Snow storm forces overnight stay in an IKEA

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (AP) – In northern Denmark, an IKEA showroom turned into a vast bedroom. Six customers and about two dozen employees were stranded by a snowstorm and spent the night in the store, sleeping in the beds that are usually on show.

Up to 30 centimetres of snow fell, trapping the customers and employees when the department store in Aalborg closed on Wednesday evening.

“We slept in the furniture exhibitions and our showroom on the first floor, where we have beds, mattresses and sofa beds,” Store Manager Peter Elmose told the Ekstra Bladet tabloid.

People could “pick the exact bed they always have wanted to try”.

Elmose said they spent the evening watching television and eating, adding it went “super well.

It’s been a good night. All fun”.

Ikea customers had the opportunity to try out the cosy furniture showcases while snowed in. PHOTO: OLXPRACA.COM