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Spring brights: make room for play

Making room for play is about having fun! Young and old, family and friends. Here’s how to embrace a playful attitude in your living room…

The yellow VIMLE sofa in a bright coloured living room.
The yellow VIMLE sofa in a bright coloured living room.

Keep things light-hearted and try the bright yellow VIMLE sofa. The covers are removable and come in several shades, so it’s quick and easy to change the look.
Play together on the multicoloured HALVED rug. The floor is
a great place to add colour and pattern, without it taking over the whole room.
Lift the mood with lighting in bold primary colours. The yellow TERTIAL work lamp and the red NYMANE pendant light add brightness to corners, even when the light is switched off.
Be spontaneous with the lightweight GRANBODA nest of coffee tables, which are easy to pick up and move around.

‘1970s brights are seeing a resurgence,’ says Mats Nilsson, creative leader of range and design at IKEA. ‘Bright colours work best with fresh, blond woods, crisp white, or graphic black, and bold patterns of various sizes will complement this look. If you only change one thing, start with a cushion cover. Or three.’

Discover the versatile VIMLE sofa range online and in-store. Find more ideas for bringing colour into your living room at