Three families stayed overnight at the Tempe store in Australia and were woken by puppies, an orchestra, and breakfast in bed

Three Australian families recently stayed overnight at the IKEA Tempe store in Sydney after applying for a unique Airbnb listing. They slept in themed IKEA showrooms and ate traditional Swedish food. The families were shortlisted from more than 1,000 entries after effectively convincing IKEA hosts that they were the ones most worthy of the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The selected families arrived as the Tempe store’s registers were shutting down and doors were closing for the day after customers had all gone home. They settled into their individually-themed accomodation, which was nestled amongst the IKEA showroom, complete with price tags on all the items for sale. The rooms were styled by IKEA interior design experts and Airbnb host Claire Ferguson and labelled ‘Rustic Charm’, ‘Modern Elegance’, and ‘Inner City Living’.

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