Inspiration from IKEA…..

I was most surprised to discover this blog..written in Swedish but easily translated into English…it is a blog featuring inspiring rooms and ideas using IKEA products….I am a firm believer in IKEA products-they are well priced and amazingly on trend and although some of the furniture can look a bit cheap, used in creative ways, they can be amazingly effective! For people on a budget (and who isn’t these days) IKEA is the ideal place to source items in a variety of different styles.

I am loving the “wallpaper”in this image…..I have the two small bowls in the foreground…wonderful for snacks! Nothing beats IKEA glassware for everyday use and particularly for the odd party guest who over indulges and ends up breaking a glass or two!

Some gorgeous spring inspiration…these plant holders are perfect for a small space like my tiny balcony!

Can you believe these are all IKEA linens? Amazing tones and colours….

All IKEA furniture…it certainly helps that the room has beautiful bones…but I love the all-white scheme.

I think I might do something like this for the summer…

This one is for my friend B…so fresh, feminine and summery…

Oh the blue and white!! I LOVE blue and white and this toile duvet is on my list for sure…I already have the toile cushion covers!

A fabulous look for a boys bedroom or a study in fabulous greys and off-white…such a sophisticated combination. I have not seen this fabric at my IKEA but it might be coming soon….

One of my favourite chairs….my sister has two on her balcony and they look wonderful…they have a subtle ,washed grey and white finish and are really solid and textural.

Anyone for tea?

I know a lot of people feel that IKEA can be cheap and cheerful but I think that these images prove that with a littler bit of inventive styling and individuality,  amazing things can happen!