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An exciting new IKEA® shopping experience in Manhattan

City living may have its challenges, but planning for it just got easier.

The Upper East Side Planning Studio features inspirational room settings focused on helping customers discover products and solutions suited for city living. The IKEA Planning Studio is where you can get one-on-one help with kitchen design, bedroom projects, small space living solutions and so much more. Purchases made at the Planning Studio will be conveniently delivered to your home.

Helping hands for small space living design projects

Need expert advice on your home renovation and refresh projects? You can make a free appointment with an IKEA home planner or IKEA kitchen planner who can help bring all your home design dreams to life.

The Planning Studio is significantly smaller than our traditional blue box stores, but is a brand new way for customers to experience and interact with IKEA.

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Location & Hours


999 Third Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10022

Upper East Side opening hours:

  • Mon — Fri: 10:00am — 8:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am — 8:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am — 8:00pm
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Design ideas for better living

Need help finding ideas for your studio apartment or brownstone?

From organizing your bedroom to refreshing your bathroom, and hosting dinner parties to creating a cozier living room, IKEA Ideas is your source for design inspiration, including challenges when you live in a smaller space.

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The IKEA Planning studio will feature a wide range of smart home design solutions for small living spaces and New York City homes. Customers can order IKEA products online at the Planning Studio and book a free design appointment with one of our expert co-workers.

Products ordered at the Planning Studio will be delivered to your home. Or talk to our Planning Studio coworkers about other options for getting your products.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returned items at the Planning Studio. But items purchased there can be conveniently returned by contacting our Customer Service Center at 888-888-IKEA to arrange for a furniture pickup or parcel return.

Unfortunately, at this time, the planning studio does not offer food.

Yes, we do have baby change facilities in our customer restrooms.

We will be cashless, but all other options available in the store will be valid in the studio (gift card, debit and credit).

Yes, we sell gift cards at the Planning Studio.

The planning appointment slots range from 1-2 hours, based on the complexity of the planning. Details of your specific appointment will be shown during online booking.

When you book an appointment, we will ask you a few questions to help prepare for your planning session. We may also suggest that you take measurements or bring other supporting documents with you.

We encourage everyone to visit our Planning Studio whether you have an appointment or not. We do have “self-planning” areas on our showroom and planning floors that will be assisted by consultants. These consultants will also sign customers up for the next available planning appointment.

There are some differences between the services available in a planning studio and a traditional store. We offer free planning appointments. Based on availability, walk-in appointment slots may be available. We also offer delivery, finance, and assembly for a fee.

Yes! IKEA FAMILY members get discounts and other benefits associated with the IKEA FAMILY program, however the Planning Studio does not have the same facilities as a traditional IKEA store, such as food and Småland.

Planning Studio: Upper East Side, NYC

We are excited to open the first IKEA Planning Studio in New York City! This unique shopping format allows you to design your smaller living space in a city or urban environment with the help of an IKEA coworker. The difference is that instead of taking home products with you, you discover your look and style for your living space, design it with the help of an IKEA associate, and then have the products shipped directly to your residence.

Whether you’re looking for a new sofa, bedroom decorations, a new bedroom set or any other IKEA furniture or furnishings, the IKEA Planning Studio in Upper East Side, NYC allows you to experience everything you’re interested in, along with the convenience of designing your specific look and having it shipped directly to you. As a reminder: you cannot purchase items to take home from the Planning Studio that day, but you can absolutely have them shipped to your home.

Visit our IKEA Planning Studio at 999 3rd Ave New York, NY 10022, or schedule an appointment with our booking tool. Let IKEA help re-imagine your city living space today!