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A few easy ways to light up your life

Different activities call for different types of lighting, so make sure your space is designed to fit your unique needs. Here’s how to light the way.

A multifunctional room with seating area, dining area, bookshelves and cabinets.
A multifunctional room with seating area, dining area, bookshelves and cabinets.

Picture lights

A stylish picture light will put some extra focus on your artwork while setting the mood at the same time.

Reading lamps

Place a dimmable bulb in your reading lamp to seamlessly switch between direct, bright light and more subtle mood lighting.

Cabinet lighting

Beloved books add a ton of character, so give them the attention they deserve by highlighting them with cabinet lighting. As a bonus, this low lighting also sets a mellow mood.

Dimmable dining pendant lamps

We like to place our pendant lamps 60 cm above the dining table to keep the light out of your eyes. An opal white bulb gives a soft, even glow.

Portable task lights

Light your way wherever you go, with a small and convenient LED lamp. Its sculptural design adds a cool touch to any space.

Close-up of an IKEA INDUSTRIELL pendant lamp shaped as a sphere.

Decorative lamps

Sometimes light sources function more as decorative touches. We love the cosy, comforting ambience this lamp gives.

Mood lighting

Feeling a little old school? Opt for less-expected but totally traditional light sources, like this dimmable lantern. It really brings the charm.

A seating area with string lights scattered around, to give a festive feeling.

Festive touches

String lights aren’t just for your outdoor space. Bring them inside to dress up your home for special occasions (or any old day, really).

A GIF showing the impact of different light sources in a multifunctional room.

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.

Made by
Interior designer: Christina Breeze
Photographer: Martin Inger
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson