Happy 30th Birthday Ikea!

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?

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ikea in 1987

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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...


ikea in 1988

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Leather sofas were all the rage 20 years ago, and making a comeback now – particularly in that tan shade.


ikea in 1989

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The print on that sofa is so Eighties! Didn't Jason Donovan have a shirt in the same fabric?!


ikea in 1990

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The Klippan sofa is still a staple in many British abodes.


ikea in 1991

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Orange and pine furniture...it must be the 90s!


ikea in 1992

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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....


ikea in 1993

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ikea in 1994

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ikea in 1995

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Now the furniture is all starting to look more familiar, like the Ikea we know and love!


ikea in 1996

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ikea in 1997

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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


ikea in 1998

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The Antifoni floor lamp displayed here has been redesigned with nickel plating.

Buy now: Antifoni floor lamp, £35, Ikea


ikea in 1999

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ikea in 2000

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ikea in 2001

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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


ikea in 2002

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ikea in 2003

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The next couple of years showcase Ikea design classics.


ikea in 2004

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ikea in 2005

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Who didn't know someone with this bed?!


ikea in 2006

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Introducing the Malm collection!

Buy now: Malm bed frame, £169, Ikea


ikea in 2007

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The Tejn sheepskin rug is back on the scene! And the catalogue covers begin looking uber-modern.


ikea in 2008

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ikea in 2009

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ikea in 2010

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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


ikea in 2011

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ikea in 2012

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Showcasing Ikea's excellent foldable and stackable pieces.


ikea in 2013

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ikea in 2014

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ikea in 2015

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ikea in 2016

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There you have it - 30 years of historical Ikea catalogue covers. Here's to 30 more!