IDEAS & inspiration

Before and after: a complete terrace makeover in just one day
Before and after: a complete terrace makeover in just one day

Terraces come in many different shapes and forms in Latvia. Irregular or regular floor plan, big and small, distant cousins of balconies, open or roofed spaces beside a house. As different as they are, there are lots of possible solutions. This time, IKEA designer remade a terrace in Bauska, turning it into an aesthetic and functional place for garden parties or leisure time for two.

How to keep cool on your staycation
How to keep cool on your staycation

Get inspired by our simple tips on how to beat the heat at home without resorting to energy-draining fans or air conditioners.

Before and after: balcony makeover in Jugla
Before and after: balcony makeover in Jugla

The first balcony redecorated in the IKEA balcony makeover project was a loggia in Jugla, owned by a young woman named Elīza. She lives in an apartment near the busy Brīvības Street together with her sister and two cats.

„WakeWay Glamping inspired by IKEA“ – the glamorous camping near Vilnius
„WakeWay Glamping inspired by IKEA“ – the glamorous camping near Vilnius

Let us introduce you to the first glamping in the Baltic states featuring IKEA furniture and accessories! It’s settled in the WakeWay wakepark near the Nemėžis lake, just a few minutes drive from Vilnius.

HOME IDEA with IKEA: the second season selection has started
HOME IDEA with IKEA: the second season selection has started

It seems like only yesterday we celebrated with our first season winners, and today, "HOME IDEA with IKEA" strikes again. Let us invite you to the second season selection! Would you like us to upgrade your home or business premises for free? Fill this form and make your dreams come true.

Picture perfect: create your own gallery wall
Picture perfect: create your own gallery wall

Whether or not you consider yourself as being creative, surrounding yourself with positive artwork will provide you with a huge dose of inspiration - every day. We have a huge assortment of ready-to-hang prints and matching frames to complement them with. So come and find your perfect pair!

Breathe life into your living room
Breathe life into your living room

You may not have tons of time to spend decorating your home, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be short on style. In fact, when it comes to using flowers and vases as décor, you really don’t need to do much; a bit of nature is the easiest way to perk up a space and the simplest presentation delivers a powerful punch of beauty.

Let the outdoors decorate your bedroom!
Let the outdoors decorate your bedroom!

There’s an undeniable strength in plants. Not only are they lovely to look at, but they also help to improve the air quality in your home and lend a unique sense of calm. Basically, they’re a super simple way to care for your family and the planet, and who can say no to that? So we say, the more the better!

Make your home bloom
Make your home bloom

Every plant is one of a kind, just like your home. And for those with a creative spirit and an urge to play with their décor, flowers can open up a whole new world. So gather your favourites on a sideboard or a few plant stands and let your imagination take the wheel.

The power of plants: greenery table decor
The power of plants: greenery table decor

Would you like to improve air quality, find calm, and refresh your home without spending loads of time decorating? Welcome and wow friends all at once with the help of your favourite blooms and greenery. Here are some simple plant ideas to give you and your table setting a refreshing green boost.

Trip to the beach: spend a weekend by the sea
Trip to the beach: spend a weekend by the sea

Send your everyday plans on vacation and go looking for romantic nature adventures. Instead of sharing the sun in crowded resorts, try finding a secret spot on the beach where all sandy area belongs only to you. Take a couple of lightweight sun loungers and colourful parasol to protect yourself from the sun (or the rain), and feel sandy tickles on your feet. When the best company travels together, there is no need to worry about the weather!

Last minute trip to your white and blue paradise
Last minute trip to your white and blue paradise

Would you like to visit the Blue Coast? Take a well-deserved break and see how you can find the real vacation feeling without leaving your home. Sometimes, a short escape from daily routine (whether it is a couple of hours or just a few minutes) is all you need to come back relaxed and happy.

Trip to elegant dinner in white
Trip to elegant dinner in white

Dinner in white also known as Dîner en Blanc is a worldwide event originated in Paris. It is a gathering of white-dressed people in a public space, where they set up a temporary, chic dining area. Would you like to take part in a pop-up outdoor celebration like this? See how you can do your own take.

Graduation party on the above ground parking
Graduation party on the above ground parking

Graduating soon? You don’t need a restaurant or a countryside homestead to throw a party with your classmates – let’s turn a city parking into a feast that everyone will remember.

Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: all entertainment included!
Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: all entertainment included!

Summer celebration, birthday party, graduation, or a movie night with friends? No matter what plans you have for a weekend, all the entertainment including luxurious restaurant, free solarium, private cinema and more, will easily fit the backyard of your home.

Make veggie hot dogs your new barbecue favourite
Make veggie hot dogs your new barbecue favourite

Planning your next summer cookout? KORVMOJ veggie hot dogs, full of plant-based goodness, are now available to buy in the Swedish Food Market. Take home a pack and try these tasty recipes.

A cool, colourful workspace with FÖRNYAD
A cool, colourful workspace with FÖRNYAD

Darcel Disappoints, the witty alter-ego of designer Craig Redman, is the star of new IKEA collaboration, FÖRNYAD. With stationery, desks, stools, rugs and more it has everything you need to update your study.

Trip to "fika": al fresco picnic with colleagues
Trip to "fika": al fresco picnic with colleagues

The midday sun is calling you to get away from the office for a short lunch with your colleagues. After all, the short coffee break that the Swedes call "fika" is a great plan to relax together, even when coffee is not included. Here is the trio of friends working together who decided to exchange the air conditioner into the windy air and went to the city park instead of visiting the nearest café or restaurant. Come and join them!

IKEA Art Event 2019
IKEA Art Event 2019

Meet the new limited edition collection of the “IKEA Art Event 2019” rugs created by eight contemporary artists. These art pieces are a mash-up between age-old rug techniques and the worlds of avantgarde fashion, tattoo art and sculptural objects.

Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a family cruise for weekend
Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a family cruise for weekend

The best thing about being retired is that you have all the time (ocean of time) in the world for yourself – no more Monday stress, just a good rest and travelling. Victoria’s the most amazing journey has happened just after retirement, when she moved to live to her grown-up kids. Now every weekend is a long-awaited vacation: when several generations gather on their cozy terrace, it is like ships arriving at their homeport.

Trip to TÄRNÖ: a green oasis for two
Trip to TÄRNÖ: a green oasis for two

Let us introduce you a couple of town dwellers who have been admiring nature all their lives. Exploring the city and its architecture is something they can do anytime they want but to leave the concrete jungle for the real one – that has never happened before. But now when their grownup children moved from home, the couple returned to their forgotten hobbies: he is into fishing and collecting rods and she enjoys gardening. Finally, it’s a dream come true – exotic nature destination is only few steps away and it takes nothing to visit it.

Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a perfect day-off plan
Trip to ÄPPLARÖ: a perfect day-off plan

A funny trip with friends or evening just for two? When you have a large terrace, you can choose both. Hot food, fresh air and good friends in the daytime and the perfect romantic time after the sun sets. Just like this couple did!

Trip to TÄRNÖ: the sunny paradise
Trip to TÄRNÖ: the sunny paradise

Have you ever dreamed about a resort, that you can visit anytime? The girls renting an apartment in Old Town created their own hot travel destination – a personal resort in their balcony, where sun, laughter and heat are always on the list (you can ask their neighbours if you have doubts). Morning coffee and long evening talking about everything what comes on mind make this place even hotter.

Trip to ASKHOLMEN: treasure hunting with children
Trip to ASKHOLMEN: treasure hunting with children

Have you ever dreamed about a true adventure with your children? That is what grandparents have planned for the upcoming celebration with their grandchildren. It is not the first adventurous Easter party at their home, but it is going to be very special this year.

Colourful Easter table to please your eyes and taste buds
Colourful Easter table to please your eyes and taste buds

Celebrating the Easter in your own apartment? While preparing an impressive menu, try to surprise your loved ones and friends with an inspiring table setting, too. Invite fresh colours and fill your home with springtime mood - it is easier than you might think.

Before and after: bold living room for three generations
Before and after: bold living room for three generations

This three-room apartment is home to three generations: our hero Natalija, her daughter Aleksandra with her husband Daniel and the little Veronika and Bernardas. Natalija spends most of her time in the living room that hasn't been upgraded for three decades. And neither has the balcony. Over years, it has turned into a pantry and now offers anything but rest. IKEA interior designer Birutė Beniušė decided to bring back colours and joy to these two spaces.

A bright table setting for family Easter and everyday meals
A bright table setting for family Easter and everyday meals

Whether it’s an everyday gathering or a celebration, let the season set the tone with a stylish spring table. Go bold, be creative and make it comfortable for both the little and the big ones.

Easter breakfast at home: a perfect table setting in 7 steps
Easter breakfast at home: a perfect table setting in 7 steps

If pomp is not your plan for this Easter, start your festive day with a cosy breakfast (with your parents, friends or even just the two of you). How to set the table in a 'homely' and relaxed style? Just follow these seven tips of IKEA interior designers.

Easter in the countryside: how to create a feast for a big family
Easter in the countryside: how to create a feast for a big family

When grandparents, aunts, uncles, children and grandchildren share the same table with Easter dishes, one might think there is no room for elegance. But think again! You can invite the whole family and the elegant spring mood as well. IKEA interior designers are willing to share some ideas on how to decorate your table and create a cosy environment without any effort.

Before and after: bold changes in family's garage
Before and after: bold changes in family's garage

Although we usually invite guests to the living room, this time let us welcome you to the garage. Meet another team of our TV project "HOME IDEA with IKEA": our hero Stasys who spends a lot of time in his garage, and IKEA interior designer Mantvydas Breivė who has been also invited for a short stay there.

It’s the season for planting kits
It’s the season for planting kits

Six fun and simple ideas for a greener spring (and you don’t need a garden).

Before and after: a new children's room for a big family
Before and after: a new children's room for a big family

Meet the fifth and the largest team of our TV project called "HOME IDEA with IKEA". Let us introduce you to Rūta and Marius, their five children, a puppy Snaigė and our interior designer Vaiva Klezienė who took a challenge to upgrade the room of three family's tots.

Before and after: transitional room turns into room for two
Before and after: transitional room turns into room for two

Welcome to a home of another family participating in our TV project "HOME IDEA with IKEA". 25-year-old Vitalijus and his 14-year-old sister Nastė living together in a transitional room are the heroes of this week. They share the three-room apartment with their parents Liudmila and Sergėjus, their aunt Jelena and their puppy Ričardas. A big family means a lot of action at home. To take some action towards a better life at home, they had a helping hand of our interior designer Toma Montvilaitė.

A new way to design and create
A new way to design and create

Designed to build bridges not walls, a unique collaboration saw designers from five African countries and IKEA take a fresh perspective on creating. The result is ÖVERALLT, a new collection of furniture, tableware and textiles that encourage us to reach out and connect with each other.

Refresh your home for spring with new blue buys
Refresh your home for spring with new blue buys

Blue is this season’s coolest colour, bringing a breath of fresh air indoors. Combine this pick of favourite blue buys with natural materials for a feel-good new look.

Before and after: a new kitchen for mother of three kids
Before and after: a new kitchen for mother of three kids

Visit another family of our TV project "HOME IDEA with IKEA": mother Mintarė and three her kids: fifteen-year-old Rusnė and her little siblings Preila and Vakaris. Mintarė who used to work in restaurant business now spends a lot of time in her own kitchen. As her children suffer from different allergies, she prepares different meals for every one of them. Since the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in this family’s home, they decided to renew it with a helping hand of IKEA interior designer Ilona Mozgo.

How to get more comfortable when sleeping
How to get more comfortable when sleeping

Let’s face it: the more comfortable you are in your bed, the better-quality sleep you’ll get. While we all have different wants and needs when it comes to the perfect bedtime set-up, the same factors will help everyone create theirs.

New collection fuses Japanese and Scandi style
New collection fuses Japanese and Scandi style

TÄNKVÄRD is a beautiful new range of textiles, glassware and furniture designed to celebrate craftsmanship and make you feel good. Made using natural, sustainably-sourced materials, these are pieces you’ll love for a long time. Read on to see what’s in store…

Dreaming of summer
Dreaming of summer

Meet the collection that puts you in holiday mode just by looking at it. From bright beach towels, to graphic patterned picnicware, SOMMAR 2019 has everything you need – and it’s in store now!

A party with friends
A party with friends

An unexpected party? Relax, delicious snacks are just a few minutes away. Just make some burgers with chicken meatballs, put them on a big LÄMPLIG chopping board, so everyone can help themselves, sit back and enjoy the time with your friends.

Wrap it in style
Wrap it in style

Make a Sunday brunch just for yourself and enjoy a late morning meal with something new. A wrap with our delicious veggie balls is a great start for a day of sunshine and relaxing.

A dinner for two
A dinner for two

A romantic evening without hassle? IKEA meatballs is the right choice. Whip up a dinner for two in no time and add expression to your table setting with colourful FÄRGRIK dinnerware and beautifully ornate FLIMRA glassware.

A cosy meal with family
A cosy meal with family

Soup with meatballs is a great for families with kids, kids just adore this meal. Soup with meatbals is a simple and tasty choice for the whole family and it can be prepared without spending much time.

Before and after: style upgrade in couple's bedroom
Before and after: style upgrade in couple's bedroom

Step into a home of this lovely 50-year-old couple. Security guard Bogdan and his wife Liucija who works at supermarket bakery have long dreamed of a new bedroom until one day they got on the TV project called "HOME IDEA with IKEA" and met the IKEA interior designer Kristina Tamašauskaitė. Wondering how it all went? Take a look.

A balcony to store it all
A balcony to store it all

Get the bigger balcony you've always wanted. No matter how small your balcony may be, secondary storage solutions help you combine efficient storage for anything from your bike to sports equipment, record collection, flowers or gardening tools with a space you can still use to relax and hang out in.

A room for childhood and fun
A room for childhood and fun

From soft toys to furniture that grows together with your child, we always like to take the child's perspective. For many years, we have developed thoroughly tested products that stimulate children's play, movement, and creativity, which all leads to one result - a safe, cheerful and inspiring children's room!

