Did you know that IKEA is an acronym which incorporates the founder’s Ingvar Kamprad initials, Elmtaryd (the name of the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden)? A 17-year-old Kamprad founded the company in 1943, and by 2016 it grew to operate 392 stores in 48 countries. IKEA revolutionized production, delivery and assembly of furniture by being the first company to ship its products unassembled. This allowed them to save on space and gave them the possibility to offer their products for prices which were unprecedented at the time.
But it’s not only their prices which have endeared IKEA to millions of customers. The company’s minimalistic but stylish designs and their environmental dedication have been an inspiration for designers globally. Here are some of the best IKEA-inspired content from Pinterest that might give you ideas for numerous home improvements.