Is it possible for a growing family living in a small flat in the middle of a bustling city to still have room to slow down and live a more sustainable life? Two interior designers point us in the right direction.
Do you dream of a traditional holiday with a modern twist? Go for white as the bright base, and for details in red and blue. Add a touch of green (and scent!) from spruce twigs and warm yellow from twinkling lights. There you go, the table is set!
Every child is an artist. But early in their careers, it helps to have a plan for art-related mishaps. Here is the way to let creativity flow freely – clean and simple.
Limited space and guests spending the night may not seem like an ideal combination. See how you can turn the situation round, and arrange a stay that lets the festive warmth of the party linger.
Limited space doesn’t have to stop you from throwing a heart-warming late-autumn party. With a little preparation, you’ll be able to both participate and let guests feel welcome throughout their stay.
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve spent lots of time cooking or decided on a take-out – setting the table with a mix of your favourite crockery and other precious pieces will make the moment a little bit tastier.
Traditional folk-style design is not what it once was. Instead it keeps reinventing itself – with one eye on the past and one on the future. Fancy adding a touch of Scandi folk-art anno 2019 to your own home? This is how.
No matter the size of your home, there will always be times when you need one more comfy bed. With the right sofa-bed you get the perfect place to put your feet up, work, eat, binge watch – and sleep.
Bring your personality into a room with a gallery wall of pictures, photographs and artwork. With this easy how-to guide, you can take some shortcuts to creating a unique display.
Turn your winter storage into something useful! Organise your storage facility to hold your outdoor stuff, and still have space for an everyday retreat of calm.
A shared bedroom can be the answer to a lack of space, but it can also have the added benefit of bringing you closer together. In this compact city home, it made sense for this family of three to share a bedroom. Here’s how it works for them…
If five people share a two-bedroom flat in the city, will their needs and wants on the home front differ depending on where in the world they live? For this year’s catalogue, IKEA decided to find out. One of the six homes featured was designed in five versions, in collaboration with interior designers from five different parts of the world – each with expert insights from their respective region. The result? Go ahead and see for yourself.
Hit the refresh button on your morning routine and set yourself up for a better day. From the way you organise inside your drawers to switching to an alarm clock, the ideas we saw in this family home make mornings easier.
Don't let a lack of outdoor space stop you from getting closer to nature. An urban botanist gives us her best tips for refreshing your apartment with plants.
Waking up rested can be a challenge in a family with kids. We can’t make promises, but here are some ideas that just might increase the peace in your night-time home.
Getting things done at home can be a challenge, especially when you don’t have a fixed spot for it. Here are three unexpected solutions for creative activities (or more ordinary tasks) that take up space only when you need them.
Living spaces may be shrinking, but there’s always room for creativity. Try these tips and tricks from a tiny apartment dweller and see how you could optimise the space you have.
Choosing life in a small space doesn't mean choosing a small life! Challenged to create a home for a retiree who downsized to a studio apartment, interior designer Hans Blomquist mixed comfort and smat storage for a home free of clutter and room to live big.
Short on space, but big on nature? A plant expert and blogger shares her step-by-step guide for creating a forest-inspired table-top plant display.
A good night’s sleep has a lot to do with how you prepare for it. Like taking the time to properly wind down and leave the day behind. Here we’ve collected tips on truly calming bedtime routines.
Moving can seem fun and exciting, but creating a home that feels truly yours can be a challenge. Especially in a temporary place with strict rules. See how you can turn a space into a home – even if you can’t paint or drill.
It’s official – this is the smallest home we’ve ever visited! Step inside and see what it takes to live well in a micro apartment in the middle of the city.
“When your family grows, but your home doesn’t, flexible solutions, and smart organisation can help meet your individual needs while still sharing space,” says Emilia Ljungberg, interior designer at IKEA, who created this model home, customised to work harder for a typical growing family.
Having a walk-in wardrobe doesn’t require a separate room. See how you can create one with all the functions and personality you need – that fits into your bedroom.
If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space or an allotment, growing your own produce will help kids to learn lots of new skills, and lower your impact on the environment. Here’s how to get little ones involved…
How do you balance hobbies, relaxation and pets in a compact space? A work-at-home laser cutter and plant obsessive shows us how she turned a small apartment into an urban oasis.
This season, stop putting up with the things that don't work for you! Make your bedroom a better place to wake up with bright colours and even brighter design ideas...
When you move into a shared space how do you feel like you belong? Or that it's a place to call home? Inspired by the rise in communal living, interior designer Hans Blomquist created a home for three individuals that balances the openness of group living with privacy.
Take a first look a the latest IKEA catalogue, with new products to spark joy, smart solutions to make home life run smoother, and ideas based on needs uncovered in the IKEA Life at Home survey! Plus, we're all invited to join the sleep revolution and boost our wellbeing.
This autumn, create a personal and optimistic mood with unexpected and exaggerated colour combination and materials. Make small but bold updates to refresh your home for the darker months ahead.
How do you make your mark on a space if you don’t plan on sticking around for long? Instead of painting or drilling holes in the walls, get inspired by this quick-fix DIY idea and decorate with artificial flowers.
Beating the summer heat is easy with these clever, low-tech ideas. (Without the help of electrically run air conditioning.)
Want to make space for entertaining outdoors this summer? See how multitasking furniture and textiles have turned this raised deck into an outdoor living area that is perfect for spontaneous gatherings.
Whatever space you have to play with, planning your child’s room around the different things they want and need to do will make everything easier and more fun for them. Take inspiration from this shared room, designed to encourage imaginations and independence.
The IKEA SAMMANHANG We Love Home book is full of inspiration for transforming your home into a beautiful space. Textiles are an easy - and often sustainable - way to create change. From refreshing your bedroom with soft bedlinen to fabric DIYs, make time for textiles!
In this industrial-style home, a family has learned how to make the space grow with them – not just in size, but emotionally too. Step inside and discover the ideas that make this feel-good space.
Since its opening in February, IKEA Greenwich in London has received an 'Outstanding' BREEAM certification - the highest award for sustainable construction. "The store takes sustainability to the next level, not just in its design and architecture, but also it was built with the local community in mind," says Helen Aylett, IKEA Greenwich store manager.
Sometimes staying home and indoors is the only option. Use your living room for a five-game contest that keeps everyone – family, friends or kids party – busy and happy.
It took three years to turn a Second World War dancehall into a welcoming family home. Today, jazz music drifts from the window, signalling another afternoon spent together in relaxed comfort. Step inside…
Creating still lifes and compositions is rewarding, fun and brings instant results to the feel of your home. How you do it is up to you! From big to small, colourful to graphic, ugly to cute - take your pick of inspiration from the IKEA SAMMANHANG We Love Home book...
In many homes a bed is a central piece of furniture not just at night, but round the clock. When space is limited, it’s especially valuable to put your bed to use throughout the day.
Darcel Disappoints, the witty alter-ego of designer Craig Redman, is the star of new IKEA collaboration, FÖRNYAD. With stationery, desks, stools, rugs and more it has everything you need to update your study.
Create a relaxing environment where you can unwind before a good night’s sleep. Take inspiration from this bedroom that combines simplicity of style with smart organisation.
Growing plants is a joy in itself. If they’re edible, even better. Then you literally save the best part for last. See how you can harvest, enjoy and share your home-grown food.
Even a small gathering can be a special occasion with a thoughtful table setting. Find out what you need to dress a table to impress this summer.
Everyone needs living space that keeps up with their lifestyle, and when you’re short on room, your furniture needs to work even harder. See how interior designer Frida Roos used flexible storage, textiles and clever lighting to create a smart, airy space.
How do you create a bathroom where you can switch off and recharge when space and budget are limited? An IKEA interior designer took on the challenge.
Everyone has their favourite positions – and needs – when sleeping. We selected a few common styles and playfully let them inspire one bedroom each.
Surrounded by lovely, unusual collections, handmade furniture and flea market finds live Sara, Patrik and Ragnar. Sara loves collecting everyday objects and creating compositions from them. Their home is far from perfect - but that's the whole idea. Step inside...
The new Better World Starts At Home movement shows we all have the power to reduce our impact on the environment. Here are some simple ideas to get you started.
One of the world’s biggest sporting events is upon us – the football World Cup. Take the chance to gather, watch and support your teams together. Or play a mini championship yourselves.
This one-storey home makes it easy to feel connected to nature and each other. Take a look to see how this family space is designed for spending time together.
The bathroom is a great place to start when it comes to living greener at home – with the whole family using it, small changes can soon add up to make a big difference. Start with simple additions like eco-friendly textiles and energy-saving technology.
Studying at home can be a challenge. Especially when you’re many sharing the same space. See how you can create study stations that let you keep your focus, wherever it’s needed.
Try this simple yet beautiful table setting, styled with seasonal colours and flowers. Because summer isn’t a time to wait for an excuse… Make every day a special occasion!
When space is limited, sharing a room can be a smart option. IKEA interior designer Sofie Lawlett took on the challenge to create a toddler’s ‘room’ in a parents’ bedroom.
From creating a space to spend some time in the sun to playing music and enjoying a mindful breakfast, make more of your mornings with these simple ideas to set you up for a better day.
Having plants around doesn’t just feel good. It can be downright healthy (keep reading to find out more). Here are some of our best ideas for a greener home.
Studies show that gardening and plants can have a range of positive effects on us. We wanted to know more on the subject, so we sat down for an interview with researcher Anna María Pálsdóttir.
Let the sunshine in! Discover how the feeling and freedom of endless summer days shapes this family home, and those who live there.
The new TROLLBO light is designed to make a kid’s bedroom an inspiring space to grow and play. It’s also sustainable in more ways than one.
You’re all set for school. Your desk is in place for the coming schoolwork. But don’t stop there. Make your homework a bit easier to handle by personalising the things around it.
Introducing ANNANSTANS, created by designer Martin Bergström, IKEA and skilled artisans across the world. ‘It’s a true collaboration of strong statement pieces that really make a difference to people’s lives,’ says Martin.
It’s a warm summer’s evening and everyone’s in the mood for staying outside. Take your plans for dinner and a movie, and make them alfresco! Here’s how…
A handful of popcorn or dinner-like buffet, we all enjoy a good snack. See how to have a snack session prepared at all times – and still make a feast of it.
Table settings are the perfect way to have fun with a colour trend without making permanent changes. Embrace this season’s inky blues with our top picks for table decor.
Play is a great way for children to be creative and express themselves, as revealed by the latest IKEA Play Report. Make it easy for children to tap into their imagination and explore their personalities through fun activities.
Combine a sense of sleeping outdoors with the cosy comfort of being home. Take your glass-enclosed balcony to its full potential – and make it your bedroom for a night.
A new kind of public space is appearing in cities. Open and designed for sharing, these are places where everyone is welcome – a smart and inclusive response to the challenges of growing urbanisation…
Take a well-deserved break! See how you can find the real vacation feeling in no time. These tailored tips – from 2 hours down to 5 minutes – make you come back relaxed and happy.
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to space-planning, especially when a room has multiple jobs to do. From open clothes storage to a flexible home office, see how we helped make this bedroom work.
See how an interior designer created a child's bedroom that would inspire imagination, with plenty of space for creative play thanks to clever organisation.
In a special collaboration, IKEA has funded award-winning documentary maker Boris Bertram's latest project - 'The Human Shelter: An Expedition Into What Makes A Home'. Currently touring the international film circuit, watch the trailer and learn more...
A pop-up outdoor celebration with all guests dressed in white. This sums up the phenomenon “Dîner en blanc,” or dinner in white. See how you can do your own take, one festive dinner setting at a time.
"You can have a positive climate impact in most aspects of your daily life," says Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainable and healthy living at IKEA. The new A Better World Starts at Home movement shows that together we all have the power to make a difference.
It took care, a passion for traditional handicraft and years of patience to turn a dilapidated farmhouse in the countryside into this conscious, feel-good family home. Step inside...
It’s a fascination. It’s a hobby. It’s a party theme. However you view the sky above us, it’s worth looking at again. Even better, share the experience – and arrange a cosy, out-of-the-ordinary gathering.
For this couple, it’s not about being minimalist in style. It’s about living with less. Discover how making small steps towards this lifestyle has created a happier space and mindset.
Design using sustainably sourced, renewable natural materials is a trend for now - and the future. Three IKEA designers have created a trio of new pieces that bring the natural expression of classic rattan to life, with a modern twist.
Designed to build bridges not walls, a unique collaboration saw designers from five African countries and IKEA take a fresh perspective on creating. The result is ÖVERALLT, a new collection of furniture, tableware and textiles that encourage us to reach out and connect with each other.
You don't need a dedicated guest room to be a great host. Get inspired by these tips to turn a living room into an inviting place to sleep when family and friends stay over.
Gather family and friends for a film or children’s theatre – and move the whole thing outdoors. (It’s easy, any open space will do.) Suddenly an ordinary TV night is turned into something to remember.
On Sunday 12 May, why not get International Mother’s Day off to a good start with a relaxing breakfast in bed? Easy to prepare, these granola jars are perfect for enjoying alone or – better yet – together! Nina and her sons show us how.
An interior designer took on the challenge of creating a calm and stylish bedroom in a small space, balancing plenty of storage with a minimalist look.
Use plants and greenery to soften the lines between in and out. See how you can transform the look and feel of a room by inviting more of nature.
Living more consciously at home can be as simple as the materials you choose. Find out why wool makes a better choice - for the environment, your home and skilled rug weavers in India.
A wedding is the best of both worlds. Two people aiming for eternity, yet very much here and now. In our take, we connect timeless ideals with the colours and materials that tickle our fancy in spring of 2019.
Blue is this season’s coolest colour, bringing a breath of fresh air indoors. Combine this pick of favourite blue buys with natural materials for a feel-good new look.
A small-space home can make it easier to slow down and spend more time together. Take a tour of this compact city apartment, where a family of three can feel connected to each other and to nature.
Science suggests that gardening not just feels nice in general, but has real, positive psychological effects on us. We were inspired to test the theories in practice.
Give someone green fingers! Or at least the sensation of being naturally good at gardening. See here how to prepare plant pods that will sprout like magic.
Sometimes we need to think smarter with small spaces to stay living in the city and make old buildings work for modern living. An interior designer used space-saving solutions to plan rooms that would suit a new family in an old house.
Streamline your bathroom with the new HEMNES series. Co-created with customers living in small spaces. Take a look…
The BILLY bookcase is a classic storage solution, but what if you want to personalise it? Read on and watch our how-to film to see how to give your shelves a fast, affordable makeover with fabric.
By 2030, all materials used by IKEA will be renewable or recycled. Staking its claim in this sustainable movement is KNIXHULT, a family of handcrafted bamboo lamps, out this April. Follow their inspirational journey…
The best clothes storage is never one-size-fits-all. Whether it’s a complete wardrobe overhaul, or updating the solution you already have, take note from the PAX system in this student bedroom.
When you’re a teenager, there’s no space quite like your bedroom. Somewhere to express yourself, study, sleep and hang out. Discover this teen’s personal yet practical room…
Now is the time to fill a basket with food and drink, gather your favourite company and step outside. We created three easy-to-fix picnic kits with a summery feel.
TÄNKVÄRD is a beautiful new range of textiles, glassware and furniture designed to celebrate craftsmanship and make you feel good. Made using natural, sustainably-sourced materials, these are pieces you’ll love for a long time. Read on to see what’s in store…
Meet the collection that puts you in holiday mode just by looking at it. From bright beach towels, to graphic patterned picnicware, SOMMAR 2019 has everything you need - and it's in store now!
Make delicious new discoveries, save money and make your food last longer. We serve you our best tips on how to care for, use and reuse kitchen staples.
Wake up to a new season, with fresh textiles in cheerful colours and soft cotton for a feel-good bedroom update.
Let the outdoors decorate your bedroom! Even small changes with plants and lighting can make a major difference. Just see how these easy fixes create a new mood and feel for the room.
Nature can feel far away when you live in the city. Try these tips to make the most of your balcony – no matter how small – and create your own urban oasis.
Step into an imaginative, inclusive home for a single parent and child. See how interior designers used resourceful DIY solutions for play, learning and togetherness in a small city home.
Make home a place of comfort where you can be yourself. For this family, home provides an everyday retreat where they can recharge their creative spark.
Make the most of your summer by bringing activities down to a minimum. Customise your balcony to suit your favourite pastime, enjoyed at an expressly relaxed pace.
Step inside this family home in Australia to see how they use colour and organisation to create a home that feels fun and refreshing.
Encourage tweens and teens to express their own sense of style. We meet the designers of the new MÖJLIGHET range of textiles and accessories, with retro patterns and bold shapes.
Designer Kangan Arora is driven by a love of colour, geometry and visual storytelling. See how she’s bringing her passion for pattern to this season’s new textiles.
Give your bedroom a boost for spring without redecorating. In this bedroom three simple additions made a big impact.
Around the world, people are moving into recycled cargo containers to be near the city centre. A team of interior designers were set the challenge of transforming two identical 11-square-metre boxes into practical and personal homes.
Five fun and simple ideas for a greener spring (and you don’t need a garden).
How do you pull off a gathering in a super small apartment? When we visited Yvet and her friends, she showed us how having no space for a dining table gave her the idea for a picnic in bed…
Clever ways to turn unused bedroom spaces into pockets of possibility.
When asked, 39% of us admitted that having a messy home irritates us once a week or more. Put an end to clutter! Reorganise and refresh with these clever ideas.
This covered balcony is only two metres wide, but double-duty furniture, plants and personal touches make it a space to enjoy to the full.
We created bedroom solutions to help jumpstart the day for three very different personalities. This one is for you with a tight schedule and no room for surprises.
Let bold colours collide with unexpected patterns, throw in soft shapes and a playful mix of materials and stir it all together. Then put your own twist on what’s in trend right now.
We created bedroom solutions to help start the day for three very different personalities. This one is for you who seek a slow morning cocooned in soft comfort.
We created solutions to help start the day for three very different personalities. This is for you who like to invite nature right into your bedroom.
The idea was to create a home that felt like a studio, planned to feel as open and spacious as possible. The result is a modern, relaxing apartment for a hard-working couple to come home to. Take a look.
Create an inspiring home office using whatever space you have. This garage was transformed into a colourful and creative workspace that’s a joy to spend time in. Here’s how…
The right wardrobe is all about individual needs. These solutions are as functional as they are personal. Whether you go for structure, self-expression – or just to keep the different sides of you in check.
Lighting can add a beautiful dimension to a room. Shop the new IKEA pendant lamps – big on craftsmanship, small on price!
Treat someone close to an unexpected breakfast visit. Prepare the meal beforehand and take it to a friend or neighbour for a great start to the day.
Sleep in style! Here we show two completely different ways to spruce up your bedroom for spring – and what you need to create each look.
Create a cosy bedroom that is easy to share despite of the small size. Keep the room simple and functional that meet all the needs of both the parents and the child to have their own relaxing comfort zones. With the use of roomy storage underneath the bed to keep all the shared stuff organised.
Upgrade your bathroom without getting the power tools out, thanks to the new range of TISKEN suction accessories. And use the smart new RABBLA moisture-proof boxes to add extra storage when space is limited.
Give your bedroom a clutter detox and make it a space where you can rest and recharge. Even small changes can give you an energising boost. Scroll down to see how Marrit uses a built-in wardrobe to help make her bedroom feel calm and tranquil.
BILLY is more than storage, it’s a chance at self-expression that makes each bookcase as unique as its owner. As BILLY turns 40, celebrate with new colours and accessories.
The things that help us unwind and feel happy at home are a unique and personal mix. But can a home that shows off your personality also be ordered and calm? An interior designer shows us how.
Colour and light are constant factors in home furnishing. Wanting to know more on the subject led us to professor Thorbjörn Laike. We asked him for advice on how to apply science in an everyday context.
With the city on her doorstep, 25m² is more than enough for freelance photographer Yvet to create a feel-good space to relax, work and entertain in.
Welcome in the new season by letting more light into your home and streamlining your storage. Meet the new GRÅTISTEL net curtains and NORDMELA chests of drawers.
Our idea of home is changing. Explore the shifts in society and tech shaping a new way of living where home goes beyond four walls.
Studies show that colours affect our mood and mindset. We were inspired to put the theories into practice. We can’t promise better sleep – but we guarantee some colourful ideas for your bedroom.
Last year, IKEA and Tom Dixon launched DELAKTIG as a flexible 'platform for living'. Now say hello to DELAKTIG part 2 - a customisable bed frame. Personalise it your way and you'll never want to get out of bed!
Living in a concrete jungle? Here are some simple plant ideas to give you and your city home a refreshing green boost.
For this Valentine’s Day, go for an early surprise in an unexpected place.
By 2030, there will be 1.2 billion more of us, 70% of us will be living in cities, and one in three of us will be living communally.
If you rethink how and where you live, possibilities might open up to a home in the heart of the city. Step aboard a houseboat moored on the banks of the Thames.
Throw a party! Summer may still be a few months off, but borrowing the mood brings it closer. Turn factors like limited space and fear of bad weather in your favour - and turn a corner of the city into a feast that everyone will remember.
Moving in together as newlywed is an exciting step. Make sharing space even more enjoyable with these smart organisation tips for the smallest room in your home.
These tips make an 8 to 14 year-old’s bedroom feel safe and comfortable so they can play all day, all night, and all by themselves.
A clear acrylic display box is like a mini museum for prized possessions. With these ideas, a display box can also help you relax a little, save money, treat yourself and relive memories.
Think outside (or, inside!) the box when it comes to making your KALLAX more personal. We tried out three different storage and display ideas with this 5x5 cubed unit…
Seekers of an excuse for a festive get-together, this is for you. In early February, the Chinese calendar leaves the Year of the Dog and initiates the Year of the Pig. Here’s our take on the occasion.
Use open storage to put the clothes you love on show. With a custom-designed wall unit, it's easy to see what you have and find outfit inspiration.
Interior designer Kristina Pospelova shows how to create a dedicated laundry station everyone can use, even when space is limited
Keeping your body active while you work boosts physical and mental wellbeing. The new IKEA range of ergonomic office furniture is made for home offices and professional workspaces and has been designed to support the body, making desk time healthier and happier!
In Hiromi’s small family home, great organisation goes a long way in creating relaxing surroundings. Her mantra is to ‘make sure every space is used and everything has a place’. See how she does it…
When creating a home for each other and their children Nanoha and Minato, Hiromi and Shunsuke took a holistic approach – one that encourages a slower pace of life in the city, is organised for comfort and welcomes nature. Step inside…
In going for housing a child to teenager, a room faces a new set of needs, mood and interests. We created a space tailored to suit a young person bent on fashion.
New IKEA project We Love Home explores what makes the space where we live a home – art, nature, colour and textiles all play a role. Jump start your January with this mood board and be inspired to use art to make home feel more like you!
Did you know that one in three of us feels more at home in places other than the one we live in? For the latest Life at Home Report, IKEA spoke to 22,000 people around the world. Read on to find out more about life beyond four walls…
Design a bedroom that gives your budding artist plenty of opportunities to let their imagination run free.
Curious to know what six global experts had to say when they unpicked the theme of the latest Life at Home report, ‘Life beyond four walls’? Find out here…
January is a great time to get organised at home, and even the smallest changes can have a big impact. From storage boxes to handmade baskets, it’s easy to tackle problem areas with these quick, budget-friendly solutions
Lighting chains are far too good to spend eleven months in a box. Use them year–round and watch them transform the mood of your home.
New textiles are an effective way to give your home a boost. See here how a few easy fixes can vitalise your living room, again and again. Even better, you can store next season’s look right in the furniture.
Better storage, zoned spaces and a couple of key furniture updates… That's all it took for interiors stylist Ashlyn Gibson to help performers Donald and Ben make over their busy live-work space into an ordered and inspiring creative hub. Here's how.
By combining ergonomic design with timeless style, the products in the new OMTÄNKSAM range – meaning ‘caring’ in Swedish – are made for everyone to enjoy. Learn more about this inclusive collection.
Colour-coding is a trusty way to keep things organised. Colours are also fun to play with. We combined the best of two worlds to hopefully bring order to your home – and a smile to your face.
Make a fresh start this new year, with resolutions that are easy to keep. When we visited Eva’s home, she showed us how small changes give her wellbeing a boost each day.
Invite some gala feel into your home! Regardless if it’s to greet the new year or just for the fun of enhancing your everyday – here are some playfully glittering tips.
Impromptu gathering at your place? Relax. Start with an open door, keep glasses topped up, and enjoy the spontaneity
Build the excitement the night before a celebration with a box full of all the essentials for a cosy sleepover. This new tradition has become a popular way to kick start the festivities and treat everyone to a special night in.
When your life is overloaded with family, friends and socialising, a quick break to recharge can be priceless. See how you can cease the moment and make it a time of rest.
Find the perfect present for the person who knows exactly what they like with our gift guide.
Festive occasions tend to involve gathering a lot of people. But of course it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes all you want is to make the moment special just for you.
This season, why not take the stress out of hosting by getting everyone involved? A group of friends show us how they like to do it in their communal home.
‘Velvet catches the light in a way that can make a flat surface come alive,’ says designer Ola Wihlborg. Here are some of the reasons to love velvet right now.
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Let's Celebrate with warm family dinner and also gifts! Here are gift wrapping ideas to create memorable Christmas presents – by making it part of your gift.
Design your space to encourage togetherness and play. See how this family uses an open-plan layout, cosy textiles and colour to create a shareable space that suits all their needs.
This winter, keep the dark at bay and create a homey feel with simple lighting solutions – from rechargeable bulbs to swapping your lampshades.
Why shouldn’t home be a playground? When you see it through your child’s eyes, you open up the possibility of fun for everyone. Jessica Bondesson from Children’s IKEA explains.
Whether you’re sharing a bedroom with your little one through choice or necessity, these simple ideas can help create a space that is calm, functional, and easy to share.
Build your children’s confidence in the kitchen with this fun, festive baking idea that lets them take charge – and enjoy the taste of their labour!
There’s nothing like lighting candles to get the mood just right. Try these tips to help you create a feeling of calm and cosiness.
Greeting a guest can be done in many ways. Here are three living rooms that each have their special way – and style – to offer a heart-warming, welcoming atmosphere.
Three quick but impactful ideas that set the scene for a special occasion.
Join us as we transform a room from a bookworm haven during the day to a fantastic magical setting during the night.
The details make your home. Here we’ve used the same room in two settings, letting small, easy changes create two completely different styles. See how you can do it, step by step.
‘Our style is a mix of eclecticism and urban features, with a bit of a Berlin feeling,’ says Radek of the 19th century apartment he shares with his partner, Łukasz. Step inside…
The annual IKEA soft toy drawing competition drew 87,000 entries from children around the world. A handful were picked to be made into toys for the limited-edition SAGOSKATT collection. On sale now, the full price of each toy sold is donated to children’s charities.
IKEA Foundation puts every child’s right to play at the heart of its Good Cause campaign, Let’s Play for Change. November 20 is Universal Children’s Day. See how partnering with six leading organisations is making a difference worldwide.
Every parent knows that gathering the family to a relaxed dinner with eye contact and conversation is easier said than done. Here’s an honest attempt to help you make it happen.
When you’ve unboxed your new buy, don’t bin the cardboard! With a little imagination, paint and fabric, you can turn it into a showstopping puppet theatre. Watch the video to see how easy it is!
Let a mix of flexible furniture create a space that you can easily adapt as your family's needs change. Get inspired by this home imagined by Åsa Dyberg for the IKEA 2019 catalogue.
Winter is always a good time to think about lighting and the feel-good difference it can make to life indoors. To get you inspired, here’s our pick of ideas from homes we’ve visited.
Why not make a talking point of your home with eclectic and light-hearted decorations? Take your pick from this edit of fanciful buys…
Di Tromsø, Norwegia, penduduk tidak melihat matahari selama dua bulan selama musim dingin. Namun mereka tampaknya tahu rahasia kebahagiaan. Cari tahu bagaimana Anda juga bisa melawan blues musim dingin.
Florist Łukasz Marcinkowski shows us how to create three easy, naturally beautiful winter displays at home.
Marrit and Jelmer have spent nearly four years renovating their house room by room. Along the way, they’ve had a daughter, Mia, and found new passions. For them, home is an ongoing journey – and one worth celebrating.
Whether you’re a kid – or a kid at heart – it’s easy to turn your living room into a place for lighthearted fun!
Take inspiration from this living room for smart design tips that let you show off your personality and make it easy to entertain guests – planned and unexpected!
Thanks to LEDs, lighting chains are more versatile than ever. Here are handy tips on how to make them a holiday hit in your home.
Veganism now has a seat at the main table, with more and more of us switching to plant-based diets. This 1 November, the movement gets its own global day of celebration, aimed at showing the benefits for us and the planet. Try it for the day and see where it leads...
When it comes to bringing the whole family together, there’s no better place to make it happen than the dining table. Keep everyone happy with their own activities, and just enjoy the company.
Keep it simple to create a bedroom that reflects your personality and comforts you. Find inspiration for textiles and displays from this snug and personal bedroom.
Get inspired by the season’s trending interior styles and learn how to bring them into your home. Here we focus on textures and patterns – see Part I for colours and materials.
The beautiful new HAVSTA range is designed to take storage to the next level. It’s versatile enough to use in any space, plus you can mix and match the units. Here are 3 reasons to build your perfect solution.
The brief? Update a shared kids’ bedroom by adding smart and affordable storage solutions and imaginative ways to play. The result? Two very excited children!
Take a relaxed approach to hosting and get everyone together more often. With simple table decor, you’ll spend less time decorating and more time enjoying your guests’ company.
Live in a shared building? Make getting together with your neighbours easier by bringing life to unloved communal spaces. Hannah Matthews, who lives in a co-living collective, shows us how…
Get inspired by interior stylist Hans Blomquist’s maximalistic home imagined for a couple who loves to travel and show off their style through their unique finds.
For some of us, the holiday season is all about hosting big gatherings, for others it’s an opportunity to unwind alone. From cosy sheepskin cushions to twinkling LED lights, the new VINTER 2018 collection has a winter accessory to make your plans magical, whether they’re big or small.
Get a sense of the season’s trending interior styles and learn how to bring them into your home. Here we focus on materials & form – see Part I for more on textiles and patterns.
In the run up to the festive season, IKEA is putting play top of the agenda. Mercedes Gutierrez explains how the Let’s Play for Change campaign represents a long-term commitment to play.
Downsizing or living in a tiny studio? Work your walls! Get inspired by IKEA interior designer Nina Parkeborn’s best tips on how to maximise a home that’s just 16 square metres.
Play makes the world bigger for children and adults; it sparks infinite possibilities and contributes to a better everyday life at home. Lose yourself in play with the new LUSTIGT collection of toys and games.
Hannah Matthews and her partner Blaine are temporary residents, or property ‘guardians’, of an industrial building that’s also home to six other people. Step inside their pop-up apartment…
It’s time to break the decorating rules – and break them in a bold way. Get inspired by four pattern-on-pattern textile looks – from florals through to tartan prints.
The start of each new season brings a welcomed opportunity to hit the reset button, giving your home a fresh look. Here’s Part I of our favourite trends for fall.
Embrace the Swedish tradition of ‘fika’ this winter and take time out to enjoy good company and great coffee!
Celebrate 75 years of IKEA design with the newest GRATULERA capsule collection, featuring vintage favourites from the ’70s and ’80s.
Break the home-furnishing rules and express your own identity with SJÄLVSTÄNDIG, a new limited collection designed to set your style free!
Can a well-ordered kitchen still leave room for personality? Find inspiration from the hide-and-display ideas in this organised cooking space.
The way we work is evolving and becoming more flexible and, as a result, our office spaces need to as well. To develop workspaces that better support fluid, ever-changing work needs, IKEA is teaming up with award-winning industrial designer Stefan Diez.
Jurij and Konstancja renovated their derelict tenement apartment to create a flexible and functional home that complements their lifestyle. The key for this pair of interior designers? Good organisation.
The things we choose to put on display can say a lot about who we are and what we hold dear. Here’s how to create three shelving spaces that combine convenient storage and a unique sense of personality.
Can organising your home surroundings boost your wellbeing? Nestled beyond a flight of concrete stairs in a city-centre apartment block, lies Dagmara’s sanctuary where space zoning, storage and plants have been used to feel-good effect. Here’s how…
The new LIDHULT sofa series is the ultimate in comfort. It combines traditional style with modern flexibility. Designer Henrik Preutz tells us why it makes a great addition to any living room.
Everyone starts the day in their own unique way. So set yourself up for your own version of success with a bedroom that meets
your unique needs.
Moving to this attic apartment gave the owners more space. Rather than fill each inch, they took a minimal approach, furnishing around what they needed to live well and adding pieces with family history. Take a tour and see what you gain when you live with less…
Something unexpected is coming your way. Dreamed up by Per B Sundberg – an iconic Swedish artist known for his absurd humour – discover FÖREMÅL, a fun and surprising collection of decorative objects and gifts.
Different activities call for different types of lighting, so make sure your space is designed to fit your unique needs. Here’s how to
light the way.
Tame living-room clutter by building your storage around the new-look BESTÅ system. Its modular design lets you plan a layout that’s perfect for your space, and the choice of doors and legs mean you can customise to your style. It’s the perfect make-it-yours solution!
If you suddenly find yourself with friends or family members who temporarily need to move into your small space, don’t worry. We’ve got some clever tips to make their stay a joy for all.
Celebrate 75 years of IKEA design with GRATULERA, a new limited- edition collection of vintage favourites.
Make space for you by turning your bedroom into somewhere to restore a sense of order and harmony.
We’ve got 3 fun ways to turn a swivel chair into the most versatile seat in the house.
Downsizing or living in a tiny studio? Work your walls! Get inspired by IKEA interior designer Nina Parkeborn’s best tips on how to maximise a home that’s just 16 square metres.
Make the most of your small (or big) space with FLOTTEBO sofa!
It will quickly become the centre of all of your cherished activities... including sleeping and dreaming.
Get a sense of the season’s trending interior styles and learn how to bring them into your home. Here we focus on colours and materials – see Part II for textures and patterns.
Bring comfort in this September. We’re welcoming in autumn with natural materials, soft textures and light colours.
Bring your flower fields indoors, where you and your guests can appreciate its beauty anytime – no matter what season.
Determined to combat the clutter? Need to restore order in a messy cabinet? Want to streamline daily routines? These ideas and storage heroes might just be the answer to your organising resolutions.
We’ve got the latest inspiration for fall. Interior designer Linda Åhman shows how easy it is to bring two trending styles into your home. Come on in...
When asked, 32% of us admitted to having things at home that we hide from others. Take pride in your stuff! Use the new SAMMANHANG range to organise and display the things you love.
Here’s the story behind the biggest ‘open house’ ever…
In this modern oasis, imagined by interior designers Nina Parkeborn and Pella Hedeby for the 2019 IKEA catalogue, the aim was to create a light and airy home where you can relax and recharge.
You don’t need to give up on style to create an inclusive home where your family can enjoy time together and still do their own thing. Get inspired by this modern space from the 2019 IKEA catalogue!
Create a calming atmosphere with textiles in the season’s new pastel shades. Made with natural fibres, and using more sustainable production methods, they will add a feel-good factor to any home.
See how you can keep your summer feelings warm all year round. We dedicated a living-room corner to celebrating the season.
British designer Aaron Probyn was inspired by retro Scandinavian interiors to create a new lighting series that combines beautiful, high-quality materials with clever functionality.
Tap into summer’s relaxed mood and have some easy ideas at the ready so you can turn any get together into a party to remember.
The objects that mean the most to us may not automatically qualify to be put on display. Or maybe they do. We show how you can decorate your home with pieces from your life – just because you love them.
Encourage development and self-confidence by making a child’s bedroom somewhere they can play and express themselves freely. Why not try these easy ideas from Hania’s cosy, colourful room?
Kitchen islands are simply too good to use only in the kitchen. See how you can use it in other parts of your home – and make it useful in even more ways.
Renowned Swedish designer and craftswoman Ingegerd Råman has created a new collection of candleholders and accessories. The idea behind them? Turning small moments at home into little celebrations.
Make your home a place for rest and renewal. Take inspiration from this house in the city where the owner has used colour and organisation to create a calm and nurturing space.
See how you and your family get a great start to your day –
giving you the extra time to reward yourself at the end of it.
Focus on me-time this month with four picks that will help personalise, organise and bring comfort to your home. Treat yourself to natural textiles, space-smart storage, or on-trend brass detailed accessories.
‘Often when we think about organising, we feel pressure to declutter or hide things out of sight,’ says IKEA interior designer Annette Ydholm. ‘But why not think outside “the box”? Organising what you love into feel-good displays can give you a happy boost.’
When it comes to making your first flat feel like home, what choices would you make? Carolina works from home and planned her space around the things she likes and has to do.
End of summer is an ideal time for wardrobe recycling. Decide what goes in a box until next year and what needs to be weeded out. And why not let old favourites find a new owner – who can give them the love they deserve?