Ikea has announced that it will be hosting a series of free workshops this month to improve DIY and design skills in the home.

These sessions which will take place throughout May in Reading will provide knowledge and expertise to customer in the store.

This will include furniture building, upcycling existing pieces to give them a new lease of life, and sharing top tips on transforming a room with a few simple tricks.

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Kim Chin-Sung, Store Manager at IKEA Reading, commented: “At IKEA, we believe the home is a place to be celebrated, which is why we’re delighted to be providing these workshops for our customers, to help give them some practical and useful tips on how to make small improvements at home.

“Starting a new home-design project can often be daunting, and it’s difficult to know where to start. But doing DIY doesn’t have to be a chore and can instead be an enjoyable activity that enables you to unleash your creativity.”