Your First Look at Ikea’s Staycation-Inspired Summer Collection

The retailer’s newest items will change the way you decorate outdoors.

SOLVINDEN Solar-Powered Pendant Lamps, $7.99 - $9.99 Courtesy of Ikea

Though surprisingly toasty temperatures have us excited for spring’s impending arrival, we can’t help but wish we could just skip the rain and jump ahead to sweet summertime. With warmer days fast approaching, we’re not only pumped about nailing down our summer destinations, but we're also ready to—once again—celebrate the undeniable perks of living in sync with the outdoors.

Enter Ikea’s 2018 summer collection: The Swedish retailer announced today the arrival of its newest seasonal line, which will feature a slew of summer-ready products made for killer cookouts, whimsical rooftop fetes, impromptu beach trips, and so much more. While the extensive collection of furnishings and decorative accessories bears the brand’s signature minimalist aesthetic, the line—which includes everything from chic solar-powered lighting to durable, worldly textiles—focuses on bold, outdoor moments aimed at fueling your inner wanderlust.

SOLVINDEN LED Pendant lamp, $59.99 Courtesy of Ikea

When it comes to making your outdoor space—be it a private terrace or the park just down the street—truly your own, stylish backyard essentials like pretty plant pots and graphic tablecloths help complete the picture.

From semi-sculptural pendants to rechargeable table lamps, Ikea’s SOLVINDEN solar-powered lighting promises to introduce a magical touch to any al fresco feast. And as a plus, you (and your guests) can feel good about conserving energy. When thoughtfully mixed and matched, Ikea's playful hanging lanterns—which come in a variety of sizes and color combos—make for an especially dynamic outdoor display.

Courtesy of Ikea

Aside from Ikea's collection of fairly neutral outdoor seating (like the SOLLERON love seat) and earthy dinnerware, the line also boasts a wide array of boho chic textiles charming the surfaces of plush throw pillows, color-charged dish towels, woven accent bowls, bold picnic baskets, and more.

Courtesy of Ikea

Contemplating a Scandi-inspired staycation of your own? You can explore and shop the full summer collection here.

The 2018 Summer Collection is a limited-edition collection and available in-store for a limited amount of time (while supplies last). Contact your local Ikea store to check product availability.

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Published on February 21, 2018 - 1:20pm EST

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