Modern Kitchen Ideas

7 stunning IKEA kitchen designs

From heaps of storage to stylish sinks, these gorgeous IKEA kitchens tick all the boxes. Get inspired and start planning.
White and Scandi-style IKEA kitchen with timber bench topPhotography: Lucas Boyd

A beautiful, functional kitchen doesn’t have to blow the budget. With some good planning, you can have everything on your wish list – show-stopping cabinets, an island bench, ample storage – starting with a trip to the big blue and yellow box.

It’s possible to go head-to-toe IKEA in your kitchen, sourcing everything from sinks to cabinet handles to appliances and more. But you don’t have to. Many of the designers and renovators featured here cherry-picked their IKEA kitchen supplies, combining them with custom joinery or stone bench tops.

So here are 7 scroll-stopping, real-life IKEA-heavy kitchens that don’t scrimp on style.

1. It’s easy being green

This modern take on a country kitchen combines earthy-green IKEA joinery with timber TUBA handles and Caesarstone bench tops in ‘Clamshell’. For a similar kettle, go to Smeg Australia.

2. Small and mighty and midcentury

The owner of this Parisian apartment envisaged a kitchen in natural walnut that would open to her living room, transforming the 52-square-metre space into a cocoon for her family. The pedestals, drawers and hardware are from IKEA. Here, modern furniture’s been expertly mixed with antiques such as the Tulip table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, which separates the kitchen and living room and is used as a second work surface every day.

3. All the alpine feels

This IKEA-strong kitchen features VOXTORP – a smooth, matte door with integrated finger-pull handles. The bench top is EKBACKEN Dark Oak⁣; the kitchen mixer is a TÄMNAREN Sensor Tap⁣; and the oven is an ANRÄTTA. ⁣Altogether it’s white and light and with that raked ceiling, reminiscent of a ski chalet.

4. Corner office

When you can’t decide between a dark, minimalist/white or boho timber kitchen, just do all of it, as per @my_hygge_my_home’s cosy kitchen. Pulling the look together is the cult rice-paper Formakami JH4 pendant light by &tradition.

5. Paint it black

The owner of this minimalist Scandi kitchen says they’ve renovated with IKEA’S KUNGSBACKA black-ish (‘anthracite’) cabinetry twice, and would do it again. Bonus: KUNGSBACKA kitchen fronts are made from recycled materials, so they’re good for the planet, as well.

6. Farmhouse charm

Different textures – such as the whitewashed bricks – give this monochrome Shaker-style kitchen depth and drama. The IKEA joinery complements the rustic character of this 100-year-old home beautifully.

7. Parisian perfection

IKEA provided the carcass for this kitchen joinery, while the tinted-oak facades were made to measure by another supplier. The owners of the heritage apartment in Paris wanted ‘holiday at home’ vibes – definitely embodied by the bird-like pendants flying above the island bench.

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