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How to get privacy in a shared room

Most of us think of the living room as a social space. But sometimes it’s nice to step aside and hang out in your own little me-space – reading a book, scrolling your phone or just having a nap. Some curtains and a few extras for convenience can turn a regular armchair or chaise longue into a perfect cocoon.

A grey KIVIK chaise longue with a light grey INGABRITTA throw, behind white room-dividing GUNNLAUG sound-absorbing curtains.
A grey KIVIK chaise longue with a light grey INGABRITTA throw, behind white room-dividing GUNNLAUG sound-absorbing curtains.

Just draw the curtains

Sound-absorbing curtains make great room dividers for screening off the clutter of the rest of the room and getting instant privacy. Put your headphones on and it’s even easier shutting the rest of the world outside.

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A grey KIVIK chaise longue with a light grey INGABRITTA throw and an anthracite cushion, plus a white NYMÅNE wall lamp.
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Everything you need at hand

It’s always good to have some place to put drinks, snacks and other stuff – like your tablet stand so you can watch films hands-free. It’s also smart for parking your gear when it’s not in use. Now, where’s the nearest socket for charging?

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A white MÖJLIGHET headset/tablet stand with a pair of white headphones hanging on it, between two glass vases with plants.
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Chaise longue cosiness

Of course, choosing a comfy chaise longue or armchair is completely central to an inviting cosy corner, to simply sink into, relax and re-energise. A heavy blanket gets you even more comfortable – perhaps enough to nod off.

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A light grey INGABRITTA throw and an anthracite cushion on a grey chaise longue, plus two OLIVBLAD plant stands with plants.
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Candles and plants to set off your senses

Perhaps it’s just your humble little corner of the world – but that’s no reason not to give it a really nice atmosphere. Some plants and decorations you like, a few scented candles, a nice cup of tea and a good read. That’s the stuff.

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A white NYMÅNE wall lamp over a grey chaise longue, beside two black OLIVBLAD plant stands with plants and a cup of tea.
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