Klippan Sofa Review

Well, there is not much to say about this sofa especially since it’s a compact sofa. Klippan is one of Ikea’s classic sofas. Having been in the market and on-demand for over 30 years, this sofa definitely needs to get your attention and if you didn’t know about it, lucky for you I am going to tell you about it. 

Klippan Sofa

If you have a small home or a small room and you feel like you need to fill it up and make it cozy, I think this sofa here is for you, The Klippan sofa is a popular model that was first sold in 1979 and celebrated its 40th birthday in 2019 and it still continues to be one of Ikea’s most popular sofas. 

So it comes in a standard two-seat size and can be fitted with a range of removable and interchangeable fabric covers. The Klippan covers are available in two styles, each giving the sofa a distinct look.

The loose fit being the one that has an edgier style and is made in exclusive pure linen with a slightly looser fit than their regular covers. 

The regular fit is available in a myriad of colours and patterns and is designed exactly to the dimensions of the sofa, giving it the appearance of an upholstered sofa.

The iconic shape of this compact sofa works particularly well in bold and bigger patterns so you may want to be a bit daring to make your sofa more stylish. 


  • Is a compact sofa that can fit in a small limited space
  • The covers are removable and washable 
  • It is a comfortable sofa that comes with a stylish flair


  • The material used on the sofa is not resistant to all weather elements 
  • The sofa is not spacious 



The Klippan sofa was designed over 30 years ago as a chic family-friendly alternative. It is not a sofa you can easily understate as even it’s quality combined with style and comfort make it as popular as ever today with everyone as it was 30 years ago. 

You will find that even from practical thinkers Klippan was and still is a great success for the Swedish designer Lars Engman who, in fact, had those exact all groups of people in mind when he first designed it. 

It is believed that the only challenge he faced was to develop a durable sofa that did not compromise on design, complete with a removable, machine washable cover.

Anyways, you will find that this sofa is soft around the edges, yet sturdy enough to withstand years of wear and tear. This makes this iconic sofa with its clean lines, simple and modest, perfect for home beginners.  


When it comes to sizes, Klippan doesn’t work so well with large spaces. I mean it could probably fit in if you have a small apartment but it wouldn’t crowd or even fill up the whole room. You will find a Klippan fits perfectly well in small rooms where it can settle down well and not be a small pushover to the rest of the furniture in a big room. 

It is after all a compact two-seat sofa. It could probably still fit in a large room but the problem comes when you start to feel as if it’ a small pawn in a big room and it is just up your space and you don’t actually notice its beauty and uniqueness anymore.

So to be sure here are the measurements I got for this specific Width: 80 cm, Height: 58 cm, Length: 141 cm and lastly a Weight: 35.10 kg


If we look at how the Klippan has been sold at Ikea for more than thirty years. I think you would agree with me that it shows that people do enjoy the sofa. Hence we deem it quite comfortable. It is a very comfortable compact sofa that works well even in offices. Likewise, it is so comfortable that you can even use it to hold private discussions, or as a waiting area sofa. 

It is a simple couch, with no seat and back cushions. Some even call it a tuxedo back sofa where the back is the same height as the arms. One uncomfortable thing about this sofa is that you literally have no neck support. The feel is similar to the IKEA Kivik Sofa.

The Klippan however performs fairly well in terms of comfort everywhere else. You won’t stand up in any pain or ache unless you decide to take a nap while sitting. But if you’re looking to spend countless hours binge-watching your favorite series, then I would

highly recommend putting several comfy pillows on it for the best experience.


You will be pleased to know that even though this sofa is a compact one, its size does not affect the sofa’s cover’s ability to resist abrasion. This has been tested industrially and they found out that this compact sofa is able to handle 20,000 cycles. A cover that withstands 15,000 cycles or more is suitable for furniture that should withstand everyday use in the home. 

It was also discovered that it came with a cover that indeed has a lightfastness level of 5 this referring to the cover’s ability to resist colour fading on a scale of 1 to 8. Also according to industry standards, a lightfastness level of 4 or higher is suitable for home use. So definitely this sofa will not lose it’s brightness anytime soon. 


Coming at a price range of £179, this beautiful compact sofa can be clearly deemed affordable although it is not cheap at all. For over thirty years this sofa has been on the market even with its hefty price. If it wasn’t worth it. Don’t you think people would have stopped buying it by now?


Well, I am one to talk and I will definitely talk. When it comes to furniture it’s not the price that matters but the fact that is that furniture piece able to meet your standards and satisfy your needs. Will it last you a long time in doing so? 

If so you can answer the question, and obviously you know that I would highly recommend you to get the sofa because not only is it affordable but it is durable and comfortable and comes with a 10-year warranty. 

I would definitely recommend you to get the sofa especially if you are a Home beginner or you just have a small apartment or a small room that you are trying to fill up. Be sure to see our IKEA Knopparp Review.

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