IDEAS & inspiration

Before and after: balcony makeover in Jugla
Before and after: balcony makeover in Jugla

The first balcony redecorated in the IKEA balcony makeover project was a loggia in Jugla, owned by a young woman named Elīza. She lives in an apartment near the busy Brīvības Street together with her sister and two cats.

„WakeWay Glamping inspired by IKEA“ – the glamorous camping near Vilnius
„WakeWay Glamping inspired by IKEA“ – the glamorous camping near Vilnius

Let us introduce you to the first glamping in the Baltic states featuring IKEA furniture and accessories! It’s settled in the WakeWay wakepark near the Nemėžis lake, just a few minutes drive from Vilnius.

Last minute trip to your white and blue paradise
Last minute trip to your white and blue paradise

Would you like to visit the Blue Coast? Take a well-deserved break and see how you can find the real vacation feeling without leaving your home. Sometimes, a short escape from daily routine (whether it is a couple of hours or just a few minutes) is all you need to come back relaxed and happy.

Picture perfect: create your own gallery wall
Picture perfect: create your own gallery wall

Whether or not you consider yourself as being creative, surrounding yourself with positive artwork will provide you with a huge dose of inspiration - every day. We have a huge assortment of ready-to-hang prints and matching frames to complement them with. So come and find your perfect pair!

Breathe life into your living room
Breathe life into your living room

You may not have tons of time to spend decorating your home, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be short on style. In fact, when it comes to using flowers and vases as décor, you really don’t need to do much; a bit of nature is the easiest way to perk up a space and the simplest presentation delivers a powerful punch of beauty.

Let the outdoors decorate your bedroom!
Let the outdoors decorate your bedroom!

There’s an undeniable strength in plants. Not only are they lovely to look at, but they also help to improve the air quality in your home and lend a unique sense of calm. Basically, they’re a super simple way to care for your family and the planet, and who can say no to that? So we say, the more the better!

Make your home bloom
Make your home bloom

Every plant is one of a kind, just like your home. And for those with a creative spirit and an urge to play with their décor, flowers can open up a whole new world. So gather your favourites on a sideboard or a few plant stands and let your imagination take the wheel.

The power of plants: greenery table decor
The power of plants: greenery table decor

Would you like to improve air quality, find calm, and refresh your home without spending loads of time decorating? Welcome and wow friends all at once with the help of your favourite blooms and greenery. Here are some simple plant ideas to give you and your table setting a refreshing green boost.

Trip to the beach: spend a weekend by the sea
Trip to the beach: spend a weekend by the sea

Send your everyday plans on vacation and go looking for romantic nature adventures. Instead of sharing the sun in crowded resorts, try finding a secret spot on the beach where all sandy area belongs only to you. Take a couple of lightweight sun loungers and colourful parasol to protect yourself from the sun (or the rain), and feel sandy tickles on your feet. When the best company travels together, there is no need to worry about the weather!

Trip to elegant dinner in white
Trip to elegant dinner in white

Dinner in white also known as Dîner en Blanc is a worldwide event originated in Paris. It is a gathering of white-dressed people in a public space, where they set up a temporary, chic dining area. Would you like to take part in a pop-up outdoor celebration like this? See how you can do your own take.

Graduation party on the above ground parking
Graduation party on the above ground parking

Graduating soon? You don’t need a restaurant or a countryside homestead to throw a party with your classmates – let’s turn a city parking into a feast that everyone will remember.

Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: all entertainment included!
Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: all entertainment included!

Summer celebration, birthday party, graduation, or a movie night with friends? No matter what plans you have for a weekend, all the entertainment including luxurious restaurant, free solarium, private cinema and more, will easily fit the backyard of your home.

Colorful oasis in the city: makeover of Māra Upmane-Holšteine terrace
Colorful oasis in the city: makeover of Māra Upmane-Holšteine terrace

Having a nicely set up terrace is an opportunity to have a small vacation moment every day, says musician and mom Māra Upmane-Holšteine. IKEA designer Rita Rimke helped her with designing the terrace of her new home – turning it from an empty corner with contrasting orange columns into a colorful and vivid place for relaxing.

Make veggie hot dogs your new barbecue favourite
Make veggie hot dogs your new barbecue favourite

Planning your next summer cookout? KORVMOJ veggie hot dogs, full of plant-based goodness, are now available to buy in the Swedish Food Market. Take home a pack and try these tasty recipes.

IKEA will makeover the Latvia’s balconies for free
IKEA will makeover the Latvia’s balconies for free

IKEA invites the Latvia’s inhabitants to apply for the free of charge balcony make over. 3 balconies or terraces will be selected and then fully equipped with IKEA furniture and accessories. The goal of the make over is to inspire the Latvian people to create for themselves the everyday vacation moment at home.

Trip to "fika": al fresco picnic with colleagues
Trip to "fika": al fresco picnic with colleagues

The midday sun is calling you to get away from the office for a short lunch with your colleagues. After all, the short coffee break that the Swedes call "fika" is a great plan to relax together, even when coffee is not included. Here is the trio of friends working together who decided to exchange the air conditioner into the windy air and went to the city park instead of visiting the nearest café or restaurant. Come and join them!

IKEA Art Event 2019
IKEA Art Event 2019

Meet the new limited edition collection of the “IKEA Art Event 2019” rugs created by eight contemporary artists. These art pieces are a mash-up between age-old rug techniques and the worlds of avantgarde fashion, tattoo art and sculptural objects.

Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a family cruise for weekend
Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a family cruise for weekend

The best thing about being retired is that you have all the time (ocean of time) in the world for yourself – no more Monday stress, just a good rest and travelling. Victoria’s the most amazing journey has happened just after retirement, when she moved to live to her grown-up kids. Now every weekend is a long-awaited vacation: when several generations gather on their cozy terrace, it is like ships arriving at their homeport.

Trip to TÄRNÖ: a green oasis for two
Trip to TÄRNÖ: a green oasis for two

Let us introduce you a couple of town dwellers who have been admiring nature all their lives. Exploring the city and its architecture is something they can do anytime they want but to leave the concrete jungle for the real one – that has never happened before. But now when their grownup children moved from home, the couple returned to their forgotten hobbies: he is into fishing and collecting rods and she enjoys gardening. Finally, it’s a dream come true – exotic nature destination is only few steps away and it takes nothing to visit it.

Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a perfect day-off plan
Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a perfect day-off plan

A funny trip with friends or evening just for two? When you have a large terrace, you can choose both. Hot food, fresh air and good friends in the daytime and the perfect romantic time after the sun sets. Just like this couple did!

Trip to TÄRNÖ: the sunny paradise
Trip to TÄRNÖ: the sunny paradise

Have you ever dreamed about a resort, that you can visit anytime? The girls renting an apartment in Old Town created their own hot travel destination – a personal resort in their balcony, where sun, laughter and heat are always on the list (you can ask their neighbours if you have doubts). Morning coffee and long evening talking about everything what comes on mind make this place even hotter.

Trip to ASKHOLMEN: treasure hunting with children
Trip to ASKHOLMEN: treasure hunting with children

Have you ever dreamed about a true adventure with your children? That is what grandparents have planned for the upcoming celebration with their grandchildren. It is not the first adventurous Easter party at their home, but it is going to be very special this year.

Colourful Easter table to please your eyes and taste buds
Colourful Easter table to please your eyes and taste buds

Celebrating the Easter in your own apartment? While preparing an impressive menu, try to surprise your loved ones and friends with an inspiring table setting, too. Invite fresh colours and fill your home with springtime mood - it is easier than you might think.

Easter breakfast at home: a perfect table setting in 7 steps
Easter breakfast at home: a perfect table setting in 7 steps

If pomp is not your plan for this Easter, start your festive day with a cosy breakfast (with your parents, friends or even just the two of you). How to set the table in a 'homely' and relaxed style? Just follow these seven tips of IKEA interior designers.

It’s the season for planting kits
It’s the season for planting kits

Six fun and simple ideas for a greener spring (and you don’t need a garden).

A new way to design and create
A new way to design and create

Designed to build bridges not walls, a unique collaboration saw designers from five African countries and IKEA take a fresh perspective on creating. The result is ÖVERALLT, a new collection of furniture, tableware and textiles that encourage us to reach out and connect with each other.

Refresh your home for spring with new blue buys
Refresh your home for spring with new blue buys

Blue is this season’s coolest colour, bringing a breath of fresh air indoors. Combine this pick of favourite blue buys with natural materials for a feel-good new look.

New collection fuses Japanese and Scandi style
New collection fuses Japanese and Scandi style

TÄNKVÄRD is a beautiful new range of textiles, glassware and furniture designed to celebrate craftsmanship and make you feel good. Made using natural, sustainably-sourced materials, these are pieces you’ll love for a long time. Read on to see what’s in store…

Dreaming of summer
Dreaming of summer

Meet the collection that puts you in holiday mode just by looking at it. From bright beach towels, to graphic patterned picnicware, SOMMAR 2019 has everything you need – and it’s in store now!

A party with friends
A party with friends

An unexpected party? Relax, delicious snacks are just a few minutes away. Just make some burgers with chicken meatballs, put them on a big LÄMPLIG chopping board, so everyone can help themselves, sit back and enjoy the time with your friends.

Wrap it in style
Wrap it in style

Make a Sunday brunch just for yourself and enjoy a late morning meal with something new. A wrap with our delicious veggie balls is a great start for a day of sunshine and relaxing.

A dinner for two
A dinner for two

A romantic evening without hassle? IKEA meatballs is the right choice. Whip up a dinner for two in no time and add expression to your table setting with colourful FÄRGRIK dinnerware and beautifully ornate FLIMRA glassware.

A cosy meal with family
A cosy meal with family

Soup with meatballs is a great for families with kids, kids just adore this meal. Soup with meatbals is a simple and tasty choice for the whole family and it can be prepared without spending much time.

A balcony to store it all
A balcony to store it all

Get the bigger balcony you've always wanted. No matter how small your balcony may be, secondary storage solutions help you combine efficient storage for anything from your bike to sports equipment, record collection, flowers or gardening tools with a space you can still use to relax and hang out in.

A room for childhood and fun
A room for childhood and fun

From soft toys to furniture that grows together with your child, we always like to take the child's perspective. For many years, we have developed thoroughly tested products that stimulate children's play, movement, and creativity, which all leads to one result - a safe, cheerful and inspiring children's room!

Storage solutions across the home
Storage solutions across the home

We think that little things can make a difference to your everyday. Like knowing all your electronic chargers are in one place, your keys are exactly where they should be and you never have to search for a missing sock at 6am. We have storage solutions for all the small stuff, so you can just get on with your day.

Space to spend time on you: a loft apartment for one
Space to spend time on you: a loft apartment for one

Quality materials, stylish items, a double bed for one and a roomy wardrobe for all your stuff.  Sounds like an apartment of your dreams? Furnishing one is way easier that you might think. Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.

Space to spend time on you: a bathroom for a single
Space to spend time on you: a bathroom for a single

Sometimes just a few of stylish accessories can make your bathroom feel totally new. Add ease and me-time to your days with matching accessories or browse the IKEA Spring catalogue for bathroom furniture and inspiration.

Open 24/7: small bathroom for big family
Open 24/7: small bathroom for big family

A bathroom is where all your days start end end. But how to make a small-space bathroom work for smooth daily rituals and all family's needs? It's easier than you might think, actually. Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.

Just the two of us: one-room apartment for two
Just the two of us: one-room apartment for two

Welcome to the conscious home of a big-hearted man who always puts his little boy front and centre. Throughout their small city apartment, dad has set up resourceful DIY solutions for play, learning, and cuddling. How to create a healthy and sustainable home with limited means? Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.

Just the two of us: how to save space in small bathroom
Just the two of us: how to save space in small bathroom

Would you like to upgrade your bathroom? We are here for you. To find more space-saving bathroom furniture, functional storage solutions and new inspiration for a sustainable and kid-friendly home, browse the IKEA Spring catalogue.

Open 24/7: a busy family apartment
Open 24/7: a busy family apartment

Life happens around the clock. Especially when you live in an urban apartment and have children of different ages. But can you create a functional home for a family of four that meets all their different needs? For sure. Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.

How to get more comfortable when sleeping
How to get more comfortable when sleeping

Let’s face it: the more comfortable you are in your bed, the better-quality sleep you’ll get. While we all have different wants and needs when it comes to the perfect bedtime set-up, the same factors will help everyone create theirs.

Bold changes for less: storage solutions
Bold changes for less: storage solutions

Determined to combat the clutter? Start with the bedroom. If you have a non-standard room (living in an open space or sharing a bedroom with children), you will definitely need non-standard storage solutions. Our flexible and easy-to-move clothes racks, shelving units and other storage heroes might just be the answer to your daily routines and organising resolutions.

Mission: Bedroom
Mission: Bedroom

Dark or bright, big or small, set up in a living room or in the attic – whatever your bedroom is, with musts like a mattress and bed linen to helpers like curtains and a nightstand, you can tailor-make a space so energising you’ll skip that morning coffee. However, if you feel that your bedroom could be a little bit better, the upcoming spring is a great time for change.

Quick and easy no-drill bathroom updates
Quick and easy no-drill bathroom updates

Upgrade your bathroom without getting the power tools out thanks to the new range of TISKEN suction accessories, and use the smart new RABBLA moisture-proof boxes to add extra storage when space is limited.

Three stylish ways to redo your bedroom
Three stylish ways to redo your bedroom

Sleep in style! Here we show two completely different ways to spruce up your bedroom for spring – and what you need to create each look.

Bring the spring home: pastel palette and minimalism
Bring the spring home: pastel palette and minimalism

Meet the upcoming spring and bring some new colours to your life and home. This year, rely on pastel palette and minimalism: apply the GODMORGON furniture to your bathroom, discover the PLATSA storage solutions for bedroom, and fill up your heart with freedom and peace.

Bathroom in colours of spring
Bathroom in colours of spring

If upgrading the bathroom is your resolution for this year, IKEA can help you implement it without spending much money or time. Start from small alterations, such as EKOLN bathroom accessories or a new bright-coloured bath towel.

Celebrating BILLY – the original shelfie bookcase
Celebrating BILLY – the original shelfie bookcase

BILLY is more than storage, it’s a chance at self-expression that makes each bookcase as unique as its owner. As BILLY turns 40, celebrate with new colours and accessories.

Bedroom interior: bold changes for less
Bedroom interior: bold changes for less

With springtime just around the corner, most of us want to change the mood of our homes. So we are here to share bundles of ideas that are bold, functional affordable, and easy to apply.

How to keep cool on your staycation
How to keep cool on your staycation

Get inspired by our simple tips on how to beat the heat at home without resorting to energy-draining fans or air conditioners.