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Nothing says summer quite like a complete color refresh at home, and the design masterminds at IKEA know how to give the people what they want. With the release of the brand’s Summer 2019 collection comes a playful wink at the ’60s and ’70s (think: mod-inspired prints, graphic shapes, and the brightest of colorways). It’s a carefree aesthetic we’re ready to channel during the warmest months. From entertaining essentials with a nostalgic twist to trendy outdoor furnishings to plenty of beach-inspired buys—consider the new line an excuse to celebrate summer…in March.

Read on for our edit of the best finds from IKEA’s supreme summer line.

Pillows with personality

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KROKUSLILJA Cushion, $4.99

Retro dots give this living room staple a ’60s-inspired look complete with color-blocking.

Revamped table staples

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FRAMKALLA Placemat, $1.99

Outdoor dining calls for statement-making placemats, and this splashy pattern fits the bill.   

Dinner-party essentials

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SOMMAR 2019 Unscented block candles, $3.99

Swap out those lengthy taper candles in favor of this more casual alternative. We love the dreamy color palette, too.

Dressed-up kitchen basics

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SOMMAR 2019 Dish towel, $2.99

No lackluster kitchen towels here. This cheery pair brings the sunshine in—and is about as low-lift a decor swap as it gets.

Trendy statement seats

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NILSOVE Armchair, $89

We’ve established the fact that rattan is having a moment, and we can’t think of a better way to embrace the trend than with a Scandi-approved spin.

Vessels for your spring floral haul

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SOMMAR 2019 Vase, $4.99

A trio of vases so pretty they can be put on display without florals is a winner in our book.

Storage that doesn’t look like storage

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RISATORP Basket, $12.99

If this piece doesn’t inspire you to do a total pantry clean-out, we don’t know what will. The mesh helps keep produce fresh, and the handles make for easy access.  

Something for the entertainer

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SOMMAR 2019 Tray, $5.99

We envision this graphic drinks tray as the perfect way to serve Aperol Spritzes by the pool or glasses of rosé on the balcony.

The one thing your outdoor space was missing

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BRUSEN Sofa, $279

Finally, a customizable sofa worthy of your outdoor nook. Dress it up with vibrant throw pillows and bookend with overflowing potted greens.

Mood lighting

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SOLVINDEN LED solar-powered pendant lamp, $24.99

An outdoor space isn’t complete without lighting—and these globe lanterns are ingeniously designed to not need cords or plugs. Summer entertaining just got easier.

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