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6 ways to express yourself

Learn how to organise an unexpected place in your home into a personal display spot bursting with YOU.

A home DJ-station uses EKET cabinets in light orange for record storage.
A home DJ-station uses EKET cabinets in light orange for record storage.
IKEA FABRIKÖR glass-door cabinet displays decorative & cosy items in a living room.

1. Curate a chic display. Keep your collectable and special items in a glass-door cabinet to keep them safe while showing them off. A display cabinate can bring a spot of interest to an otherwise empty corner.

2. Hang a clock collage. Whether you’re a hard core clock collector, or just need a friendly reminder (hello time optimists), why not set up a clock wall? Just hang a mix of different styles and sizes around a fixed straight line to create a funky frame.

 IKEA EKET wall storage cubes around a BESTA TV unit. In various colours

3. Set up a lounge and listen spot. Use a couple of cube storage boxes mounted to the wall to form a collectable and music space. Fancy a dance? Turn off the light, switch on a side light, and pump up the volume.

 IKEA KALLAX in a light room with a gallery wall above

4. Show off your passion. Create a customised display with a shelving unit and inserts. All your collectables in one showstopping display. Then spotlight your artwork in a fun gallery design to create the perfect focal point. 

White IKEA KUGGIS storage boxes with lids stacked on a grey wood floor.

5. Exhibit your travel souvenirs. You don’t always need special furniture to create a display. Present city guides on a chair and put findings from your adventures in stackable boxes with lids on the floor. Watch it grow organically as your mileage adds up.

An IKEA BRIMNES storage unit in dark blue is filled with all-sorts of collectables.

6. Put your bookcase to work. Choose a sturdy bookcase that can pull off a beautiful display AND store your collectables. Glass doors show them off and protect them from dust. Pretty boxes and store accessories keep the interest inside.

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.