IKEA’s New August Drop Brings Simple Sustainability to Every Home


It’s been a minute since IKEA dropped a new monthly collection — the last release was in April when the Swedish furniture giant launched its long-anticipated air-purifying curtains.

While the furniture and homewares superstore in recent months released a range for people living with disabilities and even solar panels for Australians, today marks the release of the August drop, which also has a focus on sustainability and is designed to encourage a climate positive home.

“August is all about making a creative restart,” IKEA says in a press release. “It can be about combining things in a fresh way and making rooms flexible and multifunctional. The colour palette has pastels thrown in for a twist. Styles can be mixed up in a playful way that brings a pleasurable harmony.”

Every new item in the range has been considered to reduce its environmental impact, and utilises recycled materials, some of which include coconut fibre, recycled wood and plastic, renewable viscose and natural linen.

The Vinlinden sofa (pictured above) is sure to be a hit for its cloud-like appearance and ability to tuck into small-space living rooms. With a high back and cushioned armchairs, it’s ripe for nights in spent watching movies and is cosy enough for day naps too. At $499 for a three-seat sofa, it’s a great price for new homeowners and comes with a lightweight frame to be assembled over and over. Even better, the fabric cover is made from 100% recycled polyester.

Image: IKEA

The Voxlov dining table is another piece to write home about. It’s made entirely from bamboo, making it lightweight and easily moved throughout the home. With curved edges, it’s a welcome addition to a family living room and invites conversation. At only $299, it’s also an affordable way to seat a whole family or sharehouse.

Soft furnishings like cushions and throws are one way to way to add a casual softness to a space, but our preferred method is with curtains, and in our opinion, the new Dytag linen curtains are the way to go.

Linen is a durable, natural and environmentally friendly material that becomes more beautiful and relaxed the more it is used and washed. The sheer nature of the curtains means light is let into a space while still providing a sense of privacy.

Dytag curtains, $89. IKEA

The August range features a collection of homewares and accessories to complement the larger furniture pieces, and we have a feeling these are set to be a hit at your place.

Take a closer look at some of our favourite pieces in the range, then head into your local IKEA store or shop the range online.

IKEA is ensuring social distancing takes place in-store, but if you’d prefer, you can also arrange for a contactless ‘Click & Collect’ service allows you to safely collect your order with all social distancing measures in place. Starting from just $5.

The Pillemark door mat is made from coconut fibre, and costs just $19.99. Image: IKEA
The handmade Renestad rug ($49) is made by skilled craftspeople. Image: IKEA
The Mojna lampshade is made from recycled plastic and renewable viscose. $45. Image: IKEA
New Pax wardrobe doors are made from recycled wood and plastic from recycled PET bottles. Image: IKEA
The Opphem mirror, $69, has a natural fibre frame. Image: IKEA

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