There's no such thing as too much space for homeowners in Singapore. Unless you're into Marie Kondo's decluttering philosophy, your possessions will probably occupy all corners of your home. According to an insight presented in IKEA’s 2017 Life at Home report, 54% of Singaporeans feel that having 'too much stuff' is the single biggest cause of stress.
This is especially so within the bedroom, where the lack of space in our homes has resulted in 66% of Singaporeans retreating to their bedrooms—the only space where they find moments of individual presence. Thus, proper storage solutions are essential to keep belongings out of sight (and out of mind).
No fear. We can always rely on IKEA to maintain both physical and visual orderliness in our abode. The Swedish furniture retailer's extra catalogue for the current calendar year focuses more on transforming small spaces into smart spaces. Breaking down into five home settings relevant to the Singaporean context of small space living, the catalogue profiles a family of five living together in a small apartment with two bedrooms, the mature single who values quality, two singles in their 20s and 30s living in small studio apartments, a couple with a newborn moving into an older apartment, and a single father raising his young child in a small apartment.
Bet you're excited to revamp your bedroom with IKEA's affordable home-storage solutions now.
The extra IKEA Catalogue is now available to browse in-store and digitally at IKEA.sg/catalogue. Users can save their favourite products, create shopping lists, or download a pdf version for browsing.
IKEA Art Event 2019
Although known for its clever home furnishing goods, IKEA also collaborates with notable artists yearly to create products that democratize art. Now into its fifth edition, this year's IKEA Art Event sees eight leading contemporary creatives design rugs that correspond to their individual aesthetic. So why rugs? It integrates tapestry art, rug handicraft, avant-garde fashion, street culture and modern design.
The limited-edition collection of handmade off-the-wall art pieces features art from Virgil Abloh (USA), Noah Lyons (USE), Seulgi Lee (Korea), Misaki Kawai (Japan), Supakitch (France), Chiaozza (USA), Filip Pagowski (Poland), Craig Green (UK). Made in wool or with other natural materials, only one of the rugs is machine-woven while craftsmen in India and Egypt handmade the others.
Here's a tip from an insider: All rug pieces except for Virgil Abloh's are available for sale at the IKEA Tampines store on a first-come-first-served basis, while stocks last. Purchases are only limited to one rug per customer.
If you are an IKEA Family member, you can win yourself the coveted "Keep Off" rug by Abloh or others rugs from the Art Event 2019 collection. From 16 – 20 May 2019, fill up the ballot form in-stores and express why you want to win the rug. Spending is not required.
There are a total of 16 rugs to be won:
• 9 rugs designed by Virgil Abloh
• 1 rug designed by Supakitch
• 1 rug designed by Seulgi Lee
• 1 rug designed by Craig Green
• 1 rug designed by Misaki Kawai
• 1 rug designed by Noah Lyon
• 1 rug designed by Chiaozza
• 1 rug designed by Filip Pagowski
Rugs from the IKEA Art Event 2019 will go on sale on 16 May at IKEA Tampines.