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Inspiration for your New Year home refresh

New IKEA project We Love Home explores what makes the space where we live a home – art, nature, colour and textiles all play a role. Jump start your January with this mood board and be inspired to use art to make home feel more like you!

A desk, drawer and chair in a home office set against a wall decorated with big splatters of different coloured paint.
A desk, drawer and chair in a home office set against a wall decorated with big splatters of different coloured paint.

Straight on the wall. Time to embrace your inner artist! Paint geometric shapes and define the outlines using sticky tape.

Creating shapes and clusters. Each individual picture isn’t so important, it’s the whole that creates impact. Try hanging pictures so tightly together that they are seen as a whole.

Collecting nature. Go outside, pick some lush greenery, frame it and put it on your walls. For the framing in this display, the backs of two frames were removed and the glass put together.

Clip it up for an easy change. Step away from traditional methods of hanging art and a world of possibilities opens up. Put up a wire with clips to hang your masterpieces on.

On a ledge. Use different depths of ledge. Here, the lower ledges are actually shelves. Play with the proportions of the art, layer it and change it as often as you like.

Turn the whole wall into a piece of art. From a collection of black and white photos to pages from your favourite book, make your wall into a collage.

We love home. Make your home reflect you, with inspiration from interiors stylists Emilia Ljungberg, Emma Lange and Emma Persson Lagerberg, including how-tos with colour, textiles and lighting. Then visit seven very personal homes with We Love Home’s art director and lead stylist Hans Blomquist to see how others have done it. Interestingly, they all claim you don’t need a lot of money to create a personal home.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Interior stylists: Emma Lange, Emilia Ljungberg, Emma Persson Lagerberg
Photographers: Debi Treolar, Sandra Werud, Johan Månsson, Mats Ekdahl, Oskar Falck, Daniel Wester