The event promises to bring "limited capacity, interactive, in-store activities," including "creative spaces where visitors can learn art techniques," workshops with organization and design tips, as well as tips to take care of IKEA products.
Events at the Montreal, Boucherville and Quebec City IKEA locations include a "behind the scenes" activity where visitors will learn how IKEA designers plan the store's iconic sample rooms, a painting night, lessons on extending product life, and a workshop with a nutrition expert — almost all of which are sold out.
But the festival will also feature a number of online events, like additional workshops, concerts and "home visits and home makeover inspiration from individuals and interior designers across the globe."
As of the time of writing, there are thousands of open spots for an online bedroom design workshop.
IKEA Family plan members will also be able to claim a $20 rebate on purchases of $100 or more for the event.
The IKEA Festival is on from September 16 and ends September 19. Registration for events is online.
Because of my IKEA obsession (and because I'm broke, let's be honest here), I've become a bit of an expert at figuring out what to buy for cheap (under $100) in order to have the most design impact on your space. And if you want to know that, too, then I've got you covered.
These Lack side tables are. My. Life. When I lived in my tiny apartment (which didn't even technically have a living room), I used these as coffee and end tables.
They're super inexpensive and simple, and small enough to fit anywhere. Plus, you can use them as pretty much anything. Coffee tables, end tables, side tables; or stack them up and make some kind of shelf situation. Whatever you want. These things are adaptable.
The Rast series is awesome because they're inexpensive, super functional, and you can customize them any way you like.
The 3-drawer chest is small enough to fit in any space, but big enough to fit all your things; the pine finish will give your space a cute rustic feel, or you can paint or decorate it however your heart desires!
Not only can you use this tiered delight as a standing laptop station, which means it basically fits anywhere, but you can also use it as a shelf or other storage item. Plus, the modern design means all eyes will be on this piece.
Straight-up, IKEA is bae. Seriously, there's no better place to get inexpensive, beautiful things for your home. But sometimes, it's a little hard to navigate through the gorgeous halls of Ikea without getting a little overwhelmed or sidetracked.
Well, friends, no more. Although pretty much everything at Ikea is a great deal, there are certain pieces that will kind of tie your whole room together, and that won't break the bank to boot! Confused as to what I'm talking about? Well, don't be.
True story: This thing pretty much saved my small apartment life. The Lack TV bench is a lot smaller and thinner than most TV stands, which makes it the perfect solution for anyone whose dining room is also their living room, and also their kitchen (me, TBH).
The best part? Although its non-bulky design makes it seem as though it can't hold much, I was able to fit a 39" TV on it with zero struggles; and, at $20, it's pretty much the biggest bargain I've ever seen.
Alright, fans of things that are incredibly awesome, this one's for you. Ikea's Ikea PS 2014 Pendant Lamp is a seriously amazing lighting solution that, at first glance, looks pretty much like a regular white lamp. But - and here comes the cool part - it can be opened to transform into a whole new geometrical shape, upping the cool factor of your apartment by about 97%. This lamp comes in two sizes, the smaller of which will only cost you about $70.
What if I told you that, for about $25, you could organize all of your excess stuff on a gorgeous, functional piece of furniture? Would you believe me? Well, friends, you should. Ikea's Draggan Cart is pretty much the perfect solution for anyone who likes being organized (so everyone, basically?), but doesn't have a huge amount of space for tons of furniture. The best part is that the Draggan Cart comes with wheels, so you can whip it out whenever and wherever you need it. Awesome? You know it.
Hey, do you guys remember when the Billy Bookcase was a huge hit? I think I know at least 30 people with that exact same bookcase. Well, the era of the Billy is over. The Gersby Bookcase is here now, and it's beautiful. This bookcase is not only lighter and less bulky than its counterpart, but, at $30, it's significantly less expensive, too.
Alright, these things are amazing. Although they're technically for bathroom storage, I've been using these end units as compartmentalized shelves for all my books and DVDS, and they've been working out perfectly.They cost about $20 each, which is pretty much the bargain of the century when you think about how much more organized all your things will be. (Trust me on this one, friends).
Best part? You don't even have to hang them on the wall if you don't want to. If you can find a place for them, they look just as good chilling somewhere as they do hung up.
Seriously, how gorgeous is this? This light, chic, unimposing side table is pretty much the perfect addition to any living room setup, and will definitely make the ideal backdrop to any accent pieces. The Lindved Side Table will set you back only about $20, a bargain for all the beautiful functionality you'll be getting in return.
Need a workspace? Will fitting a desk into your place be a bit of a tight squeeze? No problem, friend. Ikea's Micke Desk is big enough to fit everything you need, but small and thin enough to fit pretty much anywhere. Even if you're not in need of someplace to put your laptop, the Micke makes for a pretty chill makeup vanity, too.
Alright, I'm going to be real with you guys. The sofa struggle is very, very real. Not only are couches expensive, but you've got to find the right colour, shape, size, and comfort level, which makes for one pretty legit headache, TBH.
But thankfully Ikea saves the day again, this time with their Solsta Sofa Bed. Running for about $250, this comfy sofa-bed is the perfect addition to any living room - and especially one where space might be an issue.
Searching for something practical and beautiful to eat on? Well, stop the search. You've found your new (furniture) bae. Ikea's Tarendo Dining Table is not only gorgeous and functional, seating about six people, but it's also super affordable, running for roughly $40.
In need of a space-saving piece in your bedroom? Then do I have some good news for you. Ikea's Knapper mirror is not only seriously stylish, but it's got the added (and awesome) benefit of storage capabilities. You can hang your clothes on it; you can hang your necklaces on it; basically, you can use this mirror to its full capacity, all for the super reasonable price of $50.
Ah, the Malm. There's a reason why Ikea's Malm series is arguably one of their most popular. Not only are the pieces from this line super practical, clean, and straight-up gorgeous to look at, but they're also very affordable - especially when compared to similar pieces on the market.
Their Malm nightstand will set you back about $70, but if you're down to pay a bit more, their 6-Drawer Chest goes for $150 and includes a mirrored compartment (so you get a vanity and chest of drawers, all for the price of one).