Explore these easy ideas on how to customize an urban flat in town from IKEA’s deco experts.
Ideally, the home should breathe your personality. There are quantities of means, from the simplest to the most unique, to relooking its interior by expressing its style. Meet Sophie and Olly to find out how they brought their personal touch to their apartment.
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URBAN LIVING ROOM WITH GREEN IKEA SOFA AND EXPOSED BRICK
Let the story tell your story Think of new ways to organize your stay. “Today, people tend to forget that the stay does not necessarily have to be centered on TV,” says Olly. Use bright colors on the furniture to create points of attraction in the room and add a strong personal touch by exposing memories to the walls. The presentation above the sofa tells the story of the two people sitting underneath: travel souvenirs, sports medals from childhood and mini-bar for quiet evenings for two. “We were both brought up in the idea that the stay is the hub of the house,” Olly said.
Create space for ‘me-time’ Define zones in your living space that mirror your personality. On both sides of the fireplace, Sophie and Olly have made room for their respective passions: on one side, the reading corner of Sophie and on the other, the music corner of Olly, with her reader of discs and his guitar. “We warmed up the raw elements of the living room, the brick fireplace and the wooden floor, using a lot of greenery and rich colors, which give them a cozy side,” says Sophie.
USE ALCOVES FOR EXTRA STORAGE
Reuse and reinvent old furniture Create something totally unique to you and your space. With two IKEA trestles as a base, the dining table of Sophie and Olly is made with an old door that has been sanded and covered with brass credenza. “We’ve always wanted a nice dining room table,” says Sophie. “We often eat with the plate on our knees but the meals taken at the table have a more eventful side!”
DARK BLUE COLOUR SCHEME FOR THE DINING AREA
Fill the kitchen with open storage In the kitchen, many things are stored behind closed doors and in drawers and cupboards. It is therefore necessary to find other ways of expressing one’s personality. Transform a perforated panel into herb and spice shelves, to show your love of cooking. Easy to move, crates can also be used for decorative purposes. For things you do not want to expose (garbage cans, for example), bins with lids stacked under the worktop create a waste sorting station easy to access.
Make the most of a narrow entrance Even small, the entrance can be a place reserved for hobbies. With this hanger placed along the length of the corridor, the storage space is enlarged and Olly’s cycling equipment is within reach. “My bike clothes are the last thing I catch before I ride my bike and go to work. As I always go in fourth gear in the morning, the hooks are very practical,” says Olly.
USE COLOUR AND TEXTILES TO UPDATE A BEDROOM
Easy makeover in the room Difficult spaces sometimes develop creativity. Sophie and Olly realized that the smaller the room, the greater the impact of their personal touches. They discovered that textiles are an easy way to relocate a space. They bring gaiety like this plain bedspread, replace the doors of the wardrobe, dress a window or make tapestry on the wall.
How would you summarize your style? “It’s simple, but it’s ours. We’ve always liked the idea of living as lightly as possible,” says Sophie. Do you share the same approach to decoration? “We only knew each other for about nine months when we moved in together, so we knew very quickly what we both liked (and what we did not like!). feel the only one to make choices but there really is a bit of each of us in every room, “Sophie says. What kind of atmosphere do you like to create?
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