Change the way you store - here’s how!

IKEA ideas stylist Therese painting a mural onto IVAR storage

Change the way you store - here’s how!

When you get down to it the idea of storage is pretty simple; your things + a place to put them and that’s pretty much it. We wanted to stretch that formula a bit in the Idea’s lab to show how storage can enhance your rooms style as well as be super functional, whatever your personality.

Grey METOD cabinet, open to show lighted storage space inside

1. SOMETIMES THE BIGGEST STATEMENT storage can make is by being almost invisible. We took these METOD kitchen cabinets and paired them with matching BODBYN doors to make this minimalist classic style.

2. STORAGE IS AN AMAZING WAY to put your personality on display too. We especially like using open storage like this BILLY bookcase to make a gallery using big pictures, books and personal objects. If you don’t want everything on show you can always use baskets on the shelves too.

IVAR cabinets with a painted mural on them in blue, white and pink.

3. BUT MAYBE THE FUNNEST WAY to personalise storage is by turning it into an artwork itself. Our stylist Therese went to town on these IVAR cabinets to make this mural that’s also functional storage too. The IVAR has an untreated surface so it’s easy to paint on, but what you really need is just a flat surface to work with.

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: Therese Ericsson
Photographer: Mats Ekdahl
Writer: James Rynd