IKEA is already one of our go-to retailers for smart small space solutions, and the new collections they have in store for us are only going to enforce that. There are several products debuting in stores and online next month especially for multipurpose spaces that we're excited about. Here's your first look:
First up is the EKEBOL sofa. It combines wooden shelves underneath and behind the cushions within a metal frame to add storage to a piece that often doesn't have any. The armrest can be on the left or the right, and at just $399, can be combined in multiples, as pictured above, for a custom sectional. We like it for book storage (there's never enough book storage), shoe storage (same), or for a cleaner look, baskets or boxes to corral stuff like cords, remotes, DVDs and video games, or smaller items.
The VEBERÖD storage collection can serve multiple functions in a home—they're even on casters so they can be moved from room to room. The room divider has a tall grid frame, bench, and sling storage underneath that means it could work in an entryway, hallway, balcony, or kitchen. The separate bench has two wooden storage drawers, an open shelf, and a padded, duveted seat.
Need to make the most of a hallway? PINNIG is here to add simple storage. Designed with clean lines in basic black, these inexpensive options add functionality to an oft-overlooked area and can create an entryway even in a small space.
Another solution for a tight space, the slim MACKAPÄR line is under 13 inches deep and blends into white walls. The coat rack/shoe storage combo is under $50, making it super affordable, too. This line also has just the shoe bench ($16.99), as well as a bench with doors ($59.99) and a shoe cabinet ($60) if you're looking to trade in your TRONES.
If you're looking to save some floor space, there's no better small space hack than swapping freestanding pieces for wall-mounted storage. With its "Scandinavian meets Asian" style, IKEA's new SVALNÄS collection looks more expensive than it is. The bamboo components come in shelves, a cabinet, desk and box to create whatever system meets your needs.
According to IKEA, "a pouffe brings people together!" When it's as large and in charge as the DIHULT, who are we to disagree? It measures about 53 by 47 inches, and can easily fit two for lounging. It also comes with a loop, so it can be hung when not in use.