HELP!!!!!!!!!<br>Hi i just bought a kivik chaise lounge and a one seat kivik seat since my apt was too small for thr couch buy i still wanted thr arm rests so since ikea doesn't sell the arm rests seperately (stupid) i had to buy an entire couch just for the arms turns outi could only fit one lol My question to you is how did you attatch the arm to the one seat since technically they really aren't supposed to go together?
<p>Hi! Nice DIY. I'm curious as to how you were able to get the arm-rest by itself. Is this something IKEA sells? Or was it a unique find? Cheers!</p>
That looks so damn nice, gotta try that kind of an arrangement when I have time. :D

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