To celebrate, we're taking a look at Ikea catalogues from the past three decades
Ikea has been a household name and a homeware staple in the UK since the 1987, and today the Scandinavian store is celebrating 30 years since launching in the UK.
To celebrate, we’re looking at Ikea catalogues from the past three decades. While style and trends have changed a lot over the years, you’ll be able to spot some pieces from the archive covers that are still sold today. Which cover is your favourite?
Glass display cabinets went out of fashion for a while, but they have come full circle and are back in style again! For proof, check out Ikea’s Fabrikor range. We’re not sure that sofa will have the same fate…
Leather sofas were all the rage 20 years ago, and making a comeback now – particularly in that tan shade.
The print on that sofa is so Eighties! Didn’t Jason Donovan have a shirt in the same fabric?!
The Klippan sofa is still a staple in many British abodes.
Orange and pine furniture…it must be the 90s!
If it wasn’t for the branding, we never would have guessed that this granny-chic look was the work of Ikea. Although blousey florals have come back into fashion as of late….
Now the furniture is all starting to look more familiar, like the Ikea we know and love!
Our first glimpse of the Tejn sheepskin rug on an Ikea catalogue cover! These have been popular in British households since the 90s, and they show no sign of disappearing anytime soon.
Buy now: Tejn rug, £10, Ikea
The Antifoni floor lamp displayed here has been redesigned with nickel plating.
Buy now: Antifoni floor lamp, £35, Ikea
The 2001 cover showcases a very classic Scandi look. It’s the first time we’ve seen part of the simple and classic Lack collection featured on a cover.
Buy now: Lack wall shelf, £11, Ikea
The next couple of years showcase Ikea design classics.
Who didn’t know someone with this bed?!
Introducing the Malm collection!
Buy now: Malm bed frame, £169, Ikea
The Tejn sheepskin rug is back on the scene! And the catalogue covers begin looking uber-modern.
This might just be our favourite cover of them all. There’s so much going on and so many beautiful rooms.
Buy now: Billy bookcase, £35, Ikea
Showcasing Ikea’s excellent foldable and stackable pieces.
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There you have it – 30 years of historical Ikea catalogue covers. Here’s to 30 more!