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 fibres
“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 fibres in toned-down colours – 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.
For more inspiration, click to go to Part II.
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.
Interior designer: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Martin Inger
Writer: Henrik Annemark