It's hard to give you a great answer without knowing your chosen medium. However, it would not hurt for you to start networking with local art galleries, and your mention of IKEA leads me to believe that you may be near a big city which is even better! I'd also suggest to contact art departments and local colleges and see if you can speak with one of the directors or professors in your chosen medium about it. Perhaps they may have some helpful suggestions.
I have a few friends who are painters, and they have networked with local small businesses who hang their work for sale in exchange for a small percentage of the profit. Perhaps this is something worthwhile as well?