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IVAR shelving unit — ideas — tips — IKEA interior inspiration

It's IVAR's birthday. For fifty years, our classic shelving unit has been gracing homes all over the world — and it remains just as popular today. Instantly recognisable, we've tweaked IVAR's unmistakeable design over the years and added lots of new options. Savannah — the winner of Dutch interior design television series "Designdroom" — shows how you can use IVAR in three different ways. She created completely different looks with IVAR layouts for a utility room, living room or student room. Check it out below!

A floating sideboard

Sometimes, it pays to think outside of the box — or in this case, outside of the side panels. Wall-mounting the IVAR cabinet with doors to create a dresser gives the room a spacious, airy feel. On top of the cabinets is a natural stone-effect work surface: A sophisticated touch for the rustic pine cabinet.

The IVAR shelving unit at its best

IVAR can make life easier in the most challenging spaces in your home. In tight storage cupboards, unused corners or beneath sloped roofs, IVAR is a lifesaver.

If you don't have a lot of floor space, make maximum use of the height of the room. Store items that you don't need all the time high up".

Savannah, interior designer

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Kitting out a student room

Students need to store a lot of things in their rooms: From clothing, pots and pans and crockery to books, beauty items and bed linen.

With this in mind, Savannah opted for a combination of open and closed storage space, which helps to create order and serenity in this otherwise confused jumble of possessions. Create a coordinated look by sticking to a single colour scheme for all your crockery, storage boxes and accessories.

Strong storage solutions

In utility rooms and pantries, you want to store as many things as possible behind a door. Drawers are ideal for storing foods that you can buy in bulk — which is cheaper and more sustainable. And you know that your fondue set can probably be placed well out of the way until December.

The key to storage success is to categorise. Keep all your stocks and everything for cleaning, gardening, cooking etc. together. This approach ensures that you have an overview of what's in your cupboards, and you'll easily be able to see when stocks need topping up.

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Styling: Savannah Staphorsius
Photography: Lisa Galesloot


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