IKEA 2020 catalogue: ideas for a sustainable bedroom

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IKEA 2020 catalogue is here and it’s all about sleep, healthy sleep.
In fact, sleep deprivation is one of the challenges of modern society. We sleep less and less well.

“Did you know that the global average for hours slept has fallen from 8 to a little over 6 in the last 50 years? We’ve all been somehow equating less sleep with being successful; that being too busy to get a full night’s sleep is just the price to pay. Well, those days are over: it’s a fact (thank you, science!) that we need the mental and physical reset that sleep provides to function well, feel our best and enjoy life. There is no faster track to a better everyday life than getting the full hours you need to get stuff done.

But the number of hours we sleep is not the only thing that matters. Healthy sleep has a lot to do with the quality of indoor air in the bedroom and every material we put into our sleeping alcove can make a difference.
To my greatest delight, IKEA 2020 catalogue is packed with ideas to achieve a more sustainable bedroom, with natural materials being on top of the list.
So here is a roundup of the best news!

Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored by IKEA in any way

IKEA 2020 stands for sustainable bedding

Natural materials are the best to use in bed and it’s not by chance that – at IKEA – they have widened their bedding offer with plenty of sustainable products (opened in a new window/tab).

The materials used in sheets, pillows etc. are:

  • Linen

  • Cotton
    IKEA has switched to a sustainable policy for cotton. They either use recycled cotton, or source it from areas where it's grown sustainably, namely with less water, fertilisers and pesticides and in a way that increases margins for the farmers.

  • Lyocell
    Lyocell is a sustainable fibre that is derived from wood.

  • Ramie
    Ramie is a plant-based fibre derived out of an herbaceous plant native of Eastern Asia.

Moodboard showing a variety of sustainable products for the bedroom: from quilts and fitted sheets, to bedding, to throws and decorative cushions.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Inspiration picture: IKEA. All products are referenced below.


BEDDING (from left to right)


Beyond the bed: sustainable bedroom textiles

Textiles like curtains and rugs give bedrooms a soft and cozy atmosphere. But – by dampening sounds – they also help to create a silent and calm ambiance, thus contributing to healthy sleep. Once again, the best textiles for a sustainable bedroom prefer natural materials, and IKEA 2020 catalogue has a few interesting options!

Moodboard showing a variety of sustainable curtains and rugs.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Inspiration picture: IKEA. All products are referenced below.

CURTAINS (from left to right)

RUGS (from left to right)

Sustainable bedroom for the small ones

Healthy sleep is for everyone, so here is some sustainable inspiration for kids's bedrooms as well!

Moodboard showing a variety of sustainable textiles for kids' bedrooms.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Inspiration picture: IKEA. All products are referenced below.

Interested in sustainable interior design?

If you'd like to know more about the growing world of sustainable interior design, you can find plenty of inspiration on SforSustainable (opened in a new window/tab), where I personally curate a selection of all sustainable interior design products.

You'll find examples of the different meanings of sustainability in interior design, including:

  • exploiting natural resources efficiently
  • using natural materials that need less resources to be grown
  • creating new products out of recycled materials
  • upcycling waste into design products
  • circular designs
    and more!

Screenshot of SforSustainable's homepage.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span> (opened in a new window/tab)

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