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Get the end-of-summer look

Get a sense of the season’s trending interior styles and learn how to bring them into your home. Here we focus on colors and materials.

The end-of-summer look is characterized by soft pastels, natural materials and minimalistic lines, like in this collage of light wood, textile fibers and ceramics.
The end-of-summer look is characterized by soft pastels, natural materials and minimalistic lines, like in this collage of light wood, textile fibers 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.”

The end-of-summer look is characterized by soft pastels, natural materials and minimalistic lines, like in this collage of light wood, textile fibers and ceramics.

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.”

Elin Stierna, a star of an interior designer.
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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.
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Elin Stierna, IKEA interior designer

The thin lines and glass panes of a SAMMANHANG display box make a stage for whatever you place in, on or beside it. Here visualised by a handful of glass beads and an INDUSTRIELL vase.

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 warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Martin Inger
Writer: Henrik Annemark