IKEA is already setting 2017's furniture trends in its new catalogue
When it comes to affordable, stylish furniture, there’s always that one brand that comes to mind. Yes, it’s IKEA, the Swedish giant that’s furnished many a college dorm and first home-away-from-home. But while most of us associate the boldly blue-and-yellow branded company with stark, utilitarian, but kind of quirky furniture, IKEA’s new catalogue for 2017 shows that they’re moving in a gentler direction, all while keeping to their same overall mission: Good design for everyone.
Their kitchen spread is filled with the same white, easy-to-assemble gear that they’re known for, but the details (and lighting) are what make this pretty eye-catching instead of, y’know, catalogue boring:
Like, I could easily see these cutting boards on sale at a local vintage market, but IKEA’s version probably won’t low-key always smells like vinegar and/or something else pungent:
That pastel yellow cabinet! That screen! It’s always a good idea to build a room around your statement/coolest piece of furniture, but the understated tones in this room setup make it easy to go bolder with more pieces:
We really love the below loft spread, which acknowledges that there are a lot of folks out there living without the formal room/home organization that a house provides:
Check out the full catalogue here, and if you worry that the above shots are a little staid for the company that wholeheartedly embraces its Swedish meatballs, don’t worry; they know that they (and their fans) can be a little weird: