My IKEA Winter Living Room Makeover
When the team at IKEA contacted me to take part in their blogger challenge – where you’re given $200 to add some winter warmth to your space through a living room makeover – it was less of a challenge and more of an all-stops train to Blissville. I’ve been an IKEA addict since birth (my first word was Karlskrona), so adding more of their wares to my existing collection was a glorious experience indeed.
The Temple & Webster style workshop I attended at iscd recently taught me that I needed to utilise black and white to ground my space. And with the help of IKEA, that’s exactly what I did!
Cushions and throws were at the top of my list because they instantly add a sense of warmth to any room. I chose a few in black and white – both block colours and patterns – to add visual interest and create harmony in the room. Below I’ve gone with a Eivor Cushion and Throw.
Next up, it was time to dress my coffee table in IKEA products to create a warm, homely vibe. I took one of their Skala Serving Trays, painted it black and lined the base of it with Sofia fabric, to create a personalised piece just for me!
On the tray, I placed a Black Tecken Mug, which I’ve poured scented wax into to create my own candle. The mug sits on a stack of Brown Fantastisk Serviettes, which add texture and colour.
A Black Medveten Glass Vase brings a sense of luxury to the vignette, while the Hamta Carafe has been utilised as a vase in this instance. My advice: think about alternative ways to use objects – IKEA products are so versatile so always try and think outside the box!
ABOVE: Use stripes across different pieces of furniture to bring a sense of cohesion.
BELOW: When buying candles, grab different sizes to create some visual interest.
The IKEA market hall is where I lose my mind and the candle section is possibly the best stop on the express. I grabbed a few candles in complementary hues and popped them in an industrial lantern I already had at home. Candles are possibly the most affordable way to add warmth and I always have a few burning at night.
Below, you’ll notice that I’ve clearly saved the best for last. Just get a load of that Lappljung Ruta floor rug. It is hands down my favourite component in the room. Because there are multiple colours and pieces of furniture at play in my space, the rug pulls all of them together and allows them to exist harmoniously. Don’t you love it?
I’d love to know what you think of the makeover. A before and after shot is below. I am pretty much head over heels with the space and encourage you to check out the Winter Sancturay Hub on the IKEA website for a tonne of ideas and inspiration to warm up your home!