IKEA Grey, Black and Tan Living Room on a Budget

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 Black and Grey Living Room


Couch:  IKEA KIVIK sofa and chaise in Tenö light gray.

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.

Ottoman: IKEA KIVIK footstool with storage in Tenö light grey.  $199.00

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.

Lamp: We found this BAROMETER floor lamp at IKEA. If you don’t have an IKEA close by here is similar option from Bellacor that you can purchase online. EGLO Halva

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.

Tray: Clava Black Leather Serving Tray. Or for a little more fun you can try this black serving tray with your personal photos.

Table: The side table is HEMENS night stand in grey-brown. A beautiful alternative to the IKEA nightstand would be this Braxton Studio Quarantino end table in Black.

Rug: This grey, beige, black, and white striped rug is Kajsa from IKEA. An alternative from Amazon would be Gray Hand Tufted Wool Gabbeh Rug.

Art: Paragon of framed 17 x 17 waterfront wall art from linen and things. If this option doesn’t fit your budget IKEA has many poster and frames to choose from such as BILD FJÄLLSTA picture with mat.

Decorative pillows:
Tussar Grey Silk 22 x 22 Throw Pillows.
Monroe Velvet Stripes Decorative Throw Pillows.
Seven Comforts Premium Decorative Throw Pillow.

Some IKEA Options for throw Pillows:
HENNY RAND cushion cover.
And the VILMIE PÄRLA cushion, black.


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