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Living Area Inspiration From IKEA

Living Area Inspiration From IKEA

I can still remember the pure excitement when we heard that Ikea was coming to Belfast. I could indulge in my Scandi passion and eat meatballs to my heart was content. Ikea has been here for many years now and is a source of inspiration for many, myself included. But what I also love about IKEA is the quality of the goods and how affordable they are. Gone are the days where we had to online shop to get affordable furniture compared to local independent home living stores. We can transform rooms easily by using the home delivery option or by collecting smaller items ourselves. I popped to IKEA yesterday for some style inspiration. Many due to the fact that we are moving soon and I want to transform a few rooms entirely but add some bold touches to items we already have to add a new feel to them.  Today I’m focusing on Living Area Inspiration From IKEA. My favourite rooms from yesterdays visit and what I have taken away in terms of style ideas.


Living Area Inspiration From IKEA

In our Ikea, there are multiple pod living areas. I always find this really helps to get a better idea of space/design/colours. We already have red sofas that we are taking with us so I was really excited to see a rather bold living space which was based around large pieces of furniture. Rather than complementary colours I really wanted to go against the grain and add vibrant splashes of colour in the form of textiles.

Living Area Inspiration From IKEA

We will be using our living room as a fun family space so for me it has to be a space that oozes warmth/fun and love. I really love the bold splashes of yellow in this space and for it not being a complementary colour as such it really works. I love how the space has been brought together by adding yellow accessories in the forms of baskets/frames and the storage furniture itself.

Living Area Inspiration From IKEA

The rest of the room sees the colour combinations bind together creating a very fun ultra modern living area.


Other Ideas

As I mentioned earlier there were multiple pods in the living area floor space. To be fair I absolutely loved them all each for different reasons. From more natural tones and accents to bold statement rooms.


Living Area Inspiration From IKEA



Living Area Inspiration From IKEA


Living Area Inspiration From IKEA


Living Area Inspiration From IKEA


Some Favourite Items





IKEA PS 2014 White/copper-colour £59


I can’t wait to get shopping now and creating our new living space. I will keep you guys updated as I go 🙂


Are you guys Ikea fans?


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  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Ikea really do some great products, it always amazes me how they create these little rooms for you to look around when you go to there stores.

    14th May 2018 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply joanna

    Every time I go to Ikea I end up spending at least half a day just wondering around the shop, getting ideas from their inspirational designs, like the ones in your photos. And then end the day at their restaurant, with the Swedish meatballs and the princess cake.

    14th May 2018 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Laura Dove

    Ooh I love Ikea!! We are so excited that there is an Ikea being built near to our house so we can go as often as we like! Love these lounge ideas!

    14th May 2018 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Would you believe I’ve never been to an Ikea before? I’ve heard they’re pretty amazing shops though, and I do believe one opened in Aberdeen recently. I must visit the next time I’m on the mainland!

    15th May 2018 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Emily Leary

    You’ve inspired me to head over to Ikea to pick up some ideas and no doubt quite a few purchases!

    15th May 2018 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    I love ikea items, Just wish there was one a bit closer to where I live. Love the look of the grey living room

    15th May 2018 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Jade Bremner

    I love IKEA we actually went at the weekend and I now need to re design all of my house haha. My sister has also been inspired and is planning what desk would look best in her room, she must of liked at least 6. I was hoping to find a nice small chair for my living room but sadly none jumped out at me.

    15th May 2018 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Our Seaside Baby

    Oh I just love Ikea, wish I lived nearer to one! The lamps in the first pic are amazing 🙂

    15th May 2018 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Alison Rost

    I love modern decor and I also love comfy pieces. I think these are all awesome. Love that couch from the first inspiration. The pink one!

    16th May 2018 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Linda Hobbis

    We’ve had an IKEA in Cardiff for quite a while and it’s a great place for inspiration. I just wish they’d assemble it all for you!

    16th May 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Those are some great inspiration living room ideas. I love the first one and the last. It’s so simple and I love the light colors.

    16th May 2018 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    Oh I love Ikea. I think their products are great! I’m just an Ikea fan!

    16th May 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I think Ikea is great. The way they set up the room sections is good to help you see the furniture in use and there is loads to choose form too.

    16th May 2018 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    We like the ceiling light that looks like a death star! Ikea trips are great for finding inspiration!

    16th May 2018 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Cecilia Keinapel

    I love all of these interior rooms! I have always been a big fan of IKEA it is always so cheap and you can find so many nice things for your home 🙂

    17th May 2018 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    We always head to Ikea for some inspiration. The trouble is, we end up buying everything too haha.

    17th May 2018 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    IKEA is fantastic, I based my bedroom of off their sets and it looks superb.

    17th May 2018 at 9:23 pm
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