The world of IKEA is now a stone’s throw away for Mumbaikars. For those, who have not yet made the trip to the Navi Mumbai store, Ikea’s new small-format city store that opens to the public in the Utopia City, behind the famous Kamala Mills Compound, in Worli is just what you need to spruce up your home before the year-end celebrations begin.
This is IKEA’s third store in India and the first small-format city store in Mumbai. After launching two large-format stores in Hyderabad (Telangana) and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra), the Swedish home décor giant Ikea (part of the Ingka Group) has opened its first small-format city store in India, spread across a sprawling area of 80 thousand square feet, spanning three floors, in the heart of Mumbai – Worli.
Of the three floors (ground plus two), the first floor boasts of bedroom inspiration and children’s range; the second floor has items for living room, kitchen, and dining solutions, while the ground floor has a restaurant that serves Swe-desi food (Swedish and Indian favourites), and a mix of bedroom, living and laundry area setups for inspiration.
These include several products and textiles sourced from Ikea’s list of 50+ local suppliers. What’s noteworthy is that bright colours and bold prints run through most sections keeping Indian design aesthetics in mind, and the room layouts are space-saving and functional, which seem perfect for crammed Mumbai homes. From crockery for daily use as well as special occasions, sofa sets, a variety of chairs, cupboards, storage boxes, to home décor items and home cleaning essentials, the Ikea Worli City Store has a range of 8,000-9,000 products.
Internationally, Ikea is known for its affordable products, and the Worli city store is no exception. We got a chance to check out the store before its launch on December 9, 2021, and as we navigated through this new space, it was brimming with some amazing home décor and storage solutions. One (long) stroll at the store made us realise that it can get overwhelming for an everyday shopper to cover it all. With that in mind, we scoured through the inventory there to curate a list of items that deserve a spot on your cart.
1. Raskog Utility Cart
Whether you need more room in the bathroom, at your work-from-home desk, in the kitchen, or near the window to hold your microgreens, this Raskog Utility Cart, one of the brands’ top sellers, will come in handy. It comes in five colours, so choose the one that blends in with your home interiors.
Price: Rs 2190
2. Trubbnate Lamp Shade
Get into the spirit of festivity with some mood lighting in your home.This artistic white Trubbnate pendant lamp shade is made using approx 20 per cent recycled plastic will add the much-needed warmth to your home.
Price: Rs 999
3. Klibbarv Cushion
A couple of fun, fluffy cushions thrown around have the potential to spruce up a space and make it more inviting. Designed in Sweden and made in India, this white cushion with colourful print has a 100 per cent cotton cover and a filling of polyester fibres. It is soft – perfect for your sofa or bed –and can be washed in a washing machine.
Price: Rs 349
4. Skubb Box with Compartments
Bring some order in your chaos – be it at your child’s study desk, your work desk, or your delicates and accessories in your wardrobe–with this organiser made using 90 per cent recycled polyester. You can sort your items, place them in the Skubb Box compartments and place it in a drawer or any space.
Price: Rs 599
5. Hoenefoss Mirror
Hexagon-shaped pieces of mirror aka honeycomb mirrors have been a popular home décor trend on social media in 2020-2021. If you wish to stay on-trend, invest in this Hoenefoss Mirror. Gorgeous yet minimalistic, this wall mirror can be hung in several ways – pairs of three or together; horizontal or vertical.
Price: Rs 2086
6. Ivrig Glass – Turquoise
Sourced from France, these beautiful turquoise glasses are perfect to add a pop of colour to your Christmas or NYEspread. Water, juice, cocktails, or wine – no matter what the drink, this glass is suitable for it. According to the folks at Ikea, the Ivrig glass is a good alternative to a wine glass, since it has a large round bowl at the bottom to help the aromas and flavours of wine to develop better.
Price: Rs 499 for 4
7. Svenshult Wall Shelf
Elevate your interiors with this multi-purpose gold-colour wall shelf. Mount it on a wall and get creative with it – you can place plants, photo frames, books, and other décor items on it. Not only will it hold your décor item but also create an artistic pattern on your wall.
Price: Rs 999
8. Aromatisk Jewellery Stand
Made in India, this hand-shaped jewellery stand with henna tattoo pattern is ideal for hanging your everyday wear accessories. Place the rings, necklaces, and chains on the fingers, and hang your earrings in the punched holes.
Price: Rs 349
9. Arv Brollop
They say serving right is as important as cooking right. So, display the best of your seasonal bakes, mithai, appetisers on this beautiful serving stand with a lid made using clear glass and impress your loved ones.
Price: Rs 999
10. Fejka Artificial Potted Plant
For those struggling to keep a plant alive, this Fejka artificial potted plant can be your saviour. It’s lifelike and all it needs is some occasional dusting – no regular watering or tidying up of dead leaves required.
Price: Rs 399