It’s that glorious time of year once more! Actually no, not the occasions. Alternately your birthday. It’s the ideal time for the 2016 Ikea list! We’ve experienced the current year’s polished pages of vivid Swedish caprice and presented to you some of our most loved looks of the new season. Evidently, there is bounty to yearn for and a couple of things that made us go “truly?”
See for yourself.
First up, the living room. The best place to gather and a natural space to bring in some of those Ikea quirks like brightly patterned area rugs and creative storage solutions. This year is no different there, with plenty of ways to stack your art books for all to see, keep messy kids toys out of sight, and lounge on oddly angular sofas.
A few cool neutral tones seem to define the palette of the season. The ever-popular grey along with some deep teal tones as well as some brighter crayon-inspired accents include orange, green, and yellow.
Ikea kitchens are always an inspiration for home chefs that long for their own perfectly organized island and well-behaved kindergartener who wants to help stir. From cutting boards to cabinetry, the name of the game is sleek. Whether your own kitchen is industrial inspired or just a little bit country, there are some Swedish cabinets and step stools to help you create the space of your dreams.
But of course, there is always room for fascinating personalization, such as in this awesomely quirky kitchen with its bronze racing stripe backsplash. That’s what’s so great about the simplicity of much of what Ikea offers: you can truly make it your own.
After the perfect lingonberry and meatball meal is prepared on that slick kitchen countertop, bring the serving dish into the dining room, where Ikea will have you relaxing on perfectly matched – or perfectly mismatched – chairs around a modern table, DIY table. What’s also nice about Ikea is that they realize that their customer base is varied. You can get anything from a bistro table just for the two of you to a full dining set with leaf so you can have the whole family over.
And it doesn’t stop with your dining room – outdoor dining and even laptop TV trays give you plenty of noshing options in a perfect Ikea home.
Ah, the storage section. Were that we all so lucky as to have the organizational skills of the Ikea stylists. Whether you want a new chest of drawers, a branch-inspired coat rack, or a whole shelf of storage containers that slide in and out with ease, Ikea has you covered.
We’re a bit struck by the simplicity of the bedrooms in this year’s catalogs. Continuing a theme of cool tones in blue and grey with just a few choice elements like an overhead light or a side chair make for simple spaces with just a pop of personality.
Whether you speed through your morning routine as quick as possible or lounge for hours in the bath, you want your bathroom to feel comfy and clean. Ikea has towel shelves, mirrored cabinets and plenty of other storage options to create a zen space for your bath.
Ikea is perfect for kids. Plenty of bright colors and a price point that means some spilled grape juice won’t send mom and dad to the poorhouse. The Ikea kids designs also manage to grow along with the kids so that a fun bunkbed for a younger kid becomes a cool lofted bed for a teen with just a few simple changes.
An Ikea office is a happy office (with plenty of storage). Pull up an Ikea desk chair to an Ikea drafting table and sketch up your own plans for taking over the world (or just putting together a new bookshelf).
This year in the accessories section, Ikea has pulled focus on wireless charging. These devices let you charge your smartphone and other devices just by setting them down on a special mat. The way they’ve done it to mesh with designs around the home is definitely nice.