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6 ways to relax alone (or together)

Whether you’re kicking back on your own or with your favourite person, these super flexible ideas have your next chill-out covered.
To chaise lounges furnish a living room painted in deep shades of green.
Two small sofas sit face to face, while one of them has another sofa back to back.
1. Position a couple of smaller sofas facing each other with a shared table in between to create a lounge session for two. Add another sofa placed back-to-back, so one of you can catch up on TV while the other checks off their reading list.
Double-function furniture looks good and works as storage for the whole family. One of the sofa sections (VIMLE) from IKEA is a chaise lounge with built-in storage. The footstool provides the kids with space for their own hidden toy stash!
2. Divide your space. Conquer your tasks. Even if the task at hand is just maximum rest and relaxation. A roller blind hung from the ceiling allows one person to watch a movie while the other settles in at the table behind.
In a blue room, a canopy net is hung above a small blue sofa.
3. Envelope your sofa in an ethereal feeling canopy. It softens your space like nothing else, and well, it doesn’t get much dreamier.
Two armchairs are separated by a room divider holding a plant, magazine and book storage.
4. A room divider on wheels gives you the flexibility to pick and choose when you want privacy. When you’re in the mood for face time, just roll it flush against the wall. It’ll still provide you with storage and a place to hang photos and things.
A GIF shows floor-to-ceiling blue curtains being drawn around a sofa for privacy.
5. Add some rails and curtains around your sofa to cocoon yourself in. It’s ultra cosy and so private. Simply combine straight rails with two corner units to build out from the walls, and two more to envelope the sofa with the curtains (we used four). Find your rails here.
Two chaise lounges being moved closer and further apart according to how much privacy is needed.
6. Lay side by side. Or not. Depending on how much you’d like to interact, you can overlap your chaise lounges or avoid doing so altogether.
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.
Made by
Interior desiner: Fredrik Biel
Photographer: Daniel Wester
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson