Me and my multigenerational home

IKEA LIDHULT 4-seat dark brown leather corner sofa in a living room with tiled flooring and PERS HAMADAN red oriental rug.

It’s tough to find alone time in a house with your parents, grandparents and teens. Here’s a living room that’s mixed with modern and traditional styles, where everyone can find a place to call their own.

Dark brown leather sofa decorated with SANELA red, light blue and yellow cushions, with HELLESTED flatwoven natural brown beige rug below.

Throws and cushions bring softness (and cosiness) to leather sofas. Layer on the rugs, too! You’ll have something warm to stand on, especially in a room full of cool tiles.

IKEA LISTERBY round brown wood coffee table with shelf underneath storing books and boardgames.

Round coffee tables are a smart choice for corner sofas; circular and square shapes create contrast, and make the living room more dynamic.

IKEA STRANDMON dark grey armchairs with SANELA pastel coloured cushions resting on top.

Even in an open space, it’s possible to get alone time. Consider creating a privacy nook with two armchairs by their windows. This helps divide the living room into different areas.

IKEA EVEDAL hanging pendant lamps arranged at different heights above a dark leather brown sofa.

Ceiling lamps don’t have to be in the center of a room; position them where you sit. a combination of mood lights like these pendant lamps work together to create a general light above.

IKEA EVEDAL modern dome-shaped table lamp next to three GLITTRIG white and gold coloured candle sticks and BEGÅVNING glass domes.

When it comes to style, everyone has their own taste — so combine them all! A mix of modern lamps and more traditional candleholders can still look elegant and coordinated.

Six IKEA BESTÅ blue cabinets, with a gallery wall collage of picture frames and a mirror above it.

When living in a multigenerational home, everyone should have a place to put their things. BESTÅ units give everyone their own storage space. Just add on another unit if you need more!