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Home visit: ideas for a pop-up dinner party

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.

Let your home sparkle and pop

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.

Make the wrapping part of your gift

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.

Make every day a game

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.

Home visit: easy gingerbread baking for kids

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!

Now trending: velvet is in vogue!

‘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.

5 gift ideas for the people on your shopping list

Find the perfect present for the person who knows exactly what they like with our gift guide. 

How to take a break when there’s no time

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.       

Home tour: a family home for more time together

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.

Sharing a bedroom with baby

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.

Home visit: how to host unexpected guests

Impromptu gathering at your place? Relax. Start with an open door, keep glasses topped up, and enjoy the spontaneity

Home visit: how to make a sleepover gift box

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.

Timeless fun with classic toys

In these hi-tech times, the old-world simplicity of well made wooden toys can bring a child hours of pleasure. Take play off-line this festive season with the gift of some retro toys and games.

’80s design icons in limited GRATULERA collection

Celebrate 75 years of IKEA design with the newest GRATULERA capsule collection, featuring vintage favourites from the ’70s and ’80s.

‘Tis the season for lighting chains

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.

Tromsø hygge – a remedy for the dark season

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.

Home visit: a feel-good and festive family 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.

Home visit: a festive table setting with drama

Three quick but impactful ideas that set the scene for a special occasion.

Home visit: expert tips for winter floral displays

Florist Łukasz Marcinkowski shows us how to create three easy, naturally beautiful winter displays at home.

3 decor buys to spark curiosity and conversation

Why not make a talking point of your home with eclectic and light-hearted decorations? Take your pick from this edit of fanciful buys…

Bold ideas to put your living room centre stage

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!

Home visit: lighting ideas we’ve seen and loved

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.

A home that changes as you do

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.

A great family dinner in four hopeful steps

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.

How IKEA Foundation supports the right to play

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.

3 easy lighting updates to try this season

This winter, keep the dark at bay and create a homey feel with simple lighting solutions – from rechargeable bulbs to swapping your lampshades.

Meet the toys created by kids, for kids

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.

How to do one room in two different styles

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.

Join in on World Vegan Day

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...

Home visit: make a puppet theatre from an old box

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!

Home visit: an open, live-work city apartment

‘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…

Play for a better future

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.

Festive accessories to add a touch of magic

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.

Create family fun around the table

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.

Turn a living room into a dramatic scene

Join us as we transform a room from a bookworm haven during the day to a fantastic magical setting during the night.

Home visit: tips for a playful kids’ room makeover

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!

This season, pile on the pattern!

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.

3 reasons to update how you store what you love

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.

Changing lives with hand-crafted collections

For six years IKEA has been forming partnerships with skilled artisans through its social entrepreneur initiative to create limited-edition collections and much-needed jobs. VÄLGÖRANDE is a new, unique range available in select countries now.

Home tour: creative co-living in the city

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…

A personal and eclectic home interior

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.

Make room for surprise guests

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.

Enter a world of fun and games with LUSTIGT

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.

Home visit: a simple yet beautiful table setting

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.

A colourful and cosy small space for two

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.

Get the autumn look, part II

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.

Create an eternal rose garden room

Bring your flower fields indoors, where you and your guests can appreciate its beauty anytime – no matter what season.

Introducing the new sofa designed to hug you

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.

Home tour: living room ideas for a communal space

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…

First look at SJÄLVSTÄNDIG – the new way to hack

Break the home-furnishing rules and express your own identity with SJÄLVSTÄNDIG, a new limited collection designed to set your style free!

Get the autumn look, part I

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.

Share a space for unexpected play

Whether you’re a kid – or a kid at heart – it’s easy to turn your living room into a place for lighthearted fun!

Warm up for winter with ‘fika’

Embrace the Swedish tradition of ‘fika’ this winter and take time out to enjoy good company and great coffee!

Home visit: how to create a cosy, relaxing bedroom

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.

Home visit: 3 creative kitchen-organising tips

Can a well-ordered kitchen still leave room for personality? Find inspiration from the hide-and-display ideas in this organised cooking space.

The future workspace

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.

Home visit: ideas for organised, open-plan living

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.

Your shelf, your self

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.

3 bedrooms designed to start the day right

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.

Home visit: a minimalist interior with character

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…

A few easy ways to light up your life

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.

Home visit: a home office that inspires your work

Need to work but struggling to focus? A personalised, well-ordered desk area can inspire you to start a project and complete it! Take a look at Dagmara’s workspace for ideas that balance focus and fun.

How to style your storage

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!

Home visit: a bedroom organised for calm

Make space for you by turning your bedroom into somewhere to restore a sense of order and harmony.

Turn an extra office chair into something extraordinary

We’ve got 3 fun ways to turn a swivel chair into the most versatile seat in the house.

Pretty, ugly, lovely: Per B Sundberg’s FÖREMÅL

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.

Maximise space with smart storage

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.

Space for everything in your life

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.

A comfortable family room that works for everyone

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!

A soothing home to relax in

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.

4 feel-good home buys to warm up autumn

Bring comfort in this September. We’re welcoming in autumn with natural materials, soft textures and light colours.

Sorted! 7 ideas for being more organised at home

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.

Welcome autumn in style!

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...

Put your passions on show with SAMMANHANG

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.

The conscious collective

How can you make best use of the earth’s resources in an urban collective? Get inspired by interior stylists Therese Ericsson and Kerstin Bohne’s clever use of space in the 2019 IKEA catalogue.

Get creative with your kitchen island

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.

4 beautiful home buys you need this August

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.

Home visit: first apartment of a fashion blogger

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.

Home visit: simplify for a sense of wellbeing

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.

How to recycle your wardrobe

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?

EVEDAL: set the mood with mid-century modern lamps

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.

A super structured bathroom morning routine

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.

GLITTRIG: everyday beauties made by Ingegerd Råman

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.

Display solutions to make your life great

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.

Home visit: 3 wellbeing rituals to start your day

Begin your day in a calm and positive frame of mind with these simple self-care ideas. ‘Everyday rituals like yoga and baking help me to feel much more grounded and centred,’ says Eva.

Save your favourite parts of summer

See how you can keep your summer feelings warm all year round. We dedicated a living-room corner to celebrating the season.

Cocoon yourself in feel-good textiles

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.

2019 IKEA Catalogue – celebrating different needs

Here’s the story behind the biggest ‘open house’ ever…

Home visit: throw a spontaneous garden party

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.

Home visit: create a dream kid’s room

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?

GRATULERA: reviving IKEA designs of the 50s and 60s

Celebrate 75 years of IKEA design with GRATULERA, a new limited- edition collection of vintage favourites.

Home visit: an organised family oasis

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…

Interiors know-how: happy home organising ideas

‘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.’

Get the end-of-summer look, part II

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.

Get the end-of-summer look, part I

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.