It is that time of year again – the new IKEA catalogue is here! For many Scandinavian interior lovers (and I am one of them) this is a big release we wait pretty much all year for, a great thing to look forward too when summer comes to an end. Through the catalogue, the beloved Swedish home furnishing brand gives us a peak into their new products and ideas, and I always find it a great source of inspiration for my own home. That is why I wanted to share my 10 best new arrivals from the 2021 IKEA catalogue with you.
This year’s edition of the annual IKEA catalogue actually marks its 70th birthday, the first catalogue was published in Sweden in 1950! To give it that extra special feeling, IKEA have this time turned it into an inspirational handbook full of budget-friendly tips, hands-on ideas, new exciting products as well as those familiar favourites we all love too. In addition, this edition focus on sustainability and we see a lot more sustainable materials such as wood, rattan, recycled cotton and linen which is great. I also love that this year we see a lot more colour along with the more neutral Scandinavian look of-course.
“Life at home has never been as important as it is today. We know that to most people living is synonymous with small space living. It’s not always a choice or just a temporary thing. More people have even more limited budgets today,” says Caroline Hjertström, Range Communication Manager, Ikea Communications. “That’s why most of the solutions featured in this year’s catalogue are accessible for people with small budgets and for small spaces.”
Let’s dive into the best new arrivals from the new 2021 catalogue:
1 Nävlinge pendant lamp
With its minimal design that blends into the room, the new Nävlinge pendant lamp is easy to use anywhere in the home – and it also provide good, glare-free light. I like that it has a timeless yet modern look that will fit into most homes, and especially like it as seen here used in a pair in different hanging heights over a dining table.
2 Lindbyn mirror
This was already a new favourite from me even before I saw the catalogue – I actually purchased it for my bathroom not that long ago (which I will share a before and after of soon here on the blog). The Lindbyn mirror is sleek and beautiful with its simple, thin black frame. It can be used everywhere in the home. Available in different shapes as you can see below.
3 Gladelig ceramic set
This is another pick I already loved and have used a lot lately, I have the bowls in both sizes as well as the mugs in my kitchen (and might need to get the plates too…) The beautiful sandy-glazed surface on the Gladelig ceramic series turns every meal into pure joy. With its clean classic shapes and a strong crafted look, they have a timeless feel with a unique and decorative design. I also have to add that they are so comfy to use , I tend to reach for the coffee mugs most days now because they are just the perfect for hygge moment.
4 Vardagen pot
A good quality pot is a must-have in any kitchen, and I think the new Vardagen pot with lid (which literals means everyday) looks great! This cookware in cast iron spreads heat evenly and is perfect for lovingly cooked dishes on cooktops and in ovens. Tasty just like old times – and durable year after year. The Vardagen set is also available as casseroles and frying pans – both in two different sizes as well as a grill pan.
5 Strusk wall clock
I don’t know about you, but I have a bit of a soft spot for a nicely designed wall clock… This new Strusk wall clock is minimal yet have that extra little something about it. The black and grey details makes it an elegant addition to your home. I really like the way it looks on a busy gallery wall like here, I might have to steal that idea ;)
6 Misterhult lamp
The new Misterhult lamp is available as both a table lamp and pendant version, and it is simply a great way to add a natural touch to your home. The idea with the design was to make a lamp with a minimal environmental footprint. By letting bamboo, that otherwise would be discarded, enhance the lamp’s expression, IKEA harness the plant more than twice as much. It also creates quite a cozy atmosphere with its soft light. Great right?
7 Dytåg linen curtains
The new Dytåg curtains adds a soft and delicate feeling to your home. They are made of a durable linen fabric with a simple and timeless look that ages with beauty. The natural material feels cool and crisp, but gets softer every time you use and wash it. Light is key in any room,and these sheer curtains offer control of the view, a beautiful filter for sunlight, and a ton of style. You can hang the curtains on a curtain rod through the hidden tabs or with rings and hooks.
8 Tufjord upholstered bedframe
The new Tufjord bed will make you long for bedtime. The headboard’s embracing curves help you to unwind, and make lazy mornings spent in bed even cosier. And the soft, textured upholstery enhances the comfy feel, and the velvet with a beautiful lustre adds a luxurious feel. I love the soft blue as well as the deep green – both colours that reminds me of the stunning Scandinavian nature.
9 Ivar storage combination with doors
Ivar is a classic design from IKEA, but I love the new Ivar storage combination with doors! With these bamboo doors you can easily hide some wooden shelves in your storage combination – and give it a new look. You can also replace the bamboo weave in the middle with a picture. So clever and a nice new addition to this timeless and affordable piece.
10 Buskbo plant stand
How cute is this new Buskbo plant stand? It is made of hand-woven rattan, a living material that makes each plant stand unique. IKEA actually works together with experienced weavers who shape the rattan vines to functional products. The cooperation means you can have handmade furniture in your own home – created by man and nature together! Sturdy and decorative with a natural look, a great way to invite nature into your home and so decorative.
This moodboard below with colours and textures from the new catalogue is full of rich, earthy tones and natural materials showing us how to get a cozy and calm look in our home. It is making me excited for autumn and winter, darker days and lots of hyggelig moments at home!
What do you think of the new products? Have they also inspired you to do a little home update for 2021? I think I need to go to the store to browse these very soon – a good excuse to eat meatballs too right ;)
Want to see more? Browse the full 2021 IKEA catalogue here, or pick up a printed version in your local store.
// Photo credit: IKEA