The Versatile Green IKEA Stockholm

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!

14 April 2014
21 April 2014

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8 Comments

  1. Reply

    dreyatbijoukaleidoscope

    6 October 2014

    I know! But do you like velvet couches? I found it uncomfortable! The leather lounge was way way sweeter but also more expensive!

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    Akon

    3 March 2016

    What a lovely and well presented blog!

    I am eternally in love with the green Stockholm.

  3. Reply

    Akon

    3 March 2016

    What a lovely and well presented post!

    I am eternally in love with the green Stockholm.

    • Reply

      dreyatbijoukaleidoscope

      3 March 2016

      Thank you. Yes I do love it. However, when I sat on it at IKEA, I found the suede rather uncomfortable! I MUCH preferred the leather version :)

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    Chris Drexler

    25 May 2016

    Love, love, love the green also!! Where would I find 2 of them for apartment one that sits about 20 inches high and isn’t too long!! Is leather the best feel? What would you do? Have you seen such a piece other than IKEA? Have been kind of in a ” do nothing mode” because of injury, oh, to be laying on something as beautiful!! Any ideas, I would welcome!! Actually need tons of help!! My husband,DAN, died suddenly— so here I am alone, sad, not able to do much– so the place is a mess!! Are there other places I might find a great emerald smaller couch !! Or maybe sectional? Thanks for your input

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    monica

    15 October 2017

    Beautiful Lounge ! However I followed the care instructions by taking the cushion covers to the dry cleaners and they are now ruined! :( I am devastated. Now it is discontinued so I can’t purchase replacement cushions. .. any ideas? Know anyone that may want to sell or get rid of their green seat covers? Thanks in advance

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      dreyatbijoukaleidoscope

      21 October 2017

      Hi Monica, great to hear from you. I’m really surprised to hear that they have discontinued it. Maybe it was because the fabric catches grime and dirt easily? Since you followed IKEA’s instructions for cleaning and turned out bad, I’d call IKEA customer service up and complain! (Would be handy if you still have the dry cleaner’s receipts too.)

      Otherwise, scour for eBay and Craigslists (US)/Gumtree (AUS) for second hand ones? Alternatively you could see if BEMZ have a solution for you.

      Good luck!

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