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Get the end-of-summer look, part I

Get a sense of the season’s trending interior styles and learn how to bring them into your home. Here we focus on colours and materials – see Part II for textures and patterns.

A collage of light wood, textiles and ceramics.
A collage of light wood, textiles and ceramics.

Create your own bubble of calm and comfort

IKEA interior designer Elin Stierna helps us capture the essence of current trends: “Let your living room be a sanctuary, a place for relaxation. Furnishing with fewer items helps create a calm, and calming space. Also, mixing different materials and finishes adds comfort in both look and feel.”

Details, blond wood and fibers

“Simplicity is an effective tool”, says Elin. “With fewer things in a room, the details play a greater role for the style as a whole. Even these downplayed, simple accents – round shapes, blond wood, ceramics and natural fibers in toned-down colors – combine to create a unified, strong expression.”

Giving your home a style boost doesn’t take much. You can even start by taking objects away. It makes the room easier to take in – and the details stand out.

Elin Stierna, IKEA interior designer

Thin lines to let the light in

Furniture in minimalistic design with thin lines adds a lightness to the space. Filling the shelves sparsely highlights the peaceful effect, and enables daylight to really reach across the 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: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Martin Inger
Writer: Henrik Annemark