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This living room? Yup.

Everyone deserves a first class living room, no matter how big their budget. Here’s how to make this multifunctional space that meets all your needs without breaking the bank.


KIVIK sofa SPR 09193754 

ÅDUM rug 00345059 

2 x TÅRENDÖ table SPR 99000483 

2 x GLADOM tray table 10330670 

VITTSJÖ shelv unit 20213312 

PÄRLBAND candelabra 10343941 

MAJGULL curtains 70341034 

4 x MARIUS stool 10135659 

3 x BOSNÄS footstool 40266682 

4 x IVAR chair 90263902 

2 x IVAR cabinet 

2 x ÖSTERNÄS handles 20348896 

2 x SLÖJGRAN cushion 50339602 

2 x SANELA cushion 60343646 

10 x FÄRGRIK plate 50330569 

If you know you love a certain colour or style, why not go all out?
Fredrik Biel, interior designer

Create two rooms in one by placing a dining table and chairs directly behind the sofa. It will provide more room for different activities and people. You can easily keep things from feeling cluttered by getting crafty and painting your furniture in the same colour scheme. Take it a step further by setting the table with coordinating colours.

If you can’t find the exact style of furniture that you’d like, just use paint to customise what you’ve got.
Fredrik Biel, interior designer

While the exterior of these cabinets is minimalist, the inside is all about total organisation. There’s plenty of space for your kids’ toys, art supplies, and books, thanks to durable bins. As for your stuff? Keep it neat with labeled magazine files and decorative boxes. See how we customised these IVAR cabinets to blend well with the room’s colour scheme and how you can do the same.

Simplify your entertainment area by opting for basic ottomans (that double as storage) beneath a wall-mounted TV. Lots of cosy textiles create an essential softness, side tables with removable trays are just right for games or movie night with the family, and thick blackout curtains keep glare on the TV screen to a minimum.

Display your most-loved decorative pieces on a shelving unit that ensures the focus always remains on their beauty. But give it an organic, lively feel by criss-crossing twine across the sides, creating a trestle for your climbing plants.

If you’d like even more tips to help you create a budget-friendly living room, check it out here.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

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Interior designer: Fredrik Biel
Photographer: Daniel Wester
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson

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