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Colour code your shared home

Want to co-live happily ever after? Colour code to clarify personal vs. communal. Come see how we used a few colours of EKET cabinets as inspiration to solve some shared home problem areas.

To organise a shared house, use different paint colours for each flatmate inside and outside kitchen cabinets, on pot stands as message boards and behind open bathroom shelves.
To organise a shared house, use different paint colours for each flatmate inside and outside kitchen cabinets, on pot stands as message boards and behind open bathroom shelves.

Calm the hallway

Use different-coloured open cabinets high and low for hats and shoes. Match the cabinets’ colours to paint individual chest drawers. Hang bags and jackets on hooks. Collect lost-and-founds in a basket. For ‘don’t forget’ stations, paint cork pot stands.

Conquer the kitchen

Paint your cabinets inside and out. Leave one for communal staples. Use open shelves and glass-door cabinets to visibly store shared pots, plates, etc. Track chores with DIY tags on painted hangers. A shopping list and money jar cover the basics.

Tame the bathroom

Show ownership with moisture-resistant paint on walls and pine boxes. Store daily toiletries on grab-and-go open shelves. Boxes hold stuff you use less often or you’d rather keep in your bedroom. For toilet paper, save space with an ‘everybody’ trolley.

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: Anna Cardell
Photographer: Andrea Papini
Writer: Marissa Frayer