If you’re like me, you love browsing IKEA stores and dreaming of your home being as neat and tidy as the showroom samples, but the truth is, it’s not that great. I don’t feel like making that effort. Now, IKEA is offering a new interior design service that might help you overcome the mental barriers of creating a beautiful, modern, and functional space (via fast company).
For $99 per room in your home (compared to $299 in a business setting), you can give up your DIY dreams of owning your own space. yourself And let IKEA designers do the planning. Although you won’t get a private session with Joanna Gaines, IKEA’s services seem like good value when compared to top-notch interior design services that can cost hundreds of dollars an hour.
Or, if you just want to hand over your payment card and have something done, you can use the Kreativ tool, IKEA’s virtual design software, to draft the space yourself (hopefully you have some sense) is also a more hassle-free approach. Replace your furniture with IKEA stuff.
This is a big move for IKEA, expanding its consulting and design services beyond its existing kitchen planning services. Kitchen design services start at $39 for a 2-hour in-store kitchen planning service and $199 for a 3-hour on-site planning service. The company also offers kitchen planning services online, priced at $39 for up to two hours.
The new interior design service will also be performed digitally via video calls (three times to be exact). It takes place after you have made a reservation and filled out an online survey ‘wish list’ to help IKEA understand your needs.
Now comes the fun part. An IKEA designer creates a mood board, he plans the space in 3D and collaborates on the selection of furniture, materials and lighting. (IKEA is serious about building smart home lighting solutions.) The best part is that you don’t have to figure out which warehouse boxes or items you need to buy. All you have to do is choose everything you need from an IKEA designer and pay.
Once the mental part is out of the way, it’s time for the logistics of getting the item home (or setting up a delivery) and putting everything together. If you suddenly start doing DIY tasks, you can take over from there. Or you can use Ikea’s TaskRabbit service to get your plans and build them. So he can sit back and watch more HGTV and dream about the next home project he’ll implement soon.