Today is very exciting over here at the old blog! I have teamed up with 5 other bloggers to create a virtual dream home furnished entirely with Ikea products. Here are all the lovely ladies that have each designed a room for our Ikea house:
I was lucky enough to get the living room and for inspiration I used this image:
It features Cole and Son "Woods" wallpaper which the Finn in me loves. I haven't met a Finn who doesn't like birch trees! I also loved the walnut tones in the furniture with the white accessories. If I could have started the boys' room from scratch I would have loved to put some of this wallpaper up. I think it would look so nice with their new beds. Maybe I can put some in our basement if we ever get to the point of actually decorating and not just renovating! :)
Let's take a look at the living room I came up with for the Ikea Dream Home:
I cheated a little in that I have the "Woods" wallpaper in there, but absolutely everything else is Ikea. The colour scheme is largely black and white with walnut. I added colour (yellow, blue and orange) via accessories. Many of the items I chose ended up being from the Stockholm line (maybe because it had lots of walnut wood!).
Because I have a lot of pattern going on with the wallpaper and rug, I kept the sofa and other furniture largely white/neutral. I really love the Stockholm chairs that flank the sofa. They remind me of wishbone chairs. I added a little sheepskin to soften them up a bit and to add texture. There definitely seems to be a bit of an industrial modern vibe to the place. The metal mirror, coffee table and display cabinet are all kind of industrial, but in a clean way. The accessories in the room were chosen to add colour and to play up the natural "woods" theme in the wallpaper (e.g., botanical print, woven basket, deer figurine).
Lastly, I added some DIY projects to the space! I just couldn't help it! :)
Did you notice them in the mood board? The first DIY above is to make two light fixtures from the Anegnam bowl to hang over the coffee table or on either side of the sofa. You would have to buy a light kit, but I think you could totally turn it over and make it into a pendant! I also thought it would be fun to spray paint the Samspelt deer to a colour that suited the room a little better. The Vittsjo nesting tables got a little glammed up with some gold dipped legs. Lastly, sewing your own throw pillows is a great way to customize your decor.
So what do you think of my virtual Ikea Living Room?
Head on over to these lovely blogs to see the rest of the Ikea Dream Home:
Kitchen - Newly Woodwards
Outdoor Living - A Little Bite of Everything
Kids' Room - Wills Casa
Master Bedroom - Shift Ctrl Art
Bathroom - The Boxy Colonial
*This post is NOT sponsored by Ikea. A bunch of bloggers just thought it would be fun to create a virtual Ikea dream home. :)
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