25 Cool Decorating Tricks from IKEA ’14 Catalog

The new 2014 IKEA catalog is now online in the US, and with it a heap of fresh new ideas and tricks to make decorating smarter and easier. Did you know their new app now has augmented reality built in so you can look to see what a piece of furniture might look like in a specific room in your home? Cool, huh? And as tradition holds here, I always like to find what cool decorating tricks and ideas they have hidden in their catalog. It always takes a few flip-throughs to catch them all, and as someone mentioned to me in the comments section once, the IKEA catalog is like an adult version of the Christmas Wish Book. Always lots of little nuggets to be uncovered. Let’s take a look at a few, shall we?

  • Let’s check it out! 1 of 25
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  • No Sofa? 2 of 25
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    Sometimes a space doesn't make sense to have a sofa. Use soft rugs and lots of cushions instead.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Get Away From it All 3 of 25
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    Placing a rocking chair in front of a window can help you get away from it all without even leaving the house.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Create a Tranquil Spot 4 of 25
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    Create a tranquil spot in the middle of a room with the help of some curtains to make things private.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Small Space Tranquility 5 of 25
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    Create tranquility in small spaces where different spaces meet (like a living room, dining and work area) by cooridnating the colors.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Create Separate Spaces in One Room 6 of 25
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    Create separate focus spaces in one room by putting two sofas back to back.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Create Balance 7 of 25
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    Create balance and unity by placing furniture in a symmetrical way.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Easy to Find Storage 8 of 25
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    Saving time finding things is always helpful, and this tip on storing things in transparent containers makes for an easy to find solution.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Mix and Match 9 of 25
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    They say if you love it, it will work. So mix and match to your heart's content if it makes you happy — it'll always work!

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Create Storage 10 of 25
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    Create clever storage solutions in a small space by adding pieces here and there to create one big solution. Just keep things color coordinated to maintain that unified look.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Tiny Storage Works Too 11 of 25
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    Storage containers, big or small, always come in handy, and this tiny solution works well for the little's books and things.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Small Space Unity 12 of 25
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    When a small space is the only option, like this room where eight rooms are all combined, create a unified feeling by keeping things all one color.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Make Focal Points for the Littles Too 13 of 25
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    Placing a sitting area alongside the books creates a perfect focal point to keep the little focused.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Small Kitchen Storage 14 of 25
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    A small kitchen gets a load of clever storage solutions by taking notes from industrial kitchens, making things handy and accessible but still out of the way.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Small Space Baby + Parents Room 15 of 25
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    As many young familes save up for a bigger home, they have to create space for baby in the parents' room. Here is a solution that fits the crib and changing table easily.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Temporary Wall Style 16 of 25
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    Covering a wall in fabric is a clever temporary solution to decorating a space with style. Choose bright and vibrant fabrics to show your personal flair.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Create Space Outdoors 17 of 25
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    Create a private space outdoors using screens and a carpet.  This solution is made even more fun using IVAR side units covered in various fabrics.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Hang Curtains for Extra Storage 18 of 25
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    When storage is limited, create your own by placing a curtain rod a foot or so away from the wall. The curtains can cover the entire wall if needed.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Work and Play 19 of 25
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    When working at home, create a children's play area nearby. You and your kids can continue to be together in work and play.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • More Storage Space 20 of 25
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    Here's another space-saving idea using the curtain and storage idea.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Make it Mobile 21 of 25
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    Make storage mobile so you can wheel it to where it needs to go and then put it back when needed.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Create Flexible Seating 22 of 25
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    Using a large flexible sectional sofa, create space as you need it — in a circle, corner or straight. A great idea for entertaining.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Go Relaxed 23 of 25
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    Get the relaxed feeling by using cabinets that are stand alone, creating a space that looks casual yet comfortable.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Room Divider 24 of 25
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    A book case makes for a great room divider.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

  • Rooms with a Rom 25 of 25
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    When sharing a room, it's always nice to go to a space that is privately yours. Here a curtain is used to separate the space.

    See the new 2014 catalog here.

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