An Inviting Dining Room Makeover

In episode 409 of the IKEA Home Tour Series, the Squad visit Venus, a mother of three children who wants to have one central location where the family can eat and spend time together. Unfortunately, the family doesn’t have a place for that.

Instead when Venus cooks, the meal starts in the kitchen and then one child goes upstairs, one goes downstairs, and one goes in another direction. Venus has a vision of a nice welcoming dining room where she can bring her family together, without distractions from cellphones, to have a meal and discuss their day.

To make Venus’s vision a reality the IKEA Home Tour Squad started by adding a VANGSTA extendable dining table complete with VOLFGANG dining chairs and an EKEDALEN bench so that Venus’s family now has a table to gather around at for meals. To accommodate any friends and family that may be over for a dinner party, JANINGE bar stools and NISSE folding chairs provide additional places to sit.

Next the team wanted to replace the current desk and a chair with a MICKE desk, an ÖRFJÄLL child’s desk chair, and a KRUX LED work lamp so that Venus’s youngest son has a nice comfortable place to do his homework and draw with his MÅLA colored pencils. To add a splash of color to the room, the Squad placed a handwoven multi-color TÅRBÄK rug under the dining set that tied into with the room’s current blue carpet.

Pulling from the colors in the rug, the team then set the table with a light pink DINERA 18-piece dinnerware set and hung matching light pink LEJONGAP curtains for the dining room window. IKEA 365+ wine glasses are displayed on a blue EKET cabinet and lit by a RAMSTA battery operated LED light, which provides a nice blue light to show off the glasses – while also doubling as a nightlight. To handle additional storage, the team installed three BRIMNES cabinets with doors to keep any stored items out of view.

Lastly, a collection of FEJKA artificial plants in BITTERGURKA hanging planters add a nice tough of greenery that just makes the room feel inviting. In just 24 hours, not only was Venus’s vision turned into a reality, she was able to have her family around their dining room table – talking about their day and becoming closer as a family. 

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