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Meet the families on a mission to be more sustainable

    Inspired by the impact of our families? Join the Sustainable Everyday Living program of challenges for you and your household. Together, we can show that when we all make small changes, we make a big difference.

    37% of Australians are unsure what actions to take to be more sustainable.

    To help, our Life at Home experts co-created three sustainable homes with three unique households across Australia.

    In collaboration with the IKEA X UTS Future Living Lab at the University of Technology Sydney, the 12-month IKEA + you Greener Living Case studies focus on energy, water, wellbeing and overall carbon footprint as our four homes undergo a greener living transformation.


      A young Newcastle family striving for zero-waste

      Nestled in the regional city of Newcastle, Erika and David are raising two young children, Clark and Vera, to care for their environment.

      The children love to get involved with propagating plants, cooking and joining their parents when learning about sustainability.

      Around their home you’ll find an abundance of upcycled items including a worm farm, reclaimed brick garden bed and even an upcycled feature wall made from old floorboards.

      Erika and David worked with IKEA Interior Designer Amy to incorporate simple yet effective solutions to better manage waste and energy usage in the home. This included a new pantry and waste organisation solution, energy efficient LED lighting and window dressings to help conserve energy.

      Follow their journey on instagram @IKEA_GreenerLiving_Newcastle

        Meet our Sydney family passionate about urban farming

        Residing in Sydney’s south west, Nirosha, her husband Anil, their two daughters Charlotte and Georgina, plus dog Robert, are balancing their lifestyle where city meets urban farming.

        Living sustainably is key for Nirosha, where she strives to pass the message to her children through their favourite household activities - gardening, cooking and recycling!

        The family’s aquarium often doubles as a water source for their backyard and plants, which is rich in nutrients and good bacteria, promoting healthy, fast and lush growth.

        Our Interior designer Rizal worked closely with the family to add new ideas and sustainable solutions that easily work with their routines.

        Follow their journey on Instagram @IKEA_GreenerLiving_Sydney

          A family of 7 looking to do their part for the planet

          In a seaside suburb in Perth, you’ll find Rhonda and Johnny running a tight ship in their home, which caters to their four high school aged children, Cate, Bella, twins James and Ruby, her mother-in-law Jenny and two cats, Shadow and Tiger.

          Food waste and energy are most important to the family. Rhonda prides herself when it comes to meal preparation, making food from scratch and in bulk – bread, pasta, jams, sauces – to ensure no food goes to waste.

          Our Interior designer Rizal created the ultimate dream kitchen for any foodie, complete with a pantry, fridge and kitchen sink makeover. Plus, new solar panels will reduce the energy bills of this busy family.

          Follow their journey on Instagram @IKEA_GreenerLiving_Perth

          Inspired by the impact of our families? Join the Sustainable Everyday Living program of challenges for you and your household. Together, we can show that when we all make small changes, we make a big difference.

          Connect with other sustainable conscious consumers via our Sustainable Everyday Living Facebook Community Group.