Living & Dining

Awkward Living Room Design Ideas – IKEA Home Tour (Episode 313)

In episode 313 of the IKEA Home Tour Series, the Squad works with Cristina and Krysta to turn their awkward living room design into a stylish, multipurpose space.

Cristina and Krysta, along with their puppy Whiskey, recently moved into a starter home. But our couple is stumped when it comes to the space that serves as living room, dining room, and entryway.

Without a dedicated entry, shoes, jackets, and bags clutter the area by the door, limiting the living room space for the togetherness they want. The Squad worked with Krysta and Cristina to choose a PAX wardrobe for the entryway. PAX’s shallow depth keeps it out of the way while front doors provide hidden storage for shoes, bags, jackets, and keys. A VALLENTUNA sectional and EKERÖ armchairs create more seating, while a BJURSTA extendable table makes room for entertaining.

Finding a design to make the most of their multipurpose room, Cristina and Krysta are better able to achieve their dream of a new life together.

Explore the products used in this IKEA living room makeover here:

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.

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