This month’s IKEA launch (how is it already October?!) is all about bringing the beauty of nature indoors. The look contrasts the cosy wool textures and natural elements typical of Scandinavian design with a rustic, industrial style.
There’s two gorgeous rugs under $250, celebrated British designer Ilse Crawford has created bonfire-scented candles and the table with storage ladder is one of the most versatile pieces we’ve seen in a long time; perfect for today’s ever-changing and multipurpose homes.
Here’s our pick of what’s new…
ÄPPLARYD two-seater sofa
ÄPPLARYD is a sophisticated new sofa family – available in different sizes and colours – made with calm and comfort in mind. Its steel legs and clean lines give the sofa a balanced silhouette, while its soft cushions and tactile covers make it perfect for whiling away evenings indoors.
The rich cushions use pocket springs that mould to your shape for extra comfort, as well as being long-lasting and using less foam. What’s more, its covers are made of recycled polyester – a better option for the planet. Stylish, serene and taking steps to be more sustainable. From $799.
BEHJÄRTAD scented candle in ceramic pot
The new season is all about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere indoors, with elements borrowed from the natural world. A member of the BEHJÄRTAD range in collaboration with British designer Ilse Crawford, this bonfire-scented candle captures the mood perfectly. In ceramic containers, available in muted tones of dark brown and grey. $6 and $10.
HÅVERUD table with storage ladder
It’s like a pop-up work-from-home spot!
As our living spaces in urban settings get smaller, we need furniture that adapts to our specific needs and requirements. Be it for dining, studying, preparing food or your latest craft project, the HÅVERUD table is designed with versatility in mind.
With a counter-height table and a metal storage ladder, its flexible, compact design makes it a smart option for smaller living spaces, and multifaceted homes
and lifestyles alike. You’ll be inspired to take up a new hobby and get to work! $159.
SVÄRDBORG handmade, flatwoven rug
IKEA rugs have always been amazing value. With its chunky wool texture, the new SVÄRDBORG will not only provide cosiness underfoot but it’s a good-looker too. Handmade by skilled craftspeople in India and Bangladesh with good working conditions and fair wages, each SVÄRDBORG rug is a one-of-a-kind beauty. It has a tactile, pebble-like appearance, flecked with neutral-coloured yarns that have been added by hand into the weave. $249.
VAMDRUP flatwoven rug
IKEA pay homage to traditional Scandinavian handicraft with the new VAMDRUP rug. Made of warm and durable natural fibres– 100% wool, with the warp made from 100% cotton from more sustainable sources – the pattern was designed by Maria Vinka. Inspired by the historical “Munkabälte’’ weaving pattern, this eye-catching rug offers a contemporary update on tradition with bold motifs in warm and neutral tones. Handwoven by skilled artisans in India in organised weaving centres with good working conditions and fair wages, each rug’s pattern is unique in its own way. This ensures that no two products are the same. $249.
STORSLINGA LED chandelier
Sure to become a contemporary classic! With a clean, black metal frame and distinct lighting design, STORSLINGA, a new eight-arm pendant lamp, offers a contemporary update on the chandelier. The globe-shaped heads are made from high quality plastic resembling glass. The LED light emits a clear and even glow, making it suitable for atmospheric dining areas, as well as everyday workstations. The lamp’s slim design makes it a perfect choice for smaller living spaces. $95.