Go Green With IKEA!

12 March 2015 3


Today I am very excited to announce a fantastic new collaboration between the Urban Jungle Bloggers and IKEA Germany! Judith and I have teamed up with the German IKEA team for their new outdoor campaign and we want to encourage you all to go green together with us and IKEA Germany. In order to inspire you, both Judith and I have styled a few pieces of the beautiful new outdoor collection in our homes.

What I love about the new outdoor collection of IKEA is its versatility – it is made for any kind of homes. Whether you live in a spacious house or a tiny apartment, whether you have a balcony, a rooftop terrace or just a windowsill – the new outdoor collection will give you plenty of ideas and opportunities to add green into your own home.

My personal favorite is the new self-watering planter SÖTCITRON from IKEA. I love the simple yet smart solution – in fact I shared this idea with you as part of an Urban Jungle Bloggers post quite a while ago, do you remember (see it HERE)? The planters are Scandi minimalistic, typical for IKEA and ideal for all kinds of interiors. They have a lower part to fill up with water and an upper planter with soil and the plant. Both parts are connected by a nylon string that slowly transports the water from the lower to the upper part. With this pot you can literally go on long holidays and your plants will stay happy and healthy!

But we do not want to only show you our ideas, we want to see your green ideas and therefore we have come up with a green Instagram styling challenge that is packed with amazing goodies from IKEA Germany that you can win. Feel inspired to go green?

How do you use IKEA products at home, in your garden, on your balcony or windowsill? How do you create that green jungle feeling? Share a picture of any kind of IKEA product and a plant(s) on Instagram with the hashtag #IKEAgogreen (for international participants) and/or #IKEAmachgrün (for German participants) as well as #urbanjunglebloggers. The first 50 pictures will win a nice little IKEA prize. From all entries, Judith and I will choose 3 favorites that will win a very special IKEA surprise package. Next week we will reveal what’s in the surprise package on the Urban Jungle Bloggers website. You have until April 5th, 2015, to post your picture(s) with the hashtags on Instagram. Go green!

Styling by Igor Josifovic, photography by Lina Skukauske
This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with IKEA Germany

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  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 12 March 2015 at 09:56

    So loving this post! Look at how happy you are with your plants. My friend, you need a greenhouse! I’m just saying…

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 12 March 2015 at 10:16

      I know Lisa! I’d be already beyond happy if I had an apartment with either a balcony or a sort of winter garden with enough space for plants. But hey, one must have dreams in life, right?

  • Reply ANGELA KINGSLEY 12 March 2015 at 14:59

    Oooh, I have the perfect pictures 🙂 Love the self-watering planters

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 12 March 2015 at 23:45

      Thanks Angela, the self-watering planter is my favorite!!

  • Reply Filipek 70 12 March 2015 at 19:52

    I’m a green person without Insta yet :)))))))))) now I will have to go to IKEA in the nearest future :)))) thanks a lot 🙂 greetings from Poland 🙂

  • Reply Marloes 13 March 2015 at 11:13

    AMAZING. Haha, love this, IKEA and plants can it get any better? So bummed that this collection is not in Dutch stores 🙁

    • Reply Marloes 13 March 2015 at 11:14

      Nevermind!! Ha, I found it!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 13 March 2015 at 12:20

      Yeah!! Well it should be available across Europe as far as I know since it’s available in France, too!! Hope you’ll find a nice piece too:-)

  • Reply Judy 13 March 2015 at 12:08

    Oooh nein, du machst wieder Lust auf Ikea, dabei habe ich mir selber einen Ikea-Verbot aufgelegt, weil ich immer geladen wie ein Maultier rauskomme….
    Aber nun ist Schluss, es ist wieder Zeit, Maulesel zu spielen!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 13 March 2015 at 12:21

      Ja, ab und an tut das einfach gut und es ist und bleibt eine Art Erlebnis, der IKEA Ausflug:-)

  • Reply Holly 13 March 2015 at 15:42

    Nice collaboration! Wish we were in our home so we could participate in all this fun. Soon, soon. Good luck all!

  • Reply Beauty Follower 13 March 2015 at 18:57

    Πρεπει να επισκεφτω το IKEA… και να απο φασισω φέτος να φτιάξω το μπαλκόνι μου 😉
    Τι ομορφη η γλάστρα με το κουμ-κουατ!

  • Reply Yay or Nay Interiors 14 March 2015 at 17:08

    I love this competition and your blog! I took part and uploaded pictures but I can see that people uploaded theirs like weeks even year earlier just adding the required hashtags. How do you count the tags? I never win anything and I am home with broken wrist with wires on my bones making super painful effort to take that shot and edit it in photoshop (bright up) then I saw the 50 000 images with hashtags! That literally put me into tears haha ! please tell me you will check the upload time! ;)) Winning anything from a superblogger like yourself and Ikea Prize?!I don’t think there is anything I want more! Have a great weekend!
    Anna, Yay Interiors + Lifestyle & Beauty

  • Reply Anastasia 15 March 2015 at 12:26

    Beautiful pictures Igor! As usual actually 😉 Are these products available only in IKEA Germany? Have not seen them in the Netherlands yet…

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 March 2015 at 18:03

      No these are available all across Europe Anastasia!

  • Reply Gillian 23 March 2015 at 10:12

    Brilliant post Igor- First time i’ve ever come across a self watering plant, it’s made my day what a fantastic idea!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 March 2015 at 13:47

      Glad you like it Gillian and the self-watering planter is just fabulous!!

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