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Square metre challenge part 2: Room for the family

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.

    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

    Like the ideas in the film? Get more details below.

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

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

    Puzzle storage that doubles as a work space rolls neatly under the sofa for puzzles in progress.

    This sofa and backrest made from mattresses is flexible seating that’s ready for floor lounging.

    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: Sandra Werud
    Writer: Marissa Frayer