IKEA’s latest catalogue reveals many updates to classic pieces from the range, as well as a host of products that bring to life this year’s biggest interior trends, centering on everything in and around the kitchen.
Here are the top 10 trends available at Ikea this season…
1. Digital Detoxing
When the outside world is ‘always-on’, simple solutions like IKEA’s limited edition SITTNING place-mat with a built-in phone pocket can help families log out from the virtual world and enjoy being together around the dinner table.
The vast range of traditional wooden toys, games and puzzles in the new LATTJO collection also provide a great way for kids to engage their senses with physical play things.
2. Natural Materials
Natural materials are a key trend in this year’s catalogue. Acacia, stone, glass and cotton provide the inspiration for the limited edition SITTNING collection, whilst Ilse Crawford’s new SINNERLIG collection heroes the best of nature with its emphasis on soft cork dining spaces and tactile linens.
3. Grow Your Own
This year, IKEA is making it even easier to connect urban life with Mother Nature. Vibrant colours and garden-fresh flavours, whatever the season, can be enjoyed with IKEA’s indoor mini greenhouses, hanging herb planters and self-watering pots. Helping gardenless urbanites connect with nature and enjoy a greener life, without even stepping outdoors.
4. Waste Not, Want Not
Good news for students and the money-savvy amongst us, when it comes to cooking, IKEA designers like to make the most of their efforts in the kitchen and turn last night’s dinner into a gourmet lunch. Which is why they’ve worked hard to make sure this year’s catalogue has an array of products to help people cut down on their food waste. Clever containers, vegetable carts to display produce and stackable boxes that make the most of fridge space can help us to live a healthier and greener life.
5. Inspiring the next bakers
Some memories are worth the extra cleaning up. Baking tools to get the next budding Mary Berrys up and running in the kitchen are great additions to the home, along with a mini kitchen combination so little ones can pretend too.
6. Together-apart moments
Sometimes after a long day, switching off can actually mean turning on a tablet, getting lost in a podcast or watching your favourite boxset over dinner. Multifunctional living spaces and items like lap trays allow for you to be together in the same space while having somewhere to get away from it all.
7. Simple serving
Having a dinner party doesn’t have to mean bringing out the best china – the simple yet stylish stackable collections like IKEA 365+ can take your table from day to night for budget-busting prices.
Shades of green and bold botanical prints bring the great outdoors inside. Flora and fauna take pride of place across IKEA soft furnishings, while washed and distressed woods and statement indoor plants are all signatures of the latest collection.
9. Grey on Grey
Sophisticated grey is a great way to add calm tones to a busy home and one of the key trends from this year’s catalogue is layers of grey tones. With so many shades to choose from, tonal layering of hues from light silvers to moody carbons is a great way to introduce contrast into the home without overcomplicating on colour.
10. Food glorious food
There is a selection of new additions to the IKEA food range, from mouthwatering fruit water to the super sustainable veggie balls. Choose from the new healthy alternatives for a fuss free feast.