After many years, I will break the spear in favor of IKEA and welcome the BESTA series.
I have to admit I’ve never been a big fan of IKEA, but we’ve been on one of the projects I’m working on recently, including an IKEA BESTA TV cabinet in the living room.
The fact is that I was betrayed by my little taste for IKEA, because honestly, I was not well aware of the huge amount of possibilities and possibilities that the BESTA series offers us, among other things, for creating a TV cabinet.
There’s not really that much variety, I’ll tell you about it later, but what it has is enough to put together a piece of furniture that comes to mind, no matter how far away, heavy, modern, big or small you want.
All you need to do is imagine, and if you don’t like it, you can start to get inspired with these 25 photos of living rooms from BESTA IKEA that I have prepared.
If you want to assemble BESTA living room furniture, with these ideas I have prepared you will surely find a combination that you like or, at least, that inspires you enough to assemble your own furniture.
At the end of the article I will tell you more details about this series of modular furniture, now we will see BESTA ideas from IKEA, which I will tell you about, so if you are not clear what it is about, you will learn a little.
Photo I Loft You
For this modern floor, I Loft You studio used the BESTA combination for a high-gloss beige living room for TV cabinet mounting, combining 38 cm modules above and below, with two 64 cm modules, one side in white and with a door of frosted glass.
Have you noticed that the superstructure has reflectors? They are also from IKEA.
Photo I Loft You
Again, I Loft You studio uses BESTA for this modern living room, which uses four 38 cm modules, two open for the lower part and four more for the upper part, all closed, in matt white, with spotlights, plus two units of 64 cm on the side with a glass door.
BESTA combination for the living room made of three modules 38 cm high, plus two 64 cm in the lower part, and in the upper part, four modules of 38 cm and two more of 64 cm, but 20 cm deep, with a body in white and a door in dark blue.
This second BESTA composition is much more complex, but as I said at the beginning, the versatility of this product is amazing. The truth hit me.
38 cm modules below and above, open the ones below so we can use the remote control of different devices, and closed from above, and on one side 64 cm modules, some with white doors and others with glass.
If you have a large living room, you can use BESTA without any problems because by adding module after module you can fill the whole wall.
Each BESTA structure is 64 cm wide, regardless of whether it is 38, 34, 128 or 192 cm high.
Simpler, all in black with two frosted glass doors, made with four 38 cm modules in the middle and two 64 cm on the sides, framing the TV in the middle.
Another factor that makes the BESTA series very versatile for installing a TV cabinet in the living room is that these pieces of furniture look good both leaning on the floor, or hanging above it, and with legs, which also have a few select from., Although I have to admit that BESTA lags right in the legs because there is little variety and it is not very graceful.
If you are looking for something simple, modern and with a large storage capacity, this second BESTA room above these lines is a good model to imitate.
Five 64 cm modules with an upper drawer at the bottom and another 64 64 cm at the top in bright white.
Another relatively simple BESTA composition that successfully dresses the wall in a modern living room. All modules are the same, but some are closed, others with opening, and a third with a drawer without a door.
Simply impossible. Four matt white BESTA modules mounted on the floor, without legs.
This second combination above has an element we haven’t seen from the BESTA series yet. Well, we saw it, but not this way.
It is actually a hole or drawer, but without a door in the middle of the 64 cm module.
Another simple combination of living room furniture made of BESTA, consisting of five modules or 64 cm structures in matte white, with legs.
On the stairs, with modules of 38 cm at the bottom, three of 64 cm with drawers, and ending with two of 128 + two of 64 cm at the top. And on the side, four by 38 cm, all with a wooden body and a glossy white finish.
Hanging on the wall, this second living room furniture has six 64cm modules, four with closed glossy white doors, and a medium one with drawers and openings so they can use a variety of devices with a remote control.
One might think that the large modules are down and the small ones up, but in this case, in the living room with BESTA furniture at the top of these lines, we see how they placed 38 cm modules at the bottom and 64 cm at the top with built-in spotlights and looks pretty good.
I don’t know who the creator of this BESTA living room furniture is and I asked to congratulate him. It’s not that it’s the most beautiful piece of furniture, but setting up all of these modules with spotlights and backlight on deserves a big round of applause, right? What job.
Something more charming and simpler, made with modules with a white case and fronts or doors in high-gloss beige.
High gloss black and white. If you are looking for an elegant and modern combination, black and white will never fail.
This composition we see above is one of the suggestions that IKEA gives us in its catalog to show the versatility of the BESTA series. A complete, modern and versatile piece of furniture.
Another one of IKEA’s proposals, a bit more complex, because it uses different colors, finishes and glass doors, as well as a set of lights from a Swedish company on top of a 38 cm module.
Another combination we haven’t seen so far is the one we see in this BESTA living room furniture: 38 modules below with a white glossy body and beige doors; 38 cm modules in glossy white above, and on the side one of the large modules, without door and without back, open. There is a difference.
Another IKEA proposal. Simply put, it all consists of a module with a wooden body and glossy white finishes.
Photo by Koczanaska
Simple BESTA combination, very simple, but as you can see, very convenient. Five 38 cm modules, one behind the other, without legs, placed on the floor, all empty. Minimalist cut.
This second BESTA combination has several modifications, apart from the BESTA series itself. There is one wood that acts as an envelope in the upper part of the lower modules, because IKEA does not sell this wood to put it in BESTA furniture, but glass.
And the other modification is the wood that covers the lower hole of the lower modules, which IKEA does not have either.
And, as you can imagine, in addition to the versatility of this product, you can also «hack» it to your liking. Yes there is a lot of it on the internet if you want ideas.
And we close the collection of photos and ideas of BESTA combinations for the living room with this other beautiful, simple and current composition created by Stylke, and it consists of six modules measuring 38 cm below, in glossy white and five above, also in glossy white.
As you can see, between modules or constructions, different doors, drawers, colors and finishes, you can assemble a piece of furniture that comes to mind.
How to design BESTA living room furniture from IKEA
If you want to make your own furniture, in addition to many IKEA BESTA compositions and ideas online, including those in this article, the Swedish company also offers us a planner.
Extremely easy to use network tool to which you add modules yourself and modify them as desired until you complete the BESTA furniture you want.
It is very easy to use, trust me, in 20 minutes you have already received it and it is worth it if you are really interested in buying this piece of furniture.
Measurements of the BESTA structure
While I know you’ve been careful and read, it doesn’t hurt that I leave you here with the measures available to you, in case you’re interested. There aren’t many of them, but there are enough, as you’ve seen, to design the living room furniture you really want.
Small module 38 cm high, available at a depth of 20 cm or 40 cm.
Medium module 64 cm high, available with a depth of 20 cm or 40 cm.
Large module 128 cm high, available with a depth of 40 cm.
Module 192 cm high, available with a depth of 40 cm.
And all structures have only 3 finishing layers: white, black or wood. These are the doors on which we find the greatest variety of finishes.
Here you can see all the BESTA structures.
These are the main modules, which, as you can see, there are not many, but if you add to these structures, a wide range of doors with different finishes and colors they have, glass, paint, lacquered, embossed, plus the ability to add drawers, legs, handles and lights because you have everything you need to design just the furniture you need.
Although it is very easy for us, if you have questions, you already know that you can leave a comment, which I will be happy to answer.
This seems to be an IKEA-sponsored item, but trust me when I say no. It’s that I really didn’t know the BESTA series very well and I was so pleasantly surprised that I had to write an article that talks about the huge range of possibilities it offers us.
Well, I changed my mind, at least a little bit compared to IKEA, to get to know its BESTA series better, what do you think? I read you in the comments.
In the other pictures I could not find the source, if anyone knows who they are, I would be happy for you to tell me, to congratulate the owner who put together such a beautiful piece of furniture and to put a link, of course.
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And if you’ve gotten that far, this second article is sure to interest you: Sticky fronts for personalizing IKEA furniture.