I'm not sure how I missed these making it on to YouTube earlier this year, but it was a fun discovery yesterday evening that I'm happy to pass on - there is a "Small Spaces" channel populated with short, smart videos hosted by IKEA's interior designers on ways to maximize small rooms. And, while they are all populated with IKEA pieces, there is hardly a mention of product names or prices — these are about the ideas and inspirations…
An IKEA interior designer shows you how to build a walk in closet (in a weekend!) in a very small bedroom, creating tons of storage, a headboard, and built-in nightstands.
Creating the look and feel of a "big country kitchen" in a small home in the city - as they state "you don't have to give up your dreams, maybe just shrink them a little".
This time, a designer walks us through the ideas inside a 2.7 square meter (approx 30 square foot) bathroom that includes a curtained off laundry area and a ceiling hung drying rack over the bathtub.
This video shows off the concept of using an unusual sofa alternative, two chaise lounges, to create a flexible seating arrangement that expands the options in a couple's small living room. Allowing them to each do their own thing while spending time together as well as opening up the flow of the space easily for entertaining.
This final video shows off the main room in a teeny tiny home for a family of 4; the 11 square meter room has to function as the main living room and the parents bedroom.
There are a few more videos on the channel as well, including a slightly longer format one which includes several projects.