Ikea sofas have been praised the world over for being perfect for small spaces. And this awesome piece of furniture is a perfect example of that. Designed for when space is tight but you still want to host all your friends and family and extra sleep space is needed, the Utaker is the most versatile formation of wooden slats you could ever buy. Keep scrolling to see it in its many, shape-shifting forms...
- Buy the Utaker in the UK, from £150, excluding mattresses
- Buy the Utaker in the US, from $149, excluding mattresses
1. The Utaker as a sofa
First up, let's look at the Utaker as a sofa. When it's set up like this it really reminds us of those daybed/floor cushions that grace all the boho living rooms of Instagram. The overall look is really cool and relaxed, very effortlessly Scandi – a vibe we all strive for. The Utaker comes with two mattresses stacked on one another, so all you need to do to recreate this look is pick out two single sheets to cover them with and then top it off with a thick throw. Then it's just down to a load of cushions to cosy up this Ikea sofa.
2. The Utaker as a corner sofa
The Utaker has two sections stacked on top of one another so you can transform it into a corner sofa too. So if you have guests coming over and need to quickly double the seating space, but don't have room for a corner sofa at all times, this is perfect. Once everyone clears out you can just stack it up again and you're back to your small, space friendly, two-seater sofa. It's also great if you want a spare room to be both a bedroom and an extra living space, maybe for the teens of the house.
3. The Utaker as a single bed
Throw the cushions all down one end, stick on a duvet and just like that your sofa becomes an actual, proper bed. This would be perfect in a kid's room, ideal for when they have sleepovers and you can just pull out the extra bed or transform it into a double bed when they get older, but more on that next...
4. The Utaker as two single beds
Ta da! Two single beds in one. You still only need the room to store one single bed, but when you need that extra bed you can just lift off a whole other bed. We've all been there when you have to share a bed with one of your mates when you stay over because they only have a spare double bed or sofa bed. Saves a whole lot of awkwardness this way.
5. The Utaker as a double bed
And finally, the last face of the Utaker – a double bed. Just unstack and push the two beds together, waayyy comfier than even the best quality sofa bed and still doesn't take up a load of space. Hosting game changer.