DIY: Ikea Hack Inspiration

I have found an AMAZING “Ikea Hack” for our home, and I have been diligently working on it all weekend (don’t worry and DIY post is to come) I think everyone in their twenties has at least one piece of Ikea furniture. It is cheap, easy, and often extremely stylish. Now I REALLY don’t recommended having a whole house full of Ikea furniture, a couple of pieces is wonderful and great, but it won’t last you forever so it is always nice to invest in lifelong classics. However, there is a great little website called www.IKEAHACKERS.net that has sparked a trend of taking basic Ikea furniture, using all of its pieces and parts, and created something wonderful, unique and specific to your space. Here are some great home-spiration images (ALL of these are Ikea pieces reused and repurposed) to inspire you to DIY your own Ikea hack.

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REINCARNATION: Something Blue

I spend hours hunting down the best accessories or furniture for the spaces in my home, and I love doing that for spaces that aren’t mine as well!  Here is a stylish bedroom, with a little something blue, and where to get similar pieces for your own space.

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I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy's on sale right now for $139.99

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy’s on sale right now for $139.99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!

 

 

REINCARNATION: Tribal Print Rugs

I am a HUGE fan of area rugs! I think they can really make a space complete! I am always reminded of the time I moved in to David’s house and we went on our first Ikea trip and came home with a new rug. The whole space instantly felt cozier and homier! We currently have a neutral tribal print area rug in our living room and I love it! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for tribal print rugs and a few of my favorites that you can add to your space!

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If you’re interested in putting a little tribal print in your life, here are some great options…

This is the Handmade Flat Weave Tribal Accent Rug from Overstock.com

This is the Handmade Flat Weave Tribal Accent Rug from Overstock.com

Or this Capel Heirs Area Rug from Hayneedle.com

Or this Capel Heirs Area Rug from Hayneedle.com

The Magical Thinking Diamond Medallion Rug from Urban Outfitters

The Magical Thinking Diamond Medallion Rug from Urban Outfitters

 

A great rug from Ikea, the Alvine Ruta Rug. This is currently in our living room!

A great rug from Ikea, the Alvine Ruta Rug. This is currently in our living room!

 

REINCARNATION: White Sheepskin Rug

I have just fallen in love with a white sheepskin rug as an amazing interior accessory. Here are 15 completely different rooms that all come together with the help of this rug and where you can find your very own!

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This rug really can be used in almost every room of the house! Here are a few of my favorite options to buy for your own stylish space…

The RENS Sheepskin rug from Ikea is only $29.99!

The RENS Sheepskin rug from Ikea is only $29.99! The cheapest one I have found in my search!

 

A little bit larger, this is the Prairie Sheepskin Wool White Shag Rug from Overstock.com on sale right now for only $171.69

A little bit larger, this is the Prairie Sheepskin Wool White Shag Rug from Overstock.com on sale right now for only $171.69

Safavieh Sheepskin White Rug from Wayfair.com for around $170

Safavieh Sheepskin White Rug from Wayfair.com for around $170

 

 

 

SHOPPING TRIP: Ikea

So every recent graduate or young professional loves a little Ikea action. Its a great place to go to get inexpensive furniture and still feel like you have a stylish apartment. I wouldn’t recommend getting EVERYTHING at Ikea because then your place will look a little generic, but a few key items never hurt anyone! This week we went to Ikea to get a few key items for my boyfriends (barely decorated) house, and trust me… just a few things made a difference! Here is what we got…

LAPPLJUNG RUTA RUG. Its a low pile rug with a bold print! I have been obsessed with this rug since it came out in the Ikea catalogue!

LAPPLJUNG RUTA RUG. Its a low pile rug with a bold print! I have been obsessed with this rug since it came out in the Ikea catalogue!

ASKHOLMEN outdoor suite in gray-brown. Its the perfect little set for a patio. All the grilling and great weather for this summer you will definitely put this to good use!

ASKHOLMEN outdoor suite in gray-brown. Its the perfect little set for a patio. All the grilling and great weather for this summer you will definitely put this to good use!

