As much of a process as it is to actually build IKEA furniture, the price and versatility of the pieces are oh-so worth the emotional rollercoaster ride. Especially when the company listens to exactly what its customers want. Since almost everyone loves a helpful furniture hack or DIY project (if you haven't used at least one IKEA hack in your life, you're doing it wrong), the brand has made it their mission to bring those pieces to life in stores. Case in point: the brand's newest release, the .
SJÄLVSTÄNDIG, which means "independent" in Swedish, "touches upon themes of liberation, rebelliousness, and creativity," according to a press release. Because of this, every item in the collection was designed specifically so buyers will make them their own. "We have a lot of research in IKEA showing that people want the option to personalize items," IKEA Creative Leader Maria O’Brian said. "Upon altering our belongings to suit our style preferences, we’re actually building a closer relationship with those items."
The SJÄLVSTÄNDIG collection is now available in stores, and while it's not available to shop online, you can view the full line and check availability. In the meantime, check out some of the coolest items from the collection below.
IKEA's first-of-their-kind modular rugs make personalizing a space so easy. They come in various shapes, colors, and patterns, allowing you to arrange them in any configuration you'd like, as long as they line up with the hook and loop fasteners!
According to Maria O'Brian, the SJÄLVSTÄNDIG chairs "have this building-block quality, where they work really well on their own, but they can also in a simple way become something really abstract and crazy." Like plants going through their holes, perhaps?
Not only do these floor cushions look like an incredibly comfortable bed to relax on, but you can add and take away cushions in order to make them longer and shorter, depending on the purpose. And yes, since they're meant for the floor, the 100 percent cotton, removable (and washable!) cover is a necessity.
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Let your inner DIYer come out with these vases. It's easy to make these simple containers your own! Plus, there's a unique handprint and signature on each—so no two are exactly the same.
Each furniture leg is made out of untreated beech, making them easy to paint, stain, lacquered, waxed, or oil treated. You can also make them longer or shorter and mix and match if you wish!
The SJÄLVSTÄNDIG collection has several interesting throw pillows and cushions to offer, but these totally unique cushions snap together to form a cool, cone-like shape—or, they can be spread out to use as a floor cushion if you need extra seating.
This indoor/outdoor room divider is lightweight and made of powder-coated steel. Use it to hang clothes or textiles inside or display plants indoors or out—whatever you prefer.
You can also find these paper lamp shades in white (and a rounder shape) if you prefer something less colorful, but the soft glow from this pink shade is undeniably beautiful.
Since the SJÄLVSTÄNDIG is all about making things your own, it only makes sense for it to include some cool patterned tape that you can use to really customize your space.
You can find these powder-coated steel tables in black, too, and they're fine for indoor or outdoor use. As you've probably already noticed, they also pair well with the SJÄLVSTÄNDIG chairs.