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. For a list of products in this video, visit https://www.hometourseries.com/living-room-ideas-407
What’s IKEA Home Tour? We’ll tell you! We’re sending a team of IKEA experts on the road to help America solve real home furnishing challenges, big and small, and transform their living spaces. The Home Tour Squad is hitting the road to assist those who need help with home projects – from closet organization to living room style upgrades to bedroom makeovers – and to illustrate genuine solutions that make everyday life at home better. The Home Tour Squad will help plan and shop at the local IKEA store to find the best smart solutions for home challenges. The homeowners and the Squad members will then accomplish the transformation together! Plus, the Squad will film their journey along the way.
The IKEA Home Tour Squad is a team of hand-selected IKEA experts from across the country. They specialize in everything from home design to organization to sustainability at home. Each Squad member comes from a different background and contributes their unique expertise to help homeowners on the tour. Their journey will be chronicled through before/after makeover videos, tour footage, and video shorts featuring design tips and interviews with homeowners. Squad members will also be sharing live updates from the tour via Twitter (@IKEAUSA) and Instagram (@IKEAUSA) with the hashtag #IKEAHomeTour.