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IKEA Vimle Sofa Decoration

The new Vimle sofa might just be IKEA’s next biggest hit for the next few years to come. It’s simple, comfy, elegant and modular.

It blends well with many different looks and can be adapted into many different decorative styles for your living room, which makes it easy to pull off a different look for every season while still keeping the same sofa.

The Vimle has a versatile design with IKEA strongly featuring it in all their stores, website, and even the 2018 IKEA catalog’s cover page! ?

The Vimle design isn’t too risky, and that’s precisely why we like it. Every now and then, IKEA goes back to the contemporary look, making the Vimle perfect for a broad range of styles and personalities.

To give you a better idea on why you should get this sofa, here’s our in-depth IKEA Vimle sofa review just for you:


The Vimle sofa comes in a few different sizes and combinations. Here are a few options to choose from:

IKEA Vimle configuration

As you can tell, there’s quite a lot you can do with the Vimle. And since it’s modular, you can buy each piece individually and combine them to achieve the exact look you’re going for in your living room.

The Vimle is available in the following pieces: 1 seater module, 2 seater module, Chaise section, footstool, and armrest.

Although it doesn’t come with a sofabed, the Vimle makes up for it with its large size and storage space available in the Chaise Lounge, and Footstools.


Have you ever sat on the IKEA Karlstad sofa? Well, the Vimle is very similar to the Karlstad in its depth and height but the Vimle is noticeably wider.

The Vimle might not look like the most comfortable or inviting sofa to rest on, but those assumptions go away the moment you start sitting on it.

It’s big enough to comfortably people (almost 6-feet tall), and the 3 seater Vimle is wide enough or a good nap.

Although we were initially quite surprised by the quality and build of the Vimle, one of the only drawbacks might be their armrests. They are tall and thin, making them a little difficult to sit on when you’re having a party with more people than cushion seats.

And since they’re thin and tall, resting your head on these armrests might not be the most comfortable things to do on the Vimle.

Though this could be easily dealt with by adding a few throw pillows or cushions, we feel that these armrests are the only drawback from this otherwise perfect sofa.


One of the things we love most about the Vimle is its versatile design. It’s simple, yet elegant build can compliment almost any kind of look and style in your living room.

As we mentioned earlier, the design of the Vimle is anything but risky. It’s simple — and almost minimal — look, makes it easy for just about anyone to fall in love with.

What’s the catch? You can only get the Vimle from IKEA in just 9 plain colors:

Black, Dark Brown, Beige, Golden Yellow, Dark Grey, Dark Green, Medium Grey, and very dark Blue.

You can see all the color options for the Vimle sofa below:

IKEA Vimle color selection

PRICE: 7/10

The prices of the Vimle IKEA sofas are relatively standard. It’s certainly not one of IKEA’s most expensive range of sofas, and we think that the quality-price ratio is very acceptable.

IKEA Vimle Price range

What do you think?

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IKEA Vimle Sofa
IKEA Vimle Sofa

Just like any other IKEA sofa, the Vimle has a 10-year guarantee. But just because it has that 10-year guarantee, doesn’t mean that we didn’t pout it to the test.

That’s why we went to IKEA and tried in every way possible. We sat on it, laid on it, open and shut the Chaise Lounge and Footstool over and over again, and even tested the unions between different modules.

We tested it till our heart’s content, and we have to admit that once you actually sit on the Vimle, you can’t help but to trust in its comfort and support.

The Vimle does indeed have a solid structure, even when its combined with other pieces. The unions between the individual modules and legs of the Vimle are also strong and reliable.

It never fails to retain its solid and stable structure. It ensures a consistent level of comfort, making the Vimle an all-time favorite in our books.

VERDICT: 7.5/10

IKEA Vimle Sofas
IKEA Vimle Sofas – Photo from IKEA Press Kit

We’ve been having a lot of discussions among the Comfort Works team, and this is our overall score on the IKEA Vimle sofa:

  • Comfort: 7/10
  • Aesthetics: 8/10
  • Price: 7/10
  • Durability: 7.5/10 
  • Final Verdict: 7.5/10

The Vimle scores a solid 7.5/10 in our final verdict. It is a well-rounded sofa with a great design, and build quality to back it up. It checks all the boxes and has scored well in all the things we consider crucial in a good sofa.

And guess what? We loved the Vimle so much that we went ahead to include it in our roster of customizable slipcovers. 

Add a personal touch to your Vimle sofa. Browse through our wide selection of fabrics and styling options that can help take your living room to the next level.