This year, we are shining a light on difference. Different lives, different homes, different stories. In these pages, we have imagined seven homes, each one created to work with the fabulous variety of life at home today. From a 16 square metre ‘everything must fit’ flat, to a home focused on its eco-friendly choices. Because we celebrate difference, and want to offer inspiration and solutions that can help anyone and everyone to have a better everyday life at home. You’ll find lots of fresh ideas here, and new products designed to be affordable, practical and desirable, for you to love and enjoy, wherever you call home.
The newest pick of the bunch
Everyone has their IKEA favourites. With so many great products, it would be hard to pick just one. Here are a few of the latest ideas we think you’ll love. More arrive all year round, so come back to the IKEA store again to see what’s new, or visit us online.
Holistic haven in the city
However hectic, crazy and chaotic city living may get, it’s possible to create a home that soothes and smooths, revives and relaxes. All it takes is a little know-how. Pale wood and soft shades. Tactile textiles and super-comfy sofas set the tone for total revitalisation. A sense of wellbeing. Closed storage keeps those positive vibes flowing freely. So park the busy bustle at the door, and step inside the healing home.
Living room seating
For just catching up with the kids, cuddling up to watch your favourite show together, or having an online meeting in your jim-jams, there’s no place like the sofa. That’s why we offer such a wide range. So that everyone can find the sofa that’s the right size, right style, and of course, the right price, to suit them.
Limited space, unlimited you
Like our fingerprints, our homes are unique to us. And big or small, every home has room to be a clear reflection of personality, of likes, loves and individual lifestyle. This small flat is alive with colour, pattern and distinctive DIY creations. Centre stage goes to inviting seating, that can double as an incredibly comfy bed. The perfect set-up for shared space, shared time, and perhaps most importantly, shared family fun.
Living room storage
Work, rest or play, today’s living room sees it all. So all clutter needs a home, work and messy paperwork included, while nice things should be seen and enjoyed. The solution is storage that looks good, and keeps your living room looking at its best: a comfy, practical space, with built-in versatility to match any moment.
Blow your own trumpet
Welcome to a home that’s just jam-packed with personality. One that showcases many a carefully chosen treasure, which combine to say, “We’re proud of who we are.” A tall stack of shiny top hats, or the slightly faded glory of an old jazz trumpet. A vintage metal typewriter that still works, box cameras that sadly don’t, but they’re lovely, all the same. To say that there’s plenty to discover here is an understatement. But every inch of this vibrant flat is well thought-out, filled with meaning and memories. All it takes is clever organising and displaying. It’s your story. Tell it like it is.
Turning over a new leaf
In today’s world, many of us want to live in a way that’s best for body and planet, in sync with nature and mindful of its finite resources. Here’s a creative city home that’s all about making conscious choices for a healthier and more sustainable way of living. Home-grown vegetables, resources used/re-used wisely, thrifty DIY solutions for co-living, co-working. It helps keep down the cost of living, and also the cost of everyday life to the environment. What a great way to start making a difference through more sustainable living.
Sometimes it’s the cheerful clinking of wine glasses, a grown-ups-only dinner. Then it’s family time, and open season for elbows on the table and the odd argument over eating mushrooms. (They grow out of it.) Eat, talk, laugh or argue, work or play. Basically, the dining table is where it all happens. We’ve got all kinds of tables, chairs and dinnerware, made to give your household many years of service, and quality time together.
Maybe your idea of cooking is simply to pop a pizza in the oven. Perhaps you’re more the gourmet sort, who likes to rustle up a truffle soufflé. We all have different dreams of what we want from our kitchen. Having developed kitchens for almost 50 years, we cater to all kinds of chefs, offering a smorgasbord of kitchens, cookware and storage solutions. And if you fancy a taste of Sweden, we even have a range of typical Swedish foods for you to try.
The kids have nabbed the table for a spot of model-making. Someone else wants a game of hopscotch, or to just have a rest while mum enjoys a quiet read. With a busy family, it’s all about creating space. Space for yourself, and space to be together, often at the same time (and in the same room). In this activity-packed home, you’ll find lots of solutions for inclusive living, because family life is often up close, always personal.
Whether you’re bringing home a tiny new baby, or negotiating bedtime with a not-so-new one, we know your world revolves around them. That’s why we’re all about making products for them that are safe, plus supportive of child development and growth. Every idea we come up with to do this is based on 20 years of in-depth experience and research.
Keeping an open mind
Shared space means shared interests. Well, perhaps not all of the time. Put simply, living happily together requires a flexible attitude. And that applies to your furnishings, too. Cosy seating that you can arrange just the way you want to, depending on the mood and the moment. Someone can watch their movie while you check out your likes. Do something together, or maybe just do your own thing for a while? With sofas that also become comfy beds, you’ll be able to keep your options open, 24/7.
There’s something so special about the moment you slip between the sheets. Relax, recharge, leave the day behind, in a haven of cosiness and comfort. Whether you want a whole new bedroom look, or some simple ways to refresh and renew, we have lots of ideas to help you create the bedroom of your dreams.
Clothes and shoe storage
Always the one thing you’re looking for, that you can never find? Make sense of your storage, with wardrobes, chests of drawers, boxes, baskets and so much more besides. Customisable storage can cut clutter in your bedroom, hallway, living room or wherever. So you can spend less time looking, and more time living.
Indulge yourself, with a little bit of bathroom pampering. Accessories that look stylish and add a touch of luxury. Features that save energy or water, and storage that makes life easier all round. Treat your toes to a soft new bath mat, or let some lovely fluffy towels transport you from bath to bed on cloud nine.
What’s the big idea?
Small space living has its challenges. Like what to do with a bulky winter coat, seven pairs of (favourite) trainers, and any other must-haves that make it a functional but cosy space you can call home? In this case, one measuring just 16 square metres. Floor-to-ceiling storage and versatile design mean everything fits in nicely. So however small your space, we’ve got bright ideas to make it seem a whole lot bigger for you.