Ask an IKEA interior designer: home style on a budget!

How do you create an attractive yet functional home with not much money to spare? It’s a pressing question that so many of us have – and fortunately, IKEA interior designers are perfectly poised to answer it.

Discover organic, nature-inspired shapes

First things first: a busy space needs something that brings in a sense of calm. Think nature-inspired textiles, leaf motif cushions finished by hand and affordable accessories in organic shapes.

Chic, black metal for the win

The sleek silhouette of a black metal cabinet will give a minimalist touch to the busiest small space. Even better, look for glass doors to enhance visual interest and easy accessibility to whatever is inside.

Get the utilitarian design look

Exposed bulbs and pared back pieces made from light wood have an industrial and unfinished – but very stylish – appeal to them. Layer with artwork, rugs and accessories for a contemporary take that is super comfortable, too.

Go with natural materials

Create quiet cohesion in a busy space with a palette of natural, tactile materials. Try woven rattan chairs or jute floor coverings to bring a natural vibe that feels wonderful to the touch.

Personalise your home

Whether you enjoy the raw finish or opt to paint them a colour, these pieces help you create a space that feels like it’s tailored to you – and on your own budget.

It’s all in the design details

Spruce up your space with one or two budget-friendly pieces that make an impact.
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Written by : IKEA
Translated by : Ayu Nindyakirana

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