Ideas and inspiration

Festive dining: smile, your special table is set
Festive dining: smile, your special table is set

Christmas doesn’t have to be complicated. It's a time for celebrating the simple pleasures – like dining with loved ones. Here are some ideas on how to set the mood for joyful gatherings and cosy conversations even when your special guests are an internet connection away.

Thoughtful gifts wrapped in love
Thoughtful gifts wrapped in love

Finding a perfect gift isn't always easy. Unless you know where to look for. Visit IKEA and, no matter who's on your list, make their holiday a little bit brighter with something special. We have plenty of gifts for reasonable prices, so all that's left for you is to wrap them in love and give to your dearest.

A kitchen as a hub of activity
A kitchen as a hub of activity

In the centre of group apartments and workshop premises for people with disabilites, a kitchen is so much more than just a kitchen. It is a place for eating, cooking, celebrating, socialising, and at times learning new skills together.

Let the stars guide you home
Let the stars guide you home

As the nights become longer and darker, we all long for cosiness, warmth, and the company of our closest ones. To create a cozy feeling in the darkest of seasons, and bring families together, we wanted to do something special – which is why we lit up the Baltic Train Station with STRÅLA stars. The warm glow of the stars will guide you home and bring cheer to whoever passes the station.

A nature-inspired bedroom
A nature-inspired bedroom

Parent's bedroom is often the very last room that gets renovated in a family home. This was true also in the case of this bedroom. Before our interior designers stepped in, it was everything but cosy, used mostly as storage and home for mismatched furniture. See how the room went through the changes.

Add a little extra sparkle to your home
Add a little extra sparkle to your home

We believe the everyday should feel a little more special at this time of year. That is why we want to share some inspiration, so you can make home warm and ready to welcome the season you dreamt about.

SAGOSKATT: soft toys designed by kids
SAGOSKATT: soft toys designed by kids

Many years in the row, IKEA used to organise drawing competition and encourage children from all over the planet to design the soft toy that they would most like to cuddle. Of the 66 259 imaginative entries we received last year, five were selected and turned into real soft toys. Bird, Cat, Fried egg, Mermaid dog and Sandwich friends met in something we call the limited-edition SAGOSKATT collection.

Before and after: when sports is life
Before and after: when sports is life

This week, we invite you to look over a makeover in a children's room. But not just any children's room – a room for passionate aspiring basketball players. See how our interior designers managed to create a sports-themed interior where two little brothers can live their passion for ball sports, learn and relax.

One big family feast: an affordable combined kitchen and dining space
One big family feast: an affordable combined kitchen and dining space

Take simple storage, flexible dining furniture and astonishingly low prices. Stir well to mix, and you have the makings of this multigenerational family’s combined kitchen and dining space. Finished off with a sunny window bench, music corner and the aromas of something scrumptious bubbling away, it’s a space where this family finds themselves lingering... long after the plates are cleared.

Before and after: a home office for a couple
Before and after: a home office for a couple

Do you need a spot to work from home that makes the most of your space? Take some inspiration from this stylish and super organized workspace for two.




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