The Best Spring & Summer Decor at Ikea

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.)

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