Ikea Mouse House Hack Part 4 - the Maileg Furniture
In the first three parts of our Ikea Mouse House Hack series we built and decorated our house. Now we are going to furnish it with lots of lovely pieces from our Maileg furniture collection.
If you are new to Maileg (or even if you're not!) Maileg furniture sizes can be a little confusing. But have no fear! This blog post will explain exactly which Maileg furniture pieces will fit your Ikea house and give you some inspiration on which pieces to choose.
In order to make it less fiddly for little hands to play with, Maileg furniture tends to be larger than the 1:12 scale furniture designed for adult collectors' dolls houses. However, as a rule of thumb, if the Maileg furniture is categorised as 'My' size it will be suitable for your Ikea house. Much of the 'micro' size furniture will also fit, with some exceptions. It's also good to know that Maileg furniture is very robust and safety tested for children age 3 and over.
There are normally four rooms in the Ikea Flisat house. However when I built my house I left out the dividing wall from the ground floor in order to create an open plan living/dining area.
There are lots of ways you can configure your house - you could have two bedrooms in your house, or one bedroom and a nursery, or a bedroom and bathroom - the choice is yours! In the picture above I have configured the house as a two bedroom home by putting a Maileg vintage double bed in the bedroom on the left and a Maileg single vintage bed in the bedroom on the right.
In the above picture I have created a twin bedroom by putting two Maileg single vintage beds in the top left room, using an upturned Maileg fruit and vegetable crate as a bedside table. The room on the right has become a nursery for baby mice by adding a metal cradle and My sized Maileg baby bouncer.
In the picture above we have added a Maileg wooden closet to the top left bedroom along with the two single beds. We have turned the room on the top right into a dressing room with the addition of a Dance Mouse in Day Bed.
Maileg's Dance Mouse is a beautiful little sister sized mouse who comes with her very own day bed. The day bed consists of a pink, velvety mattress, a crocheted blanket and a floral, cotton pillow. Dance Mouse can lounge on her day bed during the daytime but it can also double up as a dressing table - just add a Maileg mirror and a dining chair.
So, as you can see, there are lots of ways to set up your Ikea dolls house and turn it into a home suitable for different configurations of Maileg mouse families.
On our website we have a section dedicated to furniture that's suitable for the Ikea Flisat doll's house. You can browse all of our Ikea house sized furniture here.