Strandmon, Ikea's Insta-famous wing chair gets a makeover – in dog-tooth check. Woof woof

If you're shopping for an armchair, look no further than Ikea's cutting edge catwalk update on the wing chair

Ikea wing chair
(Image credit: Ikea)

We remember when Ikea's wing chair was introduced to stores. 'Nah, that'll never take off,' we thought. 'Who's buying wing chairs these days?' Then we spotted the yellow take on it (loved it but knew the grey was a safer choice). Then other colours started to creep into the range, and finally bang-on-trend patterned pieces. Yup, the wing chair has slowly crept back into our living rooms – and it's got a whole new lease of life.

The latest look we're loving for it? The hound's tooth check. Catwalk-inspired but darned practical, it's perfect for adding a touch of family-friendly texture to plain living rooms. And while we like it in all-white rooms, we think it's best suited in grey living rooms, as seen here in Ikea's recent Insta-post.

The Strandmon in all its guises costs £199. And may we be the first to admit we were wrong about it. After all, it's even got its own Instagram hashtag.

Lucy Searle

Lucy is Global Editor-in-Chief of Homes & Gardens having worked on numerous interiors and property titles. She was founding Editor of Channel 4’s 4Homes magazine, was Associate Editor at Ideal Home, before becoming Editor-in-Chief of in 2018 then moving to Homes & Gardens in 2021. She has also written for Huffington Post, AOL, UKTV, MSN, House Beautiful, Good Homes, and many women’s titles. Find her writing about everything from buying and selling property, self build, DIY, design and consumer issues to gardening.