IKEA conducted a survey of 22,000 people in 22 countries to determine what the future of our homes could be.
As a result, 6 visions of new concepts were presented, taking into account the growing trends, as well as technologies that are already changing our daily lives.
IKEA designers created living space models for the new catalog based on emerging demographic trends to address the problems of undersized living spaces in large cities. With each new model of the house, the company's specialists have tried to abandon the usual minimalist designs in order to develop colorful and functional spaces for life and self-expression.
More time with roommates amid later marriage
IKEA has unveiled an apartment where each roommate can inexpensively furnish their own living space to their own liking. For example, neighbors can buy unfinished wood furniture that they can paint themselves. One common wall in the living room is reserved for roommates to display their favorite posters or artwork.
Spaces specially created for young couples
In another model apartment designed for couples, IKEA's designers showcased shelving and shelves filled with memorabilia from travels around the world. The apartment was created with the needs of a man and a woman in mind, with individually customized cabinets and sinks in the bathroom, optimized for each person's storage needs.
Stylish homes for large families from different generations
In many parts of the world, especially in Asia, IKEA has found that extended, multi-generational families are increasingly living together in small urban homes. In its concept of a model home for such families, the company introduced a living room with a large comfortable sofa that allows the family to spend time together, but can also serve as a pull-out sofa for guests. The living room also has a wardrobe for the older generation and cozy curtains and accessories for privacy before bedtime.
"Second wind" of living space for single residents
IKEA has also touched on the issues of aging, where many people spend many years in the later part of life alone. Designers suggest reducing living space and focusing on making life as simple as possible. This time in a person's life is reflected in a model home that is compact yet functional and uncluttered. In this residential concept, one person is able to create a fun, unique design by choosing, for example, a wild print on the bathroom walls and fun cowhide poufs.
The very concept of a home is undergoing a transformation, according to an IKEA study. The company draws the attention of consumers to how our lifestyle can change depending on the carefully thought-out design of the room. Such models of living spaces allow us to feel cozy and comfortable even in small rooms or shared with other members of large families.