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Ask a designer: modern farmhouse on a budget
Ask a designer: modern farmhouse on a budget

“I love the modern farmhouse look but I don’t know how to create this look in my own home, let alone on a budget. Where do I begin?” Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Interior designer Hans Blomquist is a seasoned pro when it comes to the modern farmhouse style, showing how achievable it can be to integrate this look into any home, and affordably too.

Step-by-step: say hello to the farmhouse look in your hallway
Step-by-step: say hello to the farmhouse look in your hallway

Ah, the hallway. Often too small or narrow for bigger pieces of furniture, it frequently becomes the “we-don't-really-know-where-to-put-this-thing” place in the home. But there is no reason to underutilise this handy spot. Take a look at this hallway and see how to transform yours into a functional – and might we add, stylish – welcome into your home.

Join us for the IKEA Festival
Join us for the IKEA Festival

Across the world, we‘ve been confined within our four walls, leading many of us to come to a realisation: we want something different from our lives at home. This is why IKEA opens the door to better living and new experiences by throwing its first virtual 24-hour festival on Thursday, 16 September, starting 9 a.m.

Artists, designers, DJ’s, chefs and many other talents will turn their homes into virtual stages. You will have the chance to tune into musical performances, cooking demonstrations, home makeovers, and a host of celebrity house tours from the comfort of your sofa. All in all, the IKEA Festival will take place in over 100 homes in more than 50 markets across the world, and the experience is for free, open to everyone.

Step-by-step: a refreshing bedroom makeover
Step-by-step: a refreshing bedroom makeover

Is there anything quite as delightful as the promise of a fresh start? Step into this simple yet homey bedroom and see how it was transformed from an empty white space into a comfy realm for relaxing. If you’ve recently moved or just happen to be in the mood to mix things up a bit, see how you too can redo your room like this in just seven simple steps.

Two bedrooms for two personalities
Two bedrooms for two personalities

A comfy double bed in the middle of the room? Or a loft bed that makes the most of a tiny space? To enjoy the most of their bedrooms, this family of two has found a solution for each personality.

How to protect a good sleep?
How to protect a good sleep?

IKEA sleep survey shows that 73% in Lithuania at least partially feel dissatisfied with their life-work-sleep balance. However, every fourth does not consider sleeping as a priority, while almost a quarter of the respondents only devote up to 6 hours to the night’s rest. The sleep expert, neurologist Evelina Pajėdienė shares her thoughts about what steals our precious minutes of sleep and reveals how to protect it.

What's new in the IKEA Showroom:  boosting sustainable life at home
What's new in the IKEA Showroom: boosting sustainable life at home

Interior designer Toma invites you to a small apartment designed for a young family of three, where each solution is made to help live a bit more sustainable. In this modern style apartment, a kitchen is connected to a living room that also serves as a bedroom and a home office. The space is free of walls and partitions, but always full of action.

If you are curious to take a closer look at this apartment, visit IKEA Vilnius and head to the Showroom on the 2nd floor.

KARISMATISK: be different, be proud, be fearless, be fabulous
KARISMATISK: be different, be proud, be fearless, be fabulous

Your home is an expression of who you are, filled with things that make you happy. Few understand the joy of self-expression better than British fashion icon Zandra Rhodes. So, we’ve teamed up with her on KARISMATISK, a limited collection that’s all about showing your personality in your space! Boasting Zandra’s playful prints and cheerful colour palette, these home accessories say, ‘here I am’!
 

Step-by-step: a fresh dining area with farmhouse charm
Step-by-step: a fresh dining area with farmhouse charm

Traditional or modern: how to choose? Well, the lesson to be learned from this dining room is there is no need to pick a stylistic side! Equal parts quaint and up to date, it shows that you really can achieve a beautiful balance of both “then” and “now”, in just seven simple steps.

The little farmhouse kitchen
The little farmhouse kitchen

Brightly coloured pickles carefully dated and lined up; a freshly baked loaf of sourdough bread soon to be sliced; around the corner, a few scalloped dishes waiting to be washed – all signs that while on the smaller side, this little farmhouse-style kitchen does more than deliver: it is used and enjoyed every day.




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