The Best Spring & Summer Decor at Ikea

by Kristine Cannon
Mar 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Ikea knows exactly what we all want in our homes this spring: It involves color and lots of it.

This year calls for stepping outside your home decor comfort zone. Want to pair black and white stripes with a solid hot-pink pillow? Go for it! Want to mix prints and textures in your living room? Don't be scared. Or how about putting up bold yellow and hot-pink shelving units in your office? Grab your hammer and get them up there.

And this home decor trend of mixing new neutrals, like gray and cream and black, with plenty of colorful decor isn't even a new one.

"1970s brights are seeing a resurgence," says Mats Nilsson, creative leader of range and design at Ikea. "Bright colors work best with fresh, blond woods, crisp white or graphic black, and bold patterns of various sizes will complement this look. If you only change one thing, start with a cushion cover. Or three."

So, whether you want to experiment with color-blocking or mix-and-match geographic patterns or start small with a multicolor rug to give your living room a pop of color, Ikea has plenty of items to help bring your home ideas to life this spring. (And we may or may not have dropped most, if not all, of these items into our online shopping basket. Oops.)

1 /18: Multicolor Rugs

1/18 :Multicolor Rugs

Brönden rug, $279 at Ikea

2 /18: Light 'Em Up, Up, Up

2/18 :Light 'Em Up, Up, Up

Sjöpenna pendant lamp, $19.99 at Ikea

3 /18: Pretty in Pink

3/18 :Pretty in Pink

Generöst vase, $1.99 at Ikea

4 /18: Hang 'Em High

4/18 :Hang 'Em High

Sommar 2018 plant pot hanger, $4.99 at Ikea

5 /18: Get Organized

5/18 :Get Organized

Skådis pegboard combination, $19.99 at Ikea

6 /18: Stripes on Stripes

6/18 :Stripes on Stripes

Pipig place mat, $0.99 at Ikea

7 /18: Easter-Ready Tablecloth

7/18 :Easter-Ready Tablecloth

Sommar 2018 tablecloth, $14.99 at Ikea

8 /18: Black-&-White Throws

8/18 :Black-&-White Throws

Skäggört cushion, $3.99 at Ikea

9 /18: Millennial Pink Throw

9/18 :Millennial Pink Throw

Ingabritta throw, $24.99 at Ikea

10 /18: Funky Bowls

10/18 :Funky Bowls

Stockholm bowl, $19.99 at Ikea

11 /18: Gen Z Yellow

11/18 :Gen Z Yellow

Stolpa clock, $14.99 at Ikea

12 /18: Go Gray

12/18 :Go Gray

Livslång vase, $4.99 at Ikea

13 /18: Geometric Wall Art

13/18 :Geometric Wall Art

Tvilling poster (set of two), $12 at Ikea

14 /18: Mixing Colors & Prints

14/18 :Mixing Colors & Prints

Nedja fabric, $4.99 per yard at Ikea

15 /18: Turquoise Tea Lights

15/18 :Turquoise Tea Lights

Sommar 2018 lantern tea light, $7.99 at Ikea

16 /18: Keep It Neutral

16/18 :Keep It Neutral

Ivar shelving unit, $45 at Ikea

17 /18: Color-Blocking With Lockers

17/18 :Color-Blocking With Lockers

Lixhult cabinet, $15 at Ikea

18 /18: Pendant Lamp

18/18 :Pendant Lamp

Solvinden pendant lamp, $59.99 at Ikea