IDEAS & inspiration

When creativity is everything
When creativity is everything

In the artsy neighbourhood of Āgenskalns in Riga, live Signe Folka and Edgars Folks. They are a couple of artists who have found both their hobby and their profession in art. Their daughter Elīza was the one who applied for the IKEA makeover as she feels that her father's studio is in dire need of professional help. Before, her father had a separate studio elsewhere but had to give that one up. Since then, in this room, once his daughter's bedroom turned storage room, there was always also a tiny corner for work. Elisa is 100 % sure her father needs a room to call really his. That's some creative makeover Barba is in for!

It is never too early to dream about Christmas
It is never too early to dream about Christmas

Waiting for the winter holidays, thinking about decorations and setting the mood at home brings so much fun! So why not extend the joy. Let's start preparing for Christmas in advance and make them last a bit longer.

DEKORERA collection: for those who love wintertime and cosy moments
DEKORERA collection: for those who love wintertime and cosy moments

As evenings get longer, it’s nice to be snug indoors and spend time with family and friends. Maybe enjoy a tasty dinner, play games, do puzzles or add decorative touches here and there. The DEKORERA collection has those small things that make a big difference. Everything from smooth velvet cushion covers and warming throws to decorative bowls, candlesticks and trays. Some colourful, some with exciting patterns – and all made with materials that make homes feel cosy and inviting.

Small in size but not in ambition
Small in size but not in ambition

This time, "Home idea with IKEA" visits a young family. Aneta and Emīls live together with their young son Miķelis and dog Greisa and have applied for a makeover of their kitchen. Their way to application was bumpy though. Aneta was not sure about taking part in this project, yet at the end she relented and helped her husband to prepare the application. The space is very small, almost tiny. Its 4,5 square meters will be a challenge for IKEA Interior Designer Agita. Will she manage to fit everything a full-fledged, functional kitchen?

The lucky four
The lucky four

In the 3rd episode of the 3rd season of "Home idea with IKEA" we'll be visiting a happy family of four. For a long time, they were only a family of three, but were recently joined by the newest member – a little ray of sunshine named Alīna. The decision to welcome another child in the family was taken already some time ago, but the possibility for that arose unexpectedly so the room had to be prepared within a couple of days. The family dotes on Alīna and gives her all they can but improving of her room has been somewhat neglected in the light of much needed creation of a close relationship and other more urgent matters. An exciting task for the IKEA Interior Designer Līva – creation of a real home for a small and active girl.

A 24/7 teacher and her home base
A 24/7 teacher and her home base

Primary school teacher Agita lives together with two young sons and for her, days are always too short with the many responsibilities and hobbies. IKEA makeover will transform a room with many different functions. Agita says this room is her beauty parlour, wardrobe, workspace, library and storage room. During the home-schooling period in the spring she decided that it is time to change something. She would very much like for the room to be functional, to have enough space for all the many things and to be cosy and comfortable for the moments of rest.

Creating sustainable everyday
Creating sustainable everyday

At IKEA, we always look for ways to make more from less. We aim to use only renewable and recycled resources by 2030, to make sure that we create value rather than waste. When you bring the products home, we want to help you make them live as long as possible, and we offer you hundreds of solutions for a more sustainable life, from saving water and energy at hoe to sorting waste or reducing the footprint.

Play never stops with BYGGLEK
Play never stops with BYGGLEK

We believe that play is an essential part of everyday life. It fosters creativity, relieves stress and makes the home – and world – a better place. This is why the IKEA® and LEGO® brands teamed up to create a range of simple storage solutions and bricks for kids and adults. The inspiration? Play, of course!

More than just a school: a fresh start for a better mood
More than just a school: a fresh start for a better mood

A new season of "Home Idea with IKEA" has started! In the kick-off episode IKEA Designer Ieva faces a most challenging task – a makeover in a room for both children and young adults to feel good, to spend time alone or together, to read and to play games. Limbaži Special school breaks stereotypes about special education schools. The headmistress accents the great attitude of children and parents as well as the enormous patience of teachers. She is convinced that the atmosphere in the school is far cry from what one would think to have in a boarding school. "Home Idea with IKEA" comes up with great ideas for the room where children can have some peace, read magazines or play board games.

What makes you sleep well?
What makes you sleep well?

“Early sleep and early wake up makes no regrets,” says sleep expert Natalija Berzina. She has been specializing in sleep and now is here to show you how to sleep well, saving both time and... calories.