SNEAK PEEK: Inside IKEA's First Store in the Philippines

Here's what to expect from the biggest IKEA store in the world!

(SPOT.ph) Folks, the day you've been waiting for is almost here: IKEA's first store in the Philippines, located at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, is opening its doors on November 25. It was 2016 when the news first broke that the Swedish furniture retailer would be building an outpost in Metro Manila and after more than five years, Filipinos will finally get a chance to shop their various home finds. IKEA Pasay is set to be the retailer's largest branch in the entire world—complete with a 65,000 square-meter warehouse—and will reportedly house over 9,000 products.

IKEA Philippines in Pasay City
PHOTO BY Ashley Martelino

If you're already gearing up for your first visit to IKEA Philippines, be sure to book a shopping slot online. While you wait for your designated visitation day, why not take a look inside the gargantuan store space so you know what to expect? We got a chance to visit the IKEA store in Pasay City ahead of its opening. Check it out below!

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Here's Your First Look Inside IKEA Philippines in Pasay City:

The IKEA Showroom

The IKEA Philippines building is made up of five floors. The top-most level is for the company's internal offices, but the main parts of the store are found on the third and fourth levels. Now, it cannot be understated that this store is huge.  Much like many IKEA branches around the world, each level feels almost like an endless maze—but we can't say we would mind being stuck in there forever.

The fourth floor, known as the Showroom. is made up primarily of curated displays composed entirely of IKEA products. These spaces—made to look like regular rooms in your home—are decked out end to end in IKEA furniture, decor, knickknacks, tools, and more. They're designed to inspire shoppers to come up with their own unique interior styles, so as you walk through the store, you can have a clear vision of how their finds would look in your home or how they can be styled in your living spaces.

Take a look at some of our fave displays from the IKEA Showroom:

IKEA Philippines Showroom: Kitchen display with white and wood fixtures
Is anyone else's dream kitchen made up of white and wood fixtures?
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Lounge room display
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Modern Dining display with little outdoor space
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Living room display with mix of tones and textures
We love the mix of tones and textures used in this living room display. 
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Bedroom display with neutral tones
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Chill Living room display
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: cozy Bedroom display
Love that boho chic look? This cozy bedroom would be right up your alley.
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Dining display with rattan lighting fixtures
We're swooning over the rattan lighting fixtures in this relaxing dining room.
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Room display with farmhouse design elements
Farmhouse design elements meet more modern pieces in this cute display. We're obsessed!
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IKEA Philippines Showroom: Pinterest room display
Even the displays made for children are adorable! This bedroom looks straight out of Pinterest.
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What You're Really Here for a.k.a. IKEA's Furniture

Once you get through the first few hallways of curated displays on the fourth level, you'll enter the actual store space. Keep in mind that as you walk through the winding corridors, you'll find more Showroom displays around the store to keep you inspired as you shop. The fourth floor's furniture selection is divided into nine sections: Living Room, Living Room Storage, Workspaces, Dining, Kitchen, Bathroom Furniture, Bedroom, Wardobes and Storage, and Children's IKEA.

Check out some of the IKEA furniture you can shop on the Showroom floor:

IKEA Furniture: Furniture for Living room
The first thing you'll see when you get past the first few Showroom displays is the living room section.
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IKEA Furniture: Couches and sheets
They've got a wide range of couches for your common areas, living spaces, and even bedrooms.
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IKEA Furniture: Coffee tables
Of course, you can't have a sofa without a cute coffee table next to it.
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IKEA Furniture: Coffee tables in color white and black
These chic tables are only P490!
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IKEA Furniture: Various selection of chairs
A highlight of the furniture area is definitely IKEA's varied selection of chairs.
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IKEA Furniture: Various selection of chairs
No matter your design preferences, you're sure to find one that suits your style.
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IKEA Furniture: Office chairs
Walk a little further into the store and you'll find office chairs, too!
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Maze like route inside IKEA Store
We often like to say that it's easy to get lost inside a store but with IKEA Pasay, we really mean it—it's a fully stocked maze you'll never want to get out of.
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IKEA Furniture: Various shelves, bookcases, drawers
For your storage needs, they've got all kinds of shelves, bookcases, drawers, and more.
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IKEA Furniture: famous Råskog trolleys
And yup, that includes the famous Råskog trolley.
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IKEA Furniture: Clothing racks, wardrobes, and hanging shelves
Clothing racks, wardrobes, and hanging shelves, too!
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IKEA Furniture: bed frames, mattress, nightstands
Looking to spruce up your bedroom? They've got bed frames, mattress, nightstands, and more.
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IKEA's children's section
The children's section has some pretty cool finds, too—especially if you love cute and quirky designs.
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IKEA Furniture: stuffed toys
You'll be tempted to grab one of these stuffed toys on your way out—they go for as low as P200!
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The IKEA Market Hall

Where the fourth level is all about furniture, the third floor of IKEA Philippines, known as the Market Hall, is dedicated to smaller finds like home decor, bedroom accessories, storage solutions, lighting fixtures, bathroom essentials, kitchen utensils, and so much more. It's divided into 10 sections: Tableware and Cookshop, Textiles, Bed Textiles, Bathroom Accessories, Home Organization, Lighting, Wall Decoration and Mirrors, Home Decoration, Plants and Outdoor Furniture, and Rugs. At the end of the third-level space, right before you get to the cashiers, you'll find the IKEA warehouse.

Check out the smaller home essentials you can shop at IKEA's Market hall:

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The third floor of IKEA Philippines is dedicated to smaller items to complement the furniture you'll get on the fourth.
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IKEA Market Hall Items: storage solutions, baskets, and bins
Looking to organize your newly decorated space? They've got storage solutions, baskets, and bins of all kinds.
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IKEA Market Hall Items: rustic rattan baskets
We especially love these rustic rattan baskets.
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IKEA Market Hall Items: pillows, curtains, linens, towels
Drop by the textile section to shop pillows, curtains, linens, towels, and more.
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IKEA Market Hall Items: Various lighting fixtures
One of the prettiest parts of the store has to be the lighting section, which is decked out end to end with all kinds of lighting fixtures.
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IKEA Market Hall Items: minimalist lamps
You can get this minimalist lamp for just P990!
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IKEA Market Hall Items: selection of decorative pieces and accent finds including fake flowers
Looking for home decor? They've got a great selection of decorative pieces and accent finds including these gorgeous fake flowers.
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IKEA Market Hall Items: decorative plants
There's also an entire section dedicated to decorative plants, so you can fill your home with soothing green details.
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IKEA Market Hall Items: outdoor furniture
You'll also find outdoor furniture right by the plants and flowers!
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IKEA Market Hall Items: entire display on the third floor dedicated to finds under P100
There's an entire display on the third floor dedicated to finds under P100—be sure not to miss it!
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IKEA Philippines is at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, J.W. Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City. You can book a shopping slot through IKEA's website.

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For more information, log on to IKEA Philippines' Facebook page.

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