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Square metre challenge part 1: bedroom for two

Living small is the new living large. We challenged ourselves to make a rental bedroom for two as small as possible. Then we tested it! In the first episode of this series, we show how multifunctional, movable and layered solutions create storage and open floor space.

Bird's-eye view of a small bedroom for two with a platform bed and lots of storage.
Bird's-eye view of a small bedroom for two with a platform bed and lots of storage.
    I tried to see the possiblities instead of the limitations. This was especially a challenge because it’s a rental, and I didn’t want to drill so many holes in the walls.

    Therese, stylist and problem solver

    We used METOD kitchen cabinets to make a bed with tons of storage.

    Storage that moves out of the way is great for small space.

    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: Therese Ericsson
    Photographer: Johan Månsson/Sandra Werud
    Writer: Marissa Frayer