7 Decorating Ideas I Got from IKEAOn my last trip to IKEA, I decided to take a few photos. I get a bit overwhelmed when I'm there and by the time I get to the warehouse section, I've completely forgotten what displays I liked or ideas I wanted to take home with me. Sound familiar? Here are 7 ideas I wanted to remember for inspiration, from a laundry room layout to entryway organizing to textiles.
The Laundry Room 1. The Laundry Room
Right now, my family has a side by side washer/dryer setup, but I'd really like a sink to treat stains, hand-wash sweaters, or even just wash things I don't necessarily want to wash in my bathroom sink or bathtub. I also love the racks above the sink for drying things that can't go in the dryer. I most definitely like this idea for the laundry. The only thing missing is a dryer, perhaps this call for a stacking washer/dryer.
Entryway Organizing 2. Entryway Organizing
My home totally needs a space like this near the entryway to keep mail from being strewn about. I'm thinking of one in an entryway closet, so I can just hide it away. But it's not bad out either. It could be in the kitchen as part of a place to do homework.
Kitchen Organizing3. Kitchen Organizing
I love the traditional look of the FINTORIP wire baskets. The hooks for utensils keep everything within arm's reach, instead of hidden away in a drawer.
Related: 10 IKEA hacks that look high-class
Anywhere Organizing 4. Anywhere Organizing
I've been eying the FINTORP cutlery stands for a while. I've bought one rod and the wire versions, which I still haven't hung yet as I'm a little unsure where, but I like these for storage of cutlery or to grow herbs. I never would've though of that myself.
Kitchen Windows 5. Kitchen Windows
I also want to try this Roman blind idea. It looks great with the wooden blinds behind it and the plants in front. The colors layer well together and create a very cozy kitchen.
The Art of the Display 6. The Art of the Display
The placement of all of these frames is perfect. The white mat looks so clean, and I like that the photographs are in the larger frames and other art in smaller frames.
Related: 25 must-have new items from IKEA
Pretty Fabrics 7. Pretty Fabrics
This may be a bit too feminine for some rooms, but just a little bit of floral fabric refreshes the room as much as a vase of fresh flowers.
- By Jan Halvarson
Follow Jan on Babble
For more IKEA decorating ideas, visit Babble!
MORE ON BABBLE
20 home office makeovers brought to you by IKEA
10 household items that double as organizers
5 ways to decorate with family photos
10 eco-friendly ways to spruce up your home
5 amazing IKEA LACK table makeovers
Stay connected. Follow Babble on Facebook and Twitter.