Guides to sustainable living
To live in a healthy, environmentally-friendly way is easier and more affordable than ever. These guides offer practical ideas that can make your home more sustainable – both to save you money and to help preserve precious resources.
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You can do everything yourself, but you don't have to
They say a house doesn’t make a home. And that’s wholeheartedly true. Because YOU do. Along with your memories, experiences, feelings, and thoughts. Your home is an extension of yourself, and your furniture should support that.
That’s why a sideboard isn’t just soulless storage. It’s a collector of memories. Where you keep precious souvenirs from your travels, and photos of your family. A kitchen shelf isn’t necessarily just for keeping utensils, but also a window into your culture and identity, keeping all the spices, cookbooks and decorations that make up your taste.
We have made it our purpose to have a wide range of affordable furniture available. All to make sure you, and your personality, can truly shine through in all aspects of your home.
Check out our selection in your nearby IKEA store in Canada or buy your furniture online from the comfort of your home.
The most crucial furniture for your living room
Many of our homely hours are spent in the centre of our homes: the living room. Endless movie and series marathons in front of the tv. Late-night gatherings with friends and family. Cozy Saturday brunches. They all take place here. And so, you need a furniture arrangement that is suited to all of those activities. Consider the space you have to work with, and the kind of furniture you think you might need.
If you have a larger living room, why not go all-in with a big sofa and make the room into a parlour for guests and entertainment. Get a matching coffee table and one or two armchairs for extra storage and seating. That way, there’s a comfy place for every one of your friends and family, and your home will look great too.
If you live in a smaller space, you might want to fit even more kinds of living inside your living room. Perhaps a daybed or a sofa bed is a better choice, so the room can double as a bedroom or guest room. Add a coffee table with storage, and a small pouffe instead of a bulky chair, and you’re sure to maximize the use of space. And you’ll still be able to fit several guests in there.
The core of your bedroom
The bed is destined to be at the centre of the bedroom. After all, we do spend a third of our life sleeping. But our well-being and ability to get a good night’s sleep isn’t entirely dependent on the bed. The overall interior and feel are equally important, as you want the bedroom to be a calm and soothing place. To achieve that, you can work with bedroom furniture in different colours and materials and add lots of textiles and bedding to create a cozy atmosphere.
Add a soft carpet so your feet can land on something warm in the mornings. Use layered curtains for that hotel feel, with light fabrics for privacy, as well as heavy ones for dim-out and sleep. Paint the walls in a peaceful colour. Darker ones are very popular and will help you relax, making it easier to fall asleep. Try adding elements of wood for a peaceful impression, like racks for your robe and clothes, or nightstands. Last but not least, make sure the room is de-cluttered. A messy bedroom can end up in a messy sleep. But now, you’re well on your way to catching some Z’s in peace.
Find everything you need for a calm, soothing bedroom in our Bedroom furniture section.
The heart of the kitchen
The heart of the kitchenMany believe the kitchen to be the heart of the home. And we agree! It’s where meals are prepared, where families gather throughout the day and where so much time, effort and love go into caring for those around you. So many everlasting memories are created here, through long and cozy breakfasts, romantic dinners and hazy, happy home parties. So how do you make sure your kitchen is as hearty as your memories? By creating something that you truly love.
Get those colourful and dashing kitchen cabinets that you’ve always dreamed of. Or that elegant and slick quartz countertop. Carefully choose those handles, faucets, and sinks that go perfect together. Put up that brass-coloured kitchen backsplash that you were afraid might be a little too much. It really doesn’t matter what you choose, as long as it reflects you.
Find everything you need for your new dream kitchen here.