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Storage cupboard ideas: organising in a playful way

02 January 2019

Colour-coding is a trusty way to keep things organised. Colours are also fun to play with. We combined the best of two worlds to hopefully bring order to your home – and a smile to your face.

Colour-code IVAR storage units for better organisation and for fun.

Yours and mine and what goes where

Storage can be both more effective and decorative with some colouring. Let everyone in the family choose a personal colour for personal storage. The cupboards intended for anyone’s belongings are also given a colour. (This may require some painting, as IVAR isn’t available in the colours shown here.)

IVAR storage system

Customised cupboards for everyone

Naturally, a shared cupboard can still be personalised. A SKÅDIS pegboard makes it both easy and fun to arrange the contents, and just as easy to change with shifting needs.

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No room for confusion

Add a playful twist with portraits of your family members, corresponding with “their” colour (and no one can claim they didn’t know where to put their stuff).

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Storage split down the middle

Contrasting shades work well also on a smaller scale. Different-colour doors on a cupboard can mirror the division within, while the colours themselves make a splash. Hanging KUNGSFORS net bags make it easy to both collect stuff and bring it along.

VALLENTUNA seat module with Hillared dark grey cover offers lots of storage and style.

An extra seat, an extra space

There’s only so much that you can fit into IVAR. Complement with a VALLENTUNA, and you’ll have room to spare. Place it in-between shelves to create a cosy corner amidst all the tidiness.

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A home within your home

A tidy home comes easy – or less hard, at least – when every item has its designated spot. For things used very frequently (like a laptop), make a proper outline.

Let the music (and the kids) play

Having a system for everyday organising has a way of freeing time for more enjoyable activities. If you turn a LIERSKOGEN valet stand into a music tower, chances are you can keep your youngsters in check as well.

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: Måns Jensen
Writer: Henrik Annemark