While thinking of famous Swedish exports, a few things come to mind. One, ABBA. Two, herring. And in close contention for third place are the art of Scandinavian minimalism and Ikea—which is why this newest decor collection that combines the two is so great: The Swedish retailer just announced the launch of Hjärtelig, a pared back decor line inspired by wellness.
The limited edition collection, which rolls out this spring, is inspired by an uncomplicated approach to life. According to Ikea, “Hjärtelig invites us to press the 'pause' button, if only for a little while, on a daily life that’s often hectic, complicated, and online. Whether to practice some yoga, tend to a plant, or simply relax amongst beautiful, natural materials, the Hjärtelig collection is about the moments [that allow us] to re-focus and revitalize ourselves.”
And while making your life less hectic or inspiring a green thumb might seem like a lofty goal for a decor collection, Hjärtelig’s design definitely lends itself to a simpler way of life: Clean lines, contemporary silhouettes, and solid colors combine for an overall calming aesthetic. There are no busy prints or overly eclectic accent pieces (attn: Ikea’s last collaboration); instead, it goes back to the retailer’s Scandinavian, minimalist roots.
Andreas Fredriksson and Maja Ganszyniec have designed the collection with well-being in mind—and not just that of homeowners. They highlighted natural, sustainably-sourced materials, like rattan, seagrass, cotton, and cork, to help bring texture into the home in a responsible way. It’s a move in line with Ikea’s many sustainability ventures, which most recently include a rumored furniture rental program to cut down on furniture waste.
Hjärtelig’s focus on relaxation features in numerous ways, from smaller pieces (luxe-feeling linen bedding and herbal scented candles) to larger items that serve a more transformative purpose.
The sheer bed canopy, for example, is meant to make one feel more peaceful by sectioning off the sleeping area from the outside world.
“The bedroom is a special, almost sacred space in a home,” explained Ganszyniec in a statement. “It’s where we relax after a long day and recharge our batteries. But what happens if we only have one room? We looked closer at this, and how the bed can be 'framed' to create a room within a room.”
Other pieces, such as the dual-purpose bench and clothing rack (or the wooden hangers) aim to improve your well-being via a more organized living environment. And if you need a little more than a clean wardrobe or covered bed to achieve maximum relaxation, Hjärtelig’s got you covered: There are multiple tools for yoga and meditation in the collection, too.
“With the Hjärtelig collection, we want to reach all your senses,” writes Ganszyniec. “Namaste.”
The line is available to shop now in the UK, but unfortunately, American yogis/fans of minimalism will have to wait until April to get their hands on the collection. In the meantime, why not try turning your bathroom into a spa, or indulging in some decadent mac and cheese (hey, we all have our priorities) to unwind?
See more new collections we love:
Your First Look at Ikea’s Staycation-Inspired Summer Collection
The New Furniture Line You Need for a 2018 Home Refresh
Anthropologie’s New Spring Collection Is Giving Us Life
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