For many years, one of the largest retail chains selling furniture and accessories for home and garden has provided homeowners with different incomes with a wide range of products. The famous brand stores every year have new models of furniture and home accessories. The main distinction of Ikea from other manufacturers in its segment is the possibility to purchase turnkey solutions and components to create your own product, the product.
The company’s concept is to produce and implement practical, but original furniture, which the buyer can assemble on their own after purchase. You can choose the accompanying supplements, accessories and decor for any piece of furniture. All goods are produced according to the principle of interchangeability and simple combinatorics.
IKEA manufactures furniture and accessories for both residential spaces, and office and industrial buildings. With regard to the goods and furniture for houses, you can find the right option in the store for furnishing any room: bedroom, living room, study, nursery, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and more.
The range of Ikea stores is truly wide, a variety of stylistic designs and colors allows you to find a piece of furniture for any interior, and for the most modest budgets.
A distinctive feature of the Ikea’s furniture is that it is able to withstand transformation, it is possible to “refine” the decoration. For example, a rack or a chest of drawers made of light wood can be painted, decorated with stickers, varnishing or decoupage techniques. Upholstered furniture in the modern living room can be modified with the help of removable covers from textiles of different types, colors and textures.
Inexpensive, but quite high-quality furniture is designed for a buyer with average income. The company constantly conducts surveys and briefings with such customers on what furniture they would like to see in their homes, what qualities they would particularly like it to have. Thanks to the constant assortment expansion, products of the Ikea chain stores are always relevant, always keep up with the times and meet the needs and requirements of a modern buyer.
With the help of catalogs produced by the company every year, buyers can choose ready-made solutions for the arrangement of rooms in their homes or choose from the available range of individual items of furniture, decoration, textiles and accessories and make up the interior of their dreams on their own.
To create a comfortable, convenient and practical interior that will delight you and your family members with its appearance you need only a little effort and financial resources.
In this publication we would like to acquaint you with the design projects of living rooms and bedrooms, in which pieces of furniture, add-ons and accessories for the interior from the Ikea stores, which are known worldwide, were used.
A room for the whole family, a center of any house or apartment – the living room assembles all household members on a daily basis, guests, friends and relatives on weekends or holidays. Arrangement of this room is no less important than equipment of such functional spaces as the kitchen or bathroom.
The living room is not just used for gathering as a family to discuss the passed day, watch TV or read a book, this is the place where guests are received, parties are thrown and gatherings of family and friends are held. The living room should be arranged to meet the needs of all family members simultaneously. Someone arranges a study in the family room, a library, or a gaming area.
Furniture and other products from Ikea not only help to furnish your living room and decorating it with accessories, decor and textiles, but also offer turnkey solutions for those who are willing to trust the taste of designers and manufacturers. A wide range of goods that can be harmoniously combined with furniture and décor from other manufacturers, custom-made items or even elements made with the very own hands of homeowners, is brought to the attention of all other homeowners.
Upholstered furniture for the living room
The atmosphere in the living room depends on many aspects: the finish of the premises, selected colors, textiles and decor. Yet, upholstered furniture creates the image of the room for the whole family. The living room is designed primarily for recreation and relaxation, and thus, it can not do without soft zones. Sofas, chairs and ottomans allow settling comfortably for conversation, watching videos or reading in the living room.
The concept of upholstered furniture sold in Ikea chain stores promotes practicality and comfort. Furniture for a comfortable and attractive living room should be ergonomic and comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and easy to clean. Removable covers that can be washed in the washing machine or coverings, easily cleaned at home – such nuances are thought out by the creators of the upholstered furniture from Ikea.
You can find simple and concise pieces of furniture that will fit well in many interiors with different stylistic directions in the assortment of Ikea chain stores. For example, for modern living rooms decorated with minimalist motifs, a simple yet comfortable large sofa with removable soft seats and covers will fit in perfectly.
Leather upholstery of sofas and chairs allows you to use light shades of furniture even in homes with small children. Leather surfaces are easy to clean. They practically not fade when exposed to sunlight, and serve for a long time without losing aesthetic appeal. The only disadvantage of this upholstery for a living room is that such surfaces are hot in summer, and cold in winter. However, light blankets or wraps can easily solve these problems and add a novelty element to the completed interior.
If your living room, decorated in light, neutral colors, is in need of accents, picturesque spots in the interior, rich colors of the upholstery will be most welcome.
Furniture production concept of Ikea is built on a modular combinatorial fashion. And this applies not only to the body furnishing, but to the upholstered furniture as well. You can add an additional soft block to an ordinary couch, made in the same color and texture as the main item of recreation areas. As a result, it is possible not only to increase the number of seats in the seating segment, or make the couch more comfortable to sit on, but also to organize a sleeping place for guests who stay for the night.
Saving of useful space is one of the key aspects of creating interiors and their components for Ikea. Corner sofas in the living room are able to provide the maximum soft living area space taking up just a little space in the room. For spacious rooms, such a technique will help to zone the family room separating the recreation area from the corner for reading or outlining the conventional borders between the living and dining segments.
