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Organize your living room storage in a playful way

Colour-coding is a reliable way to keep things organized. Colours are also fun to play with. We combined the best of both worlds to hopefully bring order to your home – and a smile to your face.

Colour-coded IVAR storage units on a wall, including orange, white, blue and pink.
Colour-coded IVAR storage units on a wall, including orange, white, blue and pink.

Yours and mine and what goes where

Storage can be both more effective and decorative with some colour. Let everyone in the family choose a personal colour for personal storage. The cupboards intended for anyone’s belongings are also given a colour. (This may require some painting, as IVAR storage isn’t available in the colours shown here.)

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A living room area with multi-coloured IVAR storage units on the wall.
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Customized cupboards for everyone

Naturally, a shared cupboard can still be personalized. A SKÅDIS pegboard makes it both easy and fun to arrange the contents, and just as easy to change with shifting needs.

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A white IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard combination shown inside an IVAR storage unit with sports equipment attached.
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Storage split down the middle

Contrasting shades also work well on a smaller scale. Different coloured doors on a cupboard can mirror the division within, while the colours themselves make a decorative splash. Hanging KUNGSFORS net bags make it easy to both collect stuff and bring it along.

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An open cabinet in a living room revealing two net bags, several small boxes and toys.
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An extra seat, an extra space

There’s only so much that you can fit into IVAR storage. Complement with VALLENTUNA seating, and you’ll have room to spare. Place it in-between shelves to create a cozy corner amidst all the tidiness.

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An opened VALLENTUNA seat module in dark grey revealing textiles and throws inside.
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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.