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Double-function living room furniture

You can get more than you think out of your living room, even if it’s on the smaller side. In fact, everyone can get their own space – to do things together or alone. The trick is to divide the room into zones, choose multipurpose furniture, and – perhaps surprisingly – move the furniture away from the walls.

Two women seated, one in a beige STRANDMON armchair, on either side of an ELVARLI storage unit in a large, light living room.
Two women seated, one in a beige STRANDMON armchair, on either side of an ELVARLI storage unit in a large, light living room.

Make the monitor disappear

Just because you have a big screen doesn’t mean it has to be the focal point of the room or even the wall. Surrounding your wall-mounted monitor with framed art lets it blend into the background – until it’s time for it to shine.

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A wall-mounted TV hangs amid framed art over a white HAVSTA TV bench opposite a beige FRIHETEN sofa-bed in a living room.
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    A sofa that’s both turned away and towards

    A sofa placed in the middle of the room facing the wall not only divides the room into different zones but also provides a great place for everyone to enjoy movies and games. Now, that's a great piece of multipurpose furniture for small spaces.

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    A living room in shades of white, with two teens in a beige FRIHETEN corner sofa-bed playing a video game, consoles in hand.
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      Don’t look now but there’s a bed hiding in the sofa

      When it comes to multipurpose furniture, nothing beats a sofa-bed. It helps you get the most out of your living room, letting you sit comfortably during the day and sleep comfortably during the night. Whenever you fold it out and break out the bedlinen, sweet dreams are just around the corner.

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      A beige FRIHETEN sofa-bed in sleeping mode, made with white ÄNGSLILJA bed linen and with a bedside KVISTBRO storage table.
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        Divide and conquer

        Open shelving not only provides valuable storage and somewhere to display your decorative items, but it can also divide a room and add privacy.

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        A living room with a room-dividing, floor-to-ceiling, white ELVARLI storage unit with a white HEMNES day-bed along its side.
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          Good for socializing and snoozing

          A daybed may only be one piece of furniture, but it wears two hats. It’s a great place to sit and relax, play board games or enjoy a chat - a practical piece of multipurpose furniture for small spaces. And then when eyelids start to get heavy, it’s perfect for a nap or even a good night’s sleep.

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          A white HEMNES day-bed laden with cushions and textiles, a white KVISTBRO storage table beside it, in a light living room.
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            Kick back while you crochet

            With a few simple items, you can create the perfect place to enjoy those precious moments on your own – even if you’re surrounded by other people. Regardless of whether you’re reading, relaxing, or getting creative, all you need is an armchair, a footrest, and a small table. And why not throw in a cushion for extra comfort?

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            A beige STRANDMON wing chair with a matching footstool, a black KVISTBRO storage table and a reading lamp next to it.
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              Add some softness

              Cushions and throws don’t just make spending time in the living room more comfortable and cozy, they’re also a great way to enhance your chosen style. Muted and plain or bright and bold – it’s up to you.

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              A white INGRUN throw lies draped over a beige VIDESPINNARE cushion and other textiles on a white HEMNES day-bed.
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              Change the look, change the function

              When you’re looking to get the most out of your living room, you want furniture and accessories that adapt to your ever-changing needs. Like an extendable table that helps out when it’s needed and folds away when it’s not. But adaptability isn’t just limited to what your furniture can do – it’s also about how it looks. Cushions and chair covers are not only practical and comfortable but they can be also changed whenever you like to give your room an instant makeover.

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              A white NORDEN gateleg table surrounded by beige BERGMUND chairs. A white HAVSTA glass-door cabinet stands by a nearby wall.
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