11 of the Coziest Living Room Ideas to Steal from IKEA

updated Sep 19, 2022
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We all want our living rooms to reflect the very best version of ourselves (via our furniture, decor, and art choices), but we also want them to be a haven to relax and recharge in at the end of a long day. Luckily, IKEA has a plethora of ideas to serve as inspiration for your next stylish, yet cozy space. 

Knowing that IKEA is the king of affordable furniture that can be accessorized and upstyled in a variety of different ways, we decided to give you some inspiration in the form of IKEA living room ideas. Read on to see the spaces we’re gravitating toward the most. 

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1. Serene and Stylish

The use of natural tones, one of our favorite IKEA living room ideas, gives this family room a light and airy feel. An  ERSNÄS sideboard in birch finish provides a sleek look while cutting down on clutter in the room. 

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2. Chic Entertainment Room

The IKEA ÄPPLARYD sofa is at the forefront of this chic space. This low-profile sofa can be styled in a number of different ways, but when combined with black and gray, it provides a dramatic aesthetic. 

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3. Beautifully Neutral

Several neutral tones combine to create a peaceful vibe in this IKEA living room idea. The light green hue of the IKEA MORABO  couch works perfectly alongside pinks and grays for a look we love. 

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4. Light and Airy

The pendants hung at varied heights, floating square shelves, and mostly neutral color palette all add to a feeling of welcoming serenity in this airy and functional living space.

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5. Bright Whites

We love the way the cluster of assorted paper lanterns draws your eye upwards in this lofty-feeling, artistic space. Hanging the curtains where the walls meet the ceiling ensures the room feels even larger than it really is.

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6. Coastal Chic

This living room—awash in natural shades of white, gray, light blue, and khaki—feels like it would be right at home in a seaside cottage. Components of nature, such as the greenery, add to the cozy effect.

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7. Funky and Functional

The pastel pink walls with touches of aqua trim add an instant element of tranquility in this space. The plethora of seating options invites you to stay awhile.

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8. Ample Storage

The minimal nature of this living room lends itself to an inviting retreat. The enclosed floating armoire is perfect for concealing unattractive—but much needed—electronics and cords.

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9. Awash in Sunlight

This slanted wood-paneled skylight creates a cozy, sun-filled retreat. The cowhide rug, woven floor stool, and cushioned armchair encourage you to curl up with a book and a cup of tea.

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10. Sofa Showdown

The forward-facing sofas and draped throw foster relaxation and conversation. The white BESTA sideboards (two placed next to each other) lengthen the room visually without distracting.

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11. Bookshelf Focal Point

We love the way this wall of bookshelves just beckons you to grab one and settle in for the afternoon. This decidedly grown-up space is the perfect upgrade for when you’d like to ditch the collegiate futon and hand-me-downs.