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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.

Two chaise lounges furnishing a living room that's painted in deep shades of green.
Two chaise lounges furnishing a living room that's painted in deep shades of green.

1. Position a couple 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.

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.

3. Envelope your sofa in an ethereal feeling canopy. It softens your space like none other, and well, it doesn’t get much dreamier.

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.

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).

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