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The best of both: a colourful living-sleep area

When there just isn’t enough space for a conventional setup, creativity quickly becomes your best friend. Divide up the living room with fabric, introduce some lightweight, multi-purpose furniture, infuse with a whole lot of colour and pattern and this is where you’ll land: a welcoming and fun space where sleeping and socialising can coexist in harmony. Making do? More like making magic!

A woman on a blue BLÅKULLEN bed with various colourful cushions and throws, with a man standing behind by some plants.
A woman on a blue BLÅKULLEN bed with various colourful cushions and throws, with a man standing behind by some plants.

Best of three

Softly divided down the middle with a luscious array of indoor plants, the living zone in this room is just for that – living! Lightweight, mobile and multi-purpose furniture makes it easy to flip the function of the space or make some extra room when the gang pops over for an impromptu checkers tournament.

A blue BLÅKULLEN bed with colourful cushions, a dark green throw and a pink HILLEGÄRD throw, plus a grey TINGBY side table.
A multicolour HANNELISE cushion on a dark grey LINNEBÄCK easy chair by a grey TINGBY side table on a TÖMMERBY rug.
A pair of hands holding colourful spools of thread and balls of yarn.

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Colour is the word

While a lot of the furniture in this room is dark, you’d never describe the space that way. Bright pops of colour and warmth are brought through in the art on the walls and the soft, textiles – both patterned and plain – throughout.

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Dark red FYXNÄS table lamp on a black-brown LACK wall shelf, two black BOSNÄS footstools with storage and two pine boxes.
Dark red FYXNÄS table lamp and various items on a black-brown LACK wall shelf above two black BOSNÄS footstools with storage.
A pink HILLEGÄRD throw and a dark green INGRUN throw on a blue BLÅKULLEN upholstered bed.
A multicolour HANNELISE cushion on a dark grey LINNEBÄCK easy chair.
A grey TINGBY side table with various items on top, on two dark green/off-white TÖMMERBY flatwoven rugs.
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That’s just so you

Pull the textile curtain aside and look: a zone dedicated to sleep and personal storage is revealed. IVAR cabinets offer a very practical clothing and shoe storage solution, with space above for hats and smaller boxes. But really, it’s those doors that steal the show. Embroidered into the metal mesh is a bright and unique geometric pattern, adding a lovely personal touch to an IKEA favourite.

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A corner of a room with three high, grey IVAR cabinets with mesh doors filled with clothes, and storage boxes on top.
A section of a grey IVAR cabinet holding clothes and accessories. There's embroidered decorations on the door's metal mesh.
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Living more sustainably starts in the home

There are a lot of ways to bring some more sustainable thinking (and doing) into your home. Why not passing by As Is and start your shopping there?

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A man and a woman in the As Is department at IKEA, choosing bed linen from a product display.
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