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Square metre challenge part 2: room for family life

23 March 2017

Living small doesn’t mean giving up quality time. We challenged ourselves to make a living/dining room as small as possible for a parent with 3 kids. In this episode, we show how a well-planned room can transform. Like it? See the Square Metre Challenge bedroom.

Check out this small living/dining room for a parent with 3 kids. See how flexible seating, smart storage and movable pieces make a space that transforms.

“It’s important for a family to be able to do their own thing and be together. So we tried to create a flexible room with opportunities for alone time and together time.”

Therese, stylist and big sister/appreciator of alone time

An open IVAR cabinet that’s organised with games in boxes and magazine files

An organised and maxmised IVAR cabinet for games and toys makes it easy to find what you need when it’s family time.

A piece of cardboard shaped like a castle attached to the side of a sofa with cushions

Check out this foldable cardboard wall that does double duty to keep out prying eyes and playful invaders.

Made by

Interior designer: Therese Ericsson
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copywriter: Marissa Frayer
Photographer: Sandra Werud
Editor: Linda Harkell