Living Room Ideas for a Small Space

In episode 407 of the IKEA Home Tour Series, the Squad visits Crystal and her daughter Madison. The family purchased their first home, which was a dream come true.

Crystal thought she would have the house decorated quickly, but after six months, she has struggled to get started. She wants everything to be perfect, from the paint color to the furniture. Crystal and Madison’s favorite room in the house is the living room, but one of the challenges was the hand-me-down furniture.

The couch was too small and they didn’t have any built-in storage, which is what led to boxes being stored behind the couch and laptops on top of file cabinets. Madison also wanted a table to be able to do more arts and crafts. As a result, the IKEA Home Tour Squad worked with Crystal to make her living room ideas a reality. The IKEA Home Tour Squad started with Madison’s dream for a table (and space) for arts and crafts. They added a white TRULSTORP coffee table in the center of the living room.

On the surface, this coffee table provides the traditional fanfare of any other coffee table, however TRULSTORP features multiple functions - perfect for small spaces. Inside the TRULSTORP coffee table is storage so Madison can keep her art supplies within the coffee table when not in use, but easily accessible to start a project.

For Crystal, the TRULSTORP also helps her as one half of the coffee table can be raised, so she can work on her laptop at a comfortable height while Madison works on her drawings on the opposite side. One of the things the IKEA Home Tour Squad wanted to do was transform the living room into a dining room as well. To do this, they divided the space with a ROSKILDE rug. This rug slides under their coffee table and sofa to provide a decorative perimeter around the living room space, which leaving enough room for them to add a dining room area.

The dining room décor started with a LISABO table, and Crystal was amazed at how easy it was to assemble. The table was placed near the window to make the most of the light in their space and the ODGER chairs helped to tie the space in with the thematic colors from the rest of the house. Additionally, the Squad added BIRTINE curtains to the windows. These curtains stay within the color palette of Crystal’s home and control the amount of light and privacy they want. The Squad added some overhead lighting, as well, for meals later in the day.

To help with Crystal’s need for storage, the IKEA Home Tour Squad added BESTÅ. Not only does this wall-mounted combination storage help divide her living room décor from her dining room, it also displays her entertainment console in a visually pleasing way. What’s more, the Squad added BOSNÄS ottomans below the BESTÅ storage. Now, Madison can store her toys away when guests are over but easily reach them when friends visit.

Finally, the Squad added a green VIMLE sofa which is much larger and matches the color of her house. Adjacent to the sofa is a BURVIK side table, perfect for potted plants and beverages. With the small living room decorating finished, Crystal can now enjoy her home the way she always envisioned it. She’s been through a lot, but now Madison and Crystal (and her fur baby, Bambi) truly feel at home.

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