Updated: 03/14/2017 4:44 PM | Print Story |  Email

IKEA: Co-Create Living Room

If you’ve been to IKEA lately, you may have walked through their newest living room display, which is actually an exact replica of a Rosemount family’s living room. The Pepinski’s recently won our IKEA Co-Create contest, receiving a $1,000 IKEA gift card, and their living room was re-created inside the Twin Cities IKEA store. It serves as a place of inspiration not only for them, but also every single person that walks through. 
 
Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us along for the transformation. 
 
The Pepinski family has three young children, so they were looking for pieces that were kid friendly. Amanda Preston from IKEA stopped by our studio with a few more kid friendly living room solutions. 
 
1. Textiles – Easy to clean and a great way to get a new look to your home just by changing the textiles, go from warm colors of winter to the light colors of spring in just a few easy steps. 
SKOGSNÄVA Cushion cover, gray/beige $6.00
o You can easily vary the look, because the two sides have different designs.  Machine washable. 
SLÖJGRAN Cushion cover, gray/beige $6.00
o You can easily vary the look, because the two sides have different designs.  Machine washable.
HENRIK Throw, light beige $16.99
o Machine washable. 
 
 
2. Kid Friendly Storage – that looks good too!  These pieces are useful for storage but still super stylish for a family room.  
FLÅDIS Basket, black $19.99
o You can choose how you want to use this basket – turned up with handles or turned down to display the contents. 
EKET Wall-mounted cabinet combination, white/dark gray $80
o It’s edginess in a box. Create an asymmetric or unexpected storage solution and fill it with your things. Stack and combine as you please. Fits in any space and has infinite possibilities. 
KVISSLE Cable management box, cork, white $9.99
o Charge your devices and hide the chargers and cords under the lid.
TJENA Box with compartments, white $3.99
o Helps you organize everything from small desk accessories to make-up and hair clips.
 
3. Home work - Create an impromptu workspace in your living room. 
VITTSJÖ Laptop stand, black-brown, glass $19.99
o Made of tempered glass and steel, durable materials that give an open, airy feel.  
o We used a desk for Ethan in the space but if you don’t have room this laptop table makes a great impromptu work space at the sofa, drink stand of dinner tray
BYLLAN Laptop support, Vissle gray, black $14.99
o Easy to keep clean thanks to the removable and machine-washable fabric cover.
o Easy to work anywhere in your home
o Casters included. Easy to slide under a coffee table or sofa table for additional storage to move in and out easily. The top edge serves as a handle, which makes the storage crate easy to lift and carry.