The Versatile Green IKEA Stockholm

in colours, furniture  6 comments
Apr 20 2014
IKEA Green Stockholm sofa

When the vibrant green Stockholm cabinet came out in IKEA, I was in love.

The Stockholm cabinet in green, via IKEA

The Stockholm cabinet in green, via IKEA

I tried my best to think of ways to use this. Cocktail cabinet? We neither have the space for one nor the need for one. Dining room buffet? I already have one that I love to display my all-white Johnson Bros dining set with. Storage for the home office? It’s wayy too small and I do like to have some of my prettier things behind glass doors.

Maybe this:
Amongst the many things I am trying to better in my home (things I am allowed to change as a renter) is the clothing storage situation for my little baby’s clothes. She sleeps with us at the moment, so her clothes are in our bedroom. Hannah’s old chest of drawers are now Jasmine’s. The drawers stick and are very cumbersome to open; plus they don’t hold all that much. The AUD$400 green Stockholm cabinet might be the answer to that particular current hate-conundrum!

But we’re here to talk about the Stockholm green velvet sofa.

While I’ve never been a fan of the IKEA lounges, I must admit that the green Stockholm sofa is mighty pretty in green. In my recent and continual search for green sofas, I have seen it photographed in different styles, accompanying different furniture, with different colour palettes. I thought I’d gather a few just to showcase its versatility.

Greens and browns

The green Stockholm sofa in below photo lives with other Stockholm pieces in browns and greens. It’s not a bright palette but it’s a cozy one. Of course, rarely is anyone going to buy the entire IKEA Stockholm collection to furnish one’s entire living room.

Brighter with yellow

Alot of the same pieces as the photo above, but with lot more light, layering with yellows and space:

via here

Makes for a different feel altogether. I love it. I especially like the layering of the rugs and think this is an idea to steal one day.

Minimalist and monochromatic

This monochromatic living and dining space relies heavily on the rich green velvet Stockholm sofa to lend vibrancy and colour. The result is sharp and restrain. I love it but not too sure family living allows for that stringency!

Sharp lines with lots of dark and neutral woods, colours against the bright green Stockholm sofa.

Sharp lines with lots of dark and neutral woods, colours against the bright green Stockholm sofa.

The all white kitchen cabinet against bright black of lamps and dining table and only colour offered by the Stockholm sofa and green chair

The all white kitchen cabinet against bright black of lamps and dining table and only colour offered by the Stockholm sofa and green chair

The green Stockholm sofa takes centre stage in this downstairs living dining space.

The green Stockholm sofa takes centre stage in this downstairs living dining space.

Stockholm green comfortable amongst traditional touches

IKEA Stockholm sofa in green velvet

IKEA Stockholm sofa in green velvet

I must say that the green sits quite comfortably on that more traditional rug. In fact, it keeps the rug from looking too traditional and set in a period.

Bright apartment

The green Stockholm sofa in a bright apartment with other Stockholm pieces in browns and yellows. I really love that yellow chair, but I will have to test out how comfortable it actually is sitting!

To suit an older generation?

via HGTV

via HGTV

Vintage-chic

I love the curated pieces of golds, blacks and whites against the vibrant green of the sofa.

Chic, I say!

The Green Stockholm sofa sits rather well with navy blues and stripes with warm browns. A very chic space. Although personally it’s not happy enough for me! :)

Happy is achieved by this moodboard using the green Stockholm sofa, by Adore Magazine:

Oranges, watermelons, yellows and green. What’s not to love??

What about you?

Have you sat in the Stockholm? Is it comfortable? Is the upholstery well made? Does it look ratty after a while?

I sense a trip to IKEA soon. Got to actually go see the cabinet and sofa in person!

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