The Real Reason We Love IKEA Catalogs
IKEA‘s 2017 catalog is finally here! We got a first look at the best new products and were transfixed by its weirdly cinematic trailer. And while we’ve already started adding items to our wish lists, we’ve also been pouring over the pages looking for the decorating ideas IKEA’s mad geniuses reliably slip into the catalog’s stylish rooms. Check them out while you wait for the digital version and app to pop up online August 15th.
Wallpaper Your Breakfast Nook
Dense floral-patterned wallpaper and modern Swedish design may not seem to be a natural design combination, but this sweet and colorful nook proves IKEA doesn’t have to be paired with more IKEA to look super chic.
Hide Kid Clutter
Open shelving and endless kid stuff is generally not a recipe for a streamlined and clean-feeling space. Adding a simple white curtain that can be pulled across a wall of bookshelves means the madness behind can be hidden in an instant.
Create a Gallery Wall with Storage
When we think of a typical gallery wall, the display is a mix of only artwork. This clever setup, which incorporates storage boxes mounted among the frames, means you can display books, keepsakes, candles and more.
Rethink a Floral Centerpiece
We’ll pass on the strange display of wicker on the wall, but a closer look at this scene reveals a very cool centerpiece on the dining table. Simply submerge some tropical-looking leaves in glass vessels for a modern — and foolproof — take on table decor.
Consider a Cool Theme
Keep in mind that a themed kids’ space doesn’t have to mean all-Frozen-everything. This subtle and cool cloud room incorporates fun wall lights and a trio of pillow-like pendants that can be reimagined as your child’s tastes change.
Most home decorators wouldn’t think to make their furniture and walls similar colors. But the tone-on-tone color scheme in this room lends the otherwise-simple space sophistication and serenity.
Rehash the Bath
While the glossy black subway tile in this master bath is certainly inspiring on its own, what really caught our eye is the unique his-and-hers sink setup. It’s a fun alternative layout that creates an open flow in the space. Give it a try if you’ve got the square footage!