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Creating a Display Area with IKEA SAMMANHANG

August 30, 2018
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I am happy to finally say, I have created a living room/dining room display area! Yes! My living room had a huge empty area which, for a while, I had no idea what to fill it with. But, being able to use IKEA’s Sammanhang collection really helped me decorate the area and bring parts of my living room together.

For me, having a display area is something I have wanted for my living room but I could never really find the right display shelves or accessories for it. Pieces from the Sammanhang were perfect. They were exactly the colours I would go for and even the unique style. Being able to collaborate with one of my favourite brands literally made my living room come to life. IKEA allowed me to choose a few products from their Sammanhang collection which is how I came to decorating this little area. 

So let me just tell you a little bit about the Sammanhang collection and why it was just the perfect fit for what I had been looking for. This collection is all about guilt-free collecting. So if you are not about that minimal life and you LOVE having collections and keeping sentimental items, it is definitely for you.

Sammanhang celebrates collective items and prized possessions and putting them on display. It could be anything from your makeup, candle collections or even art that you create. It’s all about creating an environment that makes you want to showcase your belongings.

With this particular corner of my living room/dining room, I didn’t want to just stick a cabinet in there. And because I already had the IKEA Vittsjo shelving unit, I wanted something that would go with it.  So these display shelves and boxes from IKEA were just perfect and went well with creating the display area.

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The gold circle Sammanhang shelves, these look great next to the Vittsjo. I also love that I am able to display my favourite vases on them. These vases were passed down to me by family members so being able to display them individually really bought out the sense of importance they both had to me.

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SAMMANHANG gold circle display shelves 

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I love lovee flowers (in case ya didn’t notice already). Displaying flowers was literally the only thing that kept coming up again and again when it came to decorating in my living room. I used the Sammanhang display box with the lid to put fresh roses inside. (I removed the lid of course.) I think it is great that you have the option of using it with or without a lid.

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SAMMANHANG black display box with lid 

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I chose to get four glass boxes with lids, all of them different sizes and shapes. Three of them created the perfect candle holders. I love collecting candles and these gorgeous glass boxes made it possible for me to showcase them individually.

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I used one of the glass boxes to hold some faux roses. This created a very expensive looking glass flower box. So chic and very fitting for the feminine touch the display area needed.

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SAMMANHANG glass boxes with lids 

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These Sammanhang wall shelves for me are great as display shelves for framed art and books. I mean, I am one of those people that loves books with beautiful covers and they usually get hidden in bookshelves so this was the perfect place to display them along with some wall art.

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SAMMANHANG black wall shelves 

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I was able to keep to the style I was going for in my living room/dining room by adding to this corner. I have fallen in love with all of the clean lines there are in the display area. It has created a place to show some of my favourite possessions that are meaningful to me.

If you would like to see more of the SAMMANHANG collection, you can check it out > here 

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Disclaimer: Ad, I was sent these products from the IKEA SAMMANHANG collection but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I collaborate with brands I love and think you will love too. 

2 Comments

  • Halal Food Gastronomy

    September 9, 2018 at 8:32 am

    MaShaaAllah this looks so nice love your interior posts as they are always so inspiring.

  • Abby Lightfoot

    September 28, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    For the gold circular display shelves, did you have to buy extra hardware to get them on the wall? How did you mount these??

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