I usually throw away the myriad catalogs that make their way to my mailbox with the exception of one: IKEA.

For years, IKEA has been lauded as the place to find cheap and sleek design elements for your home, from tabletop tchachkies to furniture suited for spaces of all sizes. But IKEA is not just a place to find furniture that is difficult to pronounce. They are a leader in the arena of sustainable decorating, starting from the way their items (and foodstuffs) are created.

Some of their furniture is created from recycled plastic. What was once garbage is turned into stylish and sleek pieces of furniture. IKEA also upcycles their unused fabrics into new textiles and pillowcases. Even the coffee served at each of their in-store cafes is sourced directly from smaller farmers in central-and-south America.

Beyond their sustainable practices, IKEA’s furniture and home accessories are practical and also beautiful:

The IKEA KIVIK seating series is all about comfort, from the supportive memory foam in the seat cushions to the thickly padded, extra-wide armrests. It is the perfect addition for your cozy living room!

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Reading, watching, working - you really can do it all in one space! The IKEA HEMNES series may be traditional in style, but smart functions make it right at home in a modern living room.

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White Malm bed with 4 storage boxes under bed

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IKEA PAX Kleiderschrank. Inspiration und verschiedene Kombinationen für das perfekte Ankleidezimmer a la Pinterest! Interior Blog Sara Bow.

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IKEA - KUNGSBACKA duurzame keuken

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