Take a sneak peek before it debuts on August 15, 2016.

By Real Simple Sarah Yang and Sarah Yang / Real Simple
Updated August 07, 2016

There’s nothing like getting the fresh, new IKEA catalog in August, thumbing through the pages, and bookmarking or tearing out your favorites to bring to the store. Well, the 2017 IKEA catalog will be available on August 15, 2016—and we got a sneak peek at the newest offerings. This year’s theme is “Goodbye expectations. Hello you!” The Swedish retailer hopes its offerings will make life easier and unfussy: “In this year’s catalog, we’ve tried our best to create home furnishing solutions that help people to live a life without negative expectations. We want people to care less about other people’s opinions—and more about what they want themselves.” The catalog features products that solve everyday problems (like dealing with small spaces) and are inspired by trends (think: green living—from sustainable products to planters). Below are a few of our favorite products, which will hit stores later in August.

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This might be the smartest sofa we’ve ever seen. You can configure the sectional to suit your space, mix and match different covers, and even store bedding and pillows inside the seats. Plus, there’s a pullout bed for any visiting guests.

To buy: Starts at $1110 for a three-seat version, ikea.com.

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Store blankets, pillows, books, and more inside these powder-coated steel tables—which can be used as an end table or even a coffee table for a small living room. The top surface has a handle so you can easily grab what’s inside.

To buy: Starts at $50, ikea.com.

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This new cabinet series comes in different configurations, sizes, and colors (bright hues like blue, green, red, and white). You can use the cabinet with or without legs depending on your storage needs.
To buy: $35, ikea.com.

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Here’s another smart accent table option from the new offerings. Like the KVISTBRO table, this table is versatile, too. The table top is actually a removable tray that’s perfect for entertaining. Choose between light yellow and dark green options.

To buy: $30, ikea.com.

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If you don’t want to damage your walls with nails (or just don't feel like putting frames up), these decals can showcase your favorite prints or photos. Each set comes with nine frames. Make your own gallery wall, or display the stickers individually.

To buy: $15, ikea.com.