Yee-haw! We now have storage in our living room! After turning the waste bin of a room (where we threw all the stuff we could’nt find a reasonable place) into my home office we really needed it. Both of us had our eyes on the String shelving system, but as you can imagine it was way beyond our price range. So we got Ikea’s String replacement, the oh-so-popular-on-blogs wall shelf Ikea Ekby Järpen / Ekby Gällö with Ikea PS cabinet instead. And I really like it. It’s beautiful, functional and goes together with our 60’s Iskukaluste shelf.
At the same time we downsized the tv. It was amusing reading reviews for a 26″ tv, how it’s great for a summer cottage or bedroom. Well, we have it in the living room. I think we’ve succeeded if our guests ask don’t we have a tv. Yes we do indeed, thanks for asking, but it’s not the focal point. I was actually thinking giving up the whole thing because we rarely watch tv in the living room, but my husband refused. He wants to watch it when he’s awake at night with the baby.