Put fabrics on your walls! IKEA's fabulous,
big-patterned textiles are ideal for that. Hang
three different patterns next to each other for
a layered look. At less than $10 per meter you
can't go wrong. The effect? Bold, beautiful and
I researched various design destinations, but as it turned out, it was IKEA's new flagship store - the largest in Canada - that became the highlight of this trip.
With their modern, no-fuss approach to design, IKEA continues to be a refreshing source for inspiration. Especially if you're looking for storage solutions and eye-catching design that will not break the bank. The company's well thought-out shopping experience also adds to the appeal. I was especially impressed by the new store's large, sit-down-and-relax area next to the huge restaurant, a mini-movie theatre for those in the family who don't like shopping, and of course the customary cheap and attractive food options and multiple kids' play areas.
In a separate posting, I'll give you ideas on how to repurpose and customize IKEA's product range. For now, I'll show you some of my IKEA favourites:
This transparent, chrome-plated chair
looks slick, and is a great option for
any space where you want an airy
This fun table has a removable tray.
Practical and stylish!
A great option for compact living. The chairs
embrace the table and don't take up any
This glass table top with a floral pattern makes
office work something to look forward to.
More great fabrics for your walls:
Anything displayed in this funky, red bowl will look tasty and attractive:
Start a collection of colourful glass!
The reflective surface and happy
green of this piece is sure to call