Storage systems, tables and stands for the hall
Depending on the size of your living room, it can be functionally filled in various ways. If after the organization of the soft zone, there is still sufficient space, it is possible to place a storage system, which is always good, no matter how large the household or apartment is.
Storage systems from Ikea are made according to the same modularity principle. You can make a combination you need from open shelves, racks and cabinets. Typically, storage furniture is available in a light color palette with simple and concise shapes that can harmoniously fit into any modern living room interior.
Big ottomans performing several functions – seating, footrest places and coffee table – are not just a practical addition to the basic furniture ensemble, and can become the focal center of your living room island. Leather upholstery makes surface care of the ottomans easy, you can never prevent situations when a guest or member of the household spills their drink or drops a snack.
Light stands and coffee tables in the living room not only perform their basic functions, but also can transform the interior of the living room, bring originality and brightness (depending on the product model), zone spacious rooms and designate a particular segment of the family room.
Additional objects of interior, lighting and textiles
The advantage of the organization of furniture and accessories collections in Ikea chain stores is that you can pick additions to your furnishings, sustaining the style and color palette of the direction. You can immediately pick the carpet for the living room, curtains and drapes to decorate the window openings, lighting devices from chandeliers to table lamps, and more.
Ceiling lamps, floor lamps, table lamps and wall sconces are made in Ikea by the principle of “interapplicability”, it is believed that simple and concise forms, traditional colors and standard sizes can be harmoniously integrated into interiors of virtually any style. At the same living room accessories look modern, original and perfectly perform their basic functions.
Carpeting in light, neutral colors warms your feet in cold days and bring a touch of home comfort to the living room in the minimalist style, raises the degree of attractiveness and comfort of the room.
In a private room we need an environment that will calm and bring peace, give rest for body and soul after a difficult working day and gather strength for new achievements. And if the backdrop for a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere is mostly the room’s finish, the quality of our sleep is affected by the right choice of bed.
European style in the interior is mainly aimed at a harmonious combination of practicality and comfort. Simple shapes and clean lines, strictness of furnishing and absence of unnecessary decoration are characteristic of the arrangement of European homes and apartments. These motifs could not but be transmitted to the style of furniture from Ikea. Beds and related furniture items for bedrooms are not left behind. Minimalist furnishings, close to austerity, is equally liked by Europeans and many of our compatriots. Interiors in light colors, devoid of unnecessary decoration, including just a set of the most necessary furniture and accessories are considered suitable for the furnishing organization in a bedroom.
When creating an interior for a child’s bedroom, pay special attention to the materials from which the furniture is made. Demand quality certificates for each product from the consultants, check the toxicity levels, environmental friendliness of the furniture and its accessories.
The central element of furniture and the entire bedroom interior deserves spending time, effort and money on its selection. Depth and duration of our sleep, and consequently, your health and well-being depend on what materials are used, with what degree of good faith the bed frame was made, how the base is constructed and what a mattress you lie on.
The advantage of purchasing a bed from Ikea is that you can select the furniture frame, its base and a mattress, as well as provide a central element of the bedroom interior with bed linen, blankets, pillows and a blanket in one place. With this, you will be able to sustain the color scheme and texture solutions, but also be confident in ergonomics, safety and practicality of the goods selected.
If you are not satisfied with the standard bed models, it is possible to order the additions you may need – drawers in the bottom of the product or a rack for installation of the canopy.
A bed with upholstery is not only a safe and beautiful product for sleep and rest but also a great opportunity to bring originality and comfort to a bedroom interior. If you all the time hit the bed corners with your knees, or children run to your bedroom stumbling over all exposed surfaces on the way, such a design of the central piece of furniture for a bedroom will make life a lot easier for you.
Additions to the interior of a bedroom
We are all aware that in order to create a harmonious, comfortable and functional interior of the bedroom for a modern homeowner, putting even the most comfortable bed in the middle of the room is not enough. We should organize an effective and multi-level lighting system, buy bedside tables or low table stands.
For those apartments and houses in which a separate dressing room can not be organized, it is necessary to arrange capacious storage systems, which can also be placed in a bedroom.
For some homeowners it is necessary to place a TV in the bedroom, others need a reading corner. Female homeowners will argue for the presence of a dressing table, and the male homeowners may need a mini-study in the room for sleep and rest. Surprisingly, all of these needs can be met through a wide range of products for the home from Ikea.
Simple consoles, which can be completely attached to the wall, saving a considerable amount of space, or placed on two legs, can be modernized to serve as a desk or working, dressing table or stand, depending on your needs.
In the bedroom, you may need not only body pieces of furniture, but also a small sofa or ottoman, which can be installed at the foot of the bed, to get dressed or ready for bed conveniently or arrange a mini recreation area near the window to enjoy the views of nature or read a book.
If the bedroom space permits, it is possible to organize the whole seating area or a small boudoir in one corner of a room or beside a window (depending on the shape and size of the room). A small sofa or a couple of chairs with an ottoman stool stand or a low table creates a harmonious and comfortable group.