Brad and I live a few miles from our local IKEA, and I drive past it every day on my way home from work. About a year ago, our IKEA was completely rebuilt (as in, they legit built a new one next door and then tore down the old one). Brad and I will often head there for dinner on Friday evenings as I have a slight obsession with their As-Is section for craft projects. One day, while I was driving home, I had the realization that all the showrooms would make AWESOME scenes for some photos.
An IKEA Lifestyle Photoshoot
When I first walked into the showroom, I had somewhat forgotten about how many price tags were hanging around everywhere. This did limit a few of the options; however, it was so much fun (and Brad was a good husband to help me with this as we walked through the store for a good hour).
Throughout the store, there are mini houses set up to display their various products. There are full on bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and even a few bathrooms. There are even a few outdoor set-ups, like this fun faux living wall.
Fortunately, Friday evenings are actually pretty calm and only a couple times were there people in the “scene” where I wanted to take photos. I’ve made the mistake of heading to IKEA on the weekends and it is madness. I highly recommend heading there for Friday dinner if you can make it for a more relaxed visit.
Want to know a secret? All the “windows” inside IKEA Showrooms are actually really bright, filtered lights. These showrooms are in a giant warehouse, so these lights let them move the showroom around as they want to change the scenes.