IKEA Just Launched a Virtual Interior Design Service, and It Costs Less than $100

published Apr 11, 2023
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Ikea designer speaking with client over a virtual meeting.
Credit: IKEA

Now there’s even more to love than modern furniture and Swedish meatballs at IKEA. As of today, the Scandi retailer has launched its very own (affordable!) interior design program for shoppers and small businesses alike.

That’s right: You can officially take advantage of IKEA Interior Design Service, a new, in-depth consultation experience helmed by pro designers. This service allows U.S. shoppers, as well as restaurant and business owners, to access one-on-one expert advice via three virtual meetings for designing or constructing any room or space. And yes, unlike similar e-design platforms, you can still count on IKEA’s standard competitive pricing for the pieces in your final room scheme. Consumers pay a one-time, flat fee of $99 per room (commercial spaces cost a bit more at $299). Note that both of these figures exclude individual product purchases for the designed room as well as installation costs. 

Credit: IKEA

Here’s how it works: After an initial questionnaire, you’ll get paired with an IKEA-provided designer. Over the course of the three one-hour video calls, they’ll curate a moodboard, 3D renderings, layout ideas, and specific IKEA product suggestions as well as elevations, lighting plans, and material recommendations, depending on the scope of your project. Expect “communication throughout the entire design process,” too, according to Abbey Stark, interior design leader for IKEA U.S. Arguably best of all, once you’ve approved the final design scheme, you don’t have to lift a finger; IKEA will take care of ordering all applicable products and even help book installation and assembly through TaskRabbit. I repeat: Zero building on your end (if that’s your preference). 

The brand’s website already allows you to tap designer inspiration and virtually customize a space, but IKEA’s latest interior design service now goes above and beyond with unique-to-you solutions and support at an unbelievable price point. Plus, as Stark explains in a press release, this initiative further enables the company to “support people’s lives at home and at work and help them create their dream space.” To access the interior design feature, visit the IKEA U.S. “Ideas” page and scroll down to the banner titled “Need an interior designer for your home?” to get started.

Whether you need BILLY bookcase styling tips or a corporate office overhaul, consider IKEA’s new program one of the most budget-friendly yet thorough online design offerings out there. I mean, even the designer-approved furniture, decor, and storage picks are guaranteed to be reasonably priced, too. BRB — booking my IKEA apartment makeover!