INSPIRATION FOR OUR HOME DECOR FROM IKEA
I just love looking at the new home fashion even if I am not really looking for something in particular. I think we all want a few new items in the house every now and then to change up and refresh our home.
To be honest I am not a superficial person but I do like changing out a few home decorations with the change of season and now that summer is coming to an end (boohoo). So I want to try and make my home cozier for winter.
Where I get my inspiration from
Seeing as here in Cyprus our weather doesn’t change until late September, there is still plenty of time to change out any décor pieces in the house. So decor hunting at IKEA sounds pretty good to me especially now that their new catalogue came in the post the other day.
The IKEA catalogue
I scoured the catalogue to get a few ideas of what I liked and bookmarked the pages with the items I am interested in. This way when I go to the IKEA store, I can easily find them and see them from up close. Once you see them in the store all set up in a room setup, it gives you an idea of what it might look in your own home.
Ikea has so many ideas on how to use their furniture and decor pieces that when you visit the store you get more inspiration for your own home too.
The Ikea catalogue for 2019 has a clean fresh look to it which gives me the impression of a nice crisp fresh look for their new products too. It also states that they have ‘new lower prices’ which will also be a big plus for me and everyone out there.
The concept of the catalogue is based on how different we all live in our homes. The term different here is in the sense of style and size. Ikea hopes to give us ideas on a more functional and aesthetically pleasing home. (more ideas for fall decor here)
Within the Catalogue
Flicking through the pages I see a lot of whites, pastel and natural tome colours. Giving off a relaxed and cozy vibe I continue to flick through and see if something catches my eye. Also some darker tones that give off a warm feeling too.
A few things caught my eye so I decided to concentrate on categories like; Kitchen, Bedroom, Living room and so on. This is what I found at my actual visit to the store.
The heart of the house is always the kitchen, despite what you think, everyone always ends up in the kitchen. It doesn’t seem to matter how big or small it is everyone always ends up there. So why not make the most of it and decorate it and make it feel comfy and inviting. Here are a few ideas for you from the photos I took from my trip to IKEA and also their very own catalogue.
Now this is my sanctuary area, I love to relax and get away from it all. Some may think you would do that in the living room or the garden or maybe even leave the house to get away from everything. But not me! I love my bedroom. It is quiet, cool in the summer and my bed is very comfy to just sit and read one of my novels. However I would love to change up some of my décor but not sure in which direction I would go. So I look at what I found for the bedroom…
Living room equals entertainment for me, what about you? Since I live in an apartment and space is tight, I was never able to get all the things I wish I could but that doesn’t stop me from decorating the living room or my apartment. Some ideas for the living room when it is small can be to buy furniture that has dual purpose like a sofa that can be easily converted to a bed. Have a look at what I found.
Now some of us may not have a study or office. I actually do have a corner one but during the summer it is so hot where it is in my apartment that I end up using the dining table for all my work. So choosing and organizing is very crucial in small apartments but also in any home. You should make sure it is a functional office but also pretty too. Check these ideas…
As for most of you who just want to change out a few décor pieces in your home then I have a few ideas for you too. You could swap out your old items for some new ones and IKEA has some really great new products out, just take a look for your self! If you are lookinf for pillow decor you could also check out my handmade pillows here.
I hope this has given you the inspiration you need to change out some of your decor and make your home cozy for winter. If you have any other inspiration ideas let us know below.
What did you like the most from my IKEA trip?