Ideas and inspiration

Ask an IKEA interior designer: welcoming colour into your home
Ask an IKEA interior designer: welcoming colour into your home

Whether you’re trying to break a beige habit or lean further into your colour quest, it can be tricky to know where to begin. Here we’ve gathered ideas from an IKEA interior designer on how to let those pretty, pigmented hues into your living space in a way that works best for you.

Hide and display: storage across the home
Hide and display: storage across the home

This apartment is designed for city-dwellers with a social lifestyle – enabling impromptu dinner parties, putting favourite things on display, and hiding what is needed but not meant to be seen. There is less space for storage, so this means thinking creatively, like a sofa that fits everything – including things you might not expect.

Living easy: an urban apartment designed for the good times
Living easy: an urban apartment designed for the good times

Trading in a suburban home for city life presents a golden opportunity to create a new living space filled with carefully curated furniture and objects collected over time. Set within a colourful apartment, this expressive space offers plenty of room to dine, entertain and enjoy the good life.

When light comes to life
When light comes to life

In collaboration with award-winning Dutch-New Zealand designer Sabine Marcelis, the new VARMBLIXT collection explores the emotional effects of light at home. The statement lighting products and accessories will bring a sense of warmth and positivity into your home.

Fresh as can be: a home designed for cleaning from the ground up
Fresh as can be: a home designed for cleaning from the ground up

Busy homes get dusty, and the mopping and scrubbing can feel like a never-ending task. To make life easier, find solutions to keep home spic-and-span in a systematic and organised way.

Do not disturb: creating privacy in a shared bedroom
Do not disturb: creating privacy in a shared bedroom

While social time is a big part of what makes a family a unit, all members of a multigenerational household need privacy, too. It isn’t straightforward with shared bedrooms, but clever use of storage, home furnishing solutions and room dividers help balance out together time with much-needed solo endeavours.

Welcome to the multigenerational home
Welcome to the multigenerational home

Step into our vision of a household spanning three generations. Designed for a big family with an even bigger love of food and sharing experiences, this home also allows for privacy thanks to smart organisation, functional choices and shared spaces that make life run smoothly.

Ask an IKEA interior designer: creating your own style in the home
Ask an IKEA interior designer: creating your own style in the home

We chatted to an IKEA interior designer about how to borrow bits and pieces from the looks we love most to create something new and unique.

Separate storage for sharing a home successfully
Separate storage for sharing a home successfully

Sharing a home seems to come so naturally to this homeowner and his lodger yet they have a secret weapon: separate storage. Throughout the home, they’ve created clever solutions that allow them both to enjoy their communal spaces without infringing on each other’s privacy.

Divide and conquer: privacy for all in a shared home
Divide and conquer: privacy for all in a shared home

When the owner of this home retired, he decided to rent his second bedroom to a student lodger. A stylish and well organised little house, he chose someone who shared his love of books and appreciation for privacy. Now they live together but quite separately, with well-selected storage making it all possible.




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