What’s not to love about IKEA?
We think of it as a go-to for so many of our household items, from furniture, bedding, kitchenware, décor and certainly for storage solutions.
At the heart of everything IKEA design however, is a thoughtful process of sustainability, longevity and their ultimate aim, “To provide a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to the many people, not just the few.”
Of course, some of the items we know and love are instantly recognisable in our homes as IKEA designs but, with new designers collaborating with the retail giant all the time, and seasoned designers that form part of the IKEA family and produce both iconic designs and little-known gems, the good news is we can proudly use and display our favourite IKEA pieces with pride, under the cover of cutting edge design.
Here’s a selection you can make work in your home without it shouting “IKEA!” on sight:
At home in any room, from bathroom to playroom to kitchen and office. Stackable for clever and efficient use of space.
Excellent value with simple and stylish design by Danish design duo, Mette and Rolf Hay.
The soft, organic shape of this felt basket says high end designer to sit by your sofa filled with expensive interior design magazines, whilst the practical side says “I fit into the EKET cabinet and hide all of your clutter!”
Your potatoes have never looked so good! Perfect for the kitchen in crisp white with a birch timber handle, this functional friend is affordable enough to line up a bunch in your pantry too. Would look equally good with rolled up towels or loo rolls in the bathroom.
Sleek, simple and stylish storage by IKEA designer Magnus Elebäck
A touch of leather in the kitchen brings warmth and tactility to the space. These great handles tap into the trending handmade design movement, with all the functionality of a hardworking hardware solution.
Recently reduced in price, the enamelled look of this cabinet design takes it out of the IKEA showroom and straight into a vintage decor setting - like you found it in the back of an antique warehouse! Powder coating also available in white and grey, you'll achieve old-school style with brand new fixtures and fittings.
This box says French provincial to us, not IKEA – stack or slide them into your bookshelves to hid clutter and stay organized.
At just shy of $100 this mirror is designed as part of the Stockholm collection by IKEA designer Ola Wihlborg, who really knows his stuff – he has designed over 250 products for IKEA, including some you will indeed instantly recognise. Wihlborg says that a collection of furniture, “Is like a family – each piece is individual, but held together by a common thread.” We love this idea and discovering the story behind each IKEA piece.
Learn more about the Stockholm range here: