What to do with a space that is hard to find the right use for? Madara and Ričards have a room just like that, and for the time being it's on the back burner, but... or we don't know how long the "on the back burner" can last! The owners are hoping for help and encouragement to create something lasting here, perhaps a sitting corner or a games room with a place to work.
Before: an unfinished space without function
The room waiting for a makeover is located between the main part of the house and the terrace and has not changed much since the current owners moved in. In summer, it is busier, as it leads to a cosy seating area on the terrace, but in winter it turns into a storage room.
After: a peaceful corner to relax alone and together
After the makeover, the space has changed beyond recognition. It has a brand new earthy colour palette and no longer looks unfinished. Overall, the interior has been kept in a bohemian style with a Scandinavian touch, which makes the original style more restrained and peaceful.
Bringing some garden feel into the house
Plants are also an important part of the everyday life in this household – seedlings in spring and houseplants in winter. So the designer decided to bring a winter garden feel to the space, with a comfortable table on which to repot or prune, and interior objects with botanical elements.
A different way to store
The space is rather small, so there is no place for massive furniture. The floor isn't perfectly flat either, so you have to think about how to place the furniture straight. The perfect solution here is an open shelf with adjustable legs, so that the shelf ends up standing as it should. The transparent glass shelves give a particularly airy impression, while the graphic black frame is a striking backdrop for the objects placed in the shelve.
Interior follows function
To make room for more belongings, the designer has planned wall shelves by the ceiling on one side of the room. She used the best-fitting kitchen cabinet frames and stacked boxes in them to create a sleek look. A stepping stool is used to access the shelves and can also be used as seating if required. As the room opens onto the terrace, there are hangers near the terrace door for hanging a jacket or blanket.
A place to relax and be together
The centrepiece of the room is the seating area with a couple of comfortable armchairs, which just invite you to sit down and take a breather. This seating area can be accentuated with a rug to visually separate it from the rest of the room. For extra cosiness, natural material pouffes can be used to put your feet up, or as a tray table and even extra seating if you need more space.
How to fit the decor to the spirit of a space
It's not just about the design, but also about the furnishings we choose to create a harmonious impression. Plants and nature play a big part in the mood of this room, which is why various elements made from natural materials have been chosen as an addition to this interior, and even the wall decor has a botanical theme.
"I used kitchen cabinets in this room, which were not originally designed for this function, but worked very well here. I've heard that customers in the store don't pay much attention to furniture in departments that are seemingly out of the question, because they don't even think e.g. that kitchen cabinets could fit perfectly in a bedroom. You have to keep your eyes open and look for the best for your space!"
It‘s already the 8th season of “Home idea with IKEA”. Curious about the makeovers that we‘ve done before? Have a look.