Oak and Antonio were two roommates looking to find an apartment in downtown Portland, where they could follow their dreams. When they moved in, they were left with a small, empty living room, with no seating, workspace, or idea of where to begin.
In order to make their small apartment an enjoyable home, the two friends asked for the IKEA Home Tour Squad’s help creating a dynamic and functional shared living room. The Squad began by defining the room using the KNOPPARP sofa and MELLTORP table. This allowed for a living and dining space with enough room for relaxation and entertaining. To give Oak and Antonio a place to work, the Squad also added the SKARSTA sit/stand desk behind the sofa, giving them the flexibility to create, study, and work. The IKEA PS cabinet and GRUNDTAL drying rack also gave Antonio a spot to store his art supplies, inspiring them both to take the time to create.
With their new living room, Oak and Antonio can be more productive and creative. They can comfortably work, entertain friends, create art, read a book, and relax. Now they have a space that works for them and can help them focus on their exciting futures. The IKEA Home Tour Squad was successful in helping Oak and Antonio turn their small, empty living room into a useful, creative space that they can show off to friends.
This episode of the Home Tour Squad gives you a lot of tips and inspiration to reimagine and style a shared living room making it functional for everyone.
The Squad helps out Antonio and Oak, utilize and maximize their shared space to accommodate their needs for both comfort, entertainment, and work. They used a selection of great Ikea pieces that’s all accessible and easy to incorporate in any space.
KNOPPARP Ikea Sofa
This compact sofa goes so well in small spaces. It’s comfortable, lightweight yet very durable. A great addition to cozy up your space!
Width: 119 cm
Depth: 76 cm
Height: 69 cm
Free height under furniture: 21 cm
Armrest height: 69 cm
Seat width: 108 cm
Seat depth: 54 cm
Seat height: 39 cm
A table that suits a minimalist style! This table is designed for durability that can support you for everyday use. Something you can incorporate in your dining room or kitchen.
Length: 49 1/4 “
Width: 29 1/2 “
Height: 29 1/8 “
SKARSTA sit/stand Desk
You can easily change your working position from sitting to standing with this Ikea Sit/stand Desk. Easily adjust the height of your desk anywhere between 70 & 120 cm to get the best comfortable position!
Length: 160 cm
Width: 80 cm
Min. height: 70 cm
Max. height: 120 cm
Max. load: 50 kg
Ikea PS Cabinet
This metal, lightweight and sturdy cabinet is a great storage and accent piece to place in any space. These doors are lockable, so you can keep your important belongings in a safe space.
Width: 119 cm
Depth: 40 cm
Height: 63 cm
Max. load: 60 kg
Max. load/shelf: 20 kg
More Ideas from IKEA
1. Make Multi-Functional Spaces with Ikea’s Kallax Storage Unit: The Kallax Storage Unit from Ikea is the perfect solution for a shared living room. This multi-functional unit can be used in multiple ways. It can be used as a storage system, a room divider, a bench, and even as a side table. It has a sleek, modern design that fits perfectly into a contemporary living room and its modular design allows for easy customization. You can add shelves, drawers, and even baskets for extra storage options. With its open design, it also offers an easy way to keep the shared living room organized. It’s a great way to make use of the available space and make the room look more stylish and functional.
2. Utilize Wall Space with Ikea’s Lack Wall Shelf: The Lack Wall Shelf is another great Ikea product to use in a shared living room. It’s compact design makes it perfect for small spaces. Not only can it be used to display decorations, it can also be used to hold books, magazines, and other items. It can also be used to hang a television or other media components. With its simple design, it’s easy to customize and create a unique look in the shared living room.
3. Get Creative with the Ikea Expedit TV Storage Unit: The Expedit TV Storage Unit from Ikea offers an innovative way to make use of the shared living room space. This unit not only offers plenty of storage, it can also be used as a media center. The open design makes it perfect for keeping electronics organized and allowing for easy access to the television. The unit can also be used to display books, decorations, and other items. With its modern design and ample storage, it’s the perfect addition to any shared living room.
4. Add Comfort with Ikea’s Ektorp Chair and Ottoman: The Ektorp Chair and Ottoman from Ikea is the perfect addition to a shared living room. This comfortable, stylish chair and ottoman set offers a great place to relax and unwind. The Ektorp Chair has a classic design that fits perfectly into any living room and is great for two people to sit and chat. The ottoman can be used as a footrest or can be used as a coffee table and can be easily moved around the room. The Ektorp Chair and Ottoman is a great way to add comfort and style to the shared living room.
5. Create a Seating Area with Ikea’s Poang Chair and Ottoman: The Poang Chair and Ottoman from Ikea is a perfect choice for creating a seating area in the shared living room. This comfortable, stylish chair and ottoman set offers plenty of support and is a great place to relax. The Poang Chair and Ottoman can be used as a place to sit and chat or can be used to create an inviting corner for reading. With its modern design, it’s sure to add a stylish touch to any shared living room.