“Home idea with IKEA”: one room for kids, parents and fun
All homes have spaces that can be called special or even odd. In Ignė and Donatas' home, such space is a bedroom. Or should we say a children's room? In fact, it serves for both. The eldest son of Ignė and Donatas has a separate room, while the parents share one space with their two little daughters Viktorija and Deimantė. This exact room is where our interior designer Ilona decided to prove that adapting the space to family members of different ages and needs is not a challenge at all.
Before the renovation
Although the family bedroom is quite large, it has to accommodate the belongings and hobbies of all four. Before the makeover, it was crowded with several large wardrobes, an uncomfortable sofa-bed and two baby cots, so there was simply no room left for playing or having fun together.
More room for parents
The interior designer decided to leave the partition that separates the room, but pushed it further to make more room on the parents’ side. Now, there is enough space for both a wide SLATTUM double bed and a modular PLATSA wardrobe around it. The side units of the wardrobe hold more frequently used items, while the very top cabinets are meant for those needed less often. And the open shelves on both sides of the bed serve for the bedside tables. Wondering if such a wardrobe would fit in your bedroom as well? Try to design your own combination using our planning tool.
More light for everyone
The room is quite dark, as it has only one window. To solve this, Ilona chose the light-coloured furniture and equipped the interior with proper lighting. She recovered the lack of pendant lamp on the parents’ side with wardrobe lighting and clamp spotlights. The general lighting in the children's space can be controlled remotely and comes together with a floor lamp as well as the cute night lights next to the beds.
“For the girls, I’ve selected a BUSUNGE bed and a GULLIVER cot. They both are safe and can grow together with children. The extendable bed can be pulled to three different positions and will sure serve until Viktorija starts going to school. The cot base can be placed at two different heights and one of the sides can be removed when Deimantė is big enough to climb into/out of the cot.”
Ilona Mozgo, IKEA interior designer
More fun for kids
The new children’s sleep and play area now features two POÄNG armchairs for reading: a bigger one for mom or dad and a smaller one for Viktorija herself. A soft rug on the floor creates a cosy environment for listening to fairy tales. There is enough space to roll out the educational mat for Deimantė as well. When not in use, it hides under the bed.
More space for storage
The old bulky wardrobes were replaced with some new closed and open storage solutions. In addition to the already mentioned wardrobe in the parents’ bedroom, another smaller one has appeared in the girls' space. It is just perfect for storing clothes and toys, yet when the girls grow up and move to another room, it can be used as a roomy cabinet in the future home office of Ignė and Donatas. There are some open EKET shelves on the walls for books and knick-knacks, as well as BESTÅ TV cabinets for other items that doesn’t have to be exposed. The interior designer has also planned some storage space under the beds by hiding seasonal clothes and bedding inside the VARDÖ bed storage boxes.