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Interiors Tuesday – on Ikea

Ikea has been a lifesaver for many a tight budgeted decorator… myself included. However there are ways to make Ikea work for you, rather than make your house look like a catalogue (I am reminded of that fantastic scene from Fight Club (here). First and foremost: use Ikea furniture as a base and then build your own style from there.

For instance, using ikea cabinets and perhaps a sofa, then layering it with gorgeous cushions, some vintage pieces and some great original artwork. The best part about spending practically nothing on furniture at Ikea, is that you can spend more money on the things that add the most ‘punch’ to the room.

Let’s look at a few examples of this:

This great dining room uses the Ikea Foto pendant light (here) to match the classic black dining suite- including Bentwood (here) dining chairs.

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In this room they’ve teamed the Alex drawers (here) with an interesting light and a largescale artwork of John and Yoko (I want this one here).

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This bedroom has used the Ikea PS cabinet (here), and then layered with the Jens Risom Lounge Chair (here), some beautiful indoor plants and then added a great piece of art.

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Ikea is also a lifesaver in the children’s stuff department – or to be specific, the storage of children’s stuff. Check out their kids area for some inspiration (here), and have a look at these other beautiful pics:


Ikea are particularly clever at making unique and useable kitchens.


So, here are some more stunning Ikea images- click on them for more info.


And, last but not least, here is an AWESOME Ikea Hack for you (and for more, check out this great site,

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This entry was published on July 2, 2013 at 9:00 am. It’s filed under Interiors Tuesday and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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