Ideas and inspiration

Ask a designer: a studio apartment fit for a family
Ask a designer: a studio apartment fit for a family

“My family and I have just moved into a loft apartment, and we just don’t know where to begin! How do we turn this open space into a home?”. Internal walls do a lot of work for us, but even without them, we can create a wonderful home. According to interior designer Annette Ydholm, it all comes down to zones for different activities, smart storage ideas and creating privacy where and when we need it.

Any space will do: making a bedroom to call your own
Any space will do: making a bedroom to call your own

Just like the people who inhabit them, no two bedrooms are completely alike. Small and cosy to large and lofty, storage, lighting, colour and texture are all you really need to make your bedroom a space you’ll always be pleased to enter.

Let’s try something different: a kitchen and dining area to share
Let’s try something different: a kitchen and dining area to share

Step into a communal kitchen that does it all. Filled with laughter, flavours and personal touches, it’s still a practical, hard-working space with all the equipment and room needed to get the dinner party started.

Ask a designer: sharing with housemates in style
Ask a designer: sharing with housemates in style

“I’m sharing an apartment with friends but we’re struggling to combine our aesthetics. How do we make our space beautiful while still expressing each of our interests?” There are many wonderful advantages to living with others, but combining households can come with some décor challenges. Luckily, IKEA interior designer Hans Blomquist has some brilliant tips and tricks to share when it comes to making a beautiful, cohesive space by mixing, matching and finding common ground.

Making memories together in a shared living space
Making memories together in a shared living space

Life gets busy, deadlines pile up and before you know it, another week has flown by. For these three, it didn’t take much discussion to decide that their living room needed to be the antithesis of life beyond their shared apartment. This is a space for connection: home to inspiring imagery, inviting textiles and – most importantly – endless restorative giggle sessions.

Our home away from home: a stylish shared apartment
Our home away from home: a stylish shared apartment

It started with an ad online: “Two young professionals seeking a third flatmate to share their delightful two-bedroom apartment.” And here they are now: three women from different corners of the globe, exploring a big, new city with their eclectic, colourful one-too-few bedroomed apartment as their much-loved home base.

Powered by sunshine: testing green delivery in Vilnius
Powered by sunshine: testing green delivery in Vilnius

This summer, we are starting to test the home delivery of online orders in Vilnius, using the world's first cargo bike that allows goods to be delivered with the clean energy of the sun. 

Solo zones: creating private bedrooms in a loft apartment
Solo zones: creating private bedrooms in a loft apartment

When living and sharing an open plan loft apartment, making space for some much-needed alone time can be tricky. Never to turn down a challenge, this family of four have achieved the seemingly impossible by making space for each member of their household to enjoy time on their own, all thanks to the clever use of zones.

One wall to store it all: storage in an open plan kitchen
One wall to store it all: storage in an open plan kitchen

Nors šiuose namuose gyvena tikri stalo žaidimų ir dėlionių entuziastai, sudėtingiausias jų iki šiol spręstas galvosūkis buvo rasti vietos daiktams nedideliame lofto stiliaus bute. Stokodami vietos ant grindų, jie nutarė išnaudoti sienas. Ir taip jų atviro tipo virtuvė tapo įspūdinga daiktų saugykla.

Studio on the move: a flexible living room studio design
Studio on the move: a flexible living room studio design

The arena of fierce chess battles, series binging, novel devouring and dinner gobbling. Welcome to the hardworking heart of this family of four’s home: their ultra-flexible, configure-which-ever-way-you-please living area.




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