IKEA Has a Custom Sofa Tool and Twitter Has Shared Some Hilarious Options

published Jun 27, 2019
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When’s the last time you ventured over to #FurnitureTwitter? Don’t let the hashtag fool you: This home-centric corner of the web isn’t as bland as it sounds, especially since IKEA now allows you design your own sofa online, and some sofa artists have created truly hilarious masterpieces. 

If you’ve never used it, here’s how the customized planning tool works: It gives users the options of size, color and layout. You can start your sofa design with sectional, one made with sustainable materials, a couple of modular options and a final selection that provides extra comfort.

From there, you can either select the “start from scratch” option or begin designing with a couch combo to customize. Drag and drop modules into place. Clicking on the “What’s included” option will display the price of each individual module, which prevents you from creating the unaffordable couch of your dreams. The tool also comes with a rotate button that allows you to view your couch from various angles, a size button for accurate measurements and functional button that displays features like fold-out beds and modules with hidden storage compartments.

If you want to take the traditional route and browse furniture online or hit up an actual IKEA store for their latest home goods sale, go forth with confidence and feel free to let us know how your sofa shopping venture goes! In the meantime, we’ll be over here scrolling all the ah-mazing tweets of people’s ingenious (read: totally far-fetched) couch designs. 

Seriously, there are some fantastic looks from IKEA designers-in-the-making, but as is common on the internet, more than a few couch creators got majorly carried away with the customized planning tool, like this $19,630 couch constructed in the shape of the word “couch:”

Then there’s what we like to call a multi-sectional chaise lounge-sofa combo:

The dizzying maze of a couch offers various seating options: 

The “couchopticon” pretty much speaks for itself:

You can create your own sofa masterpiece over on IKEA.