This is living.
As we embrace the Danish concept hygge and explore the Japanese art of tidying-up, it is clear we are, perhaps more than ever before, embracing the healing power our homes possess. IKEA Australia understands the challenge we face when trying to create a home that fulfils the needs of the soul as well as the practical needs we face every day. For example, the challenge of designing a home study that nurtures and feeds your creative spirit while still doing all the practical things we require of a study—such as providing plenty of natural light and easy, accessible storage opportunities.
For the first time ever, IKEA’s team of interior designers worked with local Australian families to teach them practical styling solutions they can apply to their homes. Working with ten families around Australia, the interior designers uncovered four simple ways families of all kinds—whether homeowners, renters, double-income with kids, or young corporate couples—can make the most of their space.
Get creative with your layout
Consider how the space is used and how you can play with dimension.
Create impact with colour
Your home is personal and unique to you, and the colours and furnishings you use are a reflection of this. Embrace a clean, neutral colour palette with pops of colour to create contrast.
Don’t forget about lighting
Natural light is ideal in your living spaces, so where possible ensure you are embracing light from windows and doors. When using artificial lighting, experiment with different layers—overhead, lamps, ambient lighting—to create lighting that is versatile enough to keep up with whatever you are doing.
Let your personality shine
Adding the personal touches are what really make a house your home. Unpack the family photos, display the treasures you found abroad, and embrace greenery and nature. All of these things will help make your home feel more personal and unique to you.
To help you elevate your living space to the Insta-worthy pad you’ve been dreaming of, Style Magazines has teamed up with IKEA Australia to award one lucky Style reader with an incredible prize: a $1500 voucher to be used in-store at IKEA Australia.
1 x $1500 voucher to be used at IKEA Australia
Total Value: $1500
One entry per person. Not transferable. Not redeemable for cash. Entrants agree to be contacted by Style and their specific competition partners. Entrants must be Brisbane residents unless otherwise stipulated. The promoter’s choice of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prize is valid subject to availability.