Square metre challenge part 2: room for the family

Square metre challenge part 2: room for the family

Living small doesn’t mean giving up quality time. We challenged ourselves to make a living/dining room as small as possible for a parent with 3 kids. In this episode, we show how a well-planned room can transform. Like it? See the Square Metre Challenge bedroom.

“It’s important for a family to be able to do their own thing and be together. So we tried to create a flexible room with opportunities for alone time and together time.”

Therese, stylist and big sister/appreciator of alone time

Like the ideas in the film? Get more details below.

An open IVAR cabinet that’s organised with games in boxes and magazine files

An organised and maxmised IVAR cabinet for games and toys makes it easy to find what you need when it’s family time.

A piece of cardboard shaped like a castle attached to the side of a sofa with cushions

Check out this foldable cardboard wall that does double duty to keep out prying eyes and playful invaders.

An overhead view of a puzzle on a board that’s sticking out from under a sofa

Puzzle storage that doubles as a work space rolls neatly under the sofa for puzzles in progress.

A sofa made from mattresses with the backrest hanging on wall hooks

This sofa and backrest made from mattresses is flexible seating that’s ready for floor lounging.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior designer: Therese Ericsson
Photographer: Sandra Werud
Writer: Marissa Frayer