 

INGOLF bar stool with backrest. Perfect for any type of bar or countertop space in a very neutral color.

INGOLF bar stool with backrest. Perfect for any type of bar or countertop space in a very neutral color.

STAVE MIRROR. The BEST full length mirror I have had! Love Love Love.

STAVE MIRROR. The BEST full length mirror I have had! Love Love Love.

 

Now if you are really unsure about Ikea and how generic it can be (trust me thats how I feel at times) you might want to check out IKEA HACKERS (www.IKEAHACKERS.net) Its this amazing website that takes Ikea items and shows how people have taken the parts and created something really unique for their space!

 

 

 

REINCARNATION: Bathroom Storage

As a woman I have a million different things I keep in my bathroom. It has always been a struggle for me to keep my bathroom organized and clutter free! Here are a few of my organized bathroom inspirations and how to recreate them in your own space!

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To recreate them in your own home check out…

For small spaces like the bathroom you want furniture to have dual functions! This is the Bamboo Laundry Hamper Ritz that has a hamper beneath and storage up top. This is on sale at West Elm for $119 (originally $149)

For small spaces like the bathroom you want furniture to have dual functions! This is the Bamboo Laundry Hamper Ritz that has a hamper beneath and storage up top. This is on sale at West Elm for $119 (originally $149)

Organize your counter tops with Pottery Barn's Classic Glass Canisters. These add a little style to otherwise ordinary household objects and range from $19 to $44.

Organize your counter tops with Pottery Barn’s Classic Glass Canisters. These add a little style to otherwise ordinary household objects and range from $19 to $44.

Add seating and storage with the HERMNES bench from Ikea for only $80!

Add seating and storage with the HERMNES bench from Ikea for only $80!

For even more organization throw a few woven baskets under the bench to hold towels. These are the Braided Console Basket from West Elm for only $24.

For even more organization throw a few woven baskets under the bench to hold towels. These are the Braided Console Basket from West Elm for only $24.

REINCARNATION: Breakfast Nook

I really love the idea of a breakfast nook. It may stem from the fact that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I can imagine nothing more luxurious than milling over the paper with breakfast and coffee in a gorgeously decorated nook. Hello? Doesn’t this sound delightful, people?!

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here are three options for your own breakfast nook:

Option One. White Out.

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Recreated with:

The DOKSTA table from Ikea for $199.

The DOKSTA table from Ikea for $199.

Two of the KLAPPASTA chairs in Nyarp White for $149 at Ikea.

Two of the KLAPPASTA chairs in Nyarp White for $149 at Ikea.

add some throw pillows and a small vase of flowers to this look and you have the perfect outfitted breakfast nook for a small home or apartment!

Option Two. Bold Pattern and Color.

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Recreated with:

Add a bold pop of color to your breakfast nook with the SLIPPAN Loveseat in Granan red for $299 at Ikea.

Add a bold pop of color to your breakfast spot with the                                                                   KLIPPAN Loveseat in Granan red for $299 at Ikea.

Add extra seating with these Sole Design Julia Chaz Dinning Chairs. A set of two from $234.99 from Overstock.com

Add extra seating with these Sole Design Julia Chaz Dinning Chairs. A set of two from $234.99 from Overstock.com

Finish it off with the LIATORP extendable table in white from Ikea for $279

Finish it off with the LIATORP extendable table in white from Ikea for $279

Add several eclectic table settings and mixed pattern throw pillows and you have yourself a nook!

Option Three. Vintage Classic.

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Recreated with:

This Wing Back Natural Linen Loveseat from Overstock.com for $464.99

This Wing Back Natural Linen Loveseat from Overstock.com for $464.99

With these Bintage Tabouret Stacking Chairs. They come as a set of four for $199.99 at Overstock.com

With these Bintage Tabouret Stacking Chairs. They come as a set of four for $199.99 at Overstock.com

Tying it all together with the Parker Expandable Dining Table from West Elm for $699

Tying it all together with the Parker Expandable Dining Table from West Elm for $699

Finish this look off with a few throw pillows for accents and some bone white china for a classic modern look.