Last weekend my boyfriend finally came to his senses and agreed on new living room furniture. Now of course he doesn’t like to shop but he loves to save! So he gave me a task to put together several options for him to look at and stay on budget. So if I can drag him to just one store where we can get just about everything and still stay on budget I’d have to say IKEA!
IKEA’s KIVIK sofa and chaise has a modern look with a comfortable feel. The light Tenö Gray color is a great neutral color. Much better then beige. Even though this woven texture is beautiful to look at it feels slightly scratchy. The couch seems very comfortable and you can sink right into it. Which is great for laying down watching TV but not so great for back support, however, there are many lumbar pillows out there that can solve that. One other thing to keep in mind is the height of this couch it does sit a little lower than others so you must be careful when pairing with other furniture.
Overall I liked the couch however my boyfriend just couldn’t get past the texture of the cover and I wasn’t interested in any other covers. So we had to pass on this IKEA couch.
I love an ottoman instead of a coffee table. You can move it up to have more lounge space or place a serving tray on it to hold your drink. The KIVIK footstool is great because you can hide your extra blankets and game remotes in.
Chair: This Black Linen slipper chair with signature pillow was found on Overstock.com. If you think a chair with arms would be a little more comfortable you may want to try the Trafalgar Arm Chair.
Shelf: 18” ladder bookshelf in black finish from Amazon. This shelving is also available with an espresso finish or if you have a larger space you may want to consider the 30” ladder shelf. If these options are out of you budget IKEA’s LERBERG Shelf unit in grey is a steal for $19.99.
Mirror: The mirror in this picture was purchased from Target many years ago and has been hiding in our closet. I don’t believe target sells this mirror any longer. If we didn’t already own this mirror I probably would have purchased the Hollister square mirror on a walnut frame.
Curtain: This ANNO LJUV Curtain Panel in white from IKEA. If you don’t have an IKEA close by you can always try Ebay.