Bring your vacation home with IKEA this summer using these design tips

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Summer is finally here, and while some of us may be packing our bags for a long-awaited vacation, others may find themselves spending more time at home. Don’t let the heat get you down this season — your summer vacation shouldn’t require jetting off to a tropical destination and it surely doesn’t have to compromise the comfort of a cool space. Turn your attention to IKEA for your next home upgrade and instantly transform it into paradise, without spending a fortune!

With a little creativity, elevating your furniture can make all the difference in giving you the best summer experience yet. Perhaps you’ve been yearning for a fresh look in your living space or hoping to create a cozy outdoor retreat to soak up the sun.

Fortunately, IKEA has tons of options at unbeatable prices for you to explore. With an extensive catalog, their products are not only stylish and affordable, but also highly functional and can be used in a variety of ways to fit your unique space.

Whether you’re looking to entertain guests or just simply relax, discover how a few simple design upgrades can turn your home into the ultimate summer getaway.

Create a tropical-inspired living room

Match the vibes of the season by incorporating some bright decor into your living space. Change up the textiles scattered throughout your home to warm tones like yellows, oranges, and pinks.

Imagine having sunlight peek through the multicolor SÄCKMAL Curtains (₱1,590), seeping into your home and giving you that dose of Vitamin D to get you through the day. Having vibrant colors in constant eyesight can be just what you need to perk up your mood.

Bring the summertime vibes indoors with furniture that allows you to relax and match the easy-going energy. IKEA’s selection of chairs are perfect for lounging. Add some colorful GURLI Cushion Covers (₱200) on your throw pillows, and the TIPHEDE Rug (₱590) to complete the look.

Create an outdoor oasis

If you have a backyard, hosting a summer barbecue party is a must. The HYLLIS Shelf (₱990) is perfect for prepping for a cookout. And don’t forget to set up some comfortable seating using the IKEA NÄMMARÖ Outdoor Furniture Series, so your guests can relax and enjoy the festivities.

If you have a balcony, no matter how small, you can transform it into a cozy outdoor space where you can relax and enjoy the warm summer breeze. Start by adding some greenery, like potted plants and herbs, to liven up the area. Then, create a seating area using the TÄRNÖ Set (₱3,790). The foldable table and chairs are perfect for small spaces, and the acacia wood material is durable and weather-resistant.

Whether you’re looking for a comfortable outdoor lounge chair, a dining set for al fresco meals, or a set of garden lights to create a cozy ambiance, IKEA has something for you.

Maximize your space with storage solution systems

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Summer is the perfect time to whip up some refreshing drinks and delicious snacks. Make the most out of your kitchen space by organizing it with smart storage solutions. The RISATORP Utility Cart (₱3,990) is perfect for storing your fruits and vegetables, while the VARIERA Box (₱200) is great for organizing your pantry items.

If you’re looking to declutter your living space and create more room for relaxation and entertainment, then IKEA’s storage catalog is the way to go. From bookshelves and cabinets to storage boxes and baskets, IKEA has a variety of products that can help you keep your space tidy and organized.

Add some greenery to contrast the city life

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Adding some greenery to your living space is a great way to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. IKEA offers a variety of planters that are perfect for indoor and outdoor use. From hanging planters to small herb pots, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Don’t have a green thumb? No problem, because IKEA has over a hundred different artificial plants for you to check out as well. 

Optimize your entertainment space

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Take advantage of the longer summer days by giving your recreation area a little TLC.

For those looking to curl up with a good book, IKEA has a variety of comfortable furniture options that can help create the perfect reading nook. From comfortable armchairs and sofas to floor cushions and rugs, you can easily create a cozy space for reading and relaxation.

Add some ambient lighting to compliment your home entertainment system. IKEA has a wide selection of light fixtures to choose from that you can easily add to your walls to take summer nights-in to the next level.

Why not take advantage of the summer months to create a comfortable and inviting space that you’ll love spending time in? With some thoughtful planning, you can elevate your home and make the most of the sunny season. 

Shop IKEA online at, or visit their store at the Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila. For more information and updates, check out IKEA on Facebook and Instagram. BrandRoom/LA

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