Monday, January 21

Ikea In My Home.

There's a wonderfully useful flickr group entitled Ikea In My Home. I went perusing the group looking for the best of the best, and found some pretty great ideas and inspiration there. I can't say I'd want my entire place full of Ikea furnishings, but they definitely provide a pretty good quality product at affordable prices, and their pieces mix well for a great vintage modern look, with a nice hint of clean, Scandinavian style. I like their lighting, accessories and frames (oh, how I love my Ribbas!) and have found more than one organizational and super functional piece worth raving about. I love my Lack shelf (I put mine on it's side and added some wheels, below) and I'm also a big fan of the Expedit shelving. Here's a bit of the flickr group pix that offer up some great examples of mixing up your own unique pieces with Ikea functionality.

My Lack shelf on wheels.


Omar Shelving Unit, from Accolady.


Skruvsta Slipcover, from Yvestown.



Fira Mini Chests updated with scrap paper & a glue stick, from rnjetta.


Billy Bookcases enhanced with crown molding & made to look built-in, from Chez Larsson.


Docksta Dining Table, from me (the old dining room).





Just about everything Ikea, from ~ Liberty Images.

17 comments:

decor8 said...

Fun group, just joined thanks to you!

Benita said...

Thank you so much for including two of my photos!
/ Benita (Chez Larsson)

natalie shahmiri. said...

so many great things from such a great place...! i'm going to have to join the group now. =)

corine @ Hidden In France said...

I didn't know so many cool people gave Ikea their stamp of approval. It's a relief. I used to be a closet Ikea lover, but now I can come out!

AsianCajuns said...

I love how creative everyone is! I have quite a bit of Ikea furniture that I love, but I'm always looking for ways to personalize it a bit more. This Flickr group and the Ikea Hacker blog will keep me inspired.

Nathalie said...

This is a great post thanks Victoria ! Ikea has opened in Northern Ireland and am planning a trip up to Belfast and stock up and a good few things..Bringing Scandanavian Design to the mass, you gotta love Ikea :)

Erin Lang Norris said...

All very cool! I like to go to ikea to see how I can use their every day items in a different way than intended, even if it's in the slightest way, and those billy bookcases with the crown molding look great!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Thanks for the link. I love Fira Mini chests and Yvestowns slip cover.

LINDSAY said...

The fira mini chests are a perfect solution for the little artsy supplies I have lying around. Thanks for all the great ideas! I'm heading over to the flikr group now.

Chelsea said...

Oooh. This is so fun. I have a Lack shelf too. I love what you did with yours.

Marie said...

Great post, great blog!! only one regret: there is no IKEA in Thailand!
Love your blog :))

Carlene said...

AWESOME!!! What great ideas!! Sometimes Ikea can be sooo overwhelming. Its cool to see what people do to make Ikea items their own.

Bhavna said...

Thanks for link!

I really like your blue/green pottery displayed in the dining room :)

Moira said...

Genius! I'm so impsired for some spring cleaning/redecorating!!

Delena said...

How awesome! -- I did the same thing to my mini chest a few months ago!

Stephanie said...

where did you get those chick pictures from (above the sofa)? they are too cute and i want them!

jennifer said...

cool! i love seeing the Ikea products in use in homes. i've got some new ideas and i'm going to have to join this group. thanks again for sharing.