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Refresh! 2 updated living room styles

Give your living room a mini-makeover in a day without putting a hole in your budget. See what we bagged up to bring home two different looks.

Yellow and blue carrier bags filled with home furnishing accessories to create two different room styles.
Yellow and blue carrier bags filled with home furnishing accessories to create two different room styles.
A collage of textiles and decorative objects in pastel shades on a wooden floor.

Pastels and a colourful pop. Lighten things up by building a base of soft pastels (pinks, blues, greys) and clean whites with throws, vases, baskets—even plant pots. Choose an eye-catching, bright piece to work as a contrast. Artwork can be a big help to unite the colour palette and style.

A collage of textiles and decorative objects in black and white, with a hint of blue.

Patterns and a monochrome mood. Go bold and start with graphic patterns you love—hello, modern checks. Stick to two or three for a calm feel. Match the pattern colours on textiles, small decor, lighting, etc. With crisp black and white, use accents like rich blues to relax the room.

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: Mårten Linton
Writer: Marissa Frayer