Storage solutions across the home
Storage solutions across the home

We think that little things can make a difference to your everyday. Like knowing all your electronic chargers are in one place, your keys are exactly where they should be and you never have to search for a missing sock at 6am. We have storage solutions for all the small stuff, so you can just get on with your day.

Before and after: home update for a young family
Before and after: home update for a young family

Meet the first family of our TV project "HOME IDEA with IKEA". In a small one-room apartment, there are four of them: father Aistis, mother Rima, their son Elijus and their pet Ruku. Look how IKEA interior designer Eimantė Nemanė helped them renew their 24-hour living room.

Home Idea with IKEA:  for better life at home
Home Idea with IKEA: for better life at home

IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. As for us the better life starts within cosy and comfortable home, together with the TV3 channel, we are launching a TV project called "Home Idea with IKEA" and refurnishing seven different rooms for seven families for free.

Space to spend time on you: a loft apartment for one
Space to spend time on you: a loft apartment for one

Quality materials, stylish items, a double bed for one and a roomy wardrobe for all your stuff.  Sounds like an apartment of your dreams? Furnishing one is way easier that you might think. Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.

Space to spend time on you: a bathroom for a single
Space to spend time on you: a bathroom for a single

Sometimes just a few of stylish accessories can make your bathroom feel totally new. Add ease and me-time to your days with matching accessories or browse the IKEA Spring catalogue for bathroom furniture and inspiration.

Open 24/7: small bathroom for big family
Open 24/7: small bathroom for big family

A bathroom is where all your days start end end. But how to make a small-space bathroom work for smooth daily rituals and all family's needs? It's easier than you might think, actually. Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.

Just the two of us: one-room apartment for two
Just the two of us: one-room apartment for two

Welcome to the conscious home of a big-hearted man who always puts his little boy front and centre. Throughout their small city apartment, dad has set up resourceful DIY solutions for play, learning, and cuddling. How to create a healthy and sustainable home with limited means? Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.

Bold changes for less: storage solutions
Bold changes for less: storage solutions

Determined to combat the clutter? Start with the bedroom. If you have a non-standard room (living in an open space or sharing a bedroom with children), you will definitely need non-standard storage solutions. Our flexible and easy-to-move clothes racks, shelving units and other storage heroes might just be the answer to your daily routines and organising resolutions.

Mission: Bedroom
Mission: Bedroom

Dark or bright, big or small, set up in a living room or in the attic – whatever your bedroom is, with musts like a mattress and bed linen to helpers like curtains and a nightstand, you can tailor-make a space so energising you’ll skip that morning coffee. However, if you feel that your bedroom could be a little bit better, the upcoming spring is a great time for change.

Quick and easy no-drill bathroom updates
Quick and easy no-drill bathroom updates

Upgrade your bathroom without getting the power tools out thanks to the new range of TISKEN suction accessories, and use the smart new RABBLA moisture-proof boxes to add extra storage when space is limited.

Three stylish ways to redo your bedroom
Three stylish ways to redo your bedroom

Sleep in style! Here we show two completely different ways to spruce up your bedroom for spring – and what you need to create each look.

Bring the spring home: pastel palette and minimalism
Bring the spring home: pastel palette and minimalism

Meet the upcoming spring and bring some new colours to your life and home. This year, rely on pastel palette and minimalism: apply the GODMORGON furniture to your bathroom, discover the PLATSA storage solutions for bedroom, and fill up your heart with freedom and peace.

Bathroom in colours of spring
Bathroom in colours of spring

If upgrading the bathroom is your resolution for this year, IKEA can help you implement it without spending much money or time. Start from small alterations, such as EKOLN bathroom accessories or a new bright-coloured bath towel.

Bedroom interior: bold changes for less
Bedroom interior: bold changes for less

With springtime just around the corner, most of us want to change the mood of our homes. So we are here to share bundles of ideas that are bold, functional affordable, and easy to apply.

Celebrating BILLY – the original shelfie bookcase
Celebrating BILLY – the original shelfie bookcase

BILLY is more than storage, it’s a chance at self-expression that makes each bookcase as unique as its owner. As BILLY turns 40, celebrate with new colours and accessories.

Just the two of us: how to save space in small bathroom
Just the two of us: how to save space in small bathroom

Would you like to upgrade your bathroom? We are here for you. To find more space-saving bathroom furniture, functional storage solutions and new inspiration for a sustainable and kid-friendly home, browse the IKEA Spring catalogue.

Open 24/7: a busy family apartment
Open 24/7: a busy family apartment

Life happens around the clock. Especially when you live in an urban apartment and have children of different ages. But can you create a functional home for a family of four that meets all their different needs? For sure. Browse the IKEA Spring catalogue to get inspired.