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IKEA Offers Up Six Genius Ideas For Homemade Blanket Forts

IKEA Offers Up Six Genius Ideas For Homemade Blanket Forts

If you're bored of sitting around the house all day doing the exact same things - which we all are - why not shake things up by building one of these ridiculous blanket fort ideas that IKEA has come up with?

Yes, the Swedish homeware specialists have devised six types of hideaways that will rekindle your sense of childish amazement, and give you somewhere cosy to sit whilst you watch Netflix, chewing your way through yet another gigantic bag of Doritos.

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They vary in difficulty, and - of course - suggest that you use exclusively things that you can buy from Ikea, but if you use your imagination a bit there's a good chance you'll find a few alternatives knocking around your own home.

So, what have we got to work with then? Let's have a look at the six options created for IKEA by Russian advertising agency Instinct.

First up, it's simply called Fortress.

Credit: IKEA
Credit: IKEA

Basically, it's your classic design with the cushions taken off the settee to become walls, and a blanket over the top.

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Few ingredients, one classic blanket fort. Also, has the advantage of having a sofa as the main component for maximum comfort.

If you want something a bit more immersive, however, what about the House design?

Credit: IKEA
Credit: IKEA

It's essentially a blanket over the top of a table, but it has a large Ikea teddy bear or whatever that is involved as well.

Weigh the sheet down with some books and you're ready to go.

Thirdly, a timeless classic, the Camping Tent.

It's just that, you get a clothing rail (or similar) and grab that same blanket we've been using throughout.

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They even provide the idea of putting some fairy lights on a hanging clothes dryer to create an ambience.

Probably the least inventive of the bunch is the Cave.

At it's core, this is just a sheet draped over the back of a chair. However, this is a situation where we're trying to recapture our youthful imagination, so let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

Credit: IKEA
Credit: IKEA

They more than make up for it with the last two, mind.

For Wigwam, you've got to be the kind of person who owns a coat and hat stand. However, should you be such a person, there are great rewards to be had.

The wigwam is completed with a fairy light entrance to give you that 'glamping' experience, just without having to go outside.


Credit: IKEA
Credit: IKEA

Finally, we've got Castle.

It's the daddy. It requires you to have a bit more space, but is by far and away the most fun you can have with four chairs and a blanket. If you're making one of these, it's probably this one.

Credit: IKEA
Credit: IKEA

However, there are six handy fort ideas to choose from there, that could provide you with almost a week's enjoyment.

What else have you got on?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: covid-19-positive